Songkick city location fail



  • I found out that the 70's band Kansas is touring. I really liked them the last time I saw them live so I decided to check their tour dates and see what's coming up.

    Songkick (never heard of them before) was the first search hit. And I see the band is in Madison, NE, on the county fairgrounds. Tonight!

    That's only a couple hours away and it's a small town so I start looking for price and time and can't find anything. I go to the website for the Madison County Fairgrounds and there's nothing on their event calander for tonight.

    So I went to the band's official website to see what they have to say.

    Madison, Mississippi, not Nebraska. Almost 1000 miles away.

    WTF. I don't know who or what Songkick is but don't make plans based on their data. They just ruined my Friday night. I'm glad I found out before I travelled anywhere. Would have sucked to drive two hours to the fairgrounds and see nothing going on.



  • @mott555 said:

    They just ruined my Friday night.

    Oh I don't know. Imagine how awful it would have been if you had ended up at a Kansas concert.



  • @mott555 said:

    That's only a couple hours away
     

    A single concert is worth several hours of journeying?

    @mott555 said:

    Tonight!

    I've had this happen to me with Elbow and Mono* and it gave me the sads. Elbow is pretty fucking tight live, if the videos are anything to go by.

     

     

    *) the long-form instrumental (also known as postrock) band

     



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @mott555 said:
    They just ruined my Friday night.

    Oh I don't know. Imagine how awful it would have been if you had ended up at a Kansas concert.

    TRWTF is Kansas. The band or the state, take your pick.



  • @dhromed said:

    @mott555 said:

    That's only a couple hours away
    A single concert is worth several hours of jJourneying?

    No, they're a completely different band.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @mott555 said:
    They just ruined my Friday night.

    Oh I don't know. Imagine how awful it would have been if you had ended up at a Kansas concert.

    Thread over!   \o/



  • @mott555 said:

    Would have sucked to drive two hours to the fairgrounds and see nothing going on.
    When I was a kid my parents decided they wanted to go to the state fair, so we drove a little over 2 hours to the state capital, and when we arrived found out that we were a week early.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @mott555 said:

    Would have sucked to drive two hours to the fairgrounds and see nothing going on.
    When I was a kid my parents decided they wanted to go to the state fair, so we drove a little over 2 hours to the state capital, and when we arrived found out that we were a week early.

    Were you going to see the Sunsphere Wigsphere?



  • This thread makes me glad I don't live in any of these places. If it takes me more than an 90 minutes to get somewhere I don't even want to go.



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    This thread makes me glad I don't live in any of these places. If it takes me more than an 90 minutes to get somewhere I don't even want to go.

    True, but in Boston "90 minutes" is about 15 miles.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @mikeTheLiar said:
    This thread makes me glad I don't live in any of these places. If it takes me more than an 90 minutes to get somewhere I don't even want to go.

    True, but in Boston "90 minutes" is about 15 miles.

    Even less during rush hour. Hell, if I could find a dev job in my area I'd never leave the neighborhood.

    This is also why I refuse to take the Green Line. Ever.



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @mikeTheLiar said:
    This thread makes me glad I don't live in any of these places. If it takes me more than an 90 minutes to get somewhere I don't even want to go.

    True, but in Boston "90 minutes" is about 15 miles.

    Even less during rush hour. Hell, if I could find a dev job in my area I'd never leave the neighborhood.

    This is also why I refuse to take the Green Line. Ever.

    From what I hear, the MBTA is a beacon of efficiency compared to Transport for London.


  • Sounds like you guys are the worst of the worst in music taste, too. 1970's prog rock is some of the best stuff out there, and they're still on top of their game in concert.



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    Even less during rush hour. Hell, if I could find a dev job in my area I'd never leave the neighborhood.

    For awhile, I worked in the suburbs. I didn't love commuting, but at least I was going the opposite of most traffic.

    @mikeTheLiar said:

    This is also why I refuse to take the Green Line. Ever.

    Ha ha, yes, the Green Line is awful. They need to make "BU-only" and "BU-free" cars. They also need to reduce the number of BU stops from, like, seventy to one. Then commuting 3 miles outside of the city would take less than an hour.

    Maybe it's just me, but the grimmest ride always seemed to be the blue line, though. Once you get to Maverick, the people who are getting on look like fucking war refugees--hollow, haunted eyes; sallow faces covered in uneven patches of stubble.. I got to the airport a few times that way and I remember thinking "Wow, I must be the only person on this train who doesn't have a switchblade on his person."



