Review: Paul Banks of Interpol Headlines “Put Your Sad Down” Benefit

Posted by The G on August 23, 2013 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Paul Banks

Paul Banks

On August 22, 2013, New York’s rock and roll elite joined forces for a special concert at the Bowery Hotel.  Benjamin Curtis of the band School of Seven Bells has been undergoing treatment for T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and the event “Put Your Sad Down,” (named after a song by School of Seven Bells) helped raise money for his medical costs.  Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes and Paul Banks of Interpol performed solo sets in the swanky hotel, while Alexa Chung and actor Danny Masterson DJed in between sets.  Paul Banks performed tracks from his solo albums including “Summertime Is Coming,” “Games For Days” and “I’ll Sue You.”  There were some great items that were auctioned off (including items signed by The Black Keys and Radiohead).  Spotted in the crowd were members of School of Seven Bells and Joe Jonas (who, along with his brothers had donated merchandise to be auctioned off).  Based on the packed crowd, I really hope the event raised a lot of money for Benjamin Curtis.  I’ve seen him in concert and met him several times and he has been extremely personable each time.  Get well soon Benjamin!!!

George Michael’s Symphonica Tour Opening Night Set List

Posted by The G on August 22, 2011 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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George Michael

George Michael

Unfortunately, I could not be in Prague for the opening night of George Michael’s 2011 Symphonica tour.  The setlist is so good, I couldn’t resist sharing it with you all.  I know you love George almost as much as I do.  He plays “Cowboys and Angels” and Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is A Losing Game” and is backed with a symphony orchestra.  Holy S–t!

George, if you are reading this, don’t even think about not playing these songs with a symphony for your US fans!  🙂

SYMPHONICA: The Orchestral Tour Set List
August 22, 2011
State Opera House – Prague, Czech Republic
My Baby just cares for Me
Cowboys & Angels
True Faith
Let Her Down Easy
Kissing A Fool
Going to A Town
It Doesn’t Really Matter
Brother can you spare a Dime
John & Elvis
Russian Roulette
You Have Been Loved
You’ve Changed
Love is a Losing Game
Where I Hope You Are
Praying For Time
Wild Is The Wind
A Different Corner
Feeling Good
You And I
Amazing / I’m Your Man / Freedom
I Remember You

Thanks to BB3 for sending in the set list.


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