Video: “Apply” live by Glasser

Posted by The G on November 5, 2010 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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Glasser performed at Bowery Ballroom on October 3, 2010 and I received a lot of requests to post video from the show.  Well, A2G lovelies, here you go.  I know it will be worth the wait.  Here’s “Apply” live by Glasser.  Enjoy!

Video: “By Your Side” (Sade Cover) by Gayngs

Posted by The G on October 14, 2010 under G Videos | 2 Comments to Read

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I’m not going to lie, Gayngs at Bowery Ballroom was pretty freakin’ cool!  Aside from cramming over 10 people onto that tiny stage, Gayngs rocked the crowd with a chilled out set that included this awesome cover of Sade’s “By Your Side.”  Why should the world have to wait 10 years to hear that song performed live by the original singer?  I think Gayngs did an awesome job!  You?

“Cry” (Godley and Creme cover) live by Gayngs

Posted by The G on October 5, 2010 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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I seriously thought I’d never ever hear the song “Cry” (originally by Godley and Creme) performed live.  Gayngs made this dream a reality!  Not only did they play “Cry,” but it’s an awesome version too!  Double plus good!  Stay tuned for another great cover by Gayngs – Sade’s “By Your Side.”  It’s coming soon and it’s great too!

An Encounter with singer Justin Vernon

Posted by The G on October 4, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photo taken with my hand.

Justin Vernon (lead singer of Bon Iver and Gayngs) and G

Before seeing super group Gayngs live at the Bowery Ballroom, I figured it was going to be a good show.  When they performed in their native Minneapolis earlier this year, Prince showed up for cryin’ out loud!  This show did not have any sightings of the Purple One, but I did get to meet one of Gayngs singers, Justin Vernon.  Since the band had so many members, I decided to watch the show from the balcony so I could see everyone.  Often times, when you stand in the front row at certain venues, you actually can’t see very well.  I had secured my spot when literally at the furthest point away from where I was standing, I saw Bon Iver’s lead singer and Gayngs co-lead vocalist Justin Vernon. I think you know how this story ends.  Justin was really cool and he put on a great show.  Thanks times two, Mr. Vernon!

Gayngs live at Bowery Ballroom

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The alternate headline for this article was going to be:  There were a lot of straight people at the Gayngs concert.  On October 3, 2010, Minneapolis based supergroup Gayngs played New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The band has a whopping 23 members, but I believe I saw somewhere between 11 and 13 members on stage at once.  “Gayngs” is pronounced like “gangs” for those who are wondering.  Their music is indie rock, a bit on the mellow side, but it definitely had some funk and soul. I appreciated that most members of the group were either wearing sunglasses on stage, or had really cool hoods for the duration of the show, adding to the laid back vibe.  Four members of the band traded off on lead vocal duties including Justin Vernon from Bon Iver, whom I met before the show (and he was really cool).  Though I enjoyed the entire show, which consisted primarily of tracks from their album “Relayted,” my favorite two songs played were covers.  One was “Cry” by Godley and Creme, a track that I never thought I’d ever hear live and the other was “By Your Side” by Sade!  Luckily for you, my dear readers, I took videos of both songs, so please stay tuned to see them.  Another great thing about the band is the ‘Gayng Sign.’  All you have to do is flip up your middle finger on both hands, turn them to the side and have both hands connect at the middle finger. (Think of the ET poster having the two fingers touch, but with a way cooler twist).  The band encouraged us throwing up ‘Gayng Signs’ all night and I have to say, I think I am going to take what I’ve learned tonight and use it out in the real world.  I encourage you to do the same.  Thanks for a great night Gayngs!

See the set list after the jump.

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