Exclusive Live Videos from Disclosure, Young Empires, Borns and Blur

Posted by The G on October 26, 2015 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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Need a fix of some world exclusive live videos?  I’m here to help!  This post has SIX world exclusive videos just for you and the post below has an additional six.  Who loves ya baby?  G does!

Let’s kick things off with UK dance duo Disclosure performing “Jaded” at Madison Square Garden on October 25, 2015.

While we are in the dancing mood, check out Canada’s Haute Rock band Young Empires, performing “Sunshine” at Mercury Lounge on October 17, 2015.

Next up, is the newcomer Borns, who has a T. Rex meets MGMT vibe. He covered two classic songs recently, and I present them both to you: Here’s Borns taking on “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John!

Borns, also covered “Moonage Daydream” by David Bowie!

Finally, a pair of tracks from Blur’s first Madison Square Garden headlining show. Damon Albarn commented that it only took them 25 years to get there, but as you will see, it was worth the wait.

The first track is a Blur rarity, “Country Sad Ballad Man,” which has not been performed live in 20 years!

Last but not least is a song you all know and love – “Song 2!” WHOO HOO!!!!

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Exclusive Live Videos from: Hozier, Madonna, Tame Impala, Duran Duran, Adam Lambert

Posted by The G on October 12, 2015 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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Tame Impala live at Radio City Music Hall in 2015

Tame Impala live at Radio City Music Hall in 2015

To catch you up on a few of the great concerts I’ve seen recently, here are world exclusive live video performances from Madonna, Hozier, Duran Duran, Tame Impala and Adam Lambert.  This will surely become your favorite According2g.com post ever, so please enjoy! Please disregard any heads that get in your way of enjoying these great videos! I’m a one man operation, so I’ve done the best I possibly can 🙂

If you like these videos, follow me on Instagram @according2g for even more goodies. And now… world exclusive performances just for you!

Madonna performing “La Vie En Rose” and “Unapologetic Bitch” (featuring Amy Schumer) live at Madison Square Garden on September 16, 2015:

 

Bonus Madonna! Here’s the Queen of Mean doing “Burning Up”

Here’s Hozier singing his mega-hit “Take Me To Chruch” live at Radio City Music Hall on September 29, 2015

Speaking of Radio City Music Hall, here’s “Let It Happen” live by Tame Impala in NYC at Radio City Music Hall on October 6, 2015

Here’s Duran Duran singing “Pressure Off” from their most recent release “Paper Gods” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 8, 2015

Last but not least, Adam Lambert singing “Ghost Town” from The Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 8, 2015

Review: Eric Clapton’s 70th Birthday Concert at Madison Square Garden (Night One)

Posted by The G on May 4, 2015 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton!  The legendary rocker celebrated his 70th birthday (a bit late as his actual birthday is March 30) with a pair of sold out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden.  I attended the first show on May 1, 2015.  I’ve seen nearly every living rock and roll legend in some fashion over the years, but this was my first glimpse of Eric Clapton, so you can imagine my excitement.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Saying very little to the crowd (aside from “thank yous” after each song), Eric Clapton brought out his first guest star 3 songs in – John Mayer.  The two jammed on the song “Pretending.”   For what Clapton lacked in saying in words, he sure made up for it by playing some amazing guitar solos all night that let you know without a doubt you made the right choice by attending the concert.

John Mayer

John Mayer and Jimmie Vaughan

John Mayer was not the only guest of the night as Clapton also brought out Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks.  Also in his band was Paul Carrack, who sang a few songs including “You Are So Beautiful.”  Clapton also saluted Ben E. King, who died earlier in the day and dedicated “Driftin’ Blues” to him.

Doyle Bramhall, Derek Trucks

Doyle Bramhall, Derek Trucks

Aside from the absence of Cream songs, Eric Clapton played songs from all eras of his career from “Can’t Find My Way Home” by Blind Faith to the acoustic rendition of “Layla” that he’d made famous decades earlier with his group Derek and the Dominoes.  He also played “Tears in Heaven,” which resulted in tears in Madison Square Garden from the audience as the song is about the death of his child.

Clapton Unplugged

Clapton Unplugged

Other highlights of the night were covers of “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” “Cross Road Blues” “Hoochie Coochie Man” as well as “I Shot The Sheriff” and “Cocaine.”  You can imagine how cool it was to have the whole of Madison Square Garden shout out in unison – “COCAINE!”  The show ended with an all star jam on the Joe Cocker cover “High Time We Went.”  Eric Clapton told the audience that this was the best birthday he’s ever had and with that, the 2 hour show was over.

