According2g.com’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

Posted by The G on December 1, 2014 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Jessie Ware - Tough Love

Jessie Ware – Tough Love

 

  1. “Ultraviolence” by Lana Del Rey
  2. “Tough Love” by Jessie Ware
  3. “Royal Blood” by Royal Blood
  4. “Sun Structures” by Temples
  5. “In The Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith
  6. “Salad Days” by Mac Demarco
  7. “El Pintor” by Interpol
  8. “The London Sessions” by Mary J. Blige
  9. “We Want Your Soul” by Spoon
  10. “World Peace is None of Your Business” by Morrissey

What are yours?

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

 

Update: Morrissey NOT to Sign “Autobiography” at Barnes and Noble NYC on 12/12/13

Posted by The G on December 7, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Morrissey

Morrissey

New York!  Get ready for a winter time clusterfuck!   The reclusive and almost always disapproving Morrissey will be signing his autobiography entitled “Autobiography” at Barnes and Noble in Union Square on December 12, 2013 at 7 pm.  No performance, no reading, just a ‘straight’ signing.  Your receipt for book purchase is your ticket (per their tweet) My suggestion is that you get there early and don’t be disappointed if Moz signs a few and peaces out.  Good luck!

Update:  A day after getting everyone’s panties in a bunch about this event, Barnes and Noble (via Gothamist) have backtracked and said the event is not happening.  I wonder if it’s because Morrissey disapproved of the venue.   Or maybe he is still blaming former Smiths manager for sabotaging this effort?

Review: Morrissey at BAM

Posted by The G on January 12, 2013 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Morrissey

Morrissey

My first concert of 2013 was a biggie!  Morrissey performed a sold out show at Brooklyn’s Opera House at BAM on January 11, 2013 and in a word, it was awesome.  A Morrissey concert is always filled with great songs, in between song anecdotes, worshiping fans and lately, glimpses of a shirtless rock god (for at least part of a song).  Morrissey lived up to all of those things and more.

Morrissey

Morrissey

Opening with “Action is My Middle Name,” Morrissey quickly got the crowd revved up with his classic “Every Day Is Like Sunday” followed by the first Smiths ‘cover’ of the night, “How Soon Is Now?”  Morrissey joked that an article in yesterday’s New York Times said that he needed therapy, but Moz rightly pointed out that the author of the article most likely makes $3 an hour, so “who really needs therapy?”  He also introduced the band members by saying “the nominees for country music artist of the year are… ” Equipped with an envelope, he opened it and the ‘winner’ was Taylor Swift!

Morrissey

Morrissey

It was nice to see songs like “First of the Gang To Die” and the Smiths “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” make their way back onto the set list.  Like his last tour of late 2012, the show ended with a dramatic version of The Smiths’ “Meat Is Murder” (including horrifying animal cruelty videos as a back drop) and “Still Ill” as the finale.  If this is setting the tone for concerts in 2013, this is going to be a great year!

Morrissey

Morrissey

The setlist was:

Action is My Middle Name / Everyday is Like Sunday / How Soon Is Now? / First of the Gang To Die / Shoplifters of the World Unite / Black Cloud / People Are The Same Everywhere / Alma Matters / Maladjusted / Let Me Kiss You / You Have Killed Me / Ouija Board, Ouija Board / Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want / You’re The One For Me, Fatty / November Spawned A Monster / One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell / I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris / Speedway / Meat Is Murder.  Encore: Still Ill

 

Morrissey Merch

Morrissey Merch

 

 

 

According2g.com’s Top Concerts of 2012

Posted by The G on December 5, 2012 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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I saw hundreds of bands again in 2012.  Which shows were my favorite of the year?  Read on!

 

1. Grace Jones live at Roseland Ballroom.  October 27, 2012.

 

Radiohead

Radiohead

2. Radiohead live at the Prudential Center.  June 1, 2012.

Portugal The Man

Portugal. The Man

3. Portugal. The Man live at Music Hall of Williamsburg. April 20, 2012.

Bjork

Bjork

4. Bjork. Biophilia live at Museum of Science.  February 12, 2012.

Pulp

Pulp

5. Pulp live at Radio City Music Hall.  April 11, 2012.

Susannah and St Paul

Susannah and St. Paul Peterson of fDeluxe

6. fDeluxe / Sheila E. at BB King’s.  August 29, 2012.

Jake Shears and Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters

7. Scissor Sisters live at Terminal 5. July 7, 2012.

Morrissey

Morrissey

8. Morrissey live at Radio City Music Hall.  October 10, 2012.

Shirley Manson of Garbage

Shirley Manson of Garbage

9. Garbage live at Webster Hall.  May 22, 2012.

Bernard Sumner of New Order

10. New Order live at Roseland.   October 18, 2012.

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