Vito

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Vito last won the day on June 18 2016

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  1. They played The Fillmore in Maryland (DC area), which holds around 2,000 people. Pretty solid venue and crowd size, though I would have preferred they actually play in DC. I thought Gates was a solid opener, but outside of me thinking the singer of La Dispute was cute, I didn't enjoy them much. Their instrumentals are pretty cool, but I can't get over the whole screamed/spoken word thing. Thrice, as per usual, put on a tremendous show. I honestly thought they did a great job with the mixture of songs in the set list. Some of my highlights were Wood and Wire (the live arrangement was randomly awesome) and For Miles. It's funny reading these past few pages, as I've been thinking a lot lately about Thrice's popularity and critical acclaim. I don't think the new album is the best thing they've ever done, but I think it's a solid rock record. I guess I'm in the minority here, but I really enjoyed Beggars and Major/Minor. With the resurgence of a lot of garage rock/punk type bands (Modern Baseball, PUP, Car Seat Headrest, Hoteliers, etc.), I figured they could at least get a review on a prominent site. No dice. However, I think most of you have hit the nail on the head in terms of how they're viewed among the community... just take a look at their 'related artists' on Spotify; This has to be some type of joke. Emery? Armor For Sleep? Funeral For A Friend? Even in their earlier days, they never sounded like any of them, and they are miles above most of those artists talent-wise. However, as Spotify's 'related artists' are calculated through an algorithm of their listeners, I think this points to a much larger problem: their fans. Like most of you here, I do not listen to music like that anymore, sans Thrice (who never really fit and still doesn't). Just taking a look around their concert, though, (and I hate to stereotype..but..), most of their fans seem to still be into that scene. There were a lot people who were under 21 at the show, which surprised me, and overall... I thought the crowd kind of sucked. People were still moshing during every song, and even during the slower jams (why would you mosh during Of Dust and Nations...?). I got there early to stand up close and avoid the pit, but I honestly couldn't avoid it anywhere I went. I was constantly getting shoved, almost falling over, and I even had a few kicks to the head from crowd surfers. I'll take the balcony next time they roll through town. People here were mentioning them playing festivals, but looking around that room, I could not picture that crowd at a big music festival (Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Governor's Ball...etc.). I know there are some heavier bands at these festivals at times, but I doubt the crowds behave in that manner. Overall, Thrice will always hold a special place in my heart. They're the band that got me heavily into music, and without them, I'm not sure I'd listen to all the shit I do today. Given their history, and their current fan base, I just don't see them getting any further than they are now. I'm simply glad they're still touring and making music.
  2. I'm seeing Dustin perform at a synagogue in DC on Wednesday. The setlist looks pretty solid based on his last few show - some Thrice songs, some covers, some new and old solo songs. I'm going to make sure I get there early and get right up front... can't wait.
  3. Dustin's solo album is streaming on Pandora (comes out on the 21st). I dig it lots. http://www.pandora.com/station/play/2612433004768773867
  4. It looks like Dustin has resigned from Mars Hill leadership. Thrice return imminent?! One can hope...
  5. I was driving the other day and had all of Thrice's catalog on shuffle. I might be a fanboi, but I honestly don't think they had any bad albums (although Identity Crisis isn't really up my alley anymore). I miss the hell out of these guys.
  6. Does anyone have that Starting Strength link that used to get tossed around a while ago? I know Adam used to post it back in the day. I did it for like a month my freshman year of college summer, but then quit when I started working 40 hours/week and my buddy couldn't make it at the same times I could. I've since graduated and work a full time job now, and I kind of want to stop being a skinny little bitch.
  7. Here are mine: op 10 (in no order): Volcano Choir - Repave Daughter - If You Leave Olafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter CHVRCHES - The Bones Of What You Believe Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe Disclosure - Settle The Appleseed Cast - Illumination Ritual The National - Trouble Will Find Me Jason Isbell - Southeastern James Blake - Overgrown Honorable Mentions: Sigur Ros - Kveikur Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe Local Natives - Hummingbird Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love you Russian Circles - Memorial Laura Marling - Okay I Was An Eagle Hammock - Oblivion Hymns Active Child - Rapor EP Cloudkicker - Subsume Rhye - Woman
  8. RONALDO. Jesus fucking christ. He was a beast today in the Sweden game. Those touches and finishes... amazing. Also, some absolutely incredible passing from Moutinho.
  9. NBA

    I haven't posted here in a while, but I figured I should now...since I know how much you all love my JJ Redick updates! JJ Redick is averaging 17.3 points/game and shooting 50% so far this season on the Clippers. I foresee a great, great season for him.
  10. Love it. His voice sounds great. If his new stuff is like this...oh yes. It does make me miss Thrice though. Damn you, Dustin.
  11. The last few episodes of this show were fucking GOLDEN. So. Good.
  12. This is so fucking awesome.
  13. This season is actually really fucking great so far. I dig it. Plus, Warlow is HOT AS FUCK. That sex scene with him and Sookie at end of the last episode... WOOF.
  14. I wish they would come back. I miss them.
  15. In essence, you're a fucking moron. Hey guys, mainstream media brainwashee, right here. I'm keeping it light so you bite and die. I wouldn't say he "stalked and killed" because I don't think his intention was to kill the kid. However, he did pretty much stalk him for being black and "looking suspicious." The dispatcher told him on the phone not to follow the kid, and then he gets out of the car. I'm not really sure how I feel about this whole case. Everyone is up in arms in one way or another and the amount of people complaining/voicing their opinions [strongly] on social media is insane. I'm not sure why Zimmerman would feel the need to call in this kid as suspicious other than the fact that he was black. I'm not sure why he felt the need to get out of the car and confront the kid after the person on the phone told him not to. I'm also not sure why Martin decided to attack the man. I know he was being followed, but attacking the man and smashing his head into the concrete should not have been his first action. It's a shame that Martin is dead. I wish this could have ended with a simple injury to both parties, or something like that. However, the evidence was just way too inconclusive. ..I also think calling Blackstar a "mainstream media brainwashee" is pretty stupid. He's clearly a really intelligent guy, and over the years he's really known his shit on politics/issues.