One of the new bright spots in rock music is on tour and when they came through Charlotte, I thought I needed to check them out. So, we bought tickets for the whole family as my kids enjoy them too. Now it is unusual that we all like the same band which made a perfect time for all of us to go see a show together.
That band is Greta Van Fleet. Yes, they catch a lot of heat for sounding so much like a former band that the press on that is old and we need to move on. I have their E.P.s and their lone album on vinyl and I dig everything they do. The question left for me…Can this band pull it off LIVE!!!??? If they can, they are real, legit and people should stop giving them a hard time. These guys are new in the industry and only in their early 20’s so this was a big question mark for me.
Before the show, I cheated and checked out the set list from some previous shows and I was very disappointed. They were only playing 10 shows!! They are the headliners…how can they only have 10 songs? I told my daughter the only way the can turn it in to a full show is that they are going to have to stretch these songs out way longer than they were done on the records.
Before we talk about how they did, let’s see the setlist…
- The Cold Wind
- Highway Tune
- Black Smoke Rising
- Edge of Darkness
- Flower Power
- You’re The One
- Age of Man
- Black Flag Exposition
- Watching Over
- When the Curtain Falls
- Safari Song (Encore & Drum Solo)
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The opening act for Greta Van Fleet was a duo named Ida Mae. It is a husband and wife duo out of England who now reside in Nashville, Tennessee. At least they have for the last 10 months as they just moved to the States to seriously pursue this thing called music. The husband is Chris Turpin on guitar and vocals and his lovely wife Stephanie Jean also on vocals.
And they are all you got as the opening act. It was just Chris and Stephanie on stage for their 6 song set. And let me tell you that was all you need as they were beyond impressive. They did some covers and played some of their original songs for an album that will not be released until June 7th.
They were selling that album though at the Merch table and, of course, I picked it up on vinyl (review will come later as I need time to dive into it fully). I wanted to get them to sign it, but since they didn’t come out until after the show, I was unable to hang around and wait. My kids had to go to school the next morning and it was already 10:45 and we still had to drive 45 minutes home.
Anyway, about the music. The setlist was as follows:
- My Girl is A Heartbreak
- Me and My Chauffeur Blues (Memphis Minnie cover)
- What Did the Deep Sea Say (Woody Guthrie cover)
- Boom Boom Boom
- Feel Them Getting Closer
Continue reading “Ida Mae – Concert Review (Charlotte, NC on May 15th, 2019)”
How can a band so new get its own Memes collection? Well, because it is my site and I can feature anyone. I tried not to make it all Led Zeppelin comparisons and its not, but there are a lot. I hope you still enjoy it.
Led Zeppelin Comparisons…
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Welcome to the Top 20 Rock Songs of 2018. These songs are my favorite songs of the year and were not necessarily played on the radio or even shot up the charts. They just moved me in some way good or bad!
If you missed the Top Rock Albums of 2018 or the Top Albums of 2018 (that were not Rock), just click on the link and go check them out.
It is time to start the list so here we go…
#20 – “Loading Zones” – Kurt Vile off the album ‘Bottle it In’: Kurt’s can be about the mundane and anything that troubles him in life. This is about the horrors of trying to park in the city. It has such a great little beat to it and some great guitar and such a simple subject that yet turns into something amazing. The video is great as well.
#19 – “Roll Me Under” – Stone Temple Pilots off the album ‘Stone Temple Pilots (2018)’: I know I did give the album the best review, but I liked this song. It had the old STP sound, but it was also Jeff Gutt at his best on the album. Such a heavy bass and guitar sound, it was just great.
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2018 was another year with some great releases and way too many to get through them all so I am sure I missed a number of great albums and if you look around the web, there will be tons of Top Album lists you can get a pretty good idea of what you should check out in case you missed any of these.
This list will be my favorite “Rock” albums of the year. All other types of music will be for a later post. I am going to leave this one to my favorite genre. It is a broad genre, but these are the albums that I consider to be ROCK!!
Also note, these are MY FAVORITES!! These are not the most popular or trendy albums. These are the albums that I connected with during the year and I kept coming back to again and again. And without further adieu, here are the Top Rock Albums of 2018:
My #1 Album of the Year:
Reach – The Great Divine: A modern, yet melodic rock album that just grabs hold and won’t let go from beginning to end. A band I had never heard of prior to this album and I am now wondering where they have been my whole life. Just a fantastic album with no songs to skip or delete. Almost pure perfection. The first album I bought that was new in 2018 and still listen to it today. With songs like “The Great Divine”, “Nightmare” and “Into Tomorrow” you can see they have the goods. The production value was great, the music, the vocals, it was all solid and my favorite album of the year!! Give it a try (and check out my original review by clicking the album title).
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If you remember, a few weeks ago I held a contest giving away the debut album from Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army. Well, I forgot to come back and announce the winner.
The Winner was Alex Bolbat from the fine city of Moscow of the Russian Federation. Congratulations to Alex as the CD has been shipped (might take awhile to get there). Thanks to everyone that participated and maybe I will do it again sometime.
