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Posted 3/29/15
Have you guys been to shows?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0BJqiQADTU

Wasn't there, I've never seen Arcade Fire, but I have close friends who play shows and I get the difference between a show and an album.

Youtube search Will Butler Son of God and you get that prohibitive feel.

Bandcamp search roomrunner and you'll hear some chunch.
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Posted 4/1/15
I've been to a few but the ones who stood out to me were Death Metal bands they sound so much better live. Of Course maybe it's just that music like that usually sounds better blasting, (My Opinion) and at concert literally 10 feet away from speakers 5 feet tall on max, just sounds amazing.

But if you go to a One Ok Rock concert they sound just as amazing i think it depends on a lot of variables. Such as if they even want to sing that day or if they just need to because it's their job, because it makes a lot of difference believe it or not. Also if they just naturally sound good without the help of sound effects,and can't hit the notes they need to, or if they are just worn out and can't sing very well that day. the list just goes on, it isn't just black and white
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Posted 4/1/15
I've been to quite a few over the years; fewer nowadays. Personally, I much prefer it when a show *is* different from the recording. It makes the experience more unique and rewarding.
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there's no fucking reason to go to a live show
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Posted 4/3/16 , edited 4/3/16

cloaked_villain wrote:

there's no fucking reason to go to a live show


I disagree completely. A true measure of a band is how well they perform live. A band that sounds amazing on an LP and sounds like garbage live generally means that what you listened to was engineered rather than actually performed. Generally the bands I listen to actually sound better live than on album. There is also an inherent experience seeing a live show: feeling the bass pound your chest and pyro so intense you can feel it on your face no matter where you're sitting; seeing your favourite band improv; being around people who are (likely) interested in the same thing you are; tinnitus.
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Posted 4/3/16
i wish i could go to live shows from some of my favorite singers...maybe in the distant future.
the experience live is different from the studio recording (a fact that is hard to dispute). can't say from experience, but from watching the blurays of the live concerts, it seems very enjoyable and exciting.
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somecanadianmagick wrote:


cloaked_villain wrote:

there's no fucking reason to go to a live show


I disagree completely. A true measure of a band is how well they perform live. A band that sounds amazing on an LP and sounds like garbage live generally means that what you listened to was engineered rather than actually performed. Generally the bands I listen to actually sound better live than on album. There is also an inherent experience seeing a live show: feeling the bass pound your chest and pyro so intense you can feel it on your face no matter where you're sitting; seeing your favourite band improv; being around people who are (likely) interested in the same thing you are; tinnitus.


Totally agree with that, there's some energy in live performance that you can't get from a recording.
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