EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2013

Pretty self-explanatory
User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2256
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby docinwestchester » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:02 am

What a show! From start to finish, a unique experience. Not knowing what to expect was half the fun. The other half was hearing these guys (and girls) play their collective asses off. We were at the edge of the very small stage...really really close. And me standing there with a camera in front of my face the whole time. I was truly afraid that EC himself would bust me and kick me out of the place. A few times he looked my way and I got scared!

Ghost Town was a highlight for me - a fantastic arrangement, perfect with The Roots and La Marisoul. All of the WUG songs sounded fresh and alive. The band was tight and clearly well rehearsed for this show.

I have a very good audio recording. I also video recorded the entire show, and it looks good. The video's audio is fairly distorted on the bass end, so I'll eventually dub my better audio. All the videos are being uploaded tonight on my channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/elvisisking45

Here's Ghost Town (my favorite of the night). Watch EC spit out that classic line "Too much fighting on the dance floor!"


User avatar
verbal gymnastics
Posts: 12276
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:44 am
Location: here at Traitors Gate

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:38 am

Wow wow wow!

You lucky lucky people :mrgreen:
It’s such a shame you had to break the heart you could have counted on

User avatar
Otis Westinghouse
Posts: 8856
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:32 pm
Location: The theatre of dreams

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:38 am

Brilliant! Great to see Ghost Town (but didn't hear any Gansters intro, BA). Thanks very much. Going to try and listen to the WFUV broadcast today at work.
There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more

User avatar
monkey2man
Posts: 88
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:45 pm
Contact:

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby monkey2man » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:10 am

i gotta admit, i'm a little bummed they didn't play Come The Meantimes... ahh, how can I complain?

what an amazing show tonight! tons of surprises, elvis is sounding his best in years! i just count myself lucky i got to be there.

User avatar
John
Posts: 773
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:52 am
Location: North of England

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby John » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:13 am

Unbelievable - how fantastic is that!

sulky lad
Posts: 2124
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:21 pm
Location: Out of the kitchen,she's gone with the wind

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby sulky lad » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:03 am

Thanks in advance for the recordings, Doc, it appears to have been a fantastic evening, I just hope there are many more gigs. I only wish there'd been an advance warning about the gig, I'm sure VG and I could have wangled a way of getting there had we had a bit more notice . Here's to more EC and Roots gigs !

User avatar
krm
Posts: 981
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:10 am
Location: Sweden Skåne

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby krm » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:03 am

Great! just great!!!! You fortunate NYCers

User avatar
John
Posts: 773
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:52 am
Location: North of England

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby John » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:18 am

There's a heap of photos here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfuv/

bronxapostle
Posts: 4375
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 pm

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:57 am

docinwestchester wrote:
I have a very good audio recording. I also video recorded the entire show, and it looks good. The video's audio is fairly distorted on the bass end, so I'll eventually dub my better audio. All the videos are being uploaded tonight on my channel:



glad to hear this doc just in case SOMETHING is not included in the broadcast! my audio is pretty poor...we were TOO CLOSE and i had really no hope of mine sounding any good. a real cool night. definitely the closest i have ever watched an entire show with me writing MY setlist upon the stage and resting SONY and my camera there periodically. really grateful they gave us this release party. it was a killer night.

I BEG ANYONE WHO HAS A HARD TICKET STUB THAT THEY DO NOT NEED TO THINK OF ME!!! PLEASE. :lol: :lol:

jardine
Posts: 736
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:59 pm

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby jardine » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:24 am

Well, drifting through the youtubes, haven't had this thrill since march 1978 listening, in Toronto, to live at the elmocambo. Yeh yeh...georgie fame in pump it up...this is FANTASTIC.

bronxapostle
Posts: 4375
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 pm

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:10 am

jardine wrote:Well, drifting through the youtubes, haven't had this thrill since march 1978 listening, in Toronto, to live at the elmocambo. Yeh yeh...georgie fame in pump it up...this is FANTASTIC.


YEAH YEAH!!!! he used to tag YEH YEH in Pads Paws and Claws in 1989...i think i only saw it once or twice. got to check the archives. the wiki is weak on info about this tune. but you are correct: Georgie Fame...a British legend, yes? need UK friends input here.

Azmuda
Posts: 837
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:49 am

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby Azmuda » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:07 am

Video links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjKoBMgIhU8 -- Wake Me Up -- 6:20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR78utjZjX0 -- Refuse To Be Saved -- 3:42
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-OyXg2YhtM -- Stick Out Your Tongue -- 5:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVMEIrEtMCk -- Watching The Detectives -- 5:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xag5dFD5M9A -- Shabby Doll -- 4:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5PHcCrBspc -- Sugar Won't Work / Tripwire -- 9:28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTo6zYAkj1w -- Spooky Girlfriend -- 5:02
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saOa04GSFQ4 -- Cinco Minutos Con Vos -- 6:33
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhRcozs5nXU -- Ghost Town -- 4:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXJR7BuAH1g -- (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea -- 3:43
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ewxEUYg0j4 -- Walk Us Uptown -- 3:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H-lXNqYG94 -- I Want You -- 12:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0SMu_IHaEA -- Wise Up Ghost -- 5:55
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCjTeQZuHQw -- Pump It Up -- 5:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ9s2A9dtIg -- I Found Out -- 4:36

docinwestchester rulz!

