Guided by Voices, December 31, 2004
First shows are special, but final shows can be legendary, and Ohio’s Guided by Voices—the godfathers of lo-fi, melodic and quickfire indie rock—chose our Metro for its curtain call. For more than three hours, the band boozed through its catalogue, hitting stops at “Game of Pricks,” “I Am I Scientist” and even “Do the Earth.” Even for a venue that’s hosted Nirvana, R.E.M and Radiohead, GVB signed off in style, in a show that will never be forgotten.
Many many different shows were named. A few highlights: Bloc Party; Cheap Trick- Live at Buddakan; Coldplay; Femi Kuti; Flaming Lips, New Year`s Eve, 2002-2003; Foo Fighters / Queens of the Stone Age – Halloween; Guided By Voices farewell show; Iggy Pop, 1986; Interpol; James Brown; Kill Hannah; LCD Soundsystem – Spring 2007; LeTigre; Neko Case; PJ Harvey; Rise Against; Sebadoh; Smashing Pumpkins; Smoking Popes Reunion; Ween 12 Country Golden Greats Tour; Wolfmother; Nirvana (Oct 12, 1991). I still have the ticket stub!
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