Posted in music | pictures on January 25, 2008

Matodon

Matodon

Neurosis

Neurosis

sleep time. more later. again tonight.

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Comments (58)

Mind and ear drum blowing!

Posted by brassbonanza | January 25, 2008 2:53 AM

For people that went last night...were they selling any tixs at the door or any people selling for face at the show? what time did the show begin and how is this venue?

Posted by hmmm | January 25, 2008 8:03 AM

what times did each band take the stage and how about setlist for Mastodon... what songs were they playing? brand new? Leviathan? Blood Mountain? older?

Posted by EF Matt | January 25, 2008 8:29 AM

Wow! you better get a ticket for tonight. Neurosis was perfect for this venue..Awesome sound Quality.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 9:00 AM

Mostly Blood Mountain... and they shied away from the major singles.... Iron Tusk, Blood & Thunder, March Of The Fire Ants....

Neurosis pretty much played stuff from their new album except for Burn from The Eye Of Every Storm and The Doorway from Times Of Grace.

Posted by Black Bubblegum | January 25, 2008 9:12 AM

looking forward to this performance tonight. any idea what time NEUROSIS went on?

Posted by dead | January 25, 2008 9:25 AM

Neurosis went on at 11...should be able to get a ticket for face value

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 9:35 AM

Neurosis went on around 11...Mastodon at 9:15.

Posted by brassbonanza | January 25, 2008 9:36 AM

That is the most badass tatoo I have ever seen.

Posted by Matt | January 25, 2008 9:38 AM

Neurosis went on some time after 11 and played until I don't know when. I split around 12:15, one hour into their set. A fair number of people left after Mastodon. I can only imagine because of that band sucking so horribly bad that folks just couldn't stand to be bored one second longer at this "metal show of the year".
. It had been 11 years since I last saw Neurosis live. Maybe it was me, I don't know, but in my book they lacked the intensity and dynamics of past performances. Also I was disappointed to only find 1 song of "The Eye Of Every Storm" on the set list. An album I truly dig, possibly their strongest ever if you can look past "Souls At Zero" as their sound defining holy grail...

No, I did not see anyone selling tickets outside.

Posted by UN:ART:IG | January 25, 2008 9:42 AM

Neurosis went on some time after 11 and played until I don't know when. I split around 12:15, one hour into their set. A fair number of people left after Mastodon. I can only imagine because of that band sucking so horribly bad that folks just couldn't stand to be bored one second longer at this "metal show of the year".
. It had been 11 years since I last saw Neurosis live. Maybe it was me, I don't know, but in my book they lacked the intensity and dynamics of past performances. Also I was disappointed to only find 1 song of "The Eye Of Every Storm" on the set list. An album I truly dig, possibly their strongest ever if you can look past "Souls At Zero" as their sound defining holy grail...

No, I did not see anyone selling tickets outside.

Posted by un:art:ig | January 25, 2008 9:44 AM

Neurosis went on some time after 11 and played until I don't know when. I split around 12:15, one hour into their set. A fair number of people left after Mastodon. I can only imagine because of that band sucking so horribly bad that folks just couldn't stand to be bored one second longer at this "metal show of the year".
. It had been 11 years since I last saw Neurosis live. Maybe it was me, I don't know, but in my book they lacked the intensity and dynamics of past performances. Also I was disappointed to only find 1 song of "The Eye Of Every Storm" on the set list. An album I truly dig, possibly their strongest ever if you can look past "Souls At Zero" as their sound defining holy grail...

No, I did not see anyone selling tickets outside.

Posted by unartig | January 25, 2008 9:47 AM

Neurosis went on some time after 11 and played until I don't know when. I split around 12:15, one hour into their set. A fair number of people left after Mastodon. I can only imagine because of that band sucking so horribly bad that folks just couldn't stand to be bored one second longer at this "metal show of the year".
. It had been 11 years since I last saw Neurosis live. Maybe it was me, I don't know, but in my book they lacked the intensity and dynamics of past performances. Also I was disappointed to only find 1 song of "The Eye Of Every Storm" on the set list. An album I truly dig, possibly their strongest ever if you can look past "Souls At Zero" as their sound defining holy grail...

No, I did not see anyone selling tickets outside.

Posted by unartig | January 25, 2008 9:47 AM

God, I wish I lived in New York.

Posted by Wayne | January 25, 2008 9:55 AM

oppsy, sorry for the multiple posts. the first 3 cancelled out I thought....

Posted by un:art:ig | January 25, 2008 9:56 AM

I thought the sound quality was a bit muddled from Mastodon. Neurosis sounded 'right on'. They played loud and long. The Masonic temple was a great location for the bands that played there last night. A beautiful building outside and in, holding a gothic feel that matched the sound. The inside reminded me of Warsaw in Greenpoint. Diane Kamikaze was there!

