Review: Reputante/We Are Scientists/Ash live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on November 21, 2012 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Tim Wheeler of Ash (on vocals)

November 20, 2012 was a night of great music at Bowery Ballroom in New York.  The show featured Reputante, a last minute semi-surprise set from We Are Scientists and Ireland’s Ash.

Reputante

Reputante

Reputante are a pop/rock band whose studio recordings are a collaboration with lead singer James Levy and Ash’s Tim Wheeler.  You can sample the goods by downloading (for a limited time), a free track entitled “Lock Me Up” from the group’s Bandcamp page.

Keith Murray of We Are Scientists.

It was a last minute addition to an already great lineup when a few days ago We Are Scientists were added to the bill.  It was good to see that We Are Scientists’ drummer Andy Burrows was back with the band.  Their set (as advertised) was a brief 5 or 6 song (and if someone has the set list, please let us know).  I didn’t see one laying around at the show and for some reason I know their music but not the names of the songs.  I’m blaming the invention of iPod shuffle mode instead of my fading memory bank.  🙂

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists exited the stage but returned about 2 hours later when they were brought on stage for Ash’s second encore.  More about that in a second.

Ash

Ash

Ash hit the stage around 10:20 pm and played for close to two hours.  Song after song were just rockin’ as Tim Wheeler and company are celebrating over 20 years in the music business.  They performed selections from all phases of their career including the often covered “Shining Light,” “A Life Less Ordinary” and “Joy Kicks Darkness,” which Ash proclaimed as their favorite song to play live.  For the second encore, the supergroup of Ash and We Are Scientists all got on stage and played two covers – Mudhoney’s “Touch Me I’m Sick” and Weezer’s “Only In Dreams.”  Thanks to all 3 bands for a great night of rock and roll!

See Ash’s set list after the jump.

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Ash live at Santos Party House

Posted by The G on April 4, 2010 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Tim Wheeler of Ash.

On April 3, 2010, Irish rockers Ash played a really intimate show at Santos Party House in New York.  Lead singer Tim Wheeler announced that this was the first show they’ve played in New York in over two years and the sold out crowd was loving every second of it.  The band took us through hits such as “Shining Light” and “A Life Less Ordinary” to new tracks like “Arcadia” and “The Dead Disciples.”  Ash are currently doing a really cool project called “Singles A-Z” where every two weeks, they are releasing a new song both in electronic format and as a vinyl single.  As if the show wasn’t rockin’ enough, Russell Lissack from Bloc Party joined the band for his first performance with the band.  He’ll also be accompanying them on their upcoming UK tour.  I have to admit, I knew very little about the band prior to attending the show and like all great rock stars, they did their job by turning me into a fan long before the night was over.

Ash!

See some more pictures of Ash as well as the set list after the jump.

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