Roger Waters, Wall Live setlist (Toronto, ACC, 09/15/10)

Roger Waters - The Wall Live @ Air Canada Centre, September 15, 2010

In The Flesh
The Thin Ice 
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
One Of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3
A Few More Bricks
Goodbye Cruel World

Hey You 
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Bring the Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
The Show Must Go On
In The Flesh 
Run Like Hell
Waiting For The Worms
The Trial
Outside the Wall


Black Milk, Album Of The Year official trailer

Here then is the official trailer for Album Of The Year set to drop just 3 days from now.  With Welcome (Gotta Go) having already leaked as the first track in the tracklist, Keep Going is now circulating as the second on the sure-to-be-definitive forthcoming album.

Black Milk, Album Of The Year preview

Although an old clip this is the most in depth preview of Black Milk in the studio, first talking about the forthcoming Random Axe collaboration (Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Sean Price), then an album he's doing with  vocalist Melanie Rutherford called Searching for Sanity then his own highly anticipated Album Of The Year.  Simply seeing the young Curtis Cross move nimbly in his own studio is electrifying, some of the best footage comes at the end though when his live drummer Daru comes into the studio and they work out a dizzying live beat.


Radiohead - 15 Step - Live In Prague (08.28.09)

On August 23rd 2009, a group of 50 Radiohead fans descended on the Výstaviště Holešovice Exhibition Hall in Prague on a mission to capture the band playing using as many different angles as possible. Using camera flip phones the fans recorded the performance then edited the footage and in support of the project Radiohead released their audio masters to create truly spellbinding collaboration.  

The 15 Step opener alone is gobsmacking capturing as it does the emotive quality of the showgoers experience with the bands unparalleled use of technology and craft (or  techne - art, skill, craft) in perhaps all of modern showmanship.


The Young Frenchman by Hedi Slimane

The Constellations - Southern Gothic

I had the fortune of seeing a handful of bands this summer that seemed (god knows why) to be floating just below the radar of both the international music press and the sizeable fanbases they deserve.   I can think of no more deserving band than Atlanta`s own `supergroup` The Constellations whose Southern Gothic is a multi-genre tour de force that reflects lyricists Elijah Jones carefully laced narrative about the lost (or found) hours in one mythical night in Atlanta between the hours of 2 am and 12 pm.   Although both Cee-Lo (Gnarls Barkley, Goodie Mobb) and Asher Roth make appearances on two tracks the entire album is chock a block with highlights.  Reflective as it is of a really strong stable of players spending, undoubtedly too long in the studio, with a master producer Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) it`s hard to point to one track that stands out over another, it just drives forward into a milky white peasoup fog with no care or concern for the set of headlights coming out of the darkness ahead of it.

Here`s a nice live clip from the 99X radio station from last summer (which doesn`t begin to do justice to even their current lineup or the album cut, but gives you dear listener a sense )


Sean Price, Revival, Toronto, Setlist (08.28.10)

Sean Price at Revival Club, Toronto, Ontario, August 28, 2010

partial setlist

Boom Bye Yeah
Let Me Tell You (Mic Tyson)

Peep My Words
Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka (unfinished)
King Kong
Boost (Kimbo Price Mixtape)
Get Ya Sket Mic (Kimbo Price Mixtape)
Hot (Kimbo Price Mixtape)
Street Shit (Kimbo Price Mixtape)
Monkey Barz
Onion Head
Figure Four (Mic Tyson)
Shut the Fuck Up (Mic Tyson)

Sean Price, Revival, Toronto, Review, Setlist (08.28.10)

After a competent, brisk moving but ultimately long undercard the well sated audience now bristling with anticipation ecstatically welcomed Brownsville's own Sean Price to the Toronto stage.

Looking like he had home advantage in his solid Blue Jay reds, his wardrobe progressed over the court of his sweltering set to predominantly a wife beater and a towel over his shaved dome (while dropping a line at one point about Ike Turner and Wife Beater's)- this had both a bemusing and gripping quality about it.

Price commanded the audience from the opening notes.  Sean has the ability to befriend an audience with his considerable girth and muscular fortitude in a way that might not seem befitting to a man of his stature, it is in part his kind eyes that perhaps make you forget for a moment that he could smack the white off rice.  This is in part because for all of Price's deeds and misdeeds, he is by at least one jurisdiction's estimation a 'bad man' who has done 'bad things' for which he was imprisoned for a period of time.  But good fruit never falls from bad trees, nor bad fruit from good ones.  But occasionally strange fruit falls from strange trees.

The highlights of his set, of which there were many, included Boom Bye Yeah, P Body and a loving change of pace with Heartburn where he sang his own Barry White style backing vocals while doing a kind sort of shoulder swagger before taking the audience down for another death roll.    This included Peep My Words, Boost and the fitting King Kong (by this point Price was already well into the mechanics of pacing the stage like a panther in a cage) before a brief hit of the Fab 5's Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka.

After the title track of his solo album Monkey Barz, the self-titled Sean P and a well anticipated Onion Head he went into a more full prelude to his forthcoming Mic Tyson (presumably Mixtape).  With new cuts aired near the end of his set being Figure Four and Shut The Fuck Up (having debuted Let Me Tell You with a rewind of the heavy Alchemist beat early in his set).