Friday, September 28, 2007

Van Halen setlist, photos

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 11:00 AM

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The setlist for the Sept. 27, 2007 show in Charlotte:

You Really Got Me

I'm the One

Running with the Devil

Romeo Delight

Somebody Get Me a Doctor

Beautiful Girls

Dance the Night Away

Atomic Punk

Everyone Wants Some

So This Is Love

Mean Street

Pretty Woman

Drum Solo

Unchained

I'll Wait

And the Cradle Will Rock

Hot for Teacher

Little Dreamer

Little Guitars

Jamie's Cryin'

Ice Cream Man

Panama

Guitar Solo

Ain't Talkin' Bout Love

Encore

1984

Jump

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Van Halen tonight

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 11:36 AM

Well, the long-awaited Van Halen reunion concert is tonight!

Apparently, the band has been in town for a few days rehearsing and anticipation for the show is high.

I'll be there taking photos and reviewing the show - check back here tomorrow for some photos and a setlist.

I'll have a review in the Oct. 3 edition.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Local news and notes

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 2:16 PM

Here are some tidbits I picked up on the grapevine:

- Charlotte metal band And Since Forgotten has announced their new vocalist - Chris Davis from Die As One.

- Such As Life is seeking a bass player.

- Bayou Butch Lucas will release a CD in mid-October.

- III have welcomed a new bass player, Liz Burns.

- Arms over Avon is releasing their debut CD on Sept. 29 at Avondale. The show starts at 7 p.m. with Sugar Glyder, The Robbins, AUC and Bombshell.

- Weedeater Deluxe, who said they'll challenge any band to 30 minutes vs. 30 minutes, has finished up their vocals for an upcoming holiday release. Kurt Storey (Victor Wooten/Bela Fleck) is mixing in Nashville.

- Mike Genett of Withstand is a busy man. While Withstand released their third disc this summer, he's got plenty of side projects going on. He's working out of Mooresville with a modern Southern rock band called Jack the Tripper -- they're still looking for a drummer. He's also working with Withstand drummer Mike Pressley on a project they're calling The New Myth, which should have a CD out in the not too distant future. If that's not enough, he's doing a concept album with Ben Horton (Nvain/Meth Sessions/PMK) called Southern Voodoo Syndicate.

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Think she's been drinking?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 2:06 PM

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Monday, September 24, 2007

This week's new releases (9/25)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Here's a quick list of some of the new releases this week:

Foo Fighters "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace"

PJ Harvey "White Chalk"

Jill Scott "Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3"

Nellie McKay "Obligatory Villagers"

Rascal Flatts "Still Feels Good"

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Live Photos/Setlist: Dave Matthews Band

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 12:13 PM

The review will be in the paper, but here are some items to hold you over in the meantime:

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Dave Matthews Band setlist

Sept. 19, 2007

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

A Dream So Real *

Two Step *

Corn Bread *

When The World Ends *

Say Goodbye

Pig *

The Dreaming Tree *

Eh Hee *

Stand Up *+

Typical Situation (truncated)*

Crush *

Loving Wings *

Where Are You Going

Louisiana Bayou *

Dancing Nancies *

Stay *

Encore:

American Baby Intro *

All Along The Watchtower *

Guests:

All Songs with Butch Taylor

* Rashawn Ross

+ Joe Lawlor

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Boyd Tinsley

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This week's new releases (9/18)

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 4:08 PM

Here's a quick list of some of the new albums hitting streets this week:

James Blunt "All the Lost Souls"

The Donnas "Bitchin'"

Dropkick Murphys "The Meanest of Times"

HIM "Venus Doom"

Ministry "The Last Sucker"

Twista "Adrenaline Rush 2007"

Eddie Vedder "Into the Wild Soundtrack"

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Live Review: Al Green

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 1:18 PM

Al Green

Sept. 13, 2007

Memorial Hall - UNC-Chapel Hill

There's a lot of different people living in Al Green's body. He ain't shy about letting any or all of 'em out to run around. Thursday night at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Memorial Hall, backed by a big honkin' orchestra, a couple of backup singers including his daughter Ursulla, and flanked by a couple of hip-hop dancers, Rev. Green seemed to forsake his ministerial role for the evening, transformed instead into a hip-shakin' devil.

Seconds after hitting the stage, he let go with a scream that sent him to his knees and brought the sold-out audience to their feet. "Al, you scared the hell out of me," he told himself before launching into a raucous version of "Let's Get Married."

Green stunned the crowd with his "Everything’s Gonna Be Alright" introduction. "I'm coming over to get that stuff," the singer said he told a lady friend recently. The predominantly female audience stayed silent, so Green repeated it, getting some nervous titters from the crowd. "Hey," Green said, "I'm a preacher, but I'm still a man!"

Green then let his preacher personality out for some God funk on "He's Coming Back," going out in the crowd to shake hands. "I feel at home here, nothing's gonna happen to me," Green said from the aisle seconds before a large woman grabbed him in a bear hug and wouldn’t let go "Halp!," Green screamed, finally prying himself free and running back to the safety of the stage.

"They call it baby-making music," Green says of his signature sound. "Start a fire, open a bottle of wine, put on some Al Green and then ... I forgot — I am a preacher," Greens confessed. It was a bizarre intro to "Amazing Grace," and got even stranger when daughter Ursulla chimed in for some sultry background. He followed with a roaring, rock star version of "Nearer My God to Thee," standing 10 feet back from the microphone.

'74's "Here I Am Come And Take Me" displayed Green's multiple personality disorder in full bloom with the soul man of God screaming like a backwater evangelist at a revival meeting on a secular song about sex. Professor Green popped out next, teaching a soul history lesson, stringing together a medley of the 4 Tops' "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch," Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home," and Otis Redding's "I’ve Been Loving You Too Long," climbing higher than Otis.

Green hit the high, hard ones on "I’m So Tired of Being Alone." "I wanted to see if the boy's still got it," Green said after holding a top of the line scream for an impossible length of time.

He got in a goodly portion of his big hits, doing full versions, sounding as good as he did thirty years ago. "I’m a bad mother scratcher," he proclaimed after a gorgeous version of "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart."

By the time he ended the service with "Love and Happiness," he had a houseful of souls filled up with the essence of soulman Al, fulfilled with the saving grace of Reverend Green.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Foo Fighters to play Charlotte

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 5:10 PM

The Foo Fighters will play Cricket Arena on Oct. 5 in support of their upcoming release, Echos, Silence, Patience & Grace.

Tickets go on sale on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.

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Another reason to like Jack Black...

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 3:08 PM

Jack Black was the guest for David Letterman's Top 10 list recently - "Top Ten Things you Don't Want to Hear at a Music Store."

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