65,000 People Can’t Be Wrong?

Posted by The G on February 19, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon taken at the All Points West Festival, August 2008

Kings of Leon announced a show at London’s Hyde Park for June 30, 2010, and when tickets went on sale this morning, it has been reported that 65, 000 tickets have sold out in seconds!  Wow!  Can 65,000 people be wrong?  I am one of the most open-minded people musically that you’ll ever encounter, and when I saw Kings of Leon live in 2008, I was excited to match the music with the name I kept hearing about.  Song after song, I was totally nonplussed.  I didn’t think their music was offensive; however, I felt that at best it was mediocre bar band music.  To make it worse, they opened for Radiohead, who blew them further into oblivion as far as I am concerned.  I’ve read interviews with lead singer Caleb Followill and it seems that he loves to brag about how drunk he can get whenever possible.  According2g, I don’t get Kings of Leon.  Can someone please enlighten me?

Choonimals!

Posted by The G on August 7, 2009 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

The All Points West Festival was not only about discovering new music and playing around in the mud, it was also about arts and crafts.

I discovered this totally awesome brand of T-shirts called Choonimals!

This cool T-shirt can be yours at www.choonimals.com!

This cool T-shirt can be yours at www.choonimals.com!

Their tag line is “clothes for people,  not hats for cats.”  I couldn’t agree more. See below for a picture of me with one of the Choonimals.

G and a Choonimal

G and a Choonimal

Uber-hotties Chad and Chris Thiebert of Choonimals.com

Uber-hotties Chad and Chris Thiebert of Choonimals.com

These t-shirts couldn’t be any hotter.  These guys couldn’t be any hotter.  Please check them out on the web and buy lots of stuff! Tell them G sent ya!

MGMT – Live at All Points West

Posted by The G on August 3, 2009 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

I am really into the music of MGMT, a little alt-rock meets funk duo from Brooklyn, New York and this is my second time seeing them live.  While I think their album “Oracular Spectacular” was one of my favorite albums of 2008, I don’t think they have much stage presence.

Regardless, it’s always fun to hear them play favorites such as “Kids,” “Time To Pretend,” “The Handshake,” “Electric Feel,” and the title cut off their upcoming album “Congraulations,” which is scheduled for release in 2010.

See some worldwide exclusive pictures of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden aka MGMT (and it’s officially pronounced M-G-M-T, by the way) after the break.

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Echo and the Bunnymen – Live at All Points West

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Ian McKullough of Echo and the Bunnymen.   All photos by G.

Ian McKullough of Echo and the Bunnymen. All photos by G.

Echo and the Bunnymen played a 45 minute set at the All Points West Festival and in between cigarettes, lead singer Ian McCullough belted out favorites such as “Lips Like Sugar” and “Bring on the Dancing Horses” as well as covers of The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues,” Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” and Wilson Pickett’s “In The Midnight Hour.”

See worldwide exclusive photos by G after the jump.

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Coldplay – Live at All Points West

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Chris Martin of Coldplay.  All photos by G.

Chris Martin of Coldplay. All photos by G.

I had nearly given up on Coldplay as they have eluded me multiple times as I try and see them live (the most notable was when my apartment caught on fire the night before I was to see them on the “Rush of Blood To The Head” tour and I decided to do the responsible thing and look for a new place to live thus selling my ticket), but it all changed when I met Chris Martin at a screening of the movie “Anvil” earlier this year. You can see that amazing picture here.  I thought the rain was going to prevent me from seeing Coldplay tonight, but it let up and we were sure in for a treat!

My brain is on music overload as I’ve seen the likes of Green Day and Grace Jones this week, not to mention, today alone, I saw MGMT, Elbow and Echo and the Bunnymen, so if you have the complete set list, please post it!  From what I can remember, they played hit after hit with “Clocks,” “In My Place,” “Talk,” “Fix You,” “Strawberry Swing,” “Viva La Vida,” and “God Put A Smile On Your Face”  The Beastie Boys were supposed to play on the first night of the festival but had to cancel due to an ailing band member, so Chris Martin did an awesome piano version of the Beasties’ “Fight For Your Right To Party” as a tribute to absent friends.  Coldplay seems to be a love ’em or hate ’em band, and I love ’em!

UPDATE: Courtesy of our friends at www.coldplaying.com (a really cool Coldplay site, by the way), here’s the full set list:

Life In Technicolor
Violet Hill
Clocks
In My Place
Yellow
42
Fix You
Strawberry Swing
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
Fight For Your Right (To Party) (Chris piano, Beastie Boys cover)
Viva La Vida
Lost!
Green Eyes (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (Acoustic, sung by Will)
Billie Jean
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
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Politik
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
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The Scientist
Life in Technicolor ii
The Escapist (outro)

Some worldwide exclusive photos after the jump.

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