Video: “Wrecking Bar (Ra Ra Ra)” Live by the Vaccines

Posted by The G on September 15, 2012 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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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!


Review: The Vaccines live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on September 11, 2012 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

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Justin Young of The Vaccines

Justin Young of The Vaccines

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

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.

The Vaccines

The Vaccines

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

Free Mp3s: Duran Duran, Gossip, The Vaccines, The Darcys

Posted by The G on June 22, 2012 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Simon LeBon

Simon LeBon of Duran Duran

Hey music lovers.  For a limited time, you can grab some free hot mp3s.  All links will open in a window, so don’t delay!

Duran Duran vs. Steve Aoki – Hungry Like The Wolf (The New York Werewolf Mix) via Trident.

Gossip – Move in the Right Direction (CSS Remix) via RCRDLBL.

The Vaccines – Free “Live in Brighton” EP featuring Tiger Blood, Why Should I Love You and Wrecking Bar (Ra Ra Ra) via

The Darcys – Cover version of the entire Steely Dan “Aja” album via The Darcys Official Site.

Don’t delay!  All these free tracks are only up for a limited time!

Video: “Teenage Icon” (New Song) live by The Vaccines

Posted by The G on April 24, 2012 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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Wanna hear a new song by The Vaccines called “Teenage Icon” as performed live at Webster Hall in New York on April 23, 2012?

If the answer is yes, then click play.  If the answer is no, make it a yes!

Apologies for the sound not being so great.  It was the best I could do from the very vibrating front row.  🙂

Review: The Vaccines live at Webster Hall

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Justin Young of the Vaccines

Justin Young of the Vaccines

It’s been a long wait for New York fans to see Britain’s The Vaccines in concert.  April 23, 2012 proved the wait had been worth it as The Vaccines played a sold out show at Manhattan’s Webster Hall.  In 2011, after The Vaccines announced a US and Japan tour for the fall, lead singer Justin Young had to have 3 surgeries on his vocal chords (despite still playing 150 shows that year) and took some time to recover.

The Vaccines

The Vaccines

Hitting the stage at 10 pm, after great sets from The Drowners and Porcelain Raft, The Vaccines wasted no time and did what they do best – rocked the crowd!  Their music is short and sweet post-punk (whatever that means) and rock.  They rarely have a song lasting over three minutes in length and with the introduction of each song, it is like a shot of adrenaline is administered to the audience.  They played favorites like “If You Wanna” (which was so fuckin’ rockin!  The entire venue was bouncing up and down!), “Post Break Up Sex,” “Ra Ra Ra (Wrecking Bar)” and closed the show with “Norgaard.”

Justin Young of The Vaccines

They also played 3 new songs, presumably from their upcoming album, which has been reported to be released before the end of 2012. A video of one of those tracks “Teenage Icon,” will be shown on very soon, so stay tuned.  The light show was a bit underwhelming, as usually at Webster Hall, you walk away into the night blinded, but I am not complaining, I am just observing.  The Vaccines played in front of a huge banner of their album cover “What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?” and the band jumped around all over the stage and the audience followed suit – though thankfully for me, no moshing occurred.  Welcome back Vaccines and thanks for a great night!

See the set list after the jump.

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