I would have been satisfied if that had just been a Tame Impala show. I wasn't expecting a full set from them.
Flaming Lips went on at least 30 minutes late, but the Carrie/Halloween themed opening with the blood balloons was pretty fun. I don't know if that was the "blood bath" thing, but it seems that was cut due to the delay & 11pm curfew.
They blew past that curfew, yea? I saw them chatting about it on stage right at 11pm. Then they did Do You Realize.
Oh, and pretty sure the blood bath thing was a reference to Wayne being soaked in some kind of reddish ichor right at the start the show. Then watching him freeze while various colors of confetti stuck to it and steam rolled off him. He swore up and down after it happened but it was, of course, staged. Considering how cold it was, I appreciated the effort!
The Blood Bath set never happened as they ran out of time... :( Look at their twitter as they talk about playing with Tame Impala during their Blood Bath set. It was a great night, but super lame that the Flips played less then Tame Impala. Both were stellar by the way. I loved the Carrie homage.
Well that sucks. Typical Greek curfew problems. What can ya do?
Does anyone know if Tame Impala has an opening band tonight at Belasco or just set times in general? Tickets say 8pm doors.
So I'm looking for something to do tomorrow night for Halloween. I saw that Maxim from The Prodigy is doing a dj set at a local club here. Has anyone seen him outside of The Prodigy before, and if so, is it worth seeing?
Ezra Furman & his new band the Boy-Friends are going on tour in support of their new album, DAY OF THE DOG. 2nd half of the tour will be with Tristen (she's fantastic) as support.
* = w/Tristen...
10/10 - Springfield, IL - Donnie's Homespun
10/11 - Champaign, IL - Mike n Molly's
10/12 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
10/16 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
10/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
10/19 - New York, NY - The Living Room
10/22 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs
10/23 - Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
10/24 - New Hope, PA - Triumph Brewery
10/25 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
10/26 - Marietta, OH - Adelphia Music Hall
10/27 - Yellow Springs, OH - Antioch College
10/29 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
10/31 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
11/1 - Indianapolis, IN - Do317 Lounge
11/2 - St. Louis - Foam Coffee and Beer
11/6 - Madison, WI - The Dragonfly Longe
11/7 - Minneapolis, MN - ?
11/8 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
11/9 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
11/11 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
11/12 - Denver, CO - The Hi Dive *
11/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
11/14 - Boise, ID - Neurolux *
11/15 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon *
11/16 - Salem, OR - Christo's *
11/19 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord *
11/20 - Davis, CA - Third Space *
11/21 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet's *
11/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite *
11/24 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
Come get destroyed. These shows are going to be wild.
i haven't liked anything he's done since his second album with the harpoons. shame, too. those sets were awesome.
I think his only album after that was his solo album The Year of No Returning. That's when I first heard of him and saw him solo then I went back and got into the previous albums. He is definitely much more rockin' with a full electric performance. He will be touring with a new band this tour so we'll see.
Here's a little of the new stuff.
Another RBMA "$3 with RSVP" show at the Troubadour next month:
Machinedrum (billed as "Vapor City live")
Wisdom of the Glove at Secret Location, Brooklyn
On Thanksgiving Eve, Wed 11.27, we are proud to welcome Guy Gerber's Wisdom of the Glove party to Brooklyn for an all night warehouse event.
ALL NIGHT LONG with...Metro Area
Friday December 13
Cameo Gallery Brooklyn, NY
21 and over
wow and wow. jealous
Stevie Wonder will be performing his 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life, at his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert on December 21st at the Nokia Theatre in LA.
Tickets go on sale November 1st!
anyone been to the belasco? Online reviews of the venue make it sound like a shit show.
sounds like they did the blood bath fist last night then the normal lips set. wonder if Santa Barbara will also be a blood bath show. either way very excited for tonight and Friday.
Anyone ever been to Apogee Studio? Seeing Johnny Marr there on Monday.
I enjoyed the show but couldn't believe all the celebrities, very odd, just in my area I saw the host from some extreme home makeover show (didn't know him the security girl did), Tim Robbins, Adam Goldberg, Jackson Browne and a few others I can't remember.
Is anyone considering going to this? I really hope that there is a miracle and i can go.
I'll be there as well. Definitely cant miss that.
Damn Tame Impala were great tonight. One of my top shows for the year.
I really dug the Belasco. Particularly how the floor has a nice slight slope towards the stage which made standing towards the back perfectly fine with a great view. May have been imagining this slope I am speaking of but that is how it seemed. The sound at the beginning of the show was sort of bad. The entire mix was super low, pretty much no bass presence and I heard the people around me talking and bottles clanging in the bar more than I did the performance. But the sound got exponentially better and louder, and the show really came to life during Half Full Glass of Wine. From that point on I thought the energy from the crowd was great and Kevin later commented that he really felt the love from the crowd tonight, more so than the show last night. The visuals were awesome as usual and filled up way more of the wall behind the band than I remember at Fox Pomona show.
16 song setlist lasted for about 1 hr 40 (set list says 95 min). Seriously loved this show. Great performance from Tame and once the show caught its groove it really went.
(a girl in the merch booth line following the show let me take a photo of her setlist)