Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tour

I love Tom Petty and for whatever reason, I've never seen him live. I really need to remedy that this summer. He's back with a new album and is hitting the road. As if you need another reason to love Tom Petty, look at his openers...Drive-By Truckers and My Morning Jacket (as well as vets Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and ZZ Top). Find me two better modern-day rock bands who would be a better fit for that gig. I can't come up with any.

You can also stream the first single, "Good Enough," from Mojo on his site right now (his first album in almost ten years). It's a straight up rocker and is actually quite good.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Them Crooked Vultures @ Roseland, 2/8/10

"File that under holy shit." Josh Homme made that remark after a guitar solo from unlikely fourth member Alain Johannes but it summed up the entire show for me. I didn't think Josh Homme was ever happy about anything but he had a smile on his face the entire night and who can blame him. What other lead singer can join a band with one of the greatest drummers of our generation and a living legend and still somehow make it about him? Regardless, I spent the majority of the show gazing at JPJ and watching in disbelief as Grohl bashed away at the drums for an hour and forty-five minutes with a level of fierceness I've never seen before. They played all 13 songs from the album and one unrecorded song called "Highway One" which, frankly, wasn't as good as any of the songs on the album. The show was everything it was supposed to be and more.