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There's still tickets available, which is amazing.
I think I may go.
Tickets are really fair for NYE too. £40...and Shellac are playing.
but then realised i can go to a party for NYE any year, how abouts Sonic Youth coming on stage five minutes before midnight to bring in the New Year?
from ATP since the Release the bats shows that no one went to. Are we guessing at "massively under-attended" for tomorrow night?
perhaps they've done it to discourage people who are just looking for somewhere to get drunk and dick around.
as you wont have to pay the seetickets ten quid booking fee if you pay on the door.
I'm expecting utter brilliance.
surpised tickets are still available.
There aren't any for the NYD shellac show.
Because I can see live music any day of the week.
He wishes he was fucking London cunts obv
only seating left and i dont think most people want to sit down for 4 hours at NYE.
But I managed to pick up a couple of standing tickets on the internet. I'm hoping for a fantastic night.
I can't sit down to Sonic Youth!!
There were others selling tickets. Probably worth a look there.
Why do I always leave things until the last minute.
I am going to be a fucking mess.
Glad I can't start drinking til 9am or so I wont be fucked when I get there.
What is The Garage like nowadays? Is it still stupidly hot?
It was to see Why? in 2009 pretty soon after it reopened, in the middle of the summer (it was the day I got my degree result) and I thought it was alright in there.
I love the Garage, it was my local venue growing up, some of my favourite ever gigs were in that venue.
fucking great vibe. be sure to catch the pop group too. setlist was a bit eternal-heavy but still got sprawl/breeze/death valley 69 for the encore
Still trying to get standing tix
it was very eternal heavy, still as is stated it was a good gig, i just think the setlist was a bit lacking
i've never been surrounded by such a large group of morons in my life. lots of fat old men with bowl cuts jumping into each other and smoking indoors.
they basically played the Eternal in it's entirety, a record i'd probably only give 6 or 7/10, and when they eventually got round to play something off a record i really like (Catholic Block) they had to restart it 3 times before they got it right. that said, when they came out after the encore it was great, but the 2 Daydream Nation tunes just confirmed that the Daydream Nation set i saw 4 years ago was 100x better.
felt sorry for the Pop Group really, i like their records, but it was some of the worst live sound i've heard, it sounded like the sound guy was just flicking faders up and down at times.
from MBV last Xmas. Was aces, but does make me feel a whole lot better about not going tonight.
Did they still have that cool arty stage set? I loved all that.
although the group of braying idiots who spent most of the Pop Group's set shouting at the young guitarist (I'm presuming they were his mates) were pretty annoying. Luckily they fucked off for Sonic Youth though.
As much as I love them, I'd feel cheated to bits if I saw the exact same setlist third time in a row.
Looks like i'm not going :(
awful setlist. sure, cross the breeze and death valley were amazing but the main set was boring. the eternal is average at best!
Good sets all round and the venue was surprisingly arsehole free. Feeling quite fucked today though.
despite the sight of a slightly bloated Mark Stewart looking a bit like someone's who'd dad had too much to drink and decided to relive his agitprop youth.
Don't understand the antipathy towards The Eternal here ... anyhow, we got some older stuff here and there and the double whammy of Antenna/What We Know slayed it for me.
Big shout out to Stuart Braithwaite's DJing upstairs afterwards. Proper fun, was just like old days at the Queen Vic at Camber ATPs. The Beatle's 'Rain' will now forever remind me of NYE 2010.
... I was just wondering did they play the same set?
IF Sonic Youth did play their ATP set, then I'm shocked people didn't love it. At ATP (even in the less than ideal massive stage) it was tremendous.
Eternal is a great album and its a shame more people don't recognize this now. I suspect a few will probably claim they did in a year or so...
I've seen them twice over the last two years or so and the setlists have been near identical. The only time there has been any sort of proper variation was when they didn't have the manpower to play it (was this the anniversary show or something?).
Why can't there be a nice healthy mix??
Their 2 recent US shows were 'oldies' heavy, so they were no doubt ready to return to the new stuff...just unfortunate that that was what they were doing last time they were here.
i saw them in October as a four (w/ Kim on bass throughout) and we got this: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/sonic-youth/2010/hollywood-bowl-hollywood-ca-3d535df.html
it was most, most excellent
Absolutely incredible. First time I've seen them and they were even better than I'd hoped.
Also went to the Garage show the day after which somehow managed to top NYE. It was great watching them still giving a full 10 when they must've been shattered (Todd said he'd not been to bed for 3 days). Also love the idea that they'd call the next album either 'Dude Incredible' or 'Battlestar Shellactica'.
However unpopular this may be, I thought Sonic Youth were dull as piss. Not a massive fan but big enough to be really disappointed by them. Ho hum.
With a fair bit of cross over from the link you posted. Although I can't remember everything they played, it was a fairly long set. Which included Schizophrenia and a cracking version of Cool Thing. It really was a crowd pleasing setlist. My Mrs even enjoyed it.