Feel It Now
Shuffle Your Feet
Ain't No Easy Way
In Like The Rose
Six Barrel Shotgun
Weight Of The World
Red Eyes And Tears
Spread Your Love
Heart + Soul
Members at this show:porcupiny
bassmasta90, britpopguru, buckley, burningpit, cassie, davemire11, dirtyblue, fisherl4, Fourthisto, gooley, gooley45, granthart, iyd37, jakesaddiction, JC2, madjack, maggie, mich, mitch, Natasha_K, niiick, PaleHappening, pookatron, porcupiny, ramonefunk, redfoxx, redmeg8, skinriver, slaa, supperdoozie, television, tessaangus, Whitey, Ydfalcon
television says+1 Votes UP / DOWN
First off I want to say thank you to BRMC for coming back to C-Bus. Peter said "Thank you guys, we didn't expect this. It wasn't like this last time we were here" and he was right. 3x more people came out for this show which is a blessing and a curse. Great show. I counted 3 new songs throughout the night. The set was quite solid, they did a good job at mixing in the new songs with the old. My favorite from the night had to be In Like The Rose and the loud version of Sympathatic Noose. I enjoyed the fact that they went from the fancy motorized spotlights back to the good old lights on a pole. Such great stage presence. I had a great time dancing and rockin out. Some tall redhead and her blondie boyfriend had some chatting problems for most of the set, if you wanna talk go in the back.
Morning After Girls were real good, Elefant were just ok. I can't wait till the next show. I hope some photos get posted from this show.
Posted Saturday, February 11, 2006 am28 at 5:48am
fisherl4 says+1 Votes UP / DOWN
Amazing...I'm still in awe. My favorites were "Restless Sinner", "Fault Line" "Weight of the World" "Love Burns" and "Open Invitation". I was at the last concert at the Newport a few months ago and it was just as amazing. I think I was more spoiled by the last concert since less people were there. It was a more intimate setting and we ran into Peter after the show. At least with more people at this one, they played more B side rarities that I didn't know existed and I'm glad to attend the one that happened to be Peter's birthday. Hope you had a nice birthday in Columbus, Peter!! Yes, I was the loudest screamer in the front row.
The opening acts were also amazing. All had great energy and style.
Posted Saturday, February 11, 2006 am28 at 8:13am
Whitey says+1 Votes UP / DOWN
Newport was the first time I've seen the band outside of Detroit, and it was well worth the trip. We arrived kind of late, so we only caught about half of Elefant's performance. I have to agree with some of the other reviews I've read regarding this band, not very impressive. What ever happened to opening acts like the Stratford 4? It took about 45 minutes until BRMC finally came on stage,(some kind of technical difficulties) but it was well worth the wait. Peter started out solo playing a new song "Feel it now", which I really liked. Then they played some stuff off of Howl followed by all of the old favorites to include a couple of B-sides. As in every other show I've seen live, "White Palms" sounded the best. I love the extended version of that song. Everything about this show was awesome, I will go back to Newport in a second. Madjack will be uploading pictures.
Posted Saturday, February 11, 2006 pm28 at 9:31pm
madjack says+1 Votes UP / DOWN
What a great rock show, BRMC rocked High Street once again! They played just shy of 2 hours without letting up and then came back out on the encore and rocked the house for another 30 minutes. This show had something for everyone, the crowd went from lighting up their lighters during â€œPromiseâ€� to assembling a mosh pit for â€œheart and soulâ€� all within a couple of songs.
The intro to â€œIn like the roseâ€� was unlike anything I have heard before, very spontaneous and fresh. â€œHigh/Lowâ€� off the Australian import was a first for me live and they rocked it. After a few requests for â€œWhite Palmsâ€� (before and after it was played) it still remained a crowd pleaser, and rightfully so because they nailed it once again. â€œSympathetic Nooseâ€� got a well-deserved amplified facelift! A great assortment from every album was put in to the mix and they all came together, BRMC knows how to make each one rock!
