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: “Terrible Lie” live by Nine Inch Nails at Barclays Center

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

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On October 14, 2013 the mighty Nine Inch Nails played to a somewhat packed house at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Hitting the stage at 8:45 pm, Trent Reznor and company played for a solid two hours playing tracks that spanned NIN’s catalog from “Head Like A Hole” to songs like “Copy of A” from their latest record “Hesitation Marks.”  Criminally, “Closer” and “Only,” two of my favorite Nine Inch Nails songs were absent from the set list, but the light show that accompanied every song more than made up for the set list omissions.  As the show went on, each track had more intricate lighting and at times, it felt like you were flying.

I would like to point out that from my seat, I probably sat near one of the best behaved crowds I’ve ever experienced at a concert, which is strange as you would expect lots of craziness at a NIN show.   I guess it just goes to show you should never judge a band by their fans.  If you remotely like any songs by Nine Inch Nails, you should definitely catch them in concert as you will witness a sound and visual extravaganza.  The show nearly gives Pet Shop Boys a run for their money in terms of insane visuals, but I still think the Boys win the prize for the most visually stunning concert of 2013.  Nine Inch Nails are a close second though.

Below, you can see a video of their classic “Terrible Lie.”  Posting this video is so awesome for me because when NIN were a new act, I could honestly say “it was not my kind of music.”  I’ve grown a lot since then and have really opened my mind in hopes to experience as much as possible and judging from the photos I post on this site, I have succeeded.   Apologies if the video gets blurry at times.  The lighting occasionally made my camera freak out.   That is not a terrible lie.  This is….

Press play.

The setlist was:

Copy of A / 1,000,000 / Terrible Lie / March of the Pigs / Piggy / All Time Low / Disappointed / Came Back Haunted / Find My Way / The Frail / The Wretched / Satellite / In Two / Survivalism / Running / A Warm Place / Somewhat Damaged / Wish / Burn / The Hand That Feeds / Head Like A Hole

Encore:

The Day The World Went Away / Even Deeper / While I’m Still Here / Black Noise / Hurt

Trent Reznor News

Posted by The G on May 4, 2010 under GNN | 2 Comments to Read

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Trent Reznor

Former Nine Inch Nails brainchild, Trent Reznor, has announced details of his latest project:  a group called How To Destroy Angels with his wife Mariqueen Maandig.  You can check out some samples of their music on the official website for How To Destroy Angels.  A 6-track self-titled EP is due this summer.

G’s Top Albums of the Decade (Part 1)

Posted by The G on December 18, 2009 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

G's favorite albums of the decade - Part 1.

G's favorite albums of the decade - Part 1.

This is the first of two installments on my favorite albums of the first decade of the 2000s. These albums are not in any particular order of greatness because I love them all.  With the invention of the Ipod, we’ve developed musical ADD.  The albums on this post and the next one (check back tomorrow) will make you want to throw your electronic devices in a tub filled with water and listen to albums in their entirety.  Check out my list after the jump.

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Nine Inch Nails offer a free download

Posted by The G on October 25, 2009 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.  Photo by G.

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Photo by G.

Newly married Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is giving another free gift to his legions of fans through his official website. When the band performed their final shows this summer, not only did the group endorse fans taking photos and video of them, but they are set to release all of the shows… for FREE! The first video of the band performing the entire “Downward Spiral” album at New York’s Webster Hall is now available on NIN.com. The footage was recorded by fans and has been professionally edited together. Reznor wanted to work with the venues for an official release, but due to high licensing fees, they were unable to come to an agreement. As a result, the band decided to just let the fans bootleg the hell out of these shows to say thank you for their support. I hope other artists take note of this, Prince.

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