Thursday, April 16, 2009

Coachella 2009: Part I

Definite: The Black Keys, Franz Ferdinand, Paul McCartney, The Hold Steady
Potential: Girl Talk, Beirut, Silversun Pickups
Ringer: Leonard Cohen
Victim: M. Ward (The Black Keys)

Definite: TV on the Radio, Mastodon, Drive-By Truckers, Cloud Cult, Band of Horses
Potential: Fleet Foxes, Thievery Corporation, Chemical Brothers
Ringers: Liars, Henry Rollins
Victim: Blitzen Trapper (DBT's), MSTRKRFT (Mastodon)

Definite: Okkervil River, Lupe Fiasco, Peter Bjorn & John, Clipse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Cure
Potential: K'naan, The Kills
Ringer: My Blood Valentine
Victims: Fucked Up, The Gaslight Anthem (Okkervil River)

The Once and Future Kings

Blood, sweat and b-side love. I am officially back on the Bloc.

"One Month Off"
"Trojan Horse"
"Hunting for Witches"
"Positive Tension"
"Waiting for the 7.18"
"Song for Clay (Disappear Here)"
"Ion Square"
"The Once and Future King"
"So Here We Are"
"The Prayer"


"This Modern Love"
Next stop: Indio, CA.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Dead Weather @ Bowery Ballroom, 4/14/09

Well, it should come as no surprise that Jack White is also a good drummer.  I'm a Jack White fan first.  I love The White Stripes and like The Racounteurs.  I don't expect The Dead Weather's music to compare to either but it was one hell of a fun show.  I'm still giddy over seeing White in a 550 capacity venue and as I, and everyone else, had hoped, he picked up the guitar for one song to remind all of his rock star worthiness.  That will be my fondest memory and was well worth the price of admission.  While the talk going in was on White, I think everyone walked out last night completely floored by Alison Mossheart.  I don't even love her voice but it's impossible not to be awed by her commanding stage presence.  The band played like they've been together for years (as many of them have).  It was uncompromising rock n roll and I'm certainly not going to complain abou that.  

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Dead Weather

The iTunes single was pretty good, hell it's Jack White.  The Dead Weather's first show is at Bowery Ballroom next Tuesday night and when tickets went on sale this morning, I somehow managed to get one @ around 10:07 (after 7 minutes of trying).  It's Jack White.  At Bowery.  Maybe he'll pick up the guitar?

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Paul McCartney, David Lynch Foundation, Radio City

I really wish I hadn't seen this. Wow. This looks like it was a special night at Radio City.

SETLIST: Angelo Badalamenti - Theme from "Twin Peaks" / Moby with Bettye LaVette - Natural Blues / Moby with TM Kids Choir - We Are All Made of Stars / Bettye LaVette with Moby - As Close As I'll Get to Heaven / Sheryl Crow - Riverwide / Sheryl Crow with Ben Harper - My Sweet Lord / Eddie Vedder - Far Behind / Eddie Vedder - Rise / Eddie Vedder - Arc / Ben Harper with Eddie Vedder - Indifference / Ben Harper - Fly One Time / Ben Harper and Eddie Vedder - Under Pressure / INTERMISSION / Donovan with Jim James - Hurdy Gurdy Man / Donovan with Jim James - Wear Your Love Like Heaven / Donovan with Sheryl Crow and Moby - Season of the Witch / Donovan with Paul Horn - Isle of Islay / Paul Horn - Meditation / Ringo Starr with Ben Harper - Don't Come Easy / Ringo Starr - Boys / Ringo Starr with Sheryl Crow and Eddie Vedder - Yellow Submarine / Paul McCartney - Baby You Can Drive My Car/Jet/Got to Get You Into My Life/Let It Be/Lady Madonna/Blackbird/Here Today/Band on the Run/Can't Buy Me Love/ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - With a Little Help From My Friends // ENCORE: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and all performers - Cosmically Conscious/I Saw Her Standing There