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Old 03-18-2003, 12:37 AM   #1
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Chicago Elevation Pics

Heres a "few" pics I took in Chicago last weekend following the U2 tribute band Elevation.I had a great time.

http://homepage.mac.com/lnglaker/PhotoAlbum16.html


Their homepage is here.

http://www.elevationusa.com/
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Old 03-18-2003, 01:29 PM   #2
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Cool pics. Looks like a big crowd!

Isnt there some kind of law or something saying that two bands cant have the same name?
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Cool pics. Looks like a big crowd!

Isnt there some kind of law or something saying that two bands cant have the same name?

Erm...

I don't know if it's a LAW...but isn't one Elevation from CANADIA anyway?

(Yes, I know I spelled it wrong, I'm Canadian so I have the right to )

...and not to be biased, but I think the USA Elevation is better, but that's only because they're my friends and I've seen them over 20 times now.

Once I get my pictures developed I'll be sure to post them...I think I have 3 from this past weekend, lol. One's of the PLEBA girls though.

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Old 03-18-2003, 05:17 PM   #4
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Well even if there were a band from Sweden named U2 I think there would be some kind of copyright issue or something.

I was just curious.

I havent heard Elevation USA play but I thought Elevation Canada was fantastic. But I think the band members (with maybe the exception of Bono) look more like U2 than USA does.
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I have seen both of them play - and they are equally good. And not to step on anyone's feet, but the US Elevation had the name wrapped up (Danno at least) back during the Elevation tour. He handed me a business card back then. TO Elevation has been around just over a year.

It is hard to really compare the two - I like em' both quite a bit.

Has anyone else seen both of them?
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I have seen both of them play - and they are equally good. And not to step on anyone's feet, but the US Elevation had the name wrapped up (Danno at least) back during the Elevation tour. He handed me a business card back then. TO Elevation has been around just over a year.

It is hard to really compare the two - I like em' both quite a bit.

Has anyone else seen both of them?

I first met Danno on Oct. 14, 2001 at Fado's, downtown Chicago. He said then his band's name was 'Elevation' and that was BEFORE he even had a band! lol. He printed up said business cards that night/morning and passed them out the next day in the GA line. I have a card too.

And if anyone is in the Chicago area, this Thursday morning from 8-9 AM, ELEVATION will be featured on WGN's morning show. It's going to be awesome!

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Has anyone else seen both of them?
I have, and I agree both are equally good in their respective ways.

Its very hard to compare tribute bands sound wise (outside of the right notes being played etc) in these types of venues because each room is different and some bars have their own sound guy which can make a world of difference as well. Not to mention the fact that unless youre gonna spend a quarter mil or more on gear, the best you can do is get a facscimile, but it will never be bang on in terms of all the nuances of The U2 Sound.

Actually though, I must mention ZooStation here, I was quite impressed with the way they have their show mixed. It took me right into that U2 zone from a sound perspective. They also have a great energy and something very U2 about them that goes beyond the surface of looks or exact replication of songs.

Lookwise/clonewise, each band also has its merits. I would say that Elevation USAs Bono and Larry are closer to the real deal, while Elevation Toronto have good Edge and Adam lookalikes.

But again, they both put on a good show!

I respect anyone that gets up to do my favorite music!!
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And if anyone is in the Chicago area, this Thursday morning from 8-9 AM, ELEVATION will be featured on WGN's morning show. It's going to be awesome!

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The moring show performance has ben postponed due to the Mid -East situation.
No date has been set.
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And if anyone is in the Chicago area, this Thursday morning from 8-9 AM, ELEVATION will be featured on WGN's morning show. It's going to be awesome!

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The moring show performance has ben postponed due to the Mid -East situation.
No date has been set. [/B][/QUOTE]


Thanks for posting that Walkron. I forgot.

I do believe the tentative date right now is May 16th...which is a really long way off.

Also, ELEVATION will be playing this friday, March 21 at
Corrigan's Pub
3047 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL
south side

Check the website for all their dates. www.elevationusa.com

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I think you have to copywrite or register your name. So in this case... it doesn't matter who started first, it's who gets the legalities done first.

Get ready, get set, GO GET A LAWYER!!
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I think you have to copywrite or register your name. So in this case... it doesn't matter who started first, it's who gets the legalities done first.

Get ready, get set, GO GET A LAWYER!!

I see an apperance on the People's Court in the two Elevation's future.

But seriously...both bands are equally great in their own way. Like I said, I'm just partial to the US Elevation guys 'cause I happen to be friends with them. No dig to the Canadian band or anything intended. Anyone that plays U2 music is alright in my book.

But...is having the same name that big a deal anyway? I mean, as long as the two bands let people know the difference it shouldn't be that much of a problem...right? Or am I just crazy?

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Would it bother you if there was a band named U2 in New Zealand?

Its not a bother.. personally I just got confused for a while because I kept hearing people talk about the band Elevation but then I kept seeing different pictures from both bands and I was like
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I know that Bush (Gavin Rossdale)... had to change their name legally to Bush X because there was a band with that name in New Zealand or something.
They still go by Bush, but you'll see the X on their newer CD's.
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Would it bother you if there was a band named U2 in New Zealand?

Its not a bother.. personally I just got confused for a while because I kept hearing people talk about the band Elevation but then I kept seeing different pictures from both bands and I was like


Well, they just need to make a point of saying which is which and who is who to avoid confusion is all.

And if another band has the name U2 it would be a blatent rip-off I think...they could get in trouble for that. But for tribute bands? I don't know....it just seems like not a big issue to me. Sorry.

Maybe this is the point where I need to shutup...I don't want to start a big controversy.

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And if another band has the name U2 it would be a blatent rip-off I think...they could get in trouble for that. But for tribute bands? I don't know....it just seems like not a big issue to me. Sorry.
I never said it was a big issue.

I was just curious if there was some kind of rule or law or something about it.

But it sounds as if you're saying tribute bands are not as important as real bands.
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