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The Smashing Pumpkins – Annexet, Stockholm, 2011-11-02

2011-11-03 | Posted in Concert Reviews

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Notes about the concert:

- Really happy that they were selling the classic Zero tshirts in the merchandise booth. Was finally able to replace my old one.
- Billy Corgan didn’t speak to the audience at all. A bit of a bummer, but I guess that’s just the way he is, cause he didn’t seem to be in a bad mood. He was actually laughing at himself when he messed up the “Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers” rhyme.
- Since this was the first show on the European tour they had apparently decided to switch up the setlist a bit, which unfortunately meant that they didn’t close with “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” like they’ve always done on this tour both before and after the Stockholm show.
- They played for over two hours, which felt quite generous. No encores, they just staed on the stage for the entire show.
- Impressed by new drummer Mike Byrne. Talented guy who also did a great job playing electric piano during “For Martha.” Great version of the song by the way.
- The songs from Siamese Dream were the best of course. “Soma” and “Cherub Rock” were fantastic.

Setlist:

Start: 20:41

01. Quasar
02. Panopticon
03. Starla
04. Geek U.S.A.
05. Muzzle
06. Window Paine
07. Lightning Strikes
08. Soma
09. Siva
10. Oceania
11. Frail and Bedazzled
12. Silverfuck
13. Pale Horse (Preceded by Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers)
14. Pinwheels
15. Thru the Eyes of Ruby (w/ “I Am One” tease)
16. Cherub Rock
17. Owata
18. My Love is Winter
19. For Martha

End: 22:47
Length: 2hrs 6mins

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Charlie Terrell and Disturbed’s Final Tour

2011-10-19 | Posted in Guest Post

This post was provided by our friends at Daddy Van Productions a live concert video production company.

As a rock music fan, it’s rare that a band manages to rise to the top and stay there. The names that decorate that list are among legend: Metallica, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana (while they were around), and Disturbed.

Disturbed have released five albums to since their inception in the early 2000s. They blasted to the top of the charts on hits like “Stupefy” and “Down with the Sickness” and have remained there since. Unfortunately, lead singer David Draiman has issued a statement saying that the band will not be touring in 2012 and will go on an indefinite hiatus.


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Going into their last tour, Disturbed was looking to amp up their production quality. With a busy summer schedule, their first ever dates in South America, and a new album to their name (Asylum), the heavy rock foursome opted for a more elaborate display. To do so, they enlisted digital artist Charlie Terrell.

Known for his macabre digital paintings and his sardonic country music, Terrell seemed the perfect candidate to create the stunning visuals for Disturbed’s final tour.

“My video is not my true voice, it is the residue of my ambition,” Terrell stated. “But when I’m working with a client, I like the challenge of trying to please them even though it’s not necessarily my own work. That’s the real challenge.”

Charlie and Disturbed worked together to create a crop of new visuals that represented the band’s new material on Asylum, but also included the band’s previous music and artwork.

“It’s hard for us as artists and as a band to give that creativity to someone else and trust their vision,” said Disturbed lead guitarist, Dan Donegan, “and [Charlie] had a nice sense of direction, some cool, dark images, and was pretty much on the same page as where we are with the imagery. A lot of stuff just really blew us away.”


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Terrell had to contend with the band’s early career success and the various iconic figures that went along with it. Well known for their dark side, Disturbed’s official mascot, a sinister smiling hooded figure known as “The Guy” had been a part of their visual aesthetic from the start of their career.

“I like what he did with Stupefy, which was our first single from The Sickness,” Donegan said. “[Terrell] took images from our old video and just warped them and kind of turned them around, incorporated some of his new textures, and I thought that was a creative way to tie in that old look from 11 years ago. With our trademark art work, “The Guy”, to kind of bring those things in there was important to us because those images have become a big part of the band.”


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As Disturbed’s reign as the most popular hard rock band of the last decade comes to close, they will tour it out in style.

“Everything is about matching the video to the song,” said Terrell.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Globen, Stockholm, 2011-10-12

2011-10-13 | Posted in Concert Reviews

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Notes about the concert:

Once again Flea introduced the opening act Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, and joined them on stage for their last song.

Surprisingly short set, only 1 hour and 38 minutes. You can tell that John Frusciante is not in the band anymore, because most songs have been trimmed down to their bare essentials – no embellishments and no jamming. The songs are basically played exactly like the album versions. What was really strange was that they didn’t play “Californication” the second night. Now, I’m all for varying the setlist, but to omit one of the band’s biggest hits, and a song that I’m sure most people expected to hear is really too bad. The song always get such a big reaction in Sweden with the line “Little girls from Sweden dream of silver screen quotations.”

But what was nice about this concert was how different the setlist was from the previous night. That’s a testament to what an accomplished musician Josh Klinghoffer is. He’s actually taken the time to learn a large part of the Chili Pepper’s material so that they can change up the set in whichever way they see fit.’

To me personally the second night was better than the first, solely based on song selection. I thought it was really great that we got to hear such surprising choices as “She’s Only 18,” “Sir Psycho Sexy,” and “They’re Red Hot.”

Favorite songs of the night: “Scar Tissue,” “She’s Only 18,” “Me and My Friends,” and the wonderfully long “Sir Psycho Sexy.” Next time the Chili’s come around I want to hear all of Blood Sugar Sex Magik from start to finish as part of the show!

Setlist:

01. Monarchy of Roses
02. Universally Speaking
03. Tell Me Baby
04. Scar Tissue
05. Look Around
06. Otherside
07. Goodbye Hooray
08. She’s Only 18
09. Me & My Friends
10. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
11. Can’t Stop
12. Ethiopia
13. Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder cover)
14. Under the Bridge
15. By the Way

Encore:
16. Chad & Mauro Jam
17. Sir Psycho Sexy
18. They’re Red Hot (Robert Johnson cover)
19. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Neil Young cover)
20. Give It Away

Length: 1hr 38mins

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – Globen, Stockholm, 2011-10-11

2011-10-12 | Posted in Concert Reviews

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Notes about the concert:

Flea introduced the opening act Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, and joined them on stage for a song.

Josh Klinghoffer fits in real well with the band. From a distance you can almost mistake him from John. They keep his guitar sound and backing vocals real low in the mix though. Flea’s bass was quite dominant, not that that’s a bad thing.

Out of the new songs “Monarchy of Roses” is my favorite.

Chad’s drum solo was really cool.

I thought having a percussionist for all songs was a bit of overkill, as it takes away from the Chili Pepper’s classic four-piece sound.

Very nice setlist with some surprises, like “Breaking The Girl,” “Pea,” and “Freaky Styley.”

Favorite songs of the night: “Dani California,” and “Californication.” Just wish they would have turned up Josh’s guitar for the solo in “Dani.”

Setlist:

01. Monarchy of Roses
02. Can’t Stop
03. Charlie
04. Otherside
05. Look Around
06. Breaking The Girl
07. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
08. Right On Time
09. Throw Away Your Television
10. Under the Bridge
11. Did I Let You Know
12. Pea
13. Factory of Faith
14. Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder cover)
15. Californication
16. By the Way

Encore:
17. Chad & Mauro Jam
18. Freaky Styley
19. Dani California
20. Soul to Squeeze
21. Give it Away
22. Final Jam

Length: 1hr 48mins

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Flea jamming with Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
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