Dillinger Four / The Lawrence Arms / The Arrivals

Dillinger Four/The Lawrence Arms/The Arrivals: live in Boise, IDlive in Boise, ID (2002)
live show

Reviewer Rating: 5

Contributed by: TheLawrenceArms44Mason
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This show was during August of 2002, and it was very extreme hot temperature during that month. I went to the show 20 minutes before anything was slated to kick off., just to be on the safe side. Different from the Fm/Casualties review I did, this concert was at a much smaller more compact venue. As.

This show was during August of 2002, and it was very extreme hot temperature during that month. I went to the show 20 minutes before anything was slated to kick off., just to be on the safe side. Different from the Fm/Casualties review I did, this concert was at a much smaller more compact venue. As soon as I got in there were about 4 people up front, usually I would expect more people for D4, but the crowd was unusually small, and it was promoted well. I found my way up to the front and waited with much elbow room for the first band The Arrivals. Guess what I also found out Eminfag and Dgay and Papa Suck were playing In Boise the same night and eminem needed the place for his after party, oh boy was everyone pissed, they had to cut the concert a little early.

The Arrivals walked up on stage a little drunk and started up. Now I hadnt heard the Arrivals ever so I wasnt expecting much. But wham, they started and were awsome. I don't know any of the song names that were played or anything but they were very talented. They didnt put me to sleep and they didnt make me jump up and down but they were great, I would recommend their music to anyone. Next up, The Lawrence Arms.

Now to tell you the truth I'm not really into the whole generic pop punk scene or emoish scene. But The Lawrence Arms sure are good, thats part of the reason I showed up for this show. they started up with "Navigating The Windward Passage" the song off the Warped 2002 compilation, and I sang along. They played ALL of their songs from Apathy and Exhaustion, although they did play "Faintly Falling Ashes" from the 7" with Shady View Terrace. They played "Brickwall Views," "The First Eviction Notice," "Ghost Stories," and "Porn and Snuff." They played one more which I think was new. Their set was cut a little short due to the time and the Eminem after party and all. I am demanding you listen to a little bit of TLA, they play a great live show and have a great CD. Dillinger Four was next.

By the time Dillinger Four was ready at least 100 people found their way up front, and I found I had lots less elbow space. Dillinger Four came out with the siren aboce the stage and played "Mosh For Jesus," an all-time favorite D4 song. they continued their set with "Our Science Is Tight," "Maximum Piss and Vineagar," "Situationist Comedy," "Shotgun Confessional," and "Total Fucking Gone Song." At that time security was pushing people towards the door. Some people fought back but everyone knew that was the end of the night. Everyone else was pissed but I was glad I got to see those bands before the stupid afterparty.


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Anonymous (March 10, 2003)

this shit sucksssssssss
suck my dick fat ass bastard!

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

fucking homophobe.

waste_elite (September 14, 2002)

yup, i caught both bands. i was impressed.

AdamVMS (September 14, 2002)

did you get there early enough to see the springfields and/or the shakedowns????

waste_elite (September 14, 2002)

wow, saw D4 last night in balt. fucking memorable to say the very least. look for my review.

Anonymous (September 13, 2002)

shutup and get along its a good album reviews are overrated

WussEmoRock (September 13, 2002)

yes his review sucked, but at least it was better than no review. He told us some of the songs they played and it was interesting knowing about the eminem after party bla bla bla, so it was better to hear about a show then not hearing about it at all...and I don't think anyone would argue with me. even though it sucked it wasn't bad enough to not be posted, maybe just proof read or done by the other guy who went to the show.


Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

Lawrence arms playing boatless booze cuise live??

Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

maybe im just old or dumb, but who is Dgay reffering to, i get eminfag and papa suck. owell, homophobia is fun when your 12

Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

a hot carl is when the hooker shits on your chest. a dirty sanchez is something else.

On related note: try a hollywood, where you are doing her from behind, stick your fingers in her ass scap as much shit out as you can then stuff your fingers up her nose and scream "tell me your shit dont stink"

Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

Wuss, I've now decided that you suck. I've been reading your comments lately, and this puts the tip into the bin.

You're telling us that a bad review is better than no review?

You're a fucking genious.

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Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

Did the lawrence arms play Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1? Please tell me they did, that's one of the best songs ever created.

Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

I get confused- is it a "Hot Karl" or a "Dirty Sanchez" when the hooker shits on your chest (or is it the other way around)?

D4 own.