The harmonica and trombone mics gave Peter problems throughout the entire set despite specific requests from the sound booth for rechecks during the final sound check. It almost seemed at times the vocal mics were either too low or the guitars were too high. BRMC did not hesitate to rock the house live even with a few minor glitches!! The lighting always intensifies the fact Black Rebel is one of the best sounding live bands of the 100â€™s I have ever seen!!
Peter thanked all the fans and especially the member for our support. He also thanked a group for his birthday present, hey Peter what did ya get anyway? We were happy to help Peter celebrate his birthday in C-bus!
I am looking forward to seeing Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on their next visit in the Buckeye State, thanks BRMC for a great show!!
Posted Sunday, February 12, 2006 am28 at 1:10am
skinriver says+1 Votes UP / DOWN
****I was the guy standing at the VERY right of the stage right under Peter. Take note.
THE REVIEW, THE SET LIST, and MERCHANDISE NEWS:
5 months ago, BRMC came to Columbus and played 12 of the 13 tracks from HOWL and a good part of the crowd seemed pissed about that. This time around BRMC played 11 of the 13 tracks from HOWL and a good part of the crowd seemed pleased about that. So, what has changed in that 5 month BRMC absence?
I know what has changed; These hypocrite/fair-weather fans heard "Shuffle Your Feet" and "Ain't No Easy Way" played on the radio and suddenly started liking the HOWL ablum. I really am happy to see BRMC get more fans (they deserve it b/c they are good people and meaningful musicians) but these fans who were cheering at the concert may have been the same ones 5 months ago who were getting VOCALLY agitated at BRMC for not playing (example) "Whatever Happened To My Rock & Roll" which Peter, 5 months ago, snapped back "Oh, I got your Rock & Roll baby - why don't you come up here and get it?"
HOWL is BRMC's best effort to date and is the most listenable from start to finish. I guess 5 months ago a lot of fans were pissed that BRMC had done changed their sound, but on Friday night, those same fans had changed their mind about HOWL - possibly embracing it as the diverse and beautiful album it is. Shame on them for before - good for them now.
Morning After Girls are a good choice for a BRMC concert opener. I checked their website out when I heard they were opening and got a taste of there music - I was looking forward to seeing them live (they are better live - but thier CD should be bought). MAG are not really doing anything new musically, but they have a great ambient sound w/ crystal clear screaming/droning guitars and they all have good voices for singing.
Elefant on the other hand - MY GOD - what a rip-off, talentless, souless, pompous, primadonna of a band! From the very first guitar riff of the opening song (which sounded like an absolute shameless plagarizing of The Who's "Baba O'Riley") I knew this band was going to be something to write home about. The lead singer is as pretentious as they come. He was trying to act so smooth that he accidentally dropped his microphone during the "Baba O'Riley" rip-off song while prancing around the stage. Jesus Christ, this guy's mission in life is to get 15 yr old girls to approve of him sexually. Everything from his black dress shirt popped-up collar to his silver cross necklase to his greasy hair to his desperate stage antics made me embarrased to be in the same room as this dickhead. He even announce the title of one of his songs as "The Clown" b/c he said that he gets the feeling that he's just a clown on stage when he's performing - while he's trying to justify his over-done/trying-to-hard stage act, he should have just called the song "No Talent Bag Of Ass". The best part was that he saw me in the front row yawning and looking at my watch several times. Besides, every member of that band looked like a fucking roadie - except for the bassist - he looked like a nerd accountant who would have played a meaningless part in some mid-1980's movie. I would like to conclude by saying don't pay any attention to that 'Elafant' standing in the room. That band blows.
NOW FOR BRMC:
Peter comes swaggering on stage to the Johnny Cash song "Another Man Done Gone" and preceeds to play "Feel It Now" on piano.
Some of the HOWL songs got a little electrified treatment. "Sympathetic Noose" and "Ain't No Easy Way" were played much more hard-edged.
