This is when it hit me that FOB is truly the greatest band of our generation. They have such stage presence, and I can’t say often enough how insanely phenomenal Patrick’s voice was.
Posts Tagged: Live On Stage
I would love to hear the True Believers play live with a proper sound system and I’d also love to see them perform a full set. After forty minutes, the Grapevine Main Street Festival organizers told the band to exit the stage. The True Believers were booted for being too loud.
New York (or New Jersey should I say?) has intellectual punk Titus Andronicus making all these references to Albert Camus and Shakespeare. Los Angeles has riotous punk FIDLAR making references to coke, weed, skates and cheap beers… Both bands are young and bring tons of punk energy to their shows but don’t seem to come from the same place… existentialism versus teenage boredom,
Dan “Soupy” Campbell walked by me and at that moment, I fangirled. I lost my cool. I was not a journalist at a show, I was a hardcore fan stoked to see my idols grace a stage.
So many indie bands sound alike, but Infantree was showing a real uniqueness which was certainly borrowing from the 70s and way beyond, ‘Fibber’ had a little bit of this Jefferson-Airplane-Grateful-Dead-CSN-hippie generation smoking through the cracks of the song
Still, it was pretty daring to juxtapose their own songs with these beloved youth rebellious anthems,… it’s like asking for a comparison! And I am saying this because, after this experience, Torches’ music did not entirely sound different from Arcade Fire’
I was in the middle of the crowd, surrounded by mostly teenage boys talking about how stoned they were and how stoked they were and how awesome their band was and how drunk they got last weekend. Losers, but meh. I was just excited. I knew that that night was going to be groundbreaking, life-changing. I felt it in my bones.
Had the sound been better, I would have liked them even more, but for certain, Pissed Jeans were a great way to begin the night.
it was a large crowd for a stadium-sized sound, as the quintet did sound big and confident on the small stage, with singer Nathan Willet’s powerhouse falsetto vocals leading the game during their eight-song set. They started with two new songs off their brand new ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’, first, ‘Loner Phase’, which had an interesting combination of dance-y beats and sweeping-bombastic synth wrapped by a sort of Depeche-More-meets-the Killers sound
Over the years, they sure have built a loyal follow-up, and the Henry Fonda theater seemed quite packed on Saturday night, filled with fans eager to see a band which just played one-off reunion show in 2006, but had basically turned down other offers,… until 2013. A few months ago, they headlined two shows in New York and Chicago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their label
Their set was quite animated, there was a sort of Ariel-Pink-look going on with Alex Coxen’s bleached hair and shorts over tights, but he was producing some visceral open-throated vocals, and a nervous but triumphant feeling was coming from all that loud distortion, squalling and shredding. Dinosaur Jr.? Sure, but there was certainly more than this in their booming guitar solos
You will read a lot of Joy Division comparisons in critics, and it is understandable based on the pessimistic ambiance they installed during their short set, it would certainly be difficult to top it, but I don’t know if I totally buy the whole Hamlet in hell, I-am-the-new-Ian-Curtis nihilistic approach. May be they don’t want to be compared to the 70s English band
The finger picking was getting more intricate on some songs, going from mellow parts to more country or bluegrass ones, and they were joking about the fact that people thought they were from the mid west because of the type of music they were playing. ‘We are from LA’, they said, ‘But we went to Michigan once and wrote this song about getting out of there!’… ‘Is there someone from Michigan?’
There were a few photographs hanging around the stage, waiting between the sets, and I was among them, checking my phone, when I saw a hand in front of me and a voice saying ‘Hello I’m Harper’, I was so surprised I must have said something quite stupid like ‘I know’!
On Friday night, Chris Owens had settled down for this 60s-inspired pretty and delicate music, embellished with ethereal flute, Toots-Thielemans-style harmonica and vibrant sax, and he didn’t even hesitate to cover big classics from Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkel, Donovan and Bob Dylan, going with the period.
You get the picture, you can read all of them, but it is very redundant, with a lot of ‘gyrating hips’, vagina’, ‘porn’ and various sex references. So decades after Elvis, people are still shocked by dance movements involving hips?
Flansburgh, who seems to be more disheveled and heavier each time I see him, mugs for crowd, jumps up and down in time with the music, and dramatically plucks out one note at a time while jerking his guitar at different angles. He’s the nerd rock Rick Nielsen.
David Grohl is a very crazy person, what was he thinking? That his fans would follow him into this marathon-show idea? But he was right and he also proved he was a very tough guy as he didn’t leave the stage once during this 3 hour-and-half performance, jumping behind the drums or playing guitar with the same passion
Since Annie had a ginger afro, we had to get Molly a wig, and any time she walked on stage we all started laughing, but if we wanted to be professionals we had to keep it in.
Simply said fans are outside the stage door now waiting for Jacks exit. Hipster riot indeed. The details will flow soon, and rocknyc was on the scene and can honestly state that the show was seamless and perfection. Either this abrupt ending was planned or Jack just cut the encore.
ack White and his all-female entourage showed up on the small outdoor stage and played a 20-minute set. It was announced at the last minute (I don’t know if I could have made it if I had seen it on time) and happened in a neighborhood not used to such things.
three voices doing harmonies over harmonies, Este on bass, Danielle on guitar and Alana on guitar and synth played a strong set of their original compositions inspired from 90s R&B, 80s funky synth music and classic rock and folk.