Posted by Mirza | January 25, 2008 10:01 AM


what idiot tattoos their face liek that?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 10:11 AM

Yes, early on there were several people selling tickets at face value outside. Mastodon didn't sound that great, but Neurosis absolutely killed. This was hands down the best performance by them I've seen. Mostly new stuff, but also songs off of Times of Grace and Through Silver and Blood.

Posted by Rockvulcan | January 25, 2008 10:23 AM

Just as suspected there were a large number of people who looked like they were at the show because they'd heard these bands were artistic metal for indie kids. Thanks BV!

Posted by B | January 25, 2008 10:23 AM

if you won't to see all of Mastodon, make sure you get there by 8:45 at least. It takes a while to get in.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 10:36 AM

Nothing better than some good artistic metal! As long as Vice promotes it, I'll go. Hey B, sorry I didn't have a huge ass beard to blend in last night. I'll make sure to grow it for the next hip metal show. I just want to belong.

Posted by indiekid | January 25, 2008 10:41 AM

Max Weinberg was there

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 10:48 AM

ATTENTION FRIDAY NIGHT TICKET HOLDERS:
I got an email from Vice the day before the show saying that Mastodon would go on at 9:15pm. Well, I was standing on line to get into the venue along with 100 other people when Mastodon began their set at 9pm. Luckily it was their 11 minute opus "Hearts Alive" and I was able to get there by the end of the song. Another reason to get there early - the entry process is completely retarded. Will call and physical ticket holders all stand in the same line. Once you make it inside to the venue you then have to give your ticket to a girl at a table that says Guest List and she checks a number on your ticket to a sheet she has to make sure it's legit. Then you stand in line again to go through the mandatory ID check for drinking, and the ID checker wasn't in any rush last night. Lastly, to whom it applies, bring your spliffs with you to the show. They were tolerating all sorts of smoking last night and security was nonexistent everywhere but the lobby and the front door. I sat up on the balcony during Neurosis and could see smoke clouds forming all above the crowd.

I agree that Mastodon's sound was a bit muddled. I don't think Brent Hinds (face tattoo) really gives a damn how clear his vocals are. I think it would be somewhat hard to enjoy their set if you didn't have all their songs memorized and could follow along in your head. The fast guitar breakdowns were a bit muddled as well but again, if you know the songs you'll find the melody in all that mess. FORTUNATELY, Mastodon played for an HOUR & 15 MINUTES. They definitely stayed away from their big singles and split their songs 40/30/30 among Blood Mountain/Leviathan/Remission.

Lastly, I'm sure I look like one of the indie kids B mentions in his 10:23am post. I can't really help that I don't look 10 years older than I really am and don't have an enormous beard (can't really grow a respectable one). Admittedly, I was there for Mastodon, seeing them for the 7th time because I fucking love that band. Sorry B, I don't look metal. With the $29 ticket price, I suspect most people were there because they love the bands, not because they heard it was 'artistic metal for indie kids'.

Posted by Carl | January 25, 2008 10:50 AM

Don't blame BV, blame Vice and Mastodon! And as long as you were there, who gives a shit? The show rocked! Thanks, BV (I mean it)

Posted by indiegirl | January 25, 2008 10:51 AM

Fuck! I knew I forgot something! My black sweatshirt with my favorite band on it! BV you should have reminded me how to dress for this artistic metal for indie rockers show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 11:04 AM

Neurosis blew mastodon off the stage. They are definitely one of the most dominant acts out there. The new material sounds great especially "Water is not enough." Does anyone have a setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 11:17 AM

FYI, the third picture, of steve von till, is backwards, dude is a righty, not a lefty

Posted by Tom | January 25, 2008 11:24 AM

anyone got an extra for tonite?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 11:26 AM

neurosis setlist:

Given to the Rising
Hidden Faces
A Season in the Sky
At The End of the Road
To the Wind
Distill
Water Is Not Enough
Burn
The Doorway

Posted by jason | January 25, 2008 11:56 AM

again folks, its "standing IN line" not "standing ON line". fyi, thanks.

(Re: Anon 10:50)

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 12:03 PM

^^^thanks for adding nothing.
The show wa great, Neurosis absolutely destroyed and Mastodon did as well as you could opening for a legendary band (good setlist as well). Sweet Christ was it loud (as it should be).

Posted by shodan | January 25, 2008 12:16 PM

thanks for the neurosis setlist! anyone have the Mastodon setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 12:44 PM

i have a picture of the mastodon setlist but its not online yet. here is what it says:

Ice God
Chewing Bone
Euphoria
Land + Sky
Shining Skull
Starvation Settings
Spilling All
Shou Love Kept the
Three Horned
Pillars of Red
Evil Lives Atop
Snow Queen
Hypothermia
Ice Lips
Hallucination
Eyes All Around You
Enter The Labrynth
Visions of the Hunted
Beware of the Birchmen

Posted by jason | January 25, 2008 1:16 PM

Well they played "Seabeast" and its "Colony of Birchmen", so I assume that list is not right...

