Posts Tagged ‘madison square garden

26
Mar
12

Black Keys Print Releases!

Hot on the news of the Dan McCarthy print release for the recent Boston show posted last week, it would now appear that famed street artist Shepard Fairey will be offering his prints for the MSG show, wow!

As always, and I love Shepard for this, his prints are being offered for a mere $45 and are limited to an edition size of 550 each.  Usually the release times are super random which limits your ability to grab his prints (often selling out in minutes, so be forewarned!).

This time Fairey has been kind enough to inform hopeful buyers that there will be two release times on 3/27  for each print:  Between 10:00 and 12:00 PST for the first print and between 3:00 and 5:00 PST for the second, be mindful that these release times are PST and not EST. 

As usual, Fairey works in his trademark red and black silkscreen colors with a brilliant use of negative space, as always his creations result in vibrant and striking imagery.

You can check out more about these prints at www.obeygiant.com  and good luck grabbing one…or two!

Dan McCarthy’s print is also now available for $40 at www.danmccarthy.org  but I’m unsure of the edition size.  If you know, please update us here at HiFi Central.

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13
Mar
12

The Black Keys Live @ MSG

There comes a time when you know you’re seeing something special, in its prime. Like how America was captivated by the Home-Run chase of 1998, the Miracle on ice in the 1980 Winter Olympics, or the Beatles stepping off a plane in America to rabid fans…

that’s how Madison Square Garden felt last night. Everyone knows who they are, their blues attitude and their rock riffs. They are rock stars at their peak and they proved to the world’s most famous arena that this is where they belong. Loud and center stage. Both guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney know this fact. They came out and made no mistake, leading with Brothers’ “Howlin’ For You” instantly getting the crowd into a frenzy.

They continued with their supporting cast that helped make the new album El Camino, the fullest and most polished of their seven studio productions. But as they left the stage the Keys did something of an unexpected move when they went back to material from the early days of the band. They played the title track of their 2003 album Thickfreakness and “Girl is on my Mind” from their 2004 album Rubber Factory. Then into “Your Touch” from 2006’s Magic Potion and finally came back to their newest material.

They engaged the crowd, not in conversation or meaningless chit-chat, but spoke through claps and foot stomps, the universal language for anyone who adores rock and roll. They ended their set with a brilliant duo of “Tighten Up” and “Lonely Boy.”

After they left the stage and the lights fell dim, the crowd erupted to its loudest levels of the night. Begging for an encore and did we get it! In the dark two gigantic disco balls dropped from the ceiling and began spinning. The lights were turned back on and, no, it was no disco. Hearing them go through “Everlasting Light” with the entire arena awestruck at the genius of such a pun.

They ended their hour and a half show with “I Got Mine” and an illuminated sign:

The Black Keys

Rock. Stars.

The lights came back up, the crowd chanted and cheered for them, nobody rushed out Madison Square Garden, everyone lingered, buzzing about what might’ve been the greatest 90 minutes of music their ears have ever endured.

04
Jan
11

A Phishy New Year to You

Phish is legendary for their New Year’s shows, and this year’s may have topped them all. Here’s what went down at Madison Square Garden leading up to 12:00AM, and the celebration thereafter. Enjoy.

23
Mar
10

2010 Iron Maiden North American Tour

Holy cow!  Yes, this should be a tour of tours for 2010 and I do hope they plan on playing in Albany, NY and not just NYC (Madision Square Garden).

Dream Theater will be the warming up act, not too shabby and should make for a fun show indeed.  The following tour dates are all I have at this time!

 

Tour dates for the Iron Maiden/Dream Theater run are as follows:

Wed June 9th – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
Fri June 11th – Houston, TX – The Woodlands
Sat June 12th – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Mon June 14th – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Wed June 16th – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
Thurs June 17th – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion
Sat June 19th – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Sun June 20th – Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion
Tues June 22nd – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
Thurs June 24th – Vancouver, BC – GM Place
Sat June 26th – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Tues June 29th – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
Sat July 3rd – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheater
Wed July 7th – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sun July 11th – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Mon July 12th – New York City – Madison Square Garden
Wed July 14th – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion
Thurs July 15th – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sat July 17th – Detroit, MI – DTE Music Theatre
Sun July 18th – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Tues July 20th – Washington DC – Nissan Pavilion




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