I bet that was a good show!Jealous. I saw between the buried and me a few months back. It was amazing. They played with The Dear Hunter.
I bought two lower-level seats, maybe a couple weeks before the show. $400 from seat geek. Show was killer, though. My first time seeing them.Wow Tool is touring? Was it a festival. Getting tickets in CA is basically impossible; they sell out immediately and you can't really get them for sticker price. I have found that out the hard the last 6-7 years. I still cringe that I got floor tickets and saw them up close for $55 in 2006.
Eh... I kinda disagree w/ that. The drummer sets the tempo. The band parks wherever the drummer is. I used a click in my last band - my in-ears got the mix + tempo, so it was 100% on me. Steve (bass) and I were the meat of that band. The other two were icing. People love an insane guitar player and a killer front man, but the rhythm section is what shakes the asses.Yes, I agree. I cannot imagine a drummer actually counting through....let's say....6 measures, of which there are 3 different time signatures used....and actually propelling the band. It's just a feel thing and I think the guitar and bass would do a more effective job.
Drum based music and guitar driven music are kinda like FWD and RWD vehicles.
Get the same job done in similar ways, but they each have their strengths and times when they should be implemented.
That's the irony of people saying "yeah your the drummer man, everyone has to follow YOU"
At which point I cringe and often call BS. That "leader" roll changes from each part of each song many times.
The days of drummers being the primary backbone to a band are mostly gone in modern rock-based music genres.