March Midnite Madness
February 07, 2013 03:48PM
Wow! Are we blessed in march? Five Midnite shows in a row, Miners Foundry on wednesday the 20th, The Independent on the 21st, Crystal Bay Casino in Lake Tahoe on friday, 19 Broadway on saturday, and Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz on sunday. I'm going to all but lake tahoe....seems like a haul.

Love that reggae!
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 07, 2013 04:24PM
BLESS UP to the west coast for getting so many Midnite shows, just caught them again in Boston, unfortunately couldn't make it for another trip to SOB's in NY. Vaughn was especially smiley and the vibes were just right
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 09, 2013 09:41AM
Here's the encore set from last week in DC





(sloppy video at first but settles down)

00:00 Mongst´╗┐ I & I --> Black Mamba --> Mongst I & I -->

12:50 Due Reward-->

18:05 Wherever You May Go/ Champion the Cause!! Unreleased old tune!!! -->

26:00 Mama Africa
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 11, 2013 08:14AM
Hey Nomo! I am trying to go to all the shows you mentioned but the Santa Cruz one. I have to see if I can come up with the funds. I was set to go no problem but need a new water pump in my 4runner. Hoping I can make Grass Valley, San Fran, Tahoe and Fairfax before heading back to Oregon on Sunday. If not atleast I have tickets for Provolt, OR Portland and Seattle in April!

Thanks for the vid aquaponics! Just watched that last night on FB.
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 11, 2013 12:34PM
i was at that DC show. haven't caught midnite in a long time as they rarely venture to DC anymore.

my take....there were moments of greatness accompanied by long stretches of monotony. since i caught them last (maybe at snwmf 2004), its only gotten alot more "tired" if you would. Ron Benjamin moved over to bass (a while ago i guess) and the new keyboard player did not play one line all night, even in songs like "mama africa" where the keyboard line is so critical to the identity of the song (if you skip to minute 25 of this video you see can see what i mean). all he did was strictly chank for 2 hours. and the guitarist added only the occasional riff into his chank. on top of that, they would play the same song forever. so, by the end of each song, the crowd is completely zoned out, and I was dying to hear something different. maybe some people are looking for that deep meditation (and I'm looking for that on occasion, but not at a club with some friends on a friday night), and i respect midnite for not compromising their style. but for me, they leave alot to be desired.

also, different. Ron Benjamin used to start all the songs with his keyboard chank, and the rest of the musicians would drop in. Now, Ron starts the songs on bass and others drop in and its not as good. imho.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2013 12:36PM by treez.
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 11, 2013 01:02PM
I feel you, treez....
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 11, 2013 01:09PM
Everyone is entitled to there own opinion. I think that Midnite is the best band I have ever seen live and will support them for life!
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 13, 2013 05:47AM
For Those seeking an Ultimate Midnite adventure.....catch them in Costa Rica at ENVISION festival....the first weekend in March....I wish I could go...It's a mixed music festival and Midnite is the only reggae I believe
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 13, 2013 07:44AM
Love Midnite. grinning smiley
Grass Valley , Tahoe , SF gonna get my tennis shoes ready for the march madness. We gonna get so BLESSED
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 13, 2013 10:14AM
@treez- yeah I hadn't thought of that. They DID alwasy start with Ron's keyboard riffs, and now it's his bass. I think I liked the keyboard intro better as well...
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 13, 2013 10:28AM
I seem to be the minority, I prefer Ron starting the song off on the bass. I love Ron on the bass and Ras L on the keyboard.
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 13, 2013 01:51PM
Wish they were swinging through Sonoma County....bumma.
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 13, 2013 02:09PM
Hey jcom, I was born in Healdsburg and grew up in Santa Rosa, Lived in Petaluma for a bit. Live in Bend, OR now. How is Sonoma County? You should catch them in San Francisco or Fairfax. Well worth the drive.
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 17, 2013 07:05AM
I just got to repeat it because somebody was talking about costa rica >..MIDNITE IN COSTA RICA!! in 2 weeks
Re: March Midnite Madness
February 18, 2013 07:24AM
Nice Randomguy2me, you seeing them in COSTA RICA? That will be an epic show! Always wanted to go to Costa Rica.
Re: March Midnite Madness
March 04, 2013 09:44AM
Re: March Midnite Madness
March 04, 2013 09:56AM
Music 8pm sharp? A bit different than the venue last year in Nevada City. I am bummed that I cannot make it for the Nor Cal shows. New Timing belt, water pump and a bad tooth is killing that road trip. Grateful for Provolt, Portland and Seattle shows though! I am trying to convince my friend who lives in San Fran to go on Thursday night but he claims he wont go by himself. I really want him to experience Midnite for the first time. If anyone has a group going that would not mind another person joining the group please let me know. Bless
Re: March Midnite Madness
March 05, 2013 08:30AM
Midnite and Jah Mikey One Sounds on the spring equinox....that's Balance!
Re: March Midnite Madness
March 07, 2013 01:45AM
No Rosta, I did not see them in Costa Rica. I was just putting it out there for people who wanted to see Midnite and people who wanted to go to Costa Rica because there was a thread earlier about it.
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