Greta Van Fleet

I'm excited because I've just grabbed floor tickets to see GVF for night1 @ the House of Blues in Boston in July.
Some people have been calling them a Zepplin rip-off. Sure, the singer's voice sounds like Plant's and even their music mirrors Zepplin, but Their the best new band to come along i awhile. There's got to be a reason they've exploded like they have onto the scene.
Should be a hot, rockin' show in Boston in July.
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  • drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 1,982
    I don’t understand why they are waiting to hit a bunch of markets and really tour. 

    But I get to see them in Atlanta come May. So I am pumped (even though it will be a festival set) 
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 7,607
    I saw them in Louisville last summer at Louder than Life.  We could hear them playing as we were walking over to the stage area.  I would have sworn it was a female singing.

    They were very good.  They definitely have the Zep vibe but the kid can't help that he has Robert Plant's voice.  I was very impressed by all of them.  Three brothers and a drummer.
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  • ZodZod Posts: 5,795
    I just starting listening to their EP last week.   Its really really good.  Unfortunately no Vancouver show (that I know about it).  I need to get more people I know to listen to them, so I've got someone to drag to a show if they play this way.
  • ski-bumski-bum Posts: 817
    I saw them in Louisville last summer at Louder than Life.  We could hear them playing as we were walking over to the stage area.  I would have sworn it was a female singing.

    They were very good.  They definitely have the Zep vibe but the kid can't help that he has Robert Plant's voice.  I was very impressed by all of them.  Three brothers and a drummer.
    I didn't know they are three bothers. Parents must be proud.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 7,607
    ski-bum said:
    I saw them in Louisville last summer at Louder than Life.  We could hear them playing as we were walking over to the stage area.  I would have sworn it was a female singing.

    They were very good.  They definitely have the Zep vibe but the kid can't help that he has Robert Plant's voice.  I was very impressed by all of them.  Three brothers and a drummer.
    I didn't know they are three bothers. Parents must be proud.
    yeah and the bass player also plays keyboard...boys are talented
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  • timdwillitimdwilli Los Angeles, CAPosts: 184
    Saw a club show a few months ago...amazing energy. For the last year it seems they have been instantly selling out venues up to 1500 with wild secondary market prices. They sold out the 9:30 club in D.C. yesterday then put a show up for the following night at The Anthem which holds 6k and has not sold out...will be interesting to see if/when it does (still 5 months away). Supposed to be releasing an LP mid-year which will be crazy hyped considering this demand without a full length!
  • whoanelly15whoanelly15 Posts: 593
    They’re playing a free stage at Summerfest (Sunday I think). Might have to go. 


  • whoanelly15whoanelly15 Posts: 593
    Haven’t heard their full album but I’ve been listening to some of their live stuff and I dig it. They’re a throwback for sure. And Zep is certainly the first thing their sound harkens, with the singer’s voice, lyrics, yells and even his annunciation. But I like em. There is a more modern Nashville kind of feel to the guitar riff writing. Considering you don’t have Jimmy Page, it works. There’s a Heart vibe too. 

    And they seem seem like they don’t take themselves too seriously. Like they’re really having fun!


  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,154
    If they didn't try to dress and act like Zeppelin I'd have an easier time accepting them.
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,206
    Any news on their new album? 
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,188
    I think they go on before foo fighters at Ottawa bluesfest in 2 weeks. Might have to check them out. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,524
    edited July 12
    Every generation needs its rock band.  I'm glad the kids are digging these guys.  I could care less if the singer sounds like someone else- he enjoys what he's doing and the fans are into it.  Cool.

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  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,567
    rgambs said:
    If they didn't try to dress and act like Zeppelin I'd have an easier time accepting them.
    So maybe just listen to the music and not worry about what they are wearing? It's a cool band, young dudes making cool jams. Good on them for having the talent to rewind into the past and sound great instead of stuck in the present sounding the same as everyone else.
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  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 638
    Gonna be at both D.C. shows! (One at 9:30, one at the new Anthem) Can't wait!
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  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,608
    rgambs said:
    If they didn't try to dress and act like Zeppelin I'd have an easier time accepting them.
    Yeah, there's a fine line between being influenced and pastiche.  

    I'm not knocking them at all, I enjoy their stuff, but it's a throwback rather than creating something new.  I mean, Soundgarden took the same influences 30 years ago and forged it into something new sounding.  I think they've got plenty of time to grow, I just hope they start expanding their sound a bit, or they risk just being the new Wolfmother.
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,795
    I like them better than wolfmother.   I have to go to Toronto for a week for training, and they're playing on Sunday night.  Tempted to find a ticket, but I've never solo'd a concert before.
  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 809
    I'd go solo. It's actually not bad. Plus you're there on business...treat yourself to a night of fun.
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,215
    I'd go solo. It's actually not bad. Plus you're there on business...treat yourself to a night of fun.
    Yeah, you just have to time it right. Once the band starts playing, it doesn't matter if you're there with someone or not.
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  • ZodZod Posts: 5,795
    LukinFan said:
    I'd go solo. It's actually not bad. Plus you're there on business...treat yourself to a night of fun.
    Yeah, you just have to time it right. Once the band starts playing, it doesn't matter if you're there with someone or not.
    yah, that's what I was thinking.  If I can figure out what time they hit the stage, I can show up a little bit early, and not have stand around trying to kill time.
  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 638
    edited July 4
    rgambs said:
    If they didn't try to dress and act like Zeppelin I'd have an easier time accepting them.
    Yeah, there's a fine line between being influenced and pastiche.  

