The Headstones

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  • Thanks for this thread guys. If I hadn't seen it here I wouldn't have known they were touring again.

    and that, my friends, is what it's all about. glad to be of service!
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBM1dAv5n4U
    This was one of the highlights. "Unsound" led into an extended jam which eventually became a cover of "Sympathy for the Devil" to close out the first set. Hope you get a chance to see the band in Toronto or out west.

    Great clip. Thanks for posting. I'm seeing them in Calgary on the 30th and I'm super pumped. Can't wait!
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • guitar101guitar101 Sutton, ONPosts: 268
    going to see them tonight. cant wait.
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  • kwdaleykwdaley Posts: 499
    my best friend is going to the show at Sound Academy tonight.
    Ottawa 2011
    London 2013 "The Dundas Hookers on Crack" Show
  • so I ordered their two new shirts from maplemusic.com. usually, there's a detail button on the product to give you a close up of the design detail. not on these shirts. but "so what?" I thought, I want some headstones swag. So I pulled the trigger.

    So I get them both in the mail yesterday (insanely quick shipping), and I notice on one shirt it says "Rocknfuckinroll" on the front. Hmmm.....ok. The other one on the back in big letters says "where's my fucking money?".

    I love this band, and I'm not a prude. But come on, if you are going to sell shirts online without being able to see the actual text, you know your main selling demographic is generation x-ers, many of whom have kids that are starting to read, you may have wanted to put this in the description, no?

    I don't really want my 5 year old daughter, who is currently learning to read, reading my shirt with the F word on it. Doesn't make me much of a role model, now, does it?
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    Incredible show tonight in Calgary! The venue was terrible though. Century Casino? Really?? These guys should have been playing at MacEwan Hall. That being said, the place was jam-packed, the crowd was fantastic, and the beer lines were short and quick. All in all, a great night of high octane rock n' f--kin' roll from one of the greatest bands on the planet. In terms of pure energy this was easily one of the best shows I've seen all year, right up there with Pearl Jam and The Hip. Setlist off the top of my head (a few might be in the wrong order):

    Tweeter
    Pinned You Down
    Settle
    When Something Stands for Nothing
    Cubically Contained
    Been This Way for Years
    Cut
    Where Does it Go
    F**k You
    Losing Control
    Cut Me Up
    Mystery To Me
    Blonde & Blue
    Smile & Wave
    Unsound
    Oh My God/Sympathy for the Devil
    Three Angels
    S.O.S. (ABBA cover)
    Heart of Darkness
    Take It
    Cemetery
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • direwolf74 wrote:
    Incredible show tonight in Calgary! The venue was terrible though. Century Casino? Really?? These guys should have been playing at MacEwan Hall. That being said, the place was jam-packed, the crowd was fantastic, and the beer lines were short and quick. All in all, a great night of high octane rock n' f--kin' roll from one of the greatest bands on the planet. In terms of pure energy this was easily one of the best shows I've seen all year, right up there with Pearl Jam and The Hip. Setlist off the top of my head (a few might be in the wrong order):

    Tweeter
    Pinned You Down
    Settle
    When Something Stands for Nothing
    Cubically Contained
    Been This Way for Years
    Cut
    Where Does it Go
    F**k You
    Losing Control
    Cut Me Up
    Mystery To Me
    Blonde & Blue
    Smile & Wave
    Unsound
    Oh My God/Sympathy for the Devil
    Three Angels
    S.O.S. (ABBA cover)
    Heart of Darkness
    Take It
    Cemetery

    sounds like a helluva night! please announce a winnipeg date!!!
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • ty9969ty9969 Posts: 48
    New Year's Eve in Edmonton was great. Going in I was thinking they couldn't really be the same band they were 10 years ago, but I was wrong. These guys are still outstanding in terms of energy, agression and just flat out rock and roll. Same setlist as Calgary pretty much (judging by direwolf74's post). Great songs, great live band.
  • goddammit hugh, I need a Winnipeg show! at the pyramid please!
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • the sent an update on facebook that they are back in the studio again and things are progressing well. can't wait for the new album!!!
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    the sent an update on facebook that they are back in the studio again and things are progressing well. can't wait for the new album!!!

    I noticed that as well. Amazing news! "Been This Way For Years" was a great single, and I can't wait to hear what they have in store for us on the new record.
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    Headstones are inviting the fans to take part in the new album. This was in my inbox this morning. How f'n cool is this:

    http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/headstones

    The Headstones are making a new record. No bullshit.

    We’re cutting out the middleman, and giving you back the band. With your contribution, you will officially kickstart the machine. This will be the most authentic rock and roll experience in terms of recording and releasing a record. Ever.

    Here’s how it works. Check out the exclusives that you can pledge for, listed on the right—> go ahead and click on the item you want, and you’re in. Everyone who pledges will get a digital download of the new album as soon as it’s completed, PLUS access to all of the updates, featuring the making of the album.