Until next time, have a great day!!
Welcome to the First Ever Giveaway on 2Loud2OldMusic.com. Let’s kick off November with a Bang!! And it is an easy one…very simple. Here are the Rules:
- Like AND Share the post
- Follow the site (an extra entry)
- If you do the same on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, you will get extra entries as well for each social network.
- The contest will last exactly 1 week and will end on November 7th. Winner to be drawn hopefully by the next weekend and be notified.
- We are giving away 1 CD for Greta Van Fleet – ”Anthem of the Peaceful Army” unopened still in shrink wrap.
I think that is pretty simple. No answering any questions, only a few clicks of your mouse and/or your keyboard.
Now get going and good luck!!
Legal Disclaimer: The winner will be randomly selected by me or one of my daughters and in no way is this a professionally run operation and never claims to be as such. Odds of winning are 1:1000000000000000 as that is how many people I hope to actually participate so you really have no hope in hell of winning. (actual odds might be 1:1 as no one reads my shit anyway). Winner will allow me to use their name and likeness in any promotional material (which will be a post announcing the winner). I will not share actual address with anyone. I just need your address to mail that dang thing…okay, I will share your address with the post office so they can actually deliver the CD. You must be at least 1 year old to play and be a legal citizen of the country you live or an illegal immigrant in the country you are residing in at the moment as it doesn’t really matter to me. If you are in the caravan heading to the US right now I am sorry but you are not eligible until you have a permanent address in whatever country you wind up in. I just need to know there is somewhere to mail the package. We will not discriminate based on race, age or sexual orientation because it is really none of our business what you are and shouldn’t matter anyway. We are not responsible for your upset feelings if you lose so don’t whine to me asshole. We are also not responsible for any paper cuts the winner gets for opening the package…that is all on you bud so wear some fucking gloves to be safe. Greta Van Fleet is in no way affiliated with this promotion as they don’t know who the hell I am or even care. They did not supply these CDs (well sort of they did as I bought concert tickets for their show and each ticket came with a CD and I don’t need 5 CDs) Okay, is that enough to cover my ass if something goes horribly wrong with this? Now if you read the legal disclaimer, say you did in the comments below and you will get another 10 entries in the drawing.
Welcome to a HUGE Friday!!! There releases are massive and numerous. What more could you ask for. This is the first time in a very long time where I have 3 releases that are on order for the same day. I am going to love the mail man this week. The albums I am interested in are highlighted in Blue and the first 3 are the ones on order. Let me know what you looking forward to hearing and which ones I might have missed. Enjoy and have a great musical weekend! I know I will!!!
- Greta Van Fleet – Anthem of the Peaceful Man – (Republic Records): These young lads are constantly getting compared to Led Zeppelin and you know what? Who cares. Zeppelin isn’t putting out any new music so I am going to enjoy this. At least the young generation is still making Rock & Roll. This is their first Full Length studio album and I get wait to unwrap the vinyl.
- Whitesnake – Unzipped – (Rhino Records): 5 CDs and 1 DVD of Whitesnake Unplugged. 20 years worth of music including Starkers in Tokyo and Starkers in Warsaw, Paris, Germany and so much music. I can’t wait for this one either. It is going to be non-stop music.
Continue reading “Friday New Releases – October 19th”
Oh the Holidays! The end of the year. Christmas time. The time John is not supposed to buy any albums since it is the holidays and it is my birthday time period so no record purchases as people need to have something to give me as a gift. Well, that didn’t quite work this year.
I did set aside a list of albums people could buy for me for Christmas and/or my Birthday and I made sure that anything I picked up was not from that list. December turned out to be a treasure trove of purchases, gifts and free stuff. I definitely hit the jackpot with a crap load of albums to listen to and some day write about.
It all started mid-November when the Coke reward program was giving away $5 Amazon gift cards for every 10 bottle caps redeemed. Well, I had been collecting them at work as I do drink one Coke product everyday and on really stressful, busy days, maybe two. The $5 Amazon Gift cards were actually $10 because they allowed you to redeem it twice. After setting up a several more accounts with different email addresses, I was able to redeem $40 worth of caps (I would have done more, but I ran out of caps). What did I get with the $40 from Amazon? Music of course. I picked up the following:
Continue reading “Turntables & Vinyl #11 – The Holiday Treasure Trove”
Welcome to the Top 20 Rock Songs of 2017. These songs are my favorite songs of the year and were not necessarily played on the radio or even shot up the charts. They just moved me in some way good or bad!
If you missed the Top Rock Albums of 2017 or the Top Albums of 2017 (that were not Rock), just click on the link and go check them out.
It is time to start the list so here we go…
#20 – “Make It Move” by Jonny Lang off the album ‘Signs’: The loud stomping sound that opens the song and throughout feels like a train barreling down on you. The opening track to the album starts it all off with a bang. The song also delivers a great message that you need to make the move and not wait on something to happen.
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