but this year wouldn't be complete without a obligatory top ten albums list.
so without further ado...
dillinger escape plan // option paralysis
key track : widower
kvelertak // kvelertak
key track : offernatt
the sword // warp riders
key track : night city
the black keys //brothers
key track : sinister kid
foals // total life forever
key track : after glow
gorillaz // plastic beach
key track : on melancholy hill
grinderman // grinderman 2
key track : mickey mouse and the goodbye man
the dead weather // sea of cowards
key track : blue blood blues
deftones // diamond eyes
key track : you've seen the butcher
arcade fire // suburbs
key track : we used to wait
i'm a new doggy-daddy and she is taking up most of my time.
i now have a backlog of concert related stuff to post.
hopefully you have been keeping up with my youtube channel.
things will get back on track VERY soon.
MEMBERS OF MORPHINE
THE [ever expanding] ELASTIC WASTE BAND
@ THE MAGIC BAG
May 28, 2010
pretty skeptical going into this show. wondering how this would be without the late great Mark Sandman... and it was quite enjoyable. it took the crowd a few songs to really start feeling the vibe. 2/3 of their set were morphine jams and the other third was new originals [and perhaps a cover?]. Dana Colley and Jerome Dupree were quite comfortable jamming the old tunes with Jeremy Lyons. Dana made sure to give Mark his due credit after every morphine tune they played. the EWB material was good and it fit inside the morphine set. i would recommend any fan of morphine to check out this lineup. i will tell you one thing though. the magic bag SUCKS. i have been to about 500 shows spanning over a decade and a half, and i rate this venue with the bottom-of-the-barrel. notoriously bad sound. [luckily the band brought their own engineer on tour] totally over-staffed. and it seemed like everyone who works there had an ice pick shoved in their rectum.
[i'm not sure of the names of the EWB tunes so i'm just going to put 'EWB song' instead of the title. if anyone has the info please contact me and i will update the setlist]
have a lucky day
the other side
pulled over the car
head with wings
let's take a trip together
THE BRIDE SCREAMED MURDER is their 19th-ish-or-so album. and the third with the current melvins / big business lineup. their US tour also kicks off tonight in san diego. you can catch them when they roll though hamtramck later this month at smalls. this show WILL sell out.
also i found out that one of my favorite albums of all time is getting a nice treatment from the vinyl gods over at warner bros records.
FAILURE - FANTASTIC PLANET
i don't have much info on the release but it will be a 2 x LP [hopefully 180 gram] and will be released on june 8th. that's next tuesday slick!
@ The Orbit Room
May 21, 2010
ok. here it goes... my 23rd deftones show is in the bag. [my third time seeing them @ the orbit room] and it is definitely in the top 10! around midnight the night before the show the official deftones twitter posted that they needed a local opener for the show. i immediately sent an email to my friends in bahamut letting them know about the chance... low and behold... less than 12 hours later they were confirmed as the opening act! hand picked from all the submissions by chino himself! it was surreal. they warmed up the crowd to a mixed reaction. there were a few haters [to the cunt with the finger problem... i'm sorry to hear about your syphilis.] but they opened up a few mosh-pits [which helped me get right up to the barrier in front of sergio] and some people were digging them for sure. all these people really wanted was deftones to melt their faces off.
and at about 9:05 they did just that. coming out fully on their a-game they tore into 'rocket skates' to set it off, and set it off they did! living up to their namesake that shit was LOUD and they had super high energy up there. the song selection was suburb. sergio is a perfect fit. abe was sick tight on the kit. chino was running around like it was 1998! the new material sounded fantastic. [could have something to do with their writing process for diamond eyes... hmm.] a full 2 hour set with some great rarities. [can't tell you the last time i heard 'when girls telephone boys' and 'birthmark'!] would have liked to have something different besides 'back to school' maybe 'teething' or 'can't even breathe'?? and 'headup' would have been an excellent choice instead of '7 words' as the closer. [seeing as chino is tired of playing that song] but don't get me wrong, they still crushed it.
luckily i was surrounded by some true fans on the barrier. [brad marshall get at me dude!!] behind me, the crowd i'm sure was hella into it. there was a pretty steady flow of crowd surfers going over our heads [when will venues stop allowing that shit??] but the security did a great job keeping them off of our heads [for the most part] and keeping us hydrated. kudos to those guys. the crowd was constantly throwing things towards the stage and/or into the crowd. i saw: multiple hats, shirts, a yellow raincoat, a full purse, cell phones, and FULL beers. i personally want to find who was throwing those full beers and castrate that douchebag. especially when one landed on my head and SOAKED my camera right as birthmark was starting. i hadn't had a good barrier ride like that in a long time and it felt great. [didn't feel so good the next day and in fact i still have bruises] all for the love of the 'tones. getting back so late cost me waking up to buy tickets to deftones show #24 right when the switch was flipped. but you know i will be there regardless! one love for chi.
you've seen the butcher
when girls telephone boys
be quiet and drive
around the fur
my own summer
back to school
DEFTONES have released their sixth studio album today!
you can pick up the CD at any major retailer [but support independent retailers folks!!], download the deluxe edition from itunes [with three bonus tracks!] or [for all you audiophiles like me] the vinyl LP [on WHITE vinyl!] gets released on the 25th of May.
tune in tonight @ 8pm EST for the DEFTONES global chat. click on over to the deftones ustream. [if the NHL officiating gets too rough that is...]
