Beck

HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
He is coming to Winnipeg with a festival known as the Interstellar Rodeo in August. I'm just curious, of course I was a fan in the 90's when he was at the height of his popularity, but I'm wondering what he is like live, regardless of his current musical output? Tickets for the one night are $134 CDN. Father John Misty is playing the Friday night, and Broken Social Scene on the Sunday. It's $240 for the weekend. But that's a bit steep for me. 

Is Beck worth $134 for a casual fan?

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  • ST66483ST66483 Posts: 151
    I would say he is if there are some others on the bill.  I'm somewhere between a casual fan and a hardcore and have always enjoyed his shows.  That said I've never paid quite that much for one of his shows.  Will it be full band or more of an acoustic setting?  Both are good just quite different vibes.
  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 524
    He is coming to Winnipeg with a festival known as the Interstellar Rodeo in August. I'm just curious, of course I was a fan in the 90's when he was at the height of his popularity, but I'm wondering what he is like live, regardless of his current musical output? Tickets for the one night are $134 CDN. Father John Misty is playing the Friday night, and Broken Social Scene on the Sunday. It's $240 for the weekend. But that's a bit steep for me. 

    Is Beck worth $134 for a casual fan?


    This is a tough one. I was a slightly more than casual fan, and spent $100 plus to see him, and was not disappointed. You should check out his appearance on From The Basement... seeing his band perform on that show helped me decide to go to the show. He's not going to wow you with an intense stage presence, but he and the band play some tight grooves.
        
  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 1,218
    edited May 13
    He is coming to Winnipeg with a festival known as the Interstellar Rodeo in August. I'm just curious, of course I was a fan in the 90's when he was at the height of his popularity, but I'm wondering what he is like live, regardless of his current musical output? Tickets for the one night are $134 CDN. Father John Misty is playing the Friday night, and Broken Social Scene on the Sunday. It's $240 for the weekend. But that's a bit steep for me. 

    Is Beck worth $134 for a casual fan?
    I would say no. Instead enjoy father John Misty and go home and play Pure Comedy. I saw beck a few years ago and I'm a casual fan as well. It was fun, good but not worth $134
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,930
    Beck has announced some new shows! Including one in Vancouver! .... Problem: there are two presales. I just discovered that I wasn't signed up for the Beck mailing list, so that presale is out - bummer, because I try to be on all those mailing lists, but I obviously forgot about this one. There is also a Spotify presale... and I don't think I've listened to Beck enough on Spotify to qualify for that code either. At least, I haven't received the email for it yet. I usually listen to Beck on vinyl, so not too much Spotify listening happening for him. Anyway, if anyone is willing to share the Spotify or website presale code with me via PM, I would really appreciate it! :)
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,930
    edited May 31
    Thanks to those who messaged me! :) I got a couple of good singles, since a row 3 popped up after I got row 14. I tried for a pair, but nothing really good came up. Seems I've become a bit of a seat snob - I find it difficult to settle for mediocre ones at this point in my life, lol. I guess I won't have issues finding someone to take the second ticket. Pretty stoked! Never seen Beck before! :)
    I did end up getting the Spotify code AND the Beck maillist code emailed to me, but 5 minutes and 20 minutes after the sale started, respectively, so that is better than nothing, but they sure do need to work on their timing! I've never seen an artist maillist send a presale code after the sale started. Wtf? Good to know for the future.
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  • dr122931dr122931 Posts: 310
    I really loved Morning phase and I love much of his other music.  I was very underwhelmed when I saw him on his last tour in houston.  He plays more uptempo music and was a very annoying performer in my opinion.  I felt like I was at a shitty club in south beach.  Dude is a fantastic musician and songwriter, my issue was purely on his setlist and delivery.  
    My two cents.  
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,930
    dr122931 said:
    I really loved Morning phase and I love much of his other music.  I was very underwhelmed when I saw him on his last tour in houston.  He plays more uptempo music and was a very annoying performer in my opinion.  I felt like I was at a shitty club in south beach.  Dude is a fantastic musician and songwriter, my issue was purely on his setlist and delivery.  
    My two cents.  
    Well that sucks, lol.
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  • CridderCridder Posts: 45
    edited May 31
    I saw him in 95-95 during the odelay tour Pavement and Soul Coughing opened for him it was awesome
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,930
    Cridder said:
    I saw him in 95-95 during the odelay tour Pavement and Soul Coughing opened for him it was awesome
    That is indeed awesome. I'd really love to see that line up.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,930
    edited October 6
    Yeah... well the author seems to hate Beck through and through. :lol: While I disagree with his evaluation of Morning Phase (and the Beyonce album that lost to it), I'm not finding the review of Colours hard to believe - the singles released for it pretty much suck. I have extremely low expectations.
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,652
    S/t Beyoncé is light years better than Morning Phase.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,570
    I think Up All Nights and Dreams are awesome
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  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 6,935
    edited October 13
    New album is great so far (only four tracks). It’s interesting how Beck is wearing his influences on his sleeves on it... I get such distinctive inspiration from Elliott Smith, k-os, Taylor Swift, some MGMT. Am I crazy?
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