  • @drurowin said:

    From what I hear, the MBTA is a beacon of efficiency compared to Transport for London.

    I don't doubt it; the MBTA is actually remarkably well-run. I can't think of a better public transit system I've been on. Still, it's dirty, smelly, full of bums and can take a long time to get where you're going. That's true of all public transit I've ever seen, and it's least true of the T.



  • @mott555 said:

    1970's prog rock is some of the best stuff out there

    Huh, I never thought of Kansas as progressive rock. Maybe I don't know what that term means..



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Maybe it's just me, but the grimmest ride always seemed to be the blue line, though. Once you get to Maverick, the people who are getting on look like fucking war refugees--hollow, haunted eyes; sallow faces covered in uneven patches of stubble.. I got to the airport a few times that way and I remember thinking "Wow, I must be the only person on this train who doesn't have a switchblade on his person."

    I was actually just talking to a guy who used to live in Eastie who used to call the last Blue Line outbound the Barback train - because every barback in Boston was on his way home (For the benefit of those who are unaware - this is somewhat racist). And the fact that the terminus station is called "Wonderland" is just so deliciously ironic.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @drurowin said:
    From what I hear, the MBTA is a beacon of efficiency compared to Transport for London.

    I don't doubt it; the MBTA is actually remarkably well-run. I can't think of a better public transit system I've been on. Still, it's dirty, smelly, full of bums and can take a long time to get where you're going. That's true of all public transit I've ever seen, and it's least true of the T.

    When I discovered the bus system, it changed my life. It is typically much faster and more pleasant to get around by bus in this city and it's surrounding environs. And the highway busses (Inner Express MBTA busses, not Fung Wah)? Unless there's an accident on the Pike (which, let's be honest, happens semi frequently) it's a breeze to get in and out of the city. Coupled with the fact that since it's more expensive than the train, the people on the bus are mostly all professionals going to and from work. I've never been on a loud highway or raucous highway bus.



  • @mott555 said:

    Sounds like you guys are the worst of the worst in music taste, too.
    • We're just trolling you.
    • My musical taste runs to Mozart, Beethoven and the like. You may not care for it, but no thinking person can reasonably call it the worst of the worst.
    • The worst of the worst in musical taste, unquestionably, are the people who turn up their car stereos so loud that pieces of the car fall off.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @mott555 said:
    1970's prog rock is some of the best stuff out there

    Huh, I never thought of Kansas as progressive rock. Maybe I don't know what that term means..

    Nobody knows what this term means. I've usually defined it to mean "we don't really know what exactly we're playing, but it's more complicated than just rock", though that last part doesn't even always apply.

    Personally, I'm more on the Pink Floyd/King Crimson side than the Genesis/Kansas one.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @mott555 said:
    1970's prog rock is some of the best stuff out there

    Huh, I never thought of Kansas as progressive rock. Maybe I don't know what that term means..

    Nobody knows what this term means. I've usually defined it to mean "we don't really know what exactly we're playing, but it's more complicated than just rock", though that last part doesn't even always apply.

    Personally, I'm more on the Pink Floyd/King Crimson side than the Genesis/Kansas one.

    I'm a fan of Dahler Mehndi.


  • I guess Kansas's more popular songs might not count as progressive, but check out Song For America sometime.

    When I think of prog rock, I usually think of Kansas, Styx, Rush, Boston (probably not a good description for them but it's ballpark), Yes, and Pink Floyd. Led Zeppelin is also borderline at times. I don't know how to define it other than listing band names.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    Personally, I'm more on the Pink Floyd/King Crimson side than the Genesis/Kansas one.

    Wow, Genesis is considered prog rock??

    I always thought of Pink Floyd as sort of the hallmark of progressive rock: more experimental, elements of acid music, darker themes, and a hard-rock-esque sound.

    To me, Kansas was always "Hillbilly rock", like CCR or even Foghat. (And, mott, I don't hate Kansas, I was just giving you shit.)

    Finally, Genesis is "homo rock".



  • @mott555 said:

    Boston (probably not a good description for them but it's ballpark)

    That's another one I always think of as hillbilly or redneck rock.



  • I forgot about Genesis. But I'm not homo so I don't listen to them.

