Weezer Live In Jakarta, Jan 8, 2013: Videos & Setlist

Weezer Live In Jakarta, Jan 8, 2013: Videos & Setlist 

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The most anticipated concert of early 2013 has arrived. Weezer was very popular in Indonesia back in mid 90′s. They still are. Weezer was the answer for those not really into heavy metal, grunge, hip-hop and other music genre that was big in the 90′s. Pop music with distortion. Love songs with hair-metal riffs. Power-pop, so they say. Some say nerd-rock. Your call. Weezer was an ok sign. It was ok to be a nerd. It was ok if you have a weird hair-do. It was ok if you have moustache. It was ok if you wear a tie to your office and still listen to rock music. It was ok if you wear Buddy Holly (or Woody Allen?) glasses . . It’s ok if you listen to Weezer. If it’s too loud turn it down.

For South East Asia, they only play Jakarta, Indonesia. And then they head to Australia afterwards. The concept was Greatest Hits + Blue Album (From Start To Finish). Man, how can you can skip this golden moment?

Show started at 8pm. The venue was at Lapangan D Senayan. It’s a football court. It was rainy day. But the rain stopped at noon. Few hours before Weezer performed. But the mud remained. But who cares anyway. It’s Weezer. I didn’t give a damn.

They start the show with “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You Too) I Want You Too,” a song off their 2009 album, Raditude. They played the setlist chronologically backward, so they actually skipped an album, 2010′s Hurley. Then they move forward, er, backward to Red Album (2008) with their hits Troublemaker and Pork And Beans. And then to the year 2005, two songs from Make Believe album with Perfect Situation and Beverly Hills. Then  Green Album (2001) with Island in The Sun and Hash Pipe.

And then we went to the 90′s with their cult album, Pinkerton (1996), with Across The Sea, El Schorcho and Tired of Sex. And they took a break to prepare themselves to perform their full album, the masterpiece, Blue Album. As the recess took place, Karl, the unofficial fifth Weezer member narrated a slideshow on the big screen how Weezer was formed until they gained worldwide popularity with their Blue Album.  As Karl finished his documentary, the band hit the stage again. They played the Blue Album in order. From My Name Is Jonas until Only In Dreams. Magical!

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Setlist:
Greatest Hits : (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To, Pork and Beans, Troublemaker, Perfect Situation, Beverly Hills, Dope Nose (Scott Vocals), Island In The Sun (with intro partial cover of AKB’s Heavy Rotation), Hash Pipe, Across The Sea, El Schorcho, Tired of Sex. Blue Album: My Name Is Jonas, No One Else, Buddy Holly, Come Undone – The Sweater Song, Surf Wax America, Say It Ain’t So, In The Garage, Holiday, Only in Dreams. 

— assembled by @agunsux and @yonan32, image from gigsplay.com, video uploaded by: @fetboyslim, @linggaresineta, @upiel, @entulista

 

 

Weezer – Blue Album (1994) – A Peak At Their Debut

Weezer – Blue Album (1994). A Peak At Their Debut.

If you grew up in 90’s and you’re into rock music. Try to make this list: 30 CD’s/cassettes to buy/listen/borrow/steal in the 90’s.  There must be Nevermind (Nirvana), Ten (Pearl Jam), Superunknown (Soundgarden), Rage Against The Machine (debut album), Black Album (Metallica), Melon Colie And The Infinite Sadness (The Smashing Pumpkins), Blood Sugar Sexx Magik (Red Hot Chili Peppers), What’s The Story Morning Glory (Oasis), Angel Dust (Faith No More), Soundsystem (311), Use Your Illusion (Guns And Roses), The Downward Spiral (NIN), maybe Dummy (Portishead) and.. Blue Album from Weezer! Rite?

No? Well you have problems with your ears :p _weezer_-_blue_albumWhat has happened in 1994.

  • Nirvana played their final concert in Munich. Few weeks later he shot himself.
  • Frank Sinatra received the Grammy Awards Lifetime Achievement award.
  • Pink Floyd embarked on what would be their last world tour before their breakup. The record-breaking tour supported their Division Bell album, with the band playing to 5,500,000 people in 68 cities and grossing over £150,000,000.
  • Blur and Oasis started to invade USA
  • Green Day released Dookie album. Their masterpiece till now.
  • Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys is sentenced to 200 hours of community service for attacking a television cameraman during funeral services for actor River Phoenix in November 1993.
  • Pearl Jam filed a complaint against Ticketmaster with the U.S. Justice Department charging that the company has a monopoly on the concert ticket business.

