This is one of the many reasons I love The Vaccines. You get fast and furious rock that is straight to the point. Although this track is from their first record, the new album from The Vaccines, “The Vaccines Come of Age” is currently riding at the top of the UK album chart! Congrats Vaccines! Get ready to rock out!
The Vaccines, whose latest album “The Vaccines Come of Age,” is currently at #1 in the UK charts, played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on September 10, 2012. The show was a mix of old and new one of the things I like most about The Vaccines is that their songs are short and to the point. They start off fast and furious, make you rock out and then they move on to the next track where the whole process is repeated.
The Vaccines – Bowery Ballroom
Behind the band was a huge poster of their new album cover. The Vaccines were in high spirits and were very gracious in thanking the crowd as thunderous applause erupted after each song. Some of the highlights were the fast and furious “Wrecking Bar (Ra Ra Ra),” the opener and new track “No Hope,” which has really great lyrics about taking care of yourself before you worry about the rest of the world and the non-album track “Tiger Blood.” A video of “Wrecking Bar” is coming soon, so stay tuned for that.
If you have corrections to the set list, please let me know. I didn’t get a photo and I am trying to post it from memory (which is never a good thing considering how many events I go to).
No Hope / Wrecking Bar (Ra Ra Ra) / Tiger Blood / I Always Knew / Wetsuit / Teenage Icon / Under Your Thumb / Ghost Town / Post Break-Up Sex / All In White / Blow It Up / If You Wanna / Bad Mood / Noorgard
On September 11, 2010, Brooklyn’s experimental rockers Dirty Projectors took a quick little subway ride into Manhattan where they played a sold out show at Terminal 5. Lead singer Dave Longstreth remarked to the crowd that it felt just like playing Cake Shop (a very small venue in New York), but just with more balconies. This was my first time seeing them live and I liked what I heard. Their music sometimes meandered into random territories such as screeching guitar solos, a cacophony of shrill vocals by the two female backing vocalists and at times, you wouldn’t know which band member was going to sing next. Though their music is experimental, they did not experiment and call on Bjork to do guest vocals like they did on a recent collaborative project. They also did not implore the huge curtain behind the band to show projections or even dirty projections. Maybe the projector was dirty? Based on the reactions of the crowd, who were loving every second, this was not quite an experiment gone awry.