Beck and Sharon Van Etten have 2 intimate shows this week
Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum
I am not even mentioning the tacky music video
Grace Jones is playing at the Hollywood Bowl
Paul McCartney is back on Friday
“Weezer fans are bullies”
Gogol Bordello take over the Wiltern on Thursday
there is no logic at all
Alanis Morissette will be all over the US till October
Summer is back, sort of
2022 will be an amazing explosion of events
As a big fan of Elliott Smith, this is borderline offensive
‘made at a time when humans-playing-instruments was a thing of the past’
the closure of the Satellite is a huge loss
it has been the year the music was canceled
the financial impact is gigantic
Green Day, Weezer And Fall Out Boy Are Launching Their Hella Mega Tour At The Whisky A Go Go Tonight
Tickets went on sale at the door of the club at noon
the ultimately purveyor of anthems for people with absolutely nothing worth singing about
the premiere purveyors of that Bristol sound Trip Hop
On a side note, Kanye West was rumored to perform but he passed
I am talking about 27 songs that he performed alone, with his 2 acoustic guitars and 4 bottles of pink lemonade
This is this time of the year, KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas is here
far less banjo than I expected.
Sounds like a Pinkerton outtake
‘Whoa, got word that someone bought the $25k pre-order package on weezerwebstore.com late last night. Time to figure out how to get a Greyhound to the Galapagos.’
The problem with Rivers is that he sucks FYI.
‘The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began.’
I was lucky, beside Ringo Starr’s 75th birthday (above) I have attended a lot of concerts and events.
‘To be evaluated by women. To be graded. To be rated.
Where do I stand? How big? How strong? How enduring? How energetic? How inventive?
So sad that it comes to this. So sad.
It IS a competition and I AM being compared.’
‘I think only one of his plays — ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — was an original story. He would read these history stories and combine different plots. And in the case of this play, that whole speech by Enobarbus about ‘the poop was beaten gold’ — that description of Cleopatra that’s so beautiful — he really lifted a lot of that from a different source. I’ve read the original. So it’s inspiring to know that even Shakespeare needed to rely on the work of people before him. That gives me license to do the same.’
The nice people at Burgerama gave me a photo pass so I had access to the photo pit, which is certainly a delight but also a terrible temptation to take as many pictures as possible… This is just what I did, and I ended up with hundreds of photos to sort out today! The pictures reflect the best moments of these two days
I thought for a minute I knew all the songs of Weezer, but I realized it was because the band may have played all its greatest hits… From ‘My Name is Jonas’ to ‘Hash Pipe’, ‘El Scorcho’, ‘Go Away’, ‘Island in the Sun’, ‘Beverly Hills’, ‘Say it Ain’t so’, ‘Pork and Beans’, ‘Undone’, ‘Buddy Holly’, yes it was a real crowd pleaser
They formed in Los Angeles in 1992 and have sold roughly 17 million records worldwide. Hits include “Buddy Holly”, “Hash Pipe” and “Pork and Beans” and on this warm fall evening in Long Beach, none of these songs were played.
The martial beats that open the song are a fake out, this is actually emo rock as Rivers had a huge influence on via Pinkerton, and so I guess it makes perfect sense for this to sound very Pinkertonish in the best manner possible. A great song, his first great song in a long long time – A
It might actually be catchier than I am giving it credit for. I’ve really sorta grown tired of the band and I don’t like waiting four years for crap albums, but this one could have been worse; extended childhoods could be their own rewards.
I’m getting together with Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast and we’re going to write a song. You never know where these songs are going to end up but it could be on the next Weezer record.’
Four years is a long time, and the band also explained that Cuomo wrote the new songs at a pace slower than usual, ‘giving the songs … time to gradually grow into their final forms’, organizing them ‘thematically around three groups of songs’ and utilizing the ‘sound from the band’s earliest days to tell new stories in 2014.’
o To 100/The Catch Up – Drake – Drake sucks on stage and can drag over an album but when he drops a single and when it is out of the blue like “Started From The Bottom” and this very well rhymed state of the Drake (he is sick of apologizing to girls) he is in a whole other league – A
Let’s just stop there, a ten-year relationship with Cuomo? I wonder what Cuomo would say about this, According to Weezerpedia, she was Cuomo’s on-again off-again girlfriend between 1992 and 1995! Hey that’s barely 3 years