Robert did some kind of vocal tag during the last minute or so of and AMAZING version of "White Palms" (a song that should always have a place on BRMC's setlist).
"In Like The Rose" had an extened intro.
"High/Low" sounds better live than on the 'Stop' single. It is a great song and the boys did it justice that night.
"Mercy" is an acoustic song played and sung by Robert and Robert only.
"Rifles" is an experience live. I'm glad they played that instead of another revolving choice.
Duirng the encore, after Robert sang "Mercy" and before "Devil's Waitin'" Peter mentioned that he wanted to thank everyone who gave him birthday gifts. At that point I walked up to the lip of the stage and placed an Anti-War poetry book and a black 'CASH' sticker near his feet - to which he smiled and said "Well thank you, too." - all I have to say about that is ask the security gaurd first before you try walking around the rail. The security was godd that night tough.
Another highlight was that there was a significant amount of crowd surfing - to BRMC's facial expression enjoyment.
Great show w/ lots of great versions of songs w/ great energy. I am satisfied.
SETLIST TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE SETLIST:
Feel It Now
Ain't No Easy Way
In Like The Rose
Six Barrell Shotgun
Weight Of The World
Red Eyes And Tears
Spread Your Love
Heart And Soul
Posted Monday, February 13, 2006 pm28 at 3:21pm
redfoxx says+1 Votes UP / DOWN
I have to say that this was the best BRMC gig that I have ever seen in North America. The crowd were great, even a little bit of crowd surfing toward the end, but most were well behaved.
The sound and lightshow was great, despite a few little technical glitches. Robert's Mercy made my hair stand up. The boy can really sing, and so beautifully. Overall, a truly breathtaking experience. Columbus rocks in my eyes and I would definitely take the trouble to travel to that city again.
Posted Thursday, February 16, 2006 pm28 at 8:42pm
mich says+1 Votes UP / DOWN
We watched MAG from the back, and Liane videoed it all. Pete joined them to play harmonica for a song. It was a very cool set.
I went up closer for Elefant because I wanted a good spot for BRMC. I manuevered to be up close enough on Robert's side that I could see the entire stage.
Elefant had their normal set. Perhaps they added Lolita, but I'm not completely sure. The crowd's energy increased throughout the set, and by the time they were finished, everyone was ready for BRMC.
The set started with "Feel It Now." When Pete walked toward the piano, I remember looking at Natasha and saying "FEEL IT NOW!" It was amazing to experience live.
Shuffle Your Feet is phenomenal live. I've said that in previous reviews, but I must reinterate it. I can't imagine a set without it now.
The crowd was almost too energized, though. A few fans crowd surfed and a mosh pit broke out. I apologize to the gentleman I kicked, but you did push me rather hard.
Peter and Robert rarely speak between songs, especially at US gigs. There's always a few words like, "thank you" and "see you soon," but very rarely do you hear full sentences. Those of us in Columbus were privileged enough to hear two very heartfelt thank yous.
It started with Robert. "There are quite a few of our fans who go to a lot of our shows. Many of them are here tonight. I want to thank them. It means a lot to us." He then played Mercy (which was perfect), and I was lucky enough to (finally) get it recorded.
Then Pete came out and said "Some of you gave me birthday presents tonight. Thank you so much. It means so much. Happy Birthday to you too."
We hadn't realized that he'd somehow found the fanbook we thought we'd hidden so well. It wasn't until after the show when he came up to me clutching the book and said "thank you so much" that we realized the messages from fans were part of those gifts.
At the very end of the night, we gave him the rest of the gifts. I'm so glad we (along with all the other fans who sent us stuff) were able to make his birthday so special.
I left Newport filled with love. Love of music and a band that has been such a major part of my life over the past few years. I had no idea I'd see them again in less than 12 hours.
Posted Saturday, February 18, 2006 pm28 at 1:41pm