    Once you pledge, you get instant access to the ‘pledger-only’ part of the site. Here, we’ll bring you into our world. You will hear streams of new songs, videos of us recording in the studio, pictures from the sessions and much more. We are going to thank you now. Tell your friends, because this is your fault. This record is going to rock!

    - Headstones.
    hugh, tim, trent and dale
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    After only 1 day, they've already reached 94% of their goal. Amazing. Here's the latest update from the band:

    Our fans are better than yours!

    After only one day, you have shown the world that this record is possible. We were amazed to see our goal reach the 90% mark this morning… But once again, you, our friends and supporters, have proven your dedication and passion for great rock and roll music. Never underestimate a Headstones fan!

    “holiusfuckius thats latin for holy fuck – STRAIGHT UP OUR FANS/YOU are driven, passionate die hard rock and roll fans period -I KNEW IT! thank you one and all -again make no mistake you folks made this happen from the moment we got back together till now you have bin the engine that drives the headstones 2.0 – you pushed us to play live and write binthiswayforyears and reminded us whatthefuckitiswedobest – l always fucking loved friday -rockinmotherfuckinroll -hugh”

    We want to reward your support. Throughout the coming weeks, we will be posting updates and sneak peeks into the new record, specifically for pledgers only. Exclusives remain open until they’re gone so that you don’t miss out on getting what YOU WANT. Keep checking back as we add an item, or record update.

    Holy fuck our fans are better than theirs!
    HEADSTONES
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • I'm so buying one of those rings.
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • project funded already. I noticed it says today "156 days till release". So March or April of 2013? Summer tour of Canada to follow?

    SWEET.
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • some of the items on www.pledgemusic.com for their new album are amazing. $5000 gets you and up to 20 people an intimate unplugged show and they leave behind a signed acoustic guitar.

    Anyone have $5 grand??

    are there 19 other people out there that want to cough up $250 and do this???
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    A private acoustic show would be unreal. And for only $500 you can hang out with the band in the studio for a day. How awesome would that be? I love this band!
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • the whole idea of pledgemusic is really bringing out the best in artists, and it's a really cool way to connect with your fans, giving them chances to have really cool experiences or even some cool stuff.

    I dig it.
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vclaeaaj ... ure=relmfu

    never saw this video before. MuchMusic probably never played it.
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622


    never saw this video before. MuchMusic probably never played it.

    I think you're right. I've never seen that video. Remember the early 90s when Muchmusic actually played music? I miss those days.
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • this is one of the coolest rock memorabilia items I have ever seen. Headstones marionettes from the Smile & Wive video. One of a kind, and someone snatched them up for $2500!

    http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/headstones/updates/15650
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • new album is called Love and Fury. Comes out March 26th!
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • they've changed the release date. the record company heard the album and wants to release it WORLDWIDE. Way to go HEADSTONES! So the release date is pushed back a few weeks.

    I'm streaming it right now (pledgers only) and it's INCREDIBLE.
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    they've changed the release date. the record company heard the album and wants to release it WORLDWIDE. Way to go HEADSTONES! So the release date is pushed back a few weeks.

    I'm streaming it right now (pledgers only) and it's INCREDIBLE.

    Agreed! It's absolutely brilliant from start to finish. After only a few listens this is already my favorite album of 2013, and hands down one of the best things they've ever recorded. Bring on the tour!
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • direwolf74 wrote:
    they've changed the release date. the record company heard the album and wants to release it WORLDWIDE. Way to go HEADSTONES! So the release date is pushed back a few weeks.

    I'm streaming it right now (pledgers only) and it's INCREDIBLE.

    Agreed! It's absolutely brilliant from start to finish. After only a few listens this is already my favorite album of 2013, and hands down one of the best things they've ever recorded. Bring on the tour!

    I went back to the site last night to stream it again, and when I pressed "play", it asked me if I wanted to save the file! I downloaded the entire album and put it on disc! I can't wait to get my copy in the mail, but this was a nice surprise until then!
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    direwolf74 wrote:
    they've changed the release date. the record company heard the album and wants to release it WORLDWIDE. Way to go HEADSTONES! So the release date is pushed back a few weeks.

    I'm streaming it right now (pledgers only) and it's INCREDIBLE.

    Agreed! It's absolutely brilliant from start to finish. After only a few listens this is already my favorite album of 2013, and hands down one of the best things they've ever recorded. Bring on the tour!

    I went back to the site last night to stream it again, and when I pressed "play", it asked me if I wanted to save the file! I downloaded the entire album and put it on disc! I can't wait to get my copy in the mail, but this was a nice surprise until then!

    Downloading now! Thanks for the tip!

    :thumbup:
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • Love & Fury out today!!!!
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,278
    Great album.... but i wouldnt expect anything less.
    Hamilton 9-13-05; Toronto 5-9-06, Toronto 8-21-09, Toronto 9-12-11, Hamilton 9-15-11....
  • I have listened to nothing but The Headstones today. It's been a good freaking day for hugh freaking dillon.
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    Love & Fury is still my front runner for album of the year. An epic slice of badass rock n' roll if there ever was one.
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
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