Anonymous (September 11, 2002)

i want to fuck eminem in teh ass he is so fucken sexy, i have a big black dick implant, he would really enjoy that, i want to lick is ass so hard it bleeds all over my face and then i get to take a shit on his chest, yes yes, that is what i will do

Anonymous (September 11, 2002)

yes i was at this concert and i was talking to D4 singer, you know the fat one, in the bathroom and he was fucking funny. After the show all these rap gangsta from boise ideaho where out side all pissed wanting to get in. If you dont know what boise idaho is like, its like a small city with no crime and defently no gangs, just guys trying to pretend when they drive around in there riced out cars. SO it was pretty fucking stupid, there where some bad talking going between the eminime fans. I think they where mad cuz they like to pretned there is a ghetto in boise but there isnt.

WussEmoRock (September 11, 2002)

not a very popular review, but that's alright, just try harder next time. I look at it this way...at least he reviews shows, it's better than not having a review at all. tla rule!


Anonymous (September 11, 2002)

not even my hatred for eminem can save your review from not sucking.

Their is no 7 inch with shady view terrace, it was a split EP, and that song is also the unlisted song on ghost stories at the end, without electric guitars.

Anonymous (September 11, 2002)

what the fuck is up with calling the lawrence arms "generic" "pop-punk" and "emoish"... i'm glad i'm not the only one ridiculously pissed about this idiotic description of them... TLA has roots back to the days of slapstick (RIP) they are far from generic... i could rant and rave about your idiocy for an hour but i'd rather go read a review that's worth my time

CallingLondon (September 11, 2002)

nevermind, it's called Noble Stabbings.

CallingLondon (September 11, 2002)

isn't the first song on the D4 album the title track?

Anonymous (September 11, 2002)

I stopped reading after the "Eminfag" and "Papa Gay" quips...grow the fuck up.

AdamVMS (September 11, 2002)


well come early and check out the springfields and the shakedowns and buy some shit...

i'm broke :)

waste_elite (September 10, 2002)

that review sucked.


as if Lawrence Arms play generic pop-punk/emo. god...

i'm going to the Dillinger Four show in baltimore this thursday and i am fucking stoked.

AdamVMS (September 10, 2002)

Everyone going to the show in DC should come down for the show thursday in fucking Baltimore. They always tear shit up over here.

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

WORST REVIEW EVER! you ass clown

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

okay, yr pissed about eminem, i would be too. but just cuz the show was cut short doesn't mean the review should be.

what made the arrivals good? that they rocked? that makes me want to check them out, your opinion is really valid after calling the lawrence arms generic pop punk.

and the lawrence arms, i love those guys, the contrast between brendan's songs and chris's, the lyrics, it's all amazing. i can't wait for plea for peace. p.s. porn(o) and snuff films IS ON apathy and exhaustion.

what did dillinger four do? so they played these seven songs, one of which doesn't even exist... being from minneapolis and seeing these guys a number of times i know that they did at least something beyond "go up, play, leave". basically, i don't care that much about the exact set list as much as i care about the show and the vibe.

maybe you'll try harder next time...
stinkpalm 2012

guitarer1c2 (September 10, 2002)

Why is there one crummy paragraph devoted to one of the headliners, Dillinger Four? I'm sorry but one paragraph does not do these guys justice. They frickin' rock live and being from their hometown of St. Paul, MN, I was able to catch one of their record release shows for "Situationist Comedy" and I even scored a setlist. They are amazing!

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

I'll be at the D4 show in DC tonight, expect a good review and photos. Oldpunker, if you show I'll be the drunk with the camera.


Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

Dillinger Four doesn't even have a goddamn song called "Situationist Comedy", you moron. This review is pure shit.

CallingLondon (September 10, 2002)

since when is Lawrence Arms generic pop-punk? this is news to me. I must see Dillinger Four live before i die.

evildeadalive (September 10, 2002)

Worst review ever. D4 live is gosh darn amazing. You told us nothing.

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

mfag, dgay....what are you, 12? I understand being pissed but that is some of the most idiotic rambling i've ever heard.


Crooky (September 10, 2002)

those damn bastards in Dillinger 4 cancelled their az show
but lawrence arms ruled

punky (September 10, 2002)

eminem sucks big time...i just can't wait for him to write another song about how everyone wants to be like him, and he's the only original rapper out there. damn idiot.

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

eminem rules your world, you only wish you could have been at the afterparty, that's why you were pissed.

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