GUNS! RAZORS! KNIVES!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS.
september 17, 2010 @ dte
ONSALE 05.22.10 @ 10am
ALICE IN CHAINS
keep up with all the info @ blackdiamondskye.com.
click on over to thedeadweather.com to listen to their new album 'sea of cowards' streaming on vinyl! i wonder who gets the lucky task of flipping that record over and over... also some interesting things to see on that stream as well.
did anyone else see the naked tiki-man? woah.
ROCK CITY TICKET REPORT!
on sale tomorrow 04.24.10 at 10am:
silversun pickups w/ against me! and the henry clay people @ the fillmore 7/2
on sale NOW!
the hold steady @ the crowfoot 7/15
EXCLUSIVE COACHELLA PHOTOS COMING SOON!
for my possibly 10?! faithful readers i have reserved the best of my coachella photos exclusively for NOIZEBLEED! lucky lucky you.
out this week. in stores NOW!
circa survive - blue sky noise
modest mouse - the moon & antarctica [10th anniversary 2x vinyl re-issue]
[UPDATES ARE COMING SOON. KEEP CHECKING BACK!]
deftones @ the orbit room 5/21
the black keys @ the fillmore 8/14
mayhem festival @ dte 8/6
on sale saturday 04.17.10 @ 10 am:
311 & offspring @ dte 7/7
so bend over and get ready to feel that service fee @ ticketbastard!
LET'S GO RED WINGS!
this week's releases worth mentioning are:
MGMT - CONGRATULATIONS
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - YEAR OF THE BLACK RAINBOW
IGGY AND THE STOOGES - RAW POWER [2 disc legacy edition]
THE NELS CLINE SINGERS - INITIATE
in my humble opinion one of the best records of all time. [and what do you know... Kerrang! magazine agrees, placing it at #13 in their 50 most important albums of all time list]
REFUSED - THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME is getting some nice attention from the people over at Epitaph. LONG OOP [Out Of Print for you noobs] and squeezed onto a single double-sided LP and a master that only leaves you wondering 'why didn't i just cue up my itunes?'. it will soon be available re-mastered and re-pressed onto two double-sided LPs! THE FIRST 500 PRESSINGS WILL BE ON BLUE VINYL you can pre-order the album at the Epitaph Store.
worry not you compact disc listeners you! THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME is also getting a super-deluxe re-release in the form of a 3 disc deluxe set.
the release date is: JUNE 8th
disc one: REFUSED - THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME
disc two: PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE SHOW FROM 1998 [audio]
disc three: THE DVD - REFUSED ARE FUCKING DEAD
MGMT 6/16 @ the fillmore
lady gaga 9/4 @ the palace
huey lewis and the news 7/22 @ dte
weird al yankovic 7/3 @ meadowbrook
the vans warped tour 7/30 @ comerica park [parking lot]
seether 5/21 @ the fillmore
so break out the plastic and click on over to ticketbastard.
no big surprise that the headliners will be:
check out the rest of the full lineup at lollapalooza.com
this weeks notable releases are:
MELISSA AUF DER MAUR - OUT OF OUR MINDS
melissa auf der maur's second full length following 2004's aptly titled: 'auf der maur'. she went for the full audio/visual experience with this one. there will be a dvd, comic book and other assorted goodies to coincide the release. there are some serious collectors edition sets of this album available on her website.
check out the video for the title track:
also dropping tomorrow is the new album from guitar virtuoso, rif king and g n' r founding member SLASH. i'm going to do a bit of name-dropping right now... ozzy osbourne, dave grohl, chris cornell, lemmy kilmeister, iggy pop and um... fergie. also drummer josh freese plays on the record [so you know the drums will be masterful] and many more rock n' roll notables. if there isn't something you're even kind-of into there, you shouldn't be reading NOIZEBLEED.
watch a really cool trailer for the album:
@ clutch cargo's
april 2, 2010
so my original feedback review was going to be for another band on this tour. dommin. but they had to cancel their michigan appearance due to kristofer dommin contracting some sort of laryngitis. so this will be brief.
i admittedly had fallen off the him wagon after dark light so i wasn't too familiar with the newer material. the crowd seemed into it. i saw some girls booty-dancing to the music which i thought was strange. ville valo was very talkative [although i could hardly understand any of his ramblings]. there were many bras and panties thrown up on stage during the set. which the band seemed to enjoy. and a first for me... he didn't smoke cigarettes the entire time. good for you ville. now just grow some hair again so you don't look like a emaciated cancer patient.
like st. valentine
right here in my arms
wings of a butterfly
kiss of dawn
love the hardest way
buried alive by love
disarm me [with your loneliness]
funeral of hearts
scared to death
broken bells 6/1 @ st. andrews hall
imogen heap 5/22 @ the fillmore
paramore w/ teagan and sara 8/15 @ meadowbrook
willie nelson 5/9 @ the fillmore
so just bend on over to ticketbastard.
