Photos: Eric Benet live in Central Park

Posted by The G on August 15, 2012 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.

Eric Benet

Eric Benet

On August 12, 2012 R&B singer Eric Benet headlined a free show at SummerStage in Central Park in Manhattan.  Here are some photos of one of the hottest (literally and figuratively) singers around.

Eric Benet

Eric Benet about to take the stage.

After the jump, see a few more photos of Eric and also see a picture of one of Eric’s famous fans who was in attendance to watch the first few songs of Eric’s performance.

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Art Vs. Science live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on August 13, 2011 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.

Art Vs. Science

Art Vs. Science

I admit it.  I went to go see the Australian dance/punk/electro band Art Vs. Science based exclusively on their name.  The trio played New York’s Bowery Ballroom on August 12, 2011.  My instincts were right and they turned me into a fan before their set was over.  I checked out their debut album “The Experiment” after the show was over and I recommend it.  There’s a few mid-tempo tracks, but most of the album will get you up out of your seat and dancing like the crowd was at Bowery Ballroom.  Highlights for me were “Sledgehammer” (no relation to the Peter Gabriel song) and “Hollywood.”

Catch Art Vs. Science when they come to your town.  Their remaining US tour dates are:

Saturday 13th August North Halsted Market Days, Chicago, IL.

Sunday 14th August The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL.

Thursday 18th August Club Congress, Tuscon, AZ.

Friday 19th August Bar Smith, Phoenix, AZ.

Saturday 20th August Voila Acoustique, Mexico City.

Sunday 21st August Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver.

Tuesday 23rd August Dour Fir Lounge, Portland, OR.

Wednesday 24th August Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA.

Thursday 25th August The Hundred Days, Gundlach-Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, CA.

Friday 26th August The Casbah, San Diego, CA.

Saturday 27th August Sunset Junction Street Fair, Los Angeles, CA.

Sunday 28th August Grit City Fest, Tacoma, WA.

See the setlist after the jump.

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An Encounter with Francis Farewell Starlite

Posted by The G on August 13, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photo taken by a complete stranger.

Francis Farewell Starlite and G

The lead singer of Francis and the Lights has legally changed his name to Francis Farewell Starlite.  According2g, that makes him totally awesome immediately.  It helps that his music is pretty great as well and when you see him live as I did on August 12, 2010, the Prince comparisons make total sense.  The guy dances his butt off on stage and coupled with the amazing band he has backing him, you’ll find yourself making “the funky face” many times as you watch him perform.  I’d read a few articles and they alluded to Francis Farewell Starlite being difficult.  As I walked into the afterparty following his awesome performance, Francis Farewell Starlite was anything but difficult.  In fact he was extremely nice!  He took photos with myself and a few other fans and was very personable.  He also autographed his CD “It’ll be Better” for me.  I couldn’t resist asking him what his favorite Prince song is and without hesitation, he said “Pop Life.”  Good choice!  Best of luck Francis.  See you next week at the MGMT show and hope to see your name in lights for many years to come!

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