U2 is one of the greatest bands ever to come out of the United Kingdom. They guys put on a great show in this video taken in Milan Italy, still rocking strong in 2016
One of my favorite composers of all time. Steven Wilson is fast becoming a super star on the progressive music scene. Drop everything else and listen to this concert. A true masterpiece of listening pleasure.
An amazingly tight performance in Las Vegas by one of the leading bands on the scene. They were great when they were at their peak in the 80’s and 90’s and fantastic in this concert!
We used to crank the stereo and sit back with a wobbly pop and a smoke when Def Leppard was spinning on the turntable. These guys know how to put on a performance.
Taken from a two-hour-and-40-minute sold-out show recorded at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Where the Wild Things Are is yet another live showcase of meticulously mapped Steve Vai compositions. Much of the material is new, and tested out in front of an unfamiliar but eager audience, with Vai exercising his chops to the limits. Click here to go to his official Steve Vai website.
It’s a chance for him to bust out every trick in the book: blazing through ridiculously difficult scales, double hand-tapping extravaganzas (where he plays the guitar like a piano), and sick string bends and whammy bombs to the point where his custom Jem neck should be left, imaginably, in the same shape as the rubbery guitar on the cover of Flex-Able. The listening experience is more geared toward frequent guitar clinic attendees than someone seeking background music for a day drive.
It’s not easy listening. It’s the kind of stuff that deserves full concentration, and while most will furrow their brows while focusing on the guitar pyrotechnics, the rest of the instrumentalists are tightly locked and highly ambitious in their own right. Touring for the first time as a collective, violinists/keyboardists Ann Marie Calhoun and Alex DePue join Vai, along with bassist Bryan Beller, drummer Jeremy Colson, and guitarist/sitarist Dave Weiner.
The virtuosic tendencies run high, the musicianship is incredible, and as a whole, the group sounds more like one of Zappa’s stage bands than, say, Roth’s. Things are still flamboyant and over the top, as expected from the owner of a three-pronged heart-shaped guitar, but there are signs of maturity. As a guitarist and as a composer, Vai’s only getting better with age, as proven by Real Illusions: Reflections’ sprawling, elastic “Freak Show Excess” and “Building the Church,” running the gamut with haphazard emotional shifts, flawless changes, and otherworldly playing.
Excellent video quality on this one. iHeart Radio sure knows how to capture this kind of entertainment. Way to go guys
What an awesome concert, rocking in Hungary with this killer Queen Concert. Freddie Mercury at his best. Enjoy!
Pink Floyd at Live 8, 2005. They do some great live renditions of our favorites from Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall. One of those concerts you wish you were there.
Steven Wilson knocks it out of the park on this one…. WOW! From the DVD ‘Get All You Deserve’, live in Mexico City, filmed on the 13th of April 2012.
This is one song with a killer ending.
Awesome performance with comments and jokes between songs. The video quality is excellent and the music incredible.
There are so many highlights throughout the concert that you just have to set aside the time, pour a coffee or wobbly pop, turn up the volume sit back and relax.
So worth the listen!