Favorite Music at Vibes
Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:12 PM
I also enjoyed the first set and a half of DSO (sleepy second set but a killer St. Stephen > Not Fade Away > St.Stephen "encore"), Yonder, McLovins, and Ryan Montbleau.
I expected more out of Seven Walker and Bobby & Bruce. Zappa Plays Zappa was fun.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:32 PM
The Kind Buds rocked in VIP, the Green Vibes stage was a constant collection of great talent, the kids area music was excellent and random people jamming in camping made it a wonderful weekend of good ear food.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:45 AM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:48 AM
Dopapod-Great set though a little tame for them. Seemed they toned things down a bit for the Vibes crowd
Kung Fu-I wasn't that into these guys at first but the last to shows I saw were hot as can be.
Papadosio-Good to see my friends draw a huge crowd and at 5 AM! They also keep getting better and better.
Conspirator-Always good to see my boys doing their thing even if it is not nearly as good as the biscuits
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:23 PM
but Phil, big time
Steel Pulse (we first listened them on our honeymoon in Barbados, so it was nostalgic)
Working all day Thursday forced me to miss Zach unfortunately.
And we were so sad to be out like a light before the Budds at VIP tent. Mary's first night in, and that usually = extra drinking early >>>> early bed time.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:25 PM
Being up by the stage for Keller.
Discovered Primate Fiasco while wandering around pre-Bobby. Stopped to get down with them for a little while & had a lot of fun!
First time I'd seen 7 Walkers. I definitely want to see more.
I was surprised by STS9. Didn't set out to catch their set, didn't think it was going to be my cup of tea, but heard the whole thing from camp and really enjoyed it.
Every time I see one of Mickey's projects, I love him a little more. Wish I could have heard IASW's interview with him.
Primus kicked my ass. What a great set!!! And the pig parade will go down as one of my all-time top Vibes memories.
I really liked the Avett Brothers. Never would have hung around for them if it weren't for Gotroot's recommendation. I owe you one, buddy!
And so much more that I'm probably forgetting, but that's what's in my still hazy brain at the moment. And I agree with everyone saying what a great job Tiger Rose did as MC. He was great!!
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:56 PM
rmb had a smokin set in every sense of the word!!!!! KEN, STOP MAKING THEM PLAY FIRST! THEY HAVE EARNED A LATER SLOT!!!!!!
george porter and the runnin pardners was AWESOME and made me miss all but a song and a half of zach cuz george was on fire and they were layin it the eff down
surprise great set from cosmic jibaros (which means wanderer, btw)
7 walkers was great, loved the bk3 mali line-up
dso was awesome
yonder was fun
primus was a thumpy freaky good time
zach (what little i saw) was his usual funky self, shakin his tube steak around
bobby was ok, bruce and branford were great
didnt rage latenight like usual but prob more due to not feeling 100% than lack of the bands being good...
Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:57 AM
all of it was great:
cosmic jibarros on the green vibes stage
the 1st 4 or 5 songs of yonder (they opened with a todd snider song!)
phil as background music while i was talking to a friend i hadn't seen in over 20 years
about 4 or 5 songs of mickey
and (my highlight) the entire avett brothers set on sunday
good thing i love my job at vibes
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:17 AM
Did I mention how much I dug ZPZ, RMB, and MiZ?
Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:44 AM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:37 AM
I was especially impressed with Keller. I've seen him many times and thought I knew all of his tricks. He pulled out some crazy shit and blew my mind.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:18 PM
1) The Primate Fiasco - if you didn't catch them, you missed out!
They were great all weekend. I caught the end of Toubab Krew, Primate Fiasco got up there on the stage with them. It was AWESOME! Such a good combination. Best part of Primate fiasco at the GV field for me was the crowd it attracted. The shaggy professor tie dye dude hand and face dancing, the clueless guy who thought he could jam with his wood flute (he really couldn't), the older tie dye lady with dangly earings jitter bugging the shit out of herself. I hope Primate Fiasco comes back every year. So nice to dance and strut across the campground with them.
Dopapod was my favorite all weekend until I saw Avett Brothers. They performed so incredibly well and the music means so much to me. Probably my new favorite Vibes set.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:21 AM
2. STS9... I waited ten years to see them live again and I was so glad that I was lucky enough to be there!
3. Papadosio unexpected tastiness from a band I haven't had the chance to catch yet. I couldn't have chosen a better sOundtrack for spunday sunrise.
4. Primus was awesome as always great setlist but could have been a tad jammier considering what I have seen then put out in the past
Other highlights were dopapod, kung fu, and Ryan montbleau
Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:06 PM
In no particular order:
Ryan Montbleau Band
Zappa Plays Zappa
Assembly of Dust
Royal Family Ball (Eleanor Rigby stole my face)
Bob Weir, et. al
However, I didn't see anything I didn't like.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:02 PM
caught a lil Keller from the field and tent -
really, everyone was so freakin awesome!
George Porter!!! Mickey!! Dweezil! KIND BUDS! Tiger Rose!
and STS9, was so much fun dancin with you, Karen circles and circles and circles....
regret missing PRIMUS! i slept 4 hours all weekend and it was during Primus...
and David Gans, dunno where i was...
how many days??
Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:42 PM
I was also impressed by what I caught of Twiddle on the Green Vibes stage...those guys definitely came to play and brought the heat in the rain on Friday