According2g’s 13 Favorite Concerts of 2013

Posted by The G on December 9, 2013 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Tom Petty - Beacon 2013

Tom Petty – Beacon 2013

1. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at the Beacon Theatre.   Original review here.

Johnny Marr - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Johnny Marr – Music Hall of Williamsburg

2. Johnny Marr at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Watch a video of the closest thing we’ll probably ever get to a Smiths reunion – Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke playing together on “How Soon Is Now”

 

Muse - Madison Square Garden 2013

Muse – Madison Square Garden 2013

3. Muse at Madison Square Garden.  There’s nothing like having strep throat and saying “Fuck it.  I’m going to the show anyway!”

Leonard Cohen - Radio City 2013

Leonard Cohen – Radio City 2013

4. Leonard Cohen at Radio City Music Hall.

 

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

5. Pet Shop Boys at Beacon Theatre.  Review of Night OneReview of Night Two.

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac

6. Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden.  Review.

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage - Terminal 5 2013

Shirley Manson of Garbage – Terminal 5 2013

7. Garbage at Terminal 5.  Review.

Garbage and the Screaming Females covering Patti Smith!

 

Oliver Sim and Romy Madley-Croft of the xx at Radio City Music Hall

Oliver Sim and Romy Madley-Croft of the xx at Radio City Music Hall

8. the xx at Radio City Music Hall.  Review.

Morrissey - BAM 2013

Morrissey – BAM 2013

9. Morrissey at BAM.  Review.

 

Nine Inch Nails - Barclays 2013

Nine Inch Nails – Barclays 2013

10. Nine Inch Nails at Barclays Center.

 

Jake Bugg - Iridium 2013

Jake Bugg – Iridium 2013

11. Jake Bugg at Iridium Jazz Club.

Martin Gore and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode at Barclays Center

Martin Gore and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode at Barclays Center

12. Depeche Mode at Barclays Center

 

Harry McVeigh of White Lies

Harry McVeigh of White Lies

13.  White Lies at Bowery Ballroom

 

Video: “Getting Away With It” (Electronic Cover) live by Johnny Marr

Posted by The G on May 10, 2013 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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The Johnny Marr concert last week in Brooklyn was so epic, it’s hard to even put it into words.  Just to see Johnny play the guitar was a treat, but also his new solo album “The Messenger” is great, he played a handful of Smiths songs, Andy Rourke of The Smiths guested on stage giving us probably the closest thing to a Smiths reunion that we’ll ever see and also did a pair of songs by Electronic!  Wow!  The video you are about to see is “Getting Away With It,” the first single by supergroup Electronic.  The studio version of the song is a duet between Bernard Sumner of Joy Division and New Order and Neil Tenant of Pet Shop Boys and as you are about to see, Johnny Marr makes it his own!  Go Johnny, go!

Video: “London” (The Smiths Cover) live by Johnny Marr

Posted by The G on May 7, 2013 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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Under the category “songs I never thought I’d ever hear performed live,” the song “London” by The Smiths was on that list.  But Johnny Marr, formerly of the band whipped it out during his really amazing show at Music Hall of Williamsburg last week.  You can see a review of the show (which featured the closest thing we’ll probably ever see to a Smiths reunion) here.  You’ll also note that even though he didn’t sing on the studio version of the track, he kills it!  Check out “London” by just pressing play.

Review: Johnny Marr at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Posted by The G on May 5, 2013 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr

Johnny Fuckin’ Marr!  The guitar god from The Smiths and Electronic has a solo album out called “The Messenger” and he performed a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on May 3, 2013 to promote it.  Johnny Marr didn’t sing when he was with The Smiths, so many people may not know that he is both great on guitar and vocals.  The show was epic on so many levels.  Of course, the final song featured former Smiths band mate Andy Rourke (more on that in a moment), but in addition Johnny Marr busted out some classic Smiths songs and also a pair of Electronic songs mixed in with tracks from his latest album.

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr played two Electronic songs that I never thought I’d ever hear live before, and though he doesn’t sing lead vocals on the studio versions, he made them his own last night.  He performed “Forbidden City” and “Getting Away With It” which were both great, and if you stay tuned, a video of the latter will be coming soon.  He also dusted off some Smiths classics including “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before,” “Bigmouth Strikes Again,” “London” (and a video will be coming soon, so stay tuned) as well as the final song “How Soon Is Now?” where he brought former band mate Andy Rourke on stage for what will probably be the closest thing to a Smiths reunion that the world ever sees.

Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke

Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke

On a personal note, it’s really amazing to me that I uploaded a video of the historic performance and it’s already gone viral having been reposted on the likes of Rolling Stone, NME, Brooklyn Vegan and Slicing up Eyeballs!!!

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr doesn’t often tour, but a friendly word to the wise, the next time he comes to your city, do not miss him!  I hope he comes back around because it was really epic hearing his new album mixed in with classic tracks from his past.  Hearing 500 people sing the words in unison also was pretty cool and you could tell that Johnny was having as great a time as the audience.  Respect!

Johnny Marr Merch

Johnny Marr Merch

The setlist was:

The Right Thing Right / Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (Smiths) / Upstarts / Sun & Moon / There is a Light That Never Goes Out (Smiths) / Forbidden City (Electronic) / London (Smiths) / The Messenger / Generate! Generate! / Say Demesne / Bigmouth Strikes Again (Smiths) / Word Starts Attack / New Town Velocity / I Want The Heartbeat.

Encore: I Fought The Law (Clash) / Getting Away With It (Electronic) / How Soon Is Now (Smiths) – Featuring Andy Rourke.

Video: “How Soon Is Now” live by Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke

Posted by The G on May 4, 2013 under G Videos | Read the First Comment

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History was made last night during Johnny Marr’s excellent sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 3, 2013.  He brought his old friend and Smiths band-mate Andy Rourke up on stage for the show’s finale, “How Soon Is Now?”  Epic is an understatement, but you can draw your own conclusions.  Just press play!

 

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