User avatar
John
Posts: 773
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:52 am
Location: North of England

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby John » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:08 am

WFUV have just said that they are playing the whole concert. :D

bronxapostle
Posts: 4375
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 pm

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:10 am

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User avatar
krm
Posts: 981
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:10 am
Location: Sweden Skåne

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby krm » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:47 am

sweden is listening right now! :-)

User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2256
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby docinwestchester » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:47 am

Thanks for posting those YouTube links. Looking forward to listening to a nice soundboard recording in 15 minutes.

sulky lad
Posts: 2124
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:21 pm
Location: Out of the kitchen,she's gone with the wind

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby sulky lad » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:56 am

A soundboard, whoopee , just wish there had been a SBD of the Picket, Liverpool in 2007. It's not an analogue SBD, is is BA :wink:

eduardopaulo
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:58 pm

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby eduardopaulo » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:09 am

WFUV broadcast not working here. Must be my connection.
And thanks for the fantastic videos, Doc!

User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2256
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby docinwestchester » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:11 am

WFUV is starting at the very beginning...The Roots on stage intro. In terms of getting the complete show, this is promising.

User avatar
John
Posts: 773
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:52 am
Location: North of England

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby John » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am

Coming in loud and clear in the UK.

User avatar
docinwestchester
Posts: 2256
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:58 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby docinwestchester » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:19 am

John wrote:Coming in loud and clear in the UK.


How cool is that?

User avatar
John
Posts: 773
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2003 5:52 am
Location: North of England

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby John » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:21 am

It was a good day to take off, plenty of time to prepare for this.


User avatar
strangerinthehouse
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:14 pm
Location: fort myers florida

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby strangerinthehouse » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:52 am

docinwestchester wrote:Thanks for posting those YouTube links. Looking forward to listening to a nice soundboard recording in 15 minutes.



That's what I'm hoping for. So far it's sounding great. Glad they are doing this. Thanks Doc for your clips too. I watched "Ghost Town" before work and had the melody stuck in my head for most of the morning.
Last edited by strangerinthehouse on Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
And you try so hard
to be like the big boys
@shellacandvinyl

sweetest punch
Posts: 4361
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:49 am
Location: Belgium

Re: EC & The Roots play New York's Brooklyn Bowl, Sep. 16, 2

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:18 pm

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... t-20130917

Elvis Costello and the Roots Celebrate 'Crazy Experiment'

Collaborators debut 'Wise Up Ghost' and remix Attractions favorites

"Good morning," Questlove of the Roots announced with a grin just after 10 p.m. last night, taking the throne behind a white Ludwig drum kit. "Welcome to what we call the manifestation of a dream."

For this leader and his band of nine at Brooklyn Bowl, their year-long dream was about to be realized: revealing their once-secret studio collaboration with Elvis Costello. And for the 600 crammed into the bowling-alley venue, hours before the release of Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs, it was a wakeup call: these songs would be performed only once.

Questlove grooved as he introduced each member, each of them in turn built on the heavy lounge-funk foundation of the new song "Wake Me Up." "What more can I say?" he said, resting for a beat: "Elvis Costello, y'all!"

The singer emerged from backstage in a fedora, waving his left hand and taking the microphone with the other. "In the name of the father and the son/In the name of gasoline and a gun," Costello crooned during the opener's grim nod to religion and war.

From there the set burst with unexpected treats, divided between fresh and favorite songs, including heavier arrangements of Costello's Attractions-era classics "Watching the Detectives" and "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea." At the side of the stage, Roots guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas shredded all night, often in shadows but never missed. Throughout the night Questlove gave cues and countdowns and directed a horn section from his perch, always with one eye on Costello.

Among the new ones, "Stick Out Your Tongue" proved quintessential from Wise Up Ghost's work of psychedelic soul and hip-hop throb. Between songs Questlove smiled at the distant clatter of a ball striking pins. "Is someone still bowling?" he asked.

"I got my bowling shoes with me," Costello replied.

Diane Birch arrived and harmonized with little more than a whisper on "Tripwire," a sweet lullaby beauty that would have fit well on Imperial Bedroom. A second guest, Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia, joined for three songs, beginning with "Spooky Girlfriend," a nugget from 2002's When I Was Cruel. She wore zebra-striped stockings and a babydoll dress, and she boomed on "Cincos Minutos Con Vos." Costello chewed gum between measures, fixing his gaze on lyrics he was still learning, as his face creased behind thick-framed glasses with every high note. On "I Want You," his barnburner from Blood and Chocolate, the band jammed for more than 10 minutes as a spotlight illuminated the frontman, who appeared only slightly winded as they cleared the stage.

For those close enough to see, a three-song encore was visible on the floor set list. The crowd demanded more, and the group returned with the album's title track. "When you gonna riiiiise up? Wise up, ghost," Costello snarled through a megaphone as cymbals, guitar and horns stormed in, striking an eerie balance between Alfred Hitchcock and Jimi Hendrix.

"Pump It Up" proved a welcome thrill, even if Costello was slightly behind the beat. He recovered for the unexpected closer, John Lennon's "I Found Out," before joining the band to take a bow minutes before midnight – just as Wise Up Ghost went on sale.

"Please support our crazy experiments," Questlove said. "Get home safely."

Set list:

"Wake Me Up"
"Refuse to Be Saved"
"Stick Out Your Tongue"
"Watching the Detectives"
"Shabby Doll"
"Sugar Won't Work"
"Tripwire" (with Diane Birch)
"Spooky Girlfriend" (with La Marisoul)
"Cincos Minutos Con Vos" (with La Marisoul)
"Ghost Town" (with La Marisoul)
"(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
"Walk Us Uptown"
"I Want You"
"Wise Up Ghost"
"Pump It Up"
"I Found Out"

Image

Image
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.


Return to “Elvis Costello General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 81 guests