    I'm not knocking them at all, I enjoy their stuff, but it's a throwback rather than creating something new.  I mean, Soundgarden took the same influences 30 years ago and forged it into something new sounding.  I think they've got plenty of time to grow, I just hope they start expanding their sound a bit, or they risk just being the new Wolfmother.
    I think we need to give them some time. Zeppelin was accused of being just as derivative to earlier blues artists in their early years, and then the development and genius began to boil. Let them establish their roots, and then build from there. Robert Plant said the same thing, and said it best by describing them as "Led Zeppelin I". He totally laughed at the fact that people were calling GVF derivative to Led Zeppelin because he was totally aware how (ironically) derivative early Zeppelin was considered to be.
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  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,608
    PJWGIII said:
    rgambs said:
    If they didn't try to dress and act like Zeppelin I'd have an easier time accepting them.
    Yeah, there's a fine line between being influenced and pastiche.  

    I'm not knocking them at all, I enjoy their stuff, but it's a throwback rather than creating something new.  I mean, Soundgarden took the same influences 30 years ago and forged it into something new sounding.  I think they've got plenty of time to grow, I just hope they start expanding their sound a bit, or they risk just being the new Wolfmother.
    I think we need to give them some time. Zeppelin was accused of being just as derivative to earlier blues artists in their early years, and then the development and genius began to boil. Let them establish their roots, and then build from there. Robert Plant said the same thing, and said it best by describing them as "Led Zeppelin I". He totally laughed at the fact that people were calling GVF derivative to Led Zeppelin because he was totally aware how (ironically) derivative early Zeppelin was considered to be.
    Zeppelin's early material borrowed heavily, but not really stylistically - they played them differently, for example their version of Dazed and Confused vs Jake Holmes' original.  

    Like I said, I enjoy their stuff, but there is absolutely nothing by way of innovation at all.  In their defence, they are very young, so maybe they don't see that the way they are presenting themselves is quite limiting.  There is nothing about them to suggest they couldn't have existed in the early 70's, from the way the music sounds to the way they dress and perform.  What I'm getting at is that I can understand why some people are dismissing them.


  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,188
    Zod said:
    I like them better than wolfmother.   I have to go to Toronto for a week for training, and they're playing on Sunday night.  Tempted to find a ticket, but I've never solo'd a concert before.
    I've gone solo twice now to shows, both in Toronto. Was hesitant the first time but it was fine and would do it again no problem
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 14,860
    Zod said:
    I like them better than wolfmother.   I have to go to Toronto for a week for training, and they're playing on Sunday night.  Tempted to find a ticket, but I've never solo'd a concert before.
    I've gone solo twice now to shows, both in Toronto. Was hesitant the first time but it was fine and would do it again no problem

    I went to the Foos solo. I had bought a GA ticket at the last hour and went with two buddies who had seats.

    I had a great time and so glad I did it.
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  • ZodZod Posts: 5,795
    Fair enough.. I'm now on the lookout for a ticket... trying to find one at face (holding out for a TM ticket drop) but prices don't seem horrible on stubhub/tm resell either.
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 14,860
    Zod said:
    Fair enough.. I'm now on the lookout for a ticket... trying to find one at face (holding out for a TM ticket drop) but prices don't seem horrible on stubhub/tm resell either.

    Rock on!
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  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,116
    I go to shows solo all the time. Whether it be because no one else likes the band or because many times I have to buy the tickets so far in advance that no one can commit that far out. Anyway, it's a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people.
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,795
    I went.  I'm really not the person who walks up to random people and start talking.   I timed it to get there around 9pm and didn't have to wait long for the band to start.   It was jammed pack at the Rebel.  Its like the Commodore in Vancouver, but Toronto must have different capacity rules, because there's no open space.

    Pretty good show.  They only have 8 officially release songs, which bookended the show.   They played songs no one knew in the middle, which was interesting, but probably the best choice.  Really looking forward to the new cd coming out.

    Glad I went though.
  • Zod said:
    I went.  I'm really not the person who walks up to random people and start talking.   I timed it to get there around 9pm and didn't have to wait long for the band to start.   It was jammed pack at the Rebel.  Its like the Commodore in Vancouver, but Toronto must have different capacity rules, because there's no open space.

    Pretty good show.  They only have 8 officially release songs, which bookended the show.   They played songs no one knew in the middle, which was interesting, but probably the best choice.  Really looking forward to the new cd coming out.

    Glad I went though.

    How did the new stuff sound?
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  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 638
    Zod said:
    I went.  I'm really not the person who walks up to random people and start talking.   I timed it to get there around 9pm and didn't have to wait long for the band to start.   It was jammed pack at the Rebel.  Its like the Commodore in Vancouver, but Toronto must have different capacity rules, because there's no open space.

    Pretty good show.  They only have 8 officially release songs, which bookended the show.   They played songs no one knew in the middle, which was interesting, but probably the best choice.  Really looking forward to the new cd coming out.

    Glad I went though.

    How did the new stuff sound?
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