WTF?

I go to a lot of shows. Sometimes 2-3 concerts in one night. Live music moves me. It inspires me. It energizes me. It connects us. I’ve traveled around the world, in search of the best live shows, and live in a city where secret shows and once-in-a-lifetime music experiences come around more than once-in-a-lifetime.

So this is where you’ll find my recaps of live performances. But don’t expect set lists.  There are plenty of places that post set lists.  You also won’t read about the lead singer’s new haircut nor controversial outfit.  I’d rather focus on the performance and the experience.  My goal is to make you feel like you were there if you weren’t there and to help you relive the experience if you were there.

What you will find are pictures, videos, some highlights, and other notes.  For example, during the last Nine Inch Nails show ever, what were all those NIN fans doing with straw umbrellas?  And what did they do to the “t-shirt douche”?   Or you may find out what One eskimO and The Strokes have in common.  I’ll tell you what Edward Sharpe said when the sound to the mics was turned off, and what will happen to you the first time you go see Portugal. The Man.

Some older stuff may get posted here because there’s a lot of it – U2 in Dublin, NIN performing during daylight in Santa Barbara, Ben Harper at small venues, Radiohead… they’re everywhere, Bonnaroo, Rothbury, SXSW, JazzFest, Outside Lands, Springsteen, White Stripes, Elliot Smith (RIP), and thousands of other live performances I’ve attended around the world.

Regardless of whether the older stuff resurfaces, I will write about – not every show I see – just those that are spectacular.

Other places you can find me:
@rockisagirlsbff on Twitter
Rock Is A Girl’s Best Friend On Facebook
My Travel Tales
Chicks With Guns (don’t be scared – it’s a music site)

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8 responses to “WTF?

  1. The best secret shows in LA? The paint bucket drum crew meandering about Hollywood Blvd. Get there early tho, all the good seats go fast.

  2. I do much the same only in one city – London – with occasional visits to France to see French artists. I had to venture outside London once to see U2 and to see Goldfrapp’s opening show of their 2005 tour in Cambride No.1 show so far The Police at Twickenham stadium 2007.

  3. Beth

    Your life is insane. The WTF is your life experience. Conor. Brett. The Strokes. Elliot Smith. Radiohead. Ah the list is ongoing and ridiculously jealousy inducing. Seriously wtf. I want pointers on how to live your life.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trzUn42ongs haha

  4. Phil

    did you ever catch the Arcade Fire Secret Show? Before their Grammys.

  5. I love your site it rocks and I love a chic that loves rock!! Will you marry me?
    Feel free to end me some reviews and I will post them on our site.

  6. Xiomara

    Wow. Is this your job? How’d you get so lucky?

  7. Pingback: Thom Yorke Band at The Orpheum, Night 2 « Rock Is A Girl's Best Friend

  8. Call me anytime you hear of some good shows. I really want to go, but have NO comapny! 😦

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