FYI: pre sale [as in RIGHT NOW] passwords for a few of these: popstar
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
@ the fillmore detroit
march 31, 2010
will the sober weiland please show up? those were my thoughts going into last night's show at the fillmore. after reading the blog-o-sphere yammering about his inability to finish songs, let alone stand upright recently. i was very curious about how the night would go.
but first... let me take you back to june of 2008. stp at the fillmore. this show was knock-you-on-your-ass good. weiland was ON. wily and energetic, prancing around like some kind of ancient egyptian tweaker. the setlist was epic, the band was tight and they were all having fun. the crowd was all good energy and everyone seemed like they were rocking out for their lives. great show!
less than two years later. same venue.
the house lights are on and mew's 'and the glass handed kites' was blaring through the speakers. someone walks out on stage up to the mic stand and stars blathering incoherently into it. about 20 seconds later the mew stops and the house lights drop and the band walks out. apparently that guy was weiland. way to make an entrance. so the band starts grooving into 'vasoline' and it's almost immediately obvious to me that something is off. weiland can't keep up. the song is going at it's normal pace and the crowd is singing where the lyrics should be and scott is a measure behind. so dean signals robert and eric and they make a quick adjustment to get to where scott was lyrically. not good. and that's pretty much how it went. he had almost no energy onstage. a complete 180 from two years ago. he kept taking his ear monitors out then back in. which didn't help at all. i could see the band giving each other looks during the set like 'what the fuck'. i actually felt really bad for them. the sound guys took the vocals down in the mix because he sounded like some dunk karaoke singer. so the crowd pretty much drowned him out. and the crowd... was pretty wasted i felt. also i really think the majority didn't even notice what was happening. i saw some people looking around like 'what is going on here?' but very few. the set ended with standard applause and human traffic. as i stepped out into the rock city air i decided this was the last stp show i'll ever pay for.
between the lines
interstate love song
sex type thing
dead and bloated
piece of pie
trippin' on a hole in a paper heart
dan auerbach and patrick carney aka the black keys have a new record dropping may 18th titled: 'brothers'. you can listen to a new track 'tighten up' right now at the band's official myspace page here.
keep a look out at your local independent record store on record store day for a limited vinyl release of 'tighten up' backed with another song [howlin' for you] both selections off the new album.
august 6-8, 2010. grant park, chicago, il
and here they are:
04.14.10 - los angeles, ca
04.16.10 - indio, ca
04.17.10 - las vegas, nv
04.19.10 - denver, co
05.11.10 - quebec city, qc
05.12.10 - montreal, qc
05.13.10 - ottawa, on
05.15.10 - toronto, on
05.16.10 - windsor, on
05.17.10 - indianapolis, in
05.18.10 - chicago, il
see you in indio!
less than a year has passed since the dead weather released their fantastic debut album 'horehound' and jack white and co. are ready to drop a new record on warner bros./third man records titled: 'sea of cowards' the preliminary reviews are mixed. even jack is [proudly?] displaying a handful of negative reviews of the new material on his blog.
the full length video for 'die by the drop' was posted early on a few video hosting sites around the interweb. those sites were graciously served infringement warnings from WBR within hours. luckily i was able to watch it once before it was pulled. but don't worry kiddies!! you can download that sweetness on april 6th from itunes.
maintaining the release info... you can pre-order a 7" single of 'die by the drop' at the third man records online store starting tomorrow. the full album is released on may 11th in the USA. [one day earlier in the UK]
blue blood blues
hustle and cuss
the difference between us
die by the drop
i can't hear you
looking at the invisible man
and listen to the new single HERE
sacramento, ca's own deftones are dropping a new album on may 4th 2010. this is their sixth full-length release following 2006's 'saturday night wrist' and the first recorded with bassist sergio vega [ex-quicksand]. [vega replaced original bassist chi cheng after a car accident in 2008 which left chi in a coma] chino and co. utilized the producing skills of nick raskulinecz on this recording. the first single is 'rocket skates' followed by 'diamond eyes'. both are currently available as cd singles or itunes downloads. there will also be a limited edition 7" single of 'rocket skates' released on record store day. the b-side will contain a remix. i don't have much info on the album release formats as of right now. but the way warner bros. has been operating as of late, i expect a nice vinyl treatment...
key tracks: diamond eyes, royal, you've seen the butcher, rocket skates, risk.
you've seen the butcher
this place is death