Posted by shodan | January 25, 2008 2:57 PM

Thanks, jason.

Posted by brassbonanza | January 25, 2008 3:26 PM

this show was awesome! great time ,,, the crowd and the bands were both really energetic and having a blast. bring earplugs if youre going tonight, so fucking loud in there! and all of this indie, metal fan bullshit youre talking about , people enjoy music , who cares what they look like they listen to? that just sounds stupid to me, thank vice for all these ediots ?! i highly doubt that anyone would dish out over $25 just because the vice name was on it. if bloc party opened up for that show they would get booed off the stage

Posted by mike | January 25, 2008 3:43 PM

more pics! more pics! what a night!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 3:56 PM

Those are all lyrics from 2 Mastodon songs

Siberian Divide and Circle of The Cysquatch (everything before "Enter The Labyrinth" is from Siberian Divide)

http://www.mastodonrocks.com/lyrics

Posted by Black Bubblegum | January 25, 2008 4:07 PM

I forgot. Max Weinberg really was there!!! I hope to hear more big band metal on Conan.
All rockin good time but mastodon did sound kind of shitty. When the blonde dude w/the face tat sang you heard it very faintly underneath a squealing pig noise. Either that or I'm going deaf/crazy.

Posted by pete | January 25, 2008 4:12 PM

I'd like to see an actual setlist picture, so we can actually see what they wrote down. Thanks though, Jason.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 4:25 PM

"again folks, its "standing IN line" not "standing ON line". fyi, thanks."

Here in NYC it is ON line. People have lived in NYC before you newbies came. Rudy made it safe for you to come in from Ohio.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 4:26 PM

anyonmous 4:25

i transcribed what was exactly on the setlist, word for word. photos up soon.

Posted by jason | January 25, 2008 4:54 PM

hey 4:26, its actually chicago cool guy, and ON line continues to be wrong, regardless of whether you new york people continue to not realize it. again, since the internet, it makes even less sense.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 5:13 PM

I can't wait for the show tonight! Just 3 blocks from me!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 6:25 PM

Second pic down looks like dude got kicked in the nards. tee hee

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2008 6:50 PM

i am HAPPY, excited and CONFIDENT


PeaCe on Da WhoLe EaLth !!!!


Peace on ealth!!!!!!!

Posted by dirk | January 25, 2008 8:55 PM

amazing show tonight from both Mastodon and Neurosis---Neurosis absolutely killed it. Please post set lists.

Posted by adam | January 26, 2008 12:59 AM

here is some footage from the first night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLF8oK4XgBA

Posted by un:ART:ig | January 26, 2008 10:36 AM

Loved the show... I had a problem with the presenters though, something that can absolutely be fixed in the future.

The line on Thursday was long and slow due to one person checking ID's and giving out bracelets to drink. But everyone had to go through this guy, for some reason, even if you did not want to drink. Next time, the presenters should give you the option to get a bracelet and let the other people pass.

Posted by josh | January 26, 2008 2:34 PM

really good show last night, i am curious, what song was that where the face tattoo dude was whistling (mastodon)?

Posted by famous mortimer | January 26, 2008 5:21 PM

really good show last night, i am curious, what song was that where the face tattoo dude was whistling (mastodon)?

Posted by famous mortimer | January 26, 2008 5:21 PM

The Mastodon song with the whistling was "Bladecatcher" from Blood Mountain.

Friday night was one of the best shows I've ever seen. I'm totally new to Neurosis' music (only bought their latest album last week), but their set completely blew me away.

Posted by vms72 | January 27, 2008 8:48 PM

vms72:

neurosis are a long time favorite band.

to get the full effect of where neurosis have been and where they went pick up pain of mind, then get souls at zero, enemy of the sun, through silver in blood and times of grace.

listen to those then move on. a sun that never sets is very very atmospheric and is more parts pink floyd than it is black sabbath. through silver in blood is what will be playing if the apocalypse ever occurs. just one of the most insane albums ever recorded as far as pure heaviness is concerned. i saw them play a lot of the material at cbgb when the album first came out and was absolutely blown away.

Posted by famous mortimer | January 29, 2008 3:37 PM

one of the guitarists for mastodon looks like james murphy's metal brother.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2008 3:40 PM

one of the guitarists for mastodon looks like james murphy's metal brother.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2008 3:42 PM

anybody find the video i know a bunch of people were filming???

Posted by ian | January 29, 2008 4:15 PM

VBS.tv (vice's online tv website) filmed friday nights show. not sure when it will be up but they usually have a quick turn around.

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