Video: “Crucify Your Mind” live by Rodriguez at Barclays Center

Posted by The G on October 11, 2013 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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On October 9, 2013, Rodriguez performed his largest New York show to date at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.  The audience soaked up every word and every note uttered by Rodriguez and it was great to see the legendary singer finally receiving the career the fame and success he deserves.  If you haven’t seen the Academy Award winning documentary “Searching For Sugarman,” you should definitely check it out as it will warm your heart.

This video, on the other hand will crucify your mind.  Never worry, it’s merely the title of the song!

Enjoy and thanks for a great show Rodriguez!

 

Video: “Amok” live by Atoms For Peace at Barclays Center

Posted by The G on October 8, 2013 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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Atoms for Peace is Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke’s side project.  Recently, the band performed at Barclays Center.  One of my favorite songs of the night was the title track from their album “Amok.”  So get ready to run amok and click play….

 

Review: Atoms For Peace live at Barclays Center

Posted by The G on September 28, 2013 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

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AThom Yorke of Atoms for Peace

Thom Yorke of Atoms for Peace

On September 27, 2013 Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke’s side project Atoms For Peace performed at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Being a die-hard Radiohead fan, of course I loved the show, but there were a few things that definitely puncture a hole in the otherwise untouchable world of all things Radiohead.  The show began at 9:15 and for nearly one hour and 45 minutes, Thom Yorke (with Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass) and his band used many of Radiohead’s signature techniques to get the crowd going.  Personally, I think Thom Yorke’s voice is so beautiful that he could do an a capella show with no backdrop and I’d love it, but why do that when you can use a crazy-ass lighting system (see below)?  Yorke danced, played piano and guitar throughout the show, which included songs such as “Default,” “And It Rained All Night,” “Harrowdown Hill,” “Ingenue” and “Black Swan” (as an unlikely final song) and each song was filled with pretty cool visuals (although, the stage set up was surprisingly recycled from the last Atoms for Peace tour).

Atoms For Peace

Atoms For Peace

Surprisingly, the show was nowhere near sold out, and of course, since one should not expect Radiohead songs to be played (and except for “Paperbag Writer,” a Radiohead B-side, none were), that might have been a deterrent from people filling the seats.  The floor, which was general admission, was only about half full, but for those of us that were there, it was pretty awesome.  The majority of Thom Yorke’s solo album “The Eraser” was played (though the title track was criminally absent) along with the Atoms for Peace record “Amok,” and again, hearing the songs in a stadium setting made me realize the limitations of the tracks.  The Atoms for Peace tracks are quite experimental, and in a huge space such as Barclays, keeping everyone’s attention was not something that Yorke and company were particularly successful at.  I am always amused at Thom Yorke’s “dance like no one’s looking” moves, which were used throughout the show, and Flea’s “play the bass like your life depends on it” energy, but many times, a few seconds after a song’s intro, hordes of people were getting out of their seats to mill around instead of watch the show.  I saw the last Atoms for Peace show in the much smaller Roseland Ballroom a few years ago and that show, even with a lack of Radiohead songs was mindblowing.  The Atoms for Peace show at Barclays had its moments but I think the space was way too big for the material that was presented.  Perhaps Mr. Yorke’s ego will be deflated a bit after realizing that he is far from perfect and the Atoms for Peace show was a huge reminder of that.  I’m sure I am in the minority on this, but that’s why this site is called According 2 G.   A video of “Amok” will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

The setlist was:

Before Your Very Eyes / Default / The Clock / Ingenue / Stuck Together Pieces / Unless / And it Rained All Night / Harrowdown Hill / Dropped / Cymbal Rush

Encore 1: Skip Divided / Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses / Rabbit In Your Headlights (UNKLE Cover) / Paperbag Writer (Radiohead Cover) / Amok

Encore 2: Atoms for Peace / Black Swan

Video: “But Not Tonight” live by Depeche Mode

Posted by The G on September 15, 2013 under G Videos | Read the First Comment

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On September 6, 2013 when Depeche Mode played the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, they delivered another mind blowing performance.  One of the highlights of the show was the rarely performed “But Not Tonight” from the “Black Celebration” era.  Not only is the song rarely performed, but the studio version is sung by Dave Gahan.  But not this night!  (ha!)  Martin Gore took over on vocal duties and killed it!  You’ll see what I am talking about as soon as you press play!

Video: “Halo (Goldfrapp Remix)” live by Depeche Mode

Posted by The G on September 11, 2013 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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If you can forgive the fact that I missed the first line of the song, you are about to see an emotionally charged rendition of “Halo” by Depeche Mode from Barclays Center in dreaded Brooklyn when the band performed here on September 6, 2013.  This version is the Goldfrapp remix and it’s quite different from the original.  It’s much more stripped down (to the bone) and a lot slower.  I prefer the original version personally, but after avoiding seeing any setlists from the Delta Machine tour before watching the show unfold before my eyes, I joked on Facebook that they’d better play “Halo,” and lo and behold, they bloody well did!  Wow!

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