The Finale at Eric Clapton's 70th birthday show

The Finale at Eric Clapton’s 70th birthday show (from left: Eric’s backing singers, Paul Carrack, John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall II, Derek Trucks, Eric Clapton, Nathan East)

The setlist was:

Somebody’s Knocking / Keys to the Highway / Pretending (with John Mayer) / Hoochie Coochie Man / You Are So Beautiful (with Paul Carrack) / Can’t Find My Way Home (with Nathan East) / I Shot The Sheriff / Driftin’ Blues (acoustic) / Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (acoustic) / Tears In Heaven (acoustic) / Layla (acoustic) / Before You Accuse Me (with Jimmie Vaughan) / Wonderful Tonight / Let it Rain (with Derek Trucks and Doyle Brahmhall II) / Cross Road Blues / Little Queen of Spades / Cocaine.

Encore: High Time We Went (all star jam)

Jimmie Vaughan and Eric Clapton

Jimmie Vaughan and Eric Clapton

Video: “Alejandro” live by Lady Gaga at ArtRAVE

Posted by The G on May 14, 2014 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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Gaga-Ass!

Gaga-Ass!

If Lady Gaga were to perform “Alejandro,” at Madison Square Garden as part of her ArtRAVE on May 13, 2014, I imagine it would look and sound exactly like this….

Don’t call my name… just click PLAY!

To see more photos, set list and review, CLICK HERE!  (link will open in a new window).

Review: Lady Gaga’s ArtRAVE – The ArtPop Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Gaga ooh la la!  On May 13, 2014 Lady Gaga made her return to New York’s Madison Square Garden with a sold out “ArtRAVE” as part of her ArtPop Ball Tour.  For nearly 2 hours (and for those wondering, she went on around 9:45 pm – doors were at 8), Lady Gaga and her dancers hosted the biggest party Manhattan had to offer for the night.

Lady Gaga featuring Jeff Koons' Gazing Ball

Lady Gaga featuring Jeff Koons’ Gazing Ball

The stage had ‘legs’ where Gaga and her dancers were able to run around the whole of the floor of Madison Square Garden and they didn’t stop moving for the duration of the show, save for when Gaga sat down at the piano.  The bad part about the stage set up was that there were large portions of the show where depending on your seat, you only got to see the backs of everyone.  My only complaint was that I really didn’t get to see a lot of the visuals that were shown on the screens behind the dancers.  As you can see below, this was my view of Gaga for a large portion of the show.

My view for the majority of the Gaga show.

My view for the majority of the Gaga show.

The best part of the show for me was Gaga’s love for her fans.  She is truly grateful for the position she is in and she expressed her gratitude to the audience throughout the show.  And unlike other superstars who say those things and then when you catch them with the cameras off, their actions are quite the opposite, Gaga puts her money where her mouth is, so to speak, and treats her fans with respect and love.  At one point in the show, fans threw gifts and letters to her on stage and she read a few letters to the crowd.  She invited those people to come party with her backstage after the show!  What other superstar does that?  Crickets chirping…

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Before a piano rendition of “Born This Way” (not unlike this version that I saw earlier in the year), she mentioned that many of her friends and early supporters were at the show and she tearfully thanked them all for believing in her.  She inspired the audience to keep being her inspiration and she told the crowd so many times to be who you truly are without apologies.  Clearly, you can’t and shouldn’t compare Gaga’s show to Miley Cyrus’ concert, but for someone with such young fans who don’t know tons about the world, the message Gaga puts out is inspiring and empowering and Miley’s message is basically “please degrade yourself for attention.”

Octo-Gaga!

Octo-Gaga!

Gaga had a ton of costume changes, including an octopus-like outfit which you can see above, but to be completely honest, after seeing Gaga a bunch of times in concert, I don’t think this was the best Gaga show I’ve been to.  Perhaps she’s done so many outrageous things that she is having a hard time topping herself and perhaps because her newer material is not that strong, that made for some lulls in the show.

Lady Gaga balancing chairs on her head.

Lady Gaga balancing chairs on her head.

There were many highs though.  She performed all (or bits of) most of her great songs including “Poker Face,” “Just Dance,” “Telephone,” “Alejandro” (of which a video will be coming soon, so stay tuned!), “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance” and a large portion of “ArtPop” was performed including the title track, “Aura,” “Mary Jane Holland,” “MANiCURE,” “Swine,” “Sexx Dreams,” “Applause” “Do What You Want,” and rapper T.I. came out for a guest appearance on “Jewels N’ Drugs.”

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Did you go to the ArtRAVE?  What did you think?  Tell us about your experience in the comments section.

Lady Gaga - The Merch

Lady Gaga – The Merch

The setlist was:

Artpop / G.U.Y. / Donatella / Fashion! / Venus / MANiCURE / Cake Like Lady Gaga / Just Dance / Poker Face / Telephone / Partynauseous / Paparazzi / Do What U Want / Born This Way (Piano Version) / Jewels N’ Drugs (with T.I.) / Aura / Sexx Dreams / Mary Jane Holland / Alejandro / Ratchet / Bad Romance / Applause / Swine

Encore: Gypsy (not the Fleetwood Mac song)

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