He put energy behind every word which is not something you can say for many rappers. Even if when you couldn’t quite hear him because of the sheer volume of the music and crowd, Big Boi just kept up the energy and got louder so you could hear his sharp lyrics
Standing with the crowd as the Disco Biscuits performed was a little bit like floating in an ocean of music. That sounds a little fluffy and cliché but it’s the best way I can think to describe it.
It is not enough to be gay and to be dressed up like a S&M prom queen, the guy has not a huge stage presence, and he takes too many liberties with the songs which just fall flat, especially he just can’t escape the American idol audition, and the whole thing sounds like a bore.
Look, Pitbull is a product. Don’t get it f*cked up—I’m a businessman. This industry is 90 percent business, 10 percent talent. It’s the people who think they’re talented, that their sh*t don’t stink, who get left behind…Two thousand nine was freedom, 2010 was invasion, 2011 was takeover, 2012 is grow wealth.”
Brought to you by party maniac promotors Hard Events, Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents, The 2013 cruise also includes sets from Diplo, A-Trak, Skream & Benga, Busy P, Jack Beats, Zedd, Crookers, 12th Planet, Dillon Francis, Tommy Trash,
Goldenvoice and the city of Irvine have signed a contract that would allow the promoter to stage a multi-day music festival at the Orange County Great Park next year. At the center of Orange county, Irvine is at a convenient 40-mile-distance from downtown LA and they say that the festival could draw more than 150,000 people
Free of charge and not having to smell anyones sweat I sat back and watch Jack White and his band of merry makers on two cameras. A cute idea to have it on ‘venue cam’ and,’garys cam’. Gary did a nice job. Who the hell is Gary?
What stunned me more than the precision of this event is the crowd itself. Worcesters hardcore scene is vicious but this was a brotherhood that I had not seen before. Could be that they were on best behaviour so they wouldn’t miss their faves but regardless there was a lot less smack talk going on.
The MLB Fan Cave is located in the former Tower Records Greenwich Village. Located at 692 Broadway, this mega space will be the scene of some pretty interesting concerts in celebration of the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season
The four of them played a few of their poppy songs, which were diverse but shared these boy-girl harmonies with nervously excited beats and a punkish background, while switching instruments several times during the show, navigating between keyboard, guitar, bass and drums
We ended up not doing anything more for a couple of reasons, including Rod’s busy solo schedule and his Vegas commitments, which is why we brought in Mick [Hucknall] for a few dates.”
they have been inspired to learn more and care more by listening to our music. I think, therefore, that the Reason Rally — like Bad Religion — can be very inspirational.’
Why everyone is expecting the same unnatural perfection you can hear on the record? Shaky is okay in my world, she is really real, and don’t say this if you don’t want to see her disappear for another 7 years.
A corking good idea at first glance: the Stones classic double greatest hits album, Hot Rocks.. performed in sequence from one end to the other, with three ringers thrown in for the heck of it. At Carnegie Hall Tuesday night.
Their screamer was absolutely mind blowing. His voice was so perfect and there wasn’t a single scream that came out of him that I wasn’t impressed with. His variety of screams made it all the better. As for the singer, he was equally flawless.
Over 250,000 sweat soaked dance fans overtook Sin City and now its Gotham’s turn. In partnership with EDC organizer Insomniac Events, and Pacha New York, are promising a party of epic proportion
EPIX (EpixHD.com) will broadcast live the first ever Secret Policemans Ball from Radio City Music Hall on March 4th at 7pm. This is the first time this event has been held in the US
Yes its only February and no I don’t care I still am preoccupied with Warped Tour. As the and line up trickles in a find myself again crossing my fingers so that some of my faves hit the bill.
I do know he is legend. I do know that his fans are like idiotic rabid dogs with any smidgen of criticism so all of you just line up and hit the button to enjoy this iTune freebie.
The return of For Science, and sets by Screaming Females and Black Wine, and thats just day one. 2012 is a kiler year for Don Giovanni Records and we strongly suggest you book your time accordingly. Three nights of greatness from the coolest label I know.
But we do have the outstanding Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria and As I Lay Dying. There we go with something worth hearing. There will be more additions of course, this is a multi stage ‘Festival’
And if people were already all-smile and drunk, the rest of the night was a real treat as they covered some great classics and also a few cheesy numbers, but everything was an absolute funfest.
The House of Blues in West Hollywood California is the venue where Mr. ‘Fall To Pieces”, will hopefully NOT fall to pieces before a benefit crowd.
All Time Low, Wallingford CT. There is nothing more fun than hanging out with ATL. The guys are exactly what you want to spend a night with. I have never laughed harder at a non comedy show in my life.
Now McCartney is not exactly a dancer and well I dont think anyone had thrown business cards at the stage, which we know makes things mad slippery
For those of you unfamiliar with Cat Stevens or Yusef Islam, its time to school yourself. One of the most soothing voices and most graphical lyrcists of all time. Islam has faced some opposition and rough press upon his religious conversion. He had made some controversial statements
This just in.. Jesus will not be born this year. This in protest to the horrific news that Twisted Sister is playing live in honor of the holiday. New York I am so sorry for this but, Friday, December 2 at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY, and The Best Buy Theater in NYC on Saturday, December 17 the now elder sisters will be live and rockin' for your entertainment and Holiday cheer.
their crushing-skull wall of noise filled right away the room, building, distortion over distortion, a wild monster, that was hardly letting the poppy and calm melodies escape from this thunderous madness.