You know that Buddy Holly music video directed by Spike Jonze (well known for film Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and also plenty of music videos). Remember Beastie Boys‘ Sabotage or Bjork’s It’s Oh So Quiet? I’ll stop here before i start blabbering  about him. That Buddy Holly video is one of the most anticipated video of the 90’s. Along with November Rain by Guns And Roses or maybe Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. Earned heavy rotation by MTV back then.

Weezer’s alt-rock godliness was of the likes no one had ever seen before. They were different. In the 80’s, it was all about partying, Girls Girls Girls, and hair. At the turn of the decade, it was all about anger, With The Lights Out, and grunge. Then it became laziness, Longview, and punk. So when Weezer came around, naturally the people who weren’t punks, partyers, or flannel wearing lumberjacks found their voice. Rivers Cuomo‘s simple yet effective songs became staples for every geeks collection. Bands since then have tried ripping off their geekiness (One geek band going so far as to be called Wheatus), but Weezer perfected the art of nerd long before the pretenders. When uncovering the lyrics behind the songs, you find happy little childhood dreams mixed with songs about girls and beer. Lines like “Wee-oo I look Just Like Buddy Holly. Oh-oh and you’re Mary Tyler Moore” became anthems for the whole generation. Rivers had the gift for turning a monologue of Hemingway quality into a rocking track. The 6/8 opener My Name Is Jonas is a track centered around some folkish finger picking. The literate rants are cut off midway through for a headbanging bridge thats just so random and funny. (sputnikmusic)

There have been very few albums that can change the face of music both culturally and musically. Weezer made it cool to be an honors student. Weezer made it cool to be a geek. But with Blue, Weezer made it cool to be all those things, and be rock stars. My only complaint is the upsettingly short ten songs. Weezer’s never been good at packing in the extras, but another few songs wouldn’t have killed the genius of the other 7 or 8 great songs on here. But in terms of musicianship, charm, songwriting, and cultural signifigance, Weezer’s debut album is the pinnacle of their career. Kinda sucks when you peak at your debut, eh? (sputnikmusic)

2012 Christmas Playlist: From Sinatra, Zoeey Deschanel To The Killers.

2012 Christmas playlist: the XX,Blink 182, Dropkick Murphys,The Killers and more

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Every Christmas you’re forced to endure another airing of Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’, whatever dreck Micheal Buble has released this year and – if you’re lucky – maybe someone will dig out A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector. This year has seen the record store bargain bins filled with new Christmas albums from practically every failed American Idol contestant, third rate opera warbler and even the horrendous return of John Travolta and Olivia Newton.

FL’s 2012 Christmas playlist has avoided those horrors but, like that cracker joke your uncle will tell at lunch on Christmas Day, this list of songs is still fairly questionable. Check out new Christmas carols from NOFX, Blink 182, Dropkick Murphys, The Killers, CeeLo Green, Kate Nash, Sufjan Stevens, Glassvegas, Tracey Thorn, and even a bizarre John Jarratt carol for Schapelle Corby.

NOFX – ‘Xmas Has Been X’ed’

Probably the only Christmas song to feature a lines about priests and nuns molesting each other, naked evangelicals and the death of St Nick. This NSFFL (Not Safe For Family Lunch) carol appears on the latest NOFX record Self Entitled.

Sir Christopher Lee – ‘Little Drummer Boy’

Sir Christopher Lee has made over 200 films appearing in the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars series, The Wicker ManThe Man with the Golden Gun and a string of Hammer Horror films. He has also released three album including Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross. His new album Sir Christopher Lee’s A Heavy Metal Christmas does exactly what it says on the box. You really, really need to hear his version of ‘Little Drummer Boy’.

Blink 182 – ‘Boxing Day’.

This cut from the maturing pop punks isn’t technically a Christmas song; it’s a day after Christmas song. The maudlin track from the band’s new EP Dogs Eating Dogs has Tom DeLonge singing about feeling “empty like the day after Christmas” in a way that makes you long for the days when their songs were just about penises. Hardcore fans can add the “Santa’s Lap” version to their Xmas wishlists – it comes with a t-shirt, limited edition poster, wrapping paper and a Christmas card.

Dropkick Murphys – ‘The Season’s Upon Us’

The band that aspires to be the AC/DC of Celtic punk rock has delivered an anthem we can all bellow after a few too many egg-nogs. “My sisters are wackjobs, I wish I had none/Their husbands are losers and so are their sons/My nephew’s a horrible wise little twit/He once gave me a nice gift wrapped box full of shit”

CeeLo Green – ‘All I Need Is Love (ft. The Muppets)’

According to Statler and Waldorf the Muppets have hit a new low and his first name is Cee. (Ba-doom-ching!) But how can you go wrong with a Christmas video that combines The Muppets’ classic ‘Mahna Mahna’, a shiny red suit that would made the 1980s version of Eddie Murphy jealous and Muppetified version of CeeLo?

