My Issues With KISS

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KISS is...

Great: The hottest band in the land
2
6%
Good: I love it loud
4
13%
Fair: God gave rock & roll to you
9
28%
Poor: Tears are falling
9
28%
Awful: All hell's breakin' loose
8
25%
 
Total votes: 32

miss carol
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Postby miss carol » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:30 pm

grounded5am wrote:i think it says a lot when a band is playing at casinos.


bob dylan played casino rama.

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Postby LionIndex » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:12 pm

I've heard quite a bit about local casinos ruining the concert market because they offer too much money to bands to play shows. That said, our local casinos are a mix of has-been county fair acts and the most up-to-date acts. One casino has a concert series by San Diego Bay that features the White Stripes this year, and had Radiohead last year. They supposedly stole the White Stripes from Street Scene, which used to be the biggest festival-type show in Southern California (pre-Coachella). So, casino shows aren't the instant knock to your rep that they used to be.

Of course, I think Air Supply might also be playing at the same casino. Like I said, it's a mixed bag.

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Postby Jake » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:44 pm

Soaring Eagle Casino
Mount Pleasant, MI

Fri 08/10/07 "Nashville Star Tour"
Thu 08/16/07 Hootie & The Blowfish
Fri 09/14/07 Johnny Mathis
Fri 09/21/07 Quiet Riot
Fri 09/21/07 Slaughter
Fri 09/21/07 Vince Neil
Fri 10/12/07 Loretta Lynn
Thu 11/08/07 Ron White
Fri 11/23/07 George Jones
Fri 12/07/07 Michael McDonald
Fri 12/14/07 Frank Sinatra Jr.
Fri 12/28/07 Edgar Winter Band
Fri 12/28/07 Johnny Winter
Fri 12/28/07 Rick Derringer
Sun 12/30/07 Classic Rock All Stars
Fri 02/01/08 B.B. King
Thu 02/14/08 Kenny Rogers


Jesus, that sounds like a mixtape my man Sab would've made in college.

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Postby miss carol » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:30 am

LionIndex wrote:I've heard quite a bit about local casinos ruining the concert market because they offer too much money to bands to play shows. That said, our local casinos are a mix of has-been county fair acts and the most up-to-date acts. One casino has a concert series by San Diego Bay that features the White Stripes this year, and had Radiohead last year. They supposedly stole the White Stripes from Street Scene, which used to be the biggest festival-type show in Southern California (pre-Coachella). So, casino shows aren't the instant knock to your rep that they used to be.

Of course, I think Air Supply might also be playing at the same casino. Like I said, it's a mixed bag.


Like hockey arenas, amphitheaters...except I'll bet casinos have better sound.

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Postby grounded5am » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:28 am

Jake wrote:Soaring Eagle Casino
Mount Pleasant, MI

Fri 08/10/07 "Nashville Star Tour"
Thu 08/16/07 Hootie & The Blowfish
Fri 09/14/07 Johnny Mathis
Fri 09/21/07 Quiet Riot
Fri 09/21/07 Slaughter
Fri 09/21/07 Vince Neil
Fri 10/12/07 Loretta Lynn
Thu 11/08/07 Ron White
Fri 11/23/07 George Jones
Fri 12/07/07 Michael McDonald
Fri 12/14/07 Frank Sinatra Jr.
Fri 12/28/07 Edgar Winter Band
Fri 12/28/07 Johnny Winter
Fri 12/28/07 Rick Derringer
Sun 12/30/07 Classic Rock All Stars
Fri 02/01/08 B.B. King
Thu 02/14/08 Kenny Rogers


Jesus, that sounds like a mixtape my man Sab would've made in college.


that's about the same kind of people that play casinos around here. hootie and the blowfish? man, they used to sell out stadiums and albums. boy their career took a quick nose dive didn't it?

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Postby Jake » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:52 am

grounded5am wrote:hootie and the blowfish? man, they used to sell out stadiums and albums. boy their career took a quick nose dive didn't it?

I'm actually surprised you're not a big Hootie fan. Are you telling me you haven't picked up Looking for Lucky?

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:08 pm

miss carol wrote:
Like hockey arenas, amphitheaters...except I'll bet casinos have better sound.


The casinos have ampitheatres seperate from the gambling area.
That way the 13 year olds and their moms can see Beyonce.

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Postby miss carol » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:25 am

Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:
The casinos have ampitheatres seperate from the gambling area.
That way the 13 year olds and their moms can see Beyonce.


I was thinking of the "mistake by the lake" here in Toronto that is basically a big cement hole in the ground with crappy plastic seats and worse sound. I imagine there are others like it elsewhere.

But otherwise, yeah, you're right.

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Postby grounded5am » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:12 am

Jake wrote:I'm actually surprised you're not a big Hootie fan. Are you telling me you haven't picked up Looking for Lucky?


nope. i got caught up in the surrounding hype and love during their hey day, but i never found much to like since then. or really with the stuff i did like. they have not aged well over the years. they're not bad, as i can think of far worse, but they're not that good either. to use a backhanded compliment, they're thoroughly entertaining.

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