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Girl Talk

Last night (and actually into the wee hours of this morning) we got a chance to check out Girl Talk at the Palladium with our friends. If you don’t know who Girl Talk is, I suggest you check the website here. The album is free. I will wait. Do it now.

Ready? Let’s do this blog post! We thought we would be smart and skip some of the opening acts by showing up an hour late, but it didn’t work out so well. Junk Culture was still playing, and they were terrible. You hear men, Junk Culture from Oxford, Mississippi? You suck!

We were hoping Max Tundra would not be the same. Oh my god, this guy did not disappoint. Check out this video of another performance I found online. It’s pretty much the same thing. I so want to book this guy for Michelle’s 30th birthday, or maybe I will just sneak him into my friend’s condo and surprise him.

Then came the main event…

GIRL TALK! GIRL TALK! GIRL TALK! Wasn’t that a board game in the 80’s?

Rocking out to the music in a sea of dancing fools.

It’s so beautiful I want to cry.

I apologize for the sound on this. The S95, while it takes great photos does not handle lots of bass well at all. I tried to turn the bass way down and the treble way up before I compressed it, but it still sounds quite muddled. This is Lean Back mashed up with Guns N’ Roses’ Paradise City.

Those are some huge balls.

Happy New Year!

Near the end of the concert, we got hot and tired so we went upstairs. We were in that crowd. What are we…young?

When it comes down to it, Girl Talk is a guy (yes a guy) that has a great ear for mashing up music. While he looks like a guy in his pajamas on stage that presses a play button, that music still translates very well into sheer energy in concert. It was so great to be in that kind of environment again. It’s been a long time since the days of regular concert going. It makes me feel young again. The old man in me wonders how much of my hearing I lost last night.

I wanna rock n’ roll all night, and party until 11 PM

Sunday I got the opportunity to go to Epicenter 2010 to check out some live music, something I haven’t done in a while. The downside was that it was in Fontana, valley of the dirty people. And as everyone in Southern California knows, it was hot. Very hot.

The photos that look like they were taken from within 50 feet of the stage are courtesy of KROQ. The ones shot from a long distance are mine. Why? Because I’m old now and afraid some young kids will trample me, while I’m trying to figure out what shutter speed to use. Rock and roll isn’t what it used to be for me. The days of mosh pits are gone.

Bad Religion has been making awesome music for thirty years. That’s as long as I’ve been alive. He rhetorically asked what changed over the years in music, but I have an answer. You’re wearing a polo shirt, and you look like my high school principle! That’s what changed.

I’d heard that 30 Seconds to Mars sucks live. They do, but it’s not because they don’t hit their notes. It’s because Jared Leto is douche bag.

The guy had a blond mullet and kept trying to get the crowd to sing along, when clearly not enough people knew the words to his songs. I paid for a ticket. You, sing!

This was a nice follow up to Jared Leto. Rise Against killed. They are so good live. Epicenter was the last show before they head back into the studio to record a new album. I can’t wait.

I never realized that Tim has one brown eye and one blue eye.

Last but certainly not least was Blink 182, the soundtrack to my college years.

This was also their last show before heading into the studio to record new music. I will be so happy when they bump Phoenix, MGMT, and Linkin Park off the air.

Coachella 2009

Spencer hooked us up with some tickets to Coachella, so we decided to make a mini vacation out of it. We weren’t too impressed with the lineup, so we decided to take it easy and just catch a few ones we liked. It was a nice road trip.

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Wrong bathroom? Maybe not.

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Attire at Coachella is not optional. Taste is optional though.

Michelle: Weren’t they in that plane accident?
Matt: Yes.
Michelle: Do they look okay? They can perform?
Matt: They look terrible and their music is horrible now too, but no one has the heart to say anything.
Michelle: Really?
Me: No.

TRV$DJAM were awesome, rocking everything from classics like this one to music everyone would recognize. The rocked to The White Stripes, Notorious BIG, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, and even had Warren G show up for a surprise performance. We got to be right in the middle of all the action. Check out Michelle’s post to see how crazy it got.

MIA is a strange performer. Creativity only goes so far before things stop making sense. She threw out these plastic horns into the crowd for people to blow, but she was pulling them out of a bucket. It looked like feeding time at Sea World.

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Michelle with Brandon Flowers of The Killers behind.

I’m too old for this. Good thing it’s only once a year.

Aptly Named

The Killers played a full set at Coachella, and they are awesome live. I posted before that I didn’t like Human, but I am going to have to take that back. I won’t take back the fact that he sounds like Cher on the CD. Brandon’s voice live does not sound like the final product with all the studio processing. They put on a hell of a show.

The Killers killed it.

Music is Alive Again

Music hit a low for me the in last couple of years. Not much has come out in the way of outstanding music. This year has taken a turn for the better. Everyone should make sure to note the following and pick up CDs and go to concerts.

1. U2 is releasing an album
2. Green Day is release an album.
3. Blink 182 is back together and releasing a new album.
4. Depeche Mode is releasing a new album.
5. No Doubt is touring again.

I’m just glad I don’t have to listen to this anymore. All the single ladies! All the single ladies! All the single ladies! All the single ladies! All the single ladies! All the single ladies! All the single ladies! All the single ladies

A True Rock Star

All of you have heard of The Offspring. Even if you’re not into the genre of music, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the song, Pretty Fly for a White Guy. Their lead singer is known as Dexter Holland. He is known for his characteristically unique vocals. He earned the nickname for being incredibly smart, and his track record proves it. He was valedictorian of his high school. He received a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a Master’s degree in molecular biology, both from USC. He declined the pursuit of a PhD in order to work with his band. How awesome is that?

To top it off, the guy has his own hot sauce line. It’s kind of a strange business to get into, especially since there are thousands of hot sauces to choose from on the shelves. You can try Gringo Bandito at any Wahoo’s Fish Taco or you can buy it at Albertsons. I love how all the testimonials are from rock stars.

“It’s like the meth trailers in Riverside started cooking up hot sauce. Highly addictive.”