The Killers – I Feel It In My Bones ft. Ryan Pardey

It’s a holiday tradition for The Killers to release a Christmas song. The past six years have brought us ‘Don’t Shoot Me Santa’, ‘A Great Big Sled’ and a collaboration with Mariachi El Bronx titled ‘¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!’. The video for the seventh Killers Xmas tune features a series of Xmas killings as Santa track down and murders the members of the band.

August Burns Red – ‘Jingle Bells

All I want for Christmas is a metalcore version of ‘Jingle Bells’ – said no one ever.

Tracey Thorn – ‘In the Cold, Cold Night

The voice of Everything but the Girl has delivered the best Christmas record of the year (not that she was faced with much competition). The album features covers of Low’s ‘Taking Down the Tree’, Dolly Parton’s ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ and this White Stripes classic. Sure, it’s not really a Christmas song, but the album’s called Tinsel and Lights so we’ll let it pass.

Sufjan Stevens – Chopped And Scrooged

Following his five-disc Christmas album, Sufjan Stevens now has a Christmas rap mixtape with the festively punning title Chopped And Scrooged. The mix features guest appearances from ex-Das Racist member Heems, Nicky Da B, Busdriver, and others rapping over music from Silver And Gold, Sufjan’s five EP set of Xmas tunes recorded between 2006 and 2010. Download the Chopped And Scrooged mixtape here

Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?

Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – ‘Christmas Eve Can Kill You’

A typically uplifting cover from old friends and collaborators Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy although it’s not a new song – the Everly Brothers’ recorded this way back in 1971.

She & Him – ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’

Well it’s Zoeey Deschanel who sings the song. So i put the song on the list. 😀

Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey & The Roots – ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

This one’s a special gift for your little sister who loves Mariah but should be listening to the Roots.

A Christmas message from Andrew WK and Lil Bub

Usually Andrew WK only has one word of advice: PARTY. As most of us have no difficulty partying over the holiday period Mr WK has another important message for us about the importance of looking after your animal friends.

Annie Lennox – God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman

Randy & Ronnie Brooks – Grandma Got Over Run By A Reindeer

The XX – Last Christmas (Wham Cover)

The Pogues ft. Kirsty Mc Coll – Fairy Tale of New York Christmas

Frank Sinatra – Chestnut Roasting on an Open Fire

— words taken from tom mann for fasterlouder.com.au, songs compiled from many sources, image from sheknows.com

 

Merry Indie X-Mas! A Playlist For You!

Stream the Merry Indie X-Mas album featuring (fake) Bon IverGorillaz, Interpol, The xx

The biggest names in indie rock cover timeless holiday classics. … as interpreted by Adam Horne _merry-indie-xmas-e1356116949978 So many artists get too comfortable around the holidays and unveil asinine, mostly tongue-in-cheek covers of Christmas staples. She and HimSufjan Stevens, Starbucks, and even John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have all capitalized on this practice, mostly to varying results. Recently, guitarist Adam Horne of CoSign’d Bear Ceuse assembled what might be the greatest gag meme that Saturday Night Live never touched. He created a faux Christmas compilation aptly titled, Merry Indie X-Mas. All the seasonal classics are covered through nine hilariously spot-on renditions of Bon Iver, Gorillaz, Interpol, The National, Wavves, Mumford and Sons, The xx, Das Racist, and Beach House. From each band’s respective quirks and recording techniques to their snarls and levels of distortion, Horne managed to hit all nine nails directly on the head. What’s more, it’s even accompanied by a holiday informercial, too (via ANIMAL).

Watch the video here: animalnewyork.com/2012/merry-indie-xmas-animal –

taken from adam horne’s soundcloud, words from cos. 

Tomahawk – “Stone Letter” (Official Music Video)

Tomahawk – “Stone Letter” (Official Music Video)

Tomahawk is an experimental alternative metal/alternative rock supergroup from the United States. They formed in 2000 when Fantômas, ex-Mr. Bungle and Faith No More singer/keyboardist Mike Patton and ex-The Jesus Lizard guitar player Duane Denisonstarted swapping tapes with the intention of collaborating. Denison then recruited ex-Helmet drummer John Stanier, while Mike Patton recruited Melvins/Cows bass player Kevin Rutmanis into the group.

The press and critics alike have mainly described the band’s sound as alternative metalalternative rock andexperimental rock. Other label’s that have been affixed to the group include hard rock, and heavy metal. Butch Lazorchak of the Boston Herald has compared the band’s sound to 1970s hard rock groups such as Blue Oyster Cult. The band’s 2007 album Anonymous incorporates Native American music elements.

On December 3rd, the full length video for ‘Stone Letter’ (initially released on Black Friday as a limited release) was posted online.