Category Friday Night Concerts

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: DAVID GILMOUR – LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH 4/30/1984…

Earlier this month, David Gilmour’s 80s solo album About Face turned 30 years old. While some people look at the album as merely a side project to Pink Floyd, I very much disagree. The early 80s were full of turmoil for the Floyd camp. In 1980, The Wall was fresh out in the stores, and […]

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC IN 3-D TURNS 30! + THE FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT FROM 1984…

Today marks the 30th anniversary of “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D. This was the album that put Al on the map and made him a household name in the 80s and still today. The big boost in notoriety was thanks to his music video of a spot-on spoof of Michael Jackson.. “Eat It”. In 3-D […]

“THE SMITHS” TURNS 30 – LOOKING BACK + THE FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT…

February 20th 1984 was a day that changed music forever. The Smiths may have only had two singles out so far in the UK, “Hand In Glove” and “This Charming Man”, but their full length debut would change the course of popular music and would even change lives. At a time when pop groups like […]

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: IMAGINE DRAGONS – “ALLSTATE FAN FEST”, NEW ORLEANS 1/1/14…

Tonight’s Friday Night Concert features Imagine Dragons! The show was just posted up on YouTube today. The band played a show called Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans on New Year’s Day this year. For those who have only heard their three radio hits played to death, here is a chance to hear and see […]

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: ARCADE FIRE – LIVE AT CAPITOL STUDIOS 10/29/13…

Tonight’s concert pick is a recent one. Arcade Fire performed a special show outside Capitol Studios to showcase a large portion of their new album Reflektor live in front of a festively costumed audience. The show was definitely a celebration! Here it is.. Arcade Fire! SETLIST: Reflektor Flashbulb Eyes Afterlife It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus) […]

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: GREEN DAY – WOODSTOCK 1994…

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Green Day’s landmark album Dookie. The album was their breakthrough and their first on a major label, which forever brought up the question, “Does a band sell out if they move to a major label?”. Regardless of the debate, Dookie was an album full of teenage angst and questioning […]

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS – ROCKAPLAST 1984

30 years ago at about this time, Huey Lewis and the News were one of the biggest names in pop and rock music. Their breakthrough album Sports was becoming a runaway success with several big hit songs. Fortunately the TV show Rockaplast filmed one of these shows in Essen Germany on October 13, 1984, and […]

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: BASTILLE – LIVE AT READING 2013

Tonight’s concert of the week comes from one of my new favorite bands Bastille. Here in the states their song “Pompeii” is starting to catch fire. In the UK they’ve had several hits, a top album and have already released a deluxe edition of Bad Blood called All This Bad Blood. Definitely a band to […]