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    0 | in reply to: The One-Off Sharing Thread
    #5585
    thenewcuriouscity
    artwork by magnus
    Rank: First Frost
    Points: 113.75

    RIP Akira Toriyama 🐐

    0 | in reply to: The One-Off Sharing Thread
    #5584
    thenewcuriouscity
    artwork by magnus
    Rank: First Frost
    Points: 113.75

    Just wanted to share how f*cking awesome it is that there’s a deftones needledrop in an early 2000’s dbz movie- makes me laugh a bit but simultaneously makes me remember being a kid in the 2000’s and i love it

    0 | in reply to: Highwater 2024
    #5583
    SteveAycockPhoto
    Your Chas' local photog.
    Rank: Droplet
    Points: 23

    Reddit threads on Highwater this year, echo much of the same issues as the previous events. The artists and the music itself outside of our personal preferences is mostly just fine. I agree with Chris, that there should be more local representation, but was happy to see Babe Club got to be part of things.

    The vast majority of complaints I’m seeing are all about poor planning, inadequate resources, high prices, lack of security and an information desert, for which people simply couldn’t get the information they needed.

    I was feeling a little FOMO having not gone this year, but honestly, seeing photos and video clips, and not being a ‘huge’ fan of the lineup along with the weather goin’ kinda south on day 2, I don’t feel like I actually missed out on much other than the commaraderie with my fellow photogs in the pit… I do lament that a little.

    I think Loserfest at the RA a few weeks back was probably a lot more fun.

    1 | in reply to: Highwater 2024
    #5581
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10411.5

    High Water was fun. We have a lot of coverage in the works from the festival this year.

    I have a lot to say of course. There was some good music to be had, and some shenanigans to be noted. I already wrote a bit about Noah Kahan’s set on this forum which you can find here.

    Definitely room for improvement across the board but some of the sets were fire. I didn’t stay for Hozier last night, not because I have a problem with Hozier, but mostly because I just didn’t have a lot of interest in seeing him. Also it was cold AF, rainy, and I wanted to go home, so I did.

    There are a few things I want to discuss about this event that I will dig into later this week on the blog.

    1. Noted lack of local bands. The local music scene doesn’t really embrace the event like it should for many reasons but this is one of them. It’s not nearly an accurate cultural representation of the city and there is a lot of work to be done there. Babe Club was awesome though.
    2. The water situation left something to be desired. Two water fillup stations that were really hard (for me) to find. The reason for this is pretty clear to me: Live Nation owns a stake in Liquid Death. Increase demand for water, sell more $6 cans of Liquid Death. Pretty lame.
    3. Parking. This was the most popular gripe about the event, and since I left early both nights, I did not have to deal with this.
    4. Liquor was hard to find. This was due to permitting issues that meant all liquor was served in the corner of the event at the “Cocktail Oasis” or whatever they called it. I don’t drink liquor so this really did not affect me at all. However, a bunch of people were pissed about it. Definitely shitty.

    Yes, I’m going to be critical, because I’ve realized that if I don’t use my platform to say this stuff, everybody else is just going to talk about how great all the bands were and share positivity on social media. We’re moving past that phase with Extra Chill and it may ruffle some feathers in the media tent, but frankly I don’t care. As an independent journalist I feel a responsibility to speak my mind.

    0 | in reply to: Highwater 2024
    #5580
    thenewcuriouscity
    artwork by magnus
    Rank: First Frost
    Points: 113.75

    George Clanton > Highwater

    0 | in reply to: Illiterate Light – Harrisonburg, VA (Rock)
    #5578
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10411.5

    Just an update on this — the show in Charleston got canceled but it has been rescheduled for September. Jeff asked me to hold the article until then, so we’re going to hold it.

    I interviewed Illiterate Light back in 2019 though, in the office at the Pour House. It was one of my earliest interviews and sometimes people still mention it to me. This is how we met and we’ve just stayed in touch over the years whenever they come to town.

    https://extrachill.com/2019/02/the-flow-states-of-illiterate-light-interview.html

    Our upcoming interview brings things full circle, five years down the line. This band is really cool and fun to see live. Since they’re just a two piece everything happens in real time on the stage, and they embrace the fuckups and keep it moving.

    They’ve now got their own studio spaces and have been writing and recording a lot of music lately. Solid dudes who have guts and value the right things about music.

    0 | in reply to: Anyone else come full circle on Noah Kahan?
    #5575
    Rank: Dew
    Points: 2

    He did us the favor of opening with Dial Drunk so we could split after 20 minutes, beat the parking disaster and catching an awesome Mikaela Davis set at the Pour House

    0 | in reply to: Share Your First Song of the Day
    #5573
    chubes
    HMFIC
    Rank: Frozen Foods Isle
    Points: 10411.5

    Rock & roll for your morning.

    Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian At Best” – probably my favorite single song performance of the day at High Water yesterday… she rules

    1 | in reply to: The One-Off Sharing Thread
    #5572
    marvth3martian
    Participant
    Rank: Dew
    Points: 2.25

    Go see The Bright Light Social Hour on Monday at Pour House. Came down to Jacksonville to see them and Mo Lowda. They put on one hell of a show and I can’t wait to see a full set.

     

    0 | in reply to: Anyone else come full circle on Noah Kahan?
    #5571
    MarleyFacedBoy
    Gamehendge Liaison
    Rank: Puddle
    Points: 49

    Sounds like Noah is filling in the Mumford & Sons void

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