    I knew you were just trolling a bit. I tried trolling back and you guys didn't get it, so either I'm a better troll or just came across as an Aspie.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Maciejasjmj said:
    Personally, I'm more on the Pink Floyd/King Crimson side than the Genesis/Kansas one.

    Wow, Genesis is considered prog rock??

    I always thought of Pink Floyd as sort of the hallmark of progressive rock: more experimental, elements of acid music, darker themes, and a hard-rock-esque sound.

    To me, Kansas was always "Hillbilly rock", like CCR or even Foghat. (And, mott, I don't hate Kansas, I was just giving you shit.)

    Finally, Genesis is "homo rock".

    I prefer your definition, though it seems that it's not the one that most people have agreed upon. Apparently, this is in the same genre as this.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @morbiuswilters said:

    darker themes, and a hard-rock-esque sound.

    I've got a bike, you can ride it if you'd like; it's got a basket, a bell that rings, and things to make it look good.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    Filed under: also i dig my new hitler avatar
     

    I'm just fulfilling Godwin's Law so you guys don't have to worry about it. And I wanted to one-up Morbs, he figured it out first.

     



  • @HardwareGeek said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    Imagine how awful it would have been if you had ended up at a Kansas concert.
    TRWTF is Kansas. The band or the state, take your pick.
     

    Q:  "Who recorded I've Seen All Good People?"

    A:  "Yes."

    Q:  "Who recorded I Can See For Miles?"

    A:  "Yes."


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @da Doctah said:

    Q: "Who recorded I've Seen All Good People?"

    False. The Who had nothing to do with that song.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @da Doctah said:
    Q: "Who recorded I've Seen All Good People?"

    False. The Who had nothing to do with that song.

    Then who dunnit?



  • @HardwareGeek said:

    @dhromed said:

    @mott555 said:

    That's only a couple hours away
    A single concert is worth several hours of jJourneying?

    No, they're a completely different band.
     

    I chuckled.

     



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    This thread makes me glad I don't live in any of these places. If it takes me more than an 90 minutes to get somewhere I don't even want to go.
     

    I dunno, I went to a Mogwai concert five cities over, and a relatively hefty (by dutch standards for a single evening) train ride, and IT WAS WORTH IT.



  • @HardwareGeek said:

    My musical taste runs to Mozart, Beethoven and the like. You may not care for it, but no thinking person can reasonably call it the worst of the worst

    Racists are the worst of the worst. Who is this Mozart, this Haydn, these superior white men?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I always thought of Pink Floyd as sort of the hallmark of progressive rock: more experimental, elements of acid music, darker themes, and a hard-rock-esque sound.

    I like Cracked's definition of progressive rock. They even have handy graphs and infographics to help explain.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @boomzilla said:

    Filed under: Fuck it. We're going to yodel for a few minutes
    If I hadn't seen and heard it, I wouldn't have believed it. Just… wow…



  • @boomzilla said:

    I like Cracked's definition of progressive rock. They even have handy graphs and infographics to help explain.
     

    Awesome.

     

    reads more

     

    My good it's all true. And it's still good music!



  • Gives me the warm fuzzies to know that age, obesity and baldness are not enough to stop Thijs being Thijs.



  • @flabdablet said:

    Gives me the warm fuzzies to know that age, obesity and baldness are not enough to stop Thijs being Thijs.

    Wow, if you looked up "Dutch" in the dictionary it would just be that guy.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Wow, if you looked up "Dutch" in the dictionary it would just be that guy.
     

    We actually look very much like normal people.



  • @dhromed said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Wow, if you looked up "Dutch" in the dictionary it would just be that guy.
     

    We actually look very much like normal people.

    Here are four pseudo-randomly-selected images from the first twenty results of a GIS search for "dutch people":





    To be fair, these appear to be feminists, who are scary looking no matter what your culture.





    "Why, yes, we are wearing blackface."



  • @dkf said:

    @boomzilla said:
    Filed under: Fuck it. We're going to yodel for a few minutes
    If I hadn't seen and heard it, I wouldn't have believed it. Just… wow…

    I finally listened to the yodeling. That sucked. I can imagine a kick-ass song with yodeling, but that wasn't it. That was, like, non-music.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I can imagine a kick-ass song with yodeling
    Kick-ass songs with yodeling are imaginary.



  • @HardwareGeek said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    I can imagine a kick-ass song with yodeling
    Kick-ass songs with yodeling are imaginary.

    Does this count?


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