Afghan Whigs - Live at Brooklyn Bowl - May 15th
I apparently missed the small sign(s) requesting no amateur photography during the epic Afghan Whigs show last Thursday at Brooklyn Bowl. After snapping roughly 100 horrible iPhone pics, a security guard tapped me on the shoulder and told me “no”. I just now had the chance to sift through all the typical red/blue light out of focus images and found a few worth sharing. Below was the set list, which included a healthy amount of tracks off their new album Do To the Beast:

Parked Outside 
Matamoros 
Fountain and Fairfax 
Going to Town 
The Lottery 
When We Two Parted / Over My Dead Body 
I’m Her Slave 
Neglekted 
Algiers 
Royal Cream 
I Am Fire 
Tusk (Fleetwood Mac)
Gentlemen 
There’s Always Tomorrow [Red Red Meat] / It Kills 
On the Corner (The Twilight Singers)
John the Baptist

Encore:
Heaven on Their Minds (from Jesus Christ Superstar)
Somethin’ Hot 
My Enemy 
Sometimes It Snows In April (Prince) / Faded

Recent vinyl purchases, mostly from last weekend’s Smorgusburg Record Fair in Williamsburg.  

Godflesh - Live at Irving Plaza, NYC - 4/10/14

It’s entirely factual to say that I’ve been waiting to see Godflesh live for over half my life. At 40, that’s no short wait, and I’m happy to say they did not disappoint. The set pulled mostly from their early catalog, focusing mostly on Streetcleaner and Pure era material. Setlist below:

1. Like Rats 

2. Christbait Rising 

3. Streetcleaner

4. Tiny Tears

5. Spite 

6. Mothra

7. Avalanche Master Song 

8. Monotremata 

9. Bigot 

10. Pure 

11. Crush My Soul 

12. Love Is a Dog from Hell

ANTEMASQUE - PEOPLE FORGET

Antemasque is the newest band of former ATDI/Mars Volta duo Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. The band also features professional supergroup member Flea on bass. People Forget was released today and there are a couple additional new tracks on their Bandcamp page.

Listen/purchase: PEOPLE FORGET by ANTEMASQUE

This is a Trent Reznor Song - Parody video
I’ve been a huge fan of NIN from day one. I remember watching the video for “Down In It” on MTV before school one morning in 1989, and my dad walking in to tell me to “turn off that rap music.” It made me so angry that he didn’t understand the brilliance of Trent Reznor that I connected with at 15 years old.

Over the years Trent has shown a lot of diversity within the sounds of NIN, but his compositions are unmistakably his no matter which direction he takes them. This video humorously highlights some of the more common tropes associated with Trent and NIN. Pretty funny.