Review: Florence and the Machine live at Radio City Music Hall

Posted by The G on May 9, 2012 under G Reviews | 2 Comments to Read

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Florence and the Machine

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine

Florence Welch is a born performer!  Her band Florence and the Machine performed a sold out show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2012.  The show was being broadcast on the TV channel FUSE, so Florence asked the crowd during the first song if we wouldn’t mind standing up, and the rest of the show had a festival-like atmosphere despite being in the classy and legendary venue.  Florence mentioned many times how great it was to be playing at the famous Radio City and that she feels like New York is like a second home to her.  The crowd returned the love and then some!

Rock to the F-l-o!

Before the song “Raise it Up,” she asked the crowd if people would get up on their partner’s shoulders like the do at festivals, and the crowd had no problem complying!  She engaged the crowd in many sing-a-longs and ran back and forth (barefoot, no less) across the stage with her flowing dress at times channeling Stevie Nicks and at other times channeling Siouxsie Sioux. Florence’s voice is powerful and booming and I recall from the last time I saw her live, her voice and amazing stage presence flow out effortlessly.

Florence!

My only slight gripe with the show was that it seemed a bit short.  She played for about an hour and a half, totaling 13 songs.  She did play favorites such as “Dog Days are Over,” “Raise It Up,” “Cosmic Love,” “Shake It Out” and “What The Water Gave Me,” and “Leave My Body,” but considering she only has two albums, it seemed like a bunch of songs were omitted.  “Drumming,” “Hurricane Drunk,” “My Boy Builds Coffins,” “You Got The Love” and “Breaking Down” come to mind.  However, my thoughts on seeing Florence and The Machine have not change.  She’s an electrifying performer and there is no doubt that she will be soon selling out stadiums across the world.  And what a sight it will be watching her slay huge crowds with her strangeness and charm.

See the set list after the jump.

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Happy Birthday, Florence Welch

Posted by The G on August 28, 2011 under Celebrities | 3 Comments to Read

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch

The dog days are over and we are feeling only love for today’s birthday girl, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Florence was born on August 28, 1986!  I feel so old.  I am looking forward to hearing her 2nd album which will be out later this year.  What’s your favorite Flo track?

 

Flochella! Florence and The Machine’s Summer 2011 Tour Dates

Posted by The G on February 14, 2011 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Florence Welch - Flochella

Florence Welch - Flochella 2011

Florence Welch is dominating the world at the moment!  She performed at the Grammy’s last night and she’ll be also performing at the Academy Awards.  Right after that, Florence and the Machine will be opening for U2 on selected tour dates.  Next, Florence and the Machine will play a few 2011 summer dates.  Flochella is here!

6.12 Berkeley, CA: Greek Theater
6.13 Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theater
6.17 Minneapolis, MN: Weesner Ampitheater
6.18 Chicago, IL: Aragon Ballroom
6.20 Philadelphia, PA: Festival Pier
6.23 Boston, MA: Bank of America Pavilion
6.24 New York, NY: Central Park Summerstage
6.30 Orlando, FL: Hard Rock Live
7.1 Atlanta, GA: Fox Theater

Hello My Name Is Nobody Gives A F#%K!

Posted by The G on January 6, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

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Hello My Name Is Nobody Gives A F#%K!  by TMNK

Hello My Name Is Nobody Gives A F#%K! by TMNK

I love TMNK (The Me Nobody Knows).  He’s like Picasso meets Basquiat in 2011.

Florence Welch vs. TMNK

Florence and the Machine – Between Two Lungs Tracklist

Posted by The G on November 4, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine

This is the week of Florence and the Machine!  In addition to seeing her perform and meeting the tremendously talented singer, she announced the track list for “Between Two Lungs,” a special edition 2-cd set of her best selling album “Lungs.”

See the details after the jump.

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