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Last night my dear friend Irene, who is visiting LA from NYC this weekend, invited me to attend a very special concert performance at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and I jumped at the chance to attend. Hollywood Forever has to be one of my absolute favorite places in LA which isn’t nearly as morbid as it sounds. The grounds of the cemetery are beautiful and every single event I’ve attended there has been a joyous, jubilant and/or celebratory one. Strangely, I’ve never associated Hollywood Forever with death. When Irene told me that The National was playing a concert on the grounds, I knew I had to be there. It is without the slightest hint of hyperbole that I say that last night’s concert is now one of my all-time favorite LA shows. More »
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Bonus: Watch NIN's Entire Lollapalooza Concert Performance
Nine Inch Nails is currently on a festival tour here in the US and for those of you who haven’t or can’t see the show, I’ve got a little treat for you. Moment Factory, the production company that worked with NIN on the visuals for the festival tour, has released a behind the scenes making-of video from the production rehearsals for the tour. Check out the teaser video in the embed above … and then, if you have the time, click below to watch NIN‘s full concert performance at Lollapalooza last weekend to see all the visuals in action. Enjoy!
Back in June, Madonna attended a premiere event in NYC for the EPIX broadcast of her hugely successful MDNA World Tour. Today we learn that the show will be released on DVD/Blue-Ray on September 10 and we get our first look at the cover art for the release. Those of you who attended the concert tour last year know that the MDNA show is pretty spectacular so having the opportunity to watch the show whenever you like at home is a very attractive one. I don’t have EPIX so I haven’t seen the show since Maddy performed here in California last year … so I am really looking forward to the release of the MDNA World Tour DVD next month :) More »
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Two weekends ago I got to see Justin Timberlake and Jay Z in concert when they brought their massive Legends of the Summer Tour to Pasadena, CA and as luck would have it, JT and JZ brought their party to Detroit Rock City last night while I was here in town for a quick visit. My BFF Sarah and her friends already had tickets to the show so I picked up a ticket for myself and away we went. The show was fantastic, yes, but the real highlight for me was running into a bunch of PITNB readers and old friends. Only EVERYONE in the greater Detroit metropolitan area was at the show last night so it really felt like a big homecoming party. More »
'Sunday' Fun Day
Back in June we got to see the cover art for the forthcoming concert DVD Morrissey Live: 25 which was recorded during Moz‘s concert performance at Hollywood High School earlier this year. The concert film will be screened in theaters across the country ahead of its release in stores … but today, we get to check out video of a full song performance. Video of Moz performing Everyday Is Like Sunday has been released for our viewing pleasure in an attempt to promote the DVD release … and having watched the clip 3 times already, I’d say the video has done its job on me :) It’s nice to see Morrissey performing live again. After his latest concert tour cancellation, it seems less likely that we’ll get to see him in concert for very much longer. At least with this DVD release, we can watch him perform over and over and over again … without cancellation.
'Bow Down' for B-Jay
Beyoncé wrapped up the Summer tour leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY last night and she brought out a very special guest for the lucky audience who came out to see her. Bey brought out hubby Jay Z for a surprise performance of his song Tom Ford, much to the delight of screaming fans. Beyoncé will next take her show to music festivals overseas before she returns to the US later this year for the second leg of her US tour … so she wanted to leave fans with a little special treat last night. Click the embed above to watch Beyoncé‘s performance of Bow Down which leads into Jay‘s performance of Tom Ford.
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Yesterday was Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2013 and for me, there was only one band on the agenda … Nine Inch Nails. My friend Monique and I got to the fest early enough to enjoy some other bands beforehand (Imagine Dragons, New Order – who were spectacularly good) and eat and drink some (surprisingly, Lolla features a lot of really tasty, fairly inexpensive food options — like homemade potato chips covered in BBQ sauce, for example) before NIN closed out as the headliner last night. Due to the lack of cell service, I was unable to share any photos during the day/night and because of that fact, I didn’t take many photos at all. My phone stayed in my pocket and for the first time in a few years, I actually spent all of my time watching and enjoying the concert. I have to say, it was a nice change of pace to be able to give my total attention to a show without feeling the need to report along the way. As a result, I had the best time ever! Still, other people took video of the NIN show last night and I have collected a few of them for your viewing pleasure below.
A few weeks ago we got to see fan shot video of Beyoncé‘s song dedication to Detroit, MI during her concert stop there last month and today we get to see a newly released official video of that song dedication. As you may recall, Bey performed the Sam Cooke classic A Change Is Gonna Come in honor of Detroit and if you click the embed above, you can watch the professionally shot video of that performance. I’m not gonna lie, I actually teared up watching and listening to this performance … I hope you will, too. Thank you Beyoncé. Thank you very much <3
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Yesterday was a long day and a late night … but it was hella fun all the while. Justin Timberlake and Jay Z brought their Legends of the Summer Tour to the massive Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, CA last night and I was among the 50,000+ people in attendance. My friend Courtney and I started our day in the early afternoon because we had to beat the traffic of people making their way to the Rose Bowl last night. We got to Pasadena around 4pm for an early dinner and then had to wait for about 35 minutes in a massive line to get shuttled to the stadium for the show. Once there, we had to wait in another massive line just to get in and then had to compete with 49,998 other people just to get to our seats. I know it sounds daunting and exhausting, and it was, but the amazing concert last night more than made up for the hassle. More »
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My good friend Josh Rosebrook and I have a thing that we do … we like to see Courtney Love in concert whenever she comes to town. We don’t expect the shows to be good or anything but, mostly, we like to hope that Courtney will surprise us and deliver a truly outstanding performance. Last night, Josh and I made our way north into the suburbs of LA to Agora Hills to see Courtney Love play The Canyon Club last night. While I would love to say that Courtney put on a fantastic show, I cannot … because she did not … but Josh and I had a blast nonetheless. Even tho Courtney didn’t sound great (at all), you could tell that her heart was into the performance … and that, in the end made all the difference. More »
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