Posted in music | pictures on December 18, 2013

photos by PSquared Photography

Queens of the Stone Age & the Kills @ Barclays Center
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As the house lights dimmed and a giant screen projected a 60-second countdown for fans to anticipate the arrival of Queens, they strolled on stage with instruments and drinks in hand and ripped it from the get-go. Opening with "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire," and then jumping right into "No One Knows," to the first ...Like Clockwork single, "My God is the Sun," they managed to extend each song a bit by jamming and feeding off each other's playing as if they were an improv jazz group that were using roaring guitars and thick bass rather than trumpets and saxophones. "We were in Boston last night," singer Josh Homme told the crowd, which was met with a chorus of boos, "Boston has a lot of rules. This is New York City, you have no rules. You are at a Queens show, you can do whatever you want," he said just before going into "Burn the Witch." It is with that mentality that has gotten Queens the respect they deserve over the years. They are one of the few rock and roll bands, that still know how to be rock stars. They may not be trashing hotel rooms or discussing their womanizing, but they can surely play as hard as they want and encourage their audience to live as hard as they want. [Huffington Post]
Queens of the Stone Age have had a big comeback year with ...Like Clockwork, the long-awaited followup to 2007's Era Vulgaris which reunited many of the musicians who were on the mega-popular Songs for the Deaf and ended up on many Best of 2013 lists, as well as being nominated for a Grammy. Around the time of its release, they played an intimate Brooklyn show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, but over the weekend (12/14) they had their real victory lap when they headlined the Barclays Center. Their friends The Kills opened, and pictures of both bands are in this post.

QOTSA also recently told us their favorite albums of 2013, and in other related news, both QOTSA and The Kills have members in The Dead Weather, who just released a new song.

More pictures from Barclays Center, along with QOTSA's setlist and a couple videos, below...

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Queens of the Stone age - "No One Knows" at Barclays Center - 12/14/13

Queens of the Stone Age - "My God is the Sun" at Barclays Center - 12/14/13

Queens of the Stone Age at Barclays Center - 12/14/13 Setlist: (via)
You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
No One Knows
My God Is the Sun
Burn the Witch
Smooth Sailing
Monsters in the Parasol
I Sat by the Ocean
...Like Clockwork
I Never Came
If I Had a Tail
Kalopsia
Little Sister
Fairweather Friends
Make It Wit Chu
Sick, Sick, Sick
Better Living Through Chemistry
Go With the Flow

Encore:
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
Feel Good Hit of the Summer
A Song for the Dead

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Comments (56)

Der Der QOTSA are just frat boy band DERP DERP DERp

QOTSA are basically Foo Fighters. Derp derp

I'm just beating the foo fighters guy to the punch on making his normal shitty post.

Posted by Im the Foo Fighters guy | December 18, 2013 9:36 AM

Johnny Mac in da houzze.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 9:41 AM

How badass in Josh?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 9:42 AM

Truly one of the loudest rock shows I have ever witnessed. My ears are still ringing

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 9:51 AM

lollll if QOTSA are the loudest band you've seen.

also, besides the lowers and floor that place looks empty. embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 9:56 AM

Josh is SO bad ass! I bet he beat the shit out of like six dudes, made out with like nine total babes, and slammed a sixer right before he took the stage and melted the face off of that whole arena!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 9:56 AM

@9:56

What a fucking twat.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/bv/qotsa/barclayscenter/queens-of-the-stone-age-1.jpg

This looks empty to you?

Go back to Minnesota

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 9:58 AM

I love the QOTSA threads. There can't possibly be a more defensive fan base.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:02 AM

@9:56

Still thinks Atlas Sound is going to blow up

Loves Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:02 AM

Hey, 9:58 - thanks for illustrating my point! There's literally no one in the upper decks. Thanks for playing, enjoy your mainstream rock!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:04 AM

9:56 the show was sold out fucktard.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:05 AM

I was at that show. Almost full. MGMT had about 5,000 the night before. 9:56 is a douche canoe.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:08 AM

@10:04
Oh yeah they're totally mainstream rock!
You know they get played on all those mainstream rock stations you can find all over the radio dial.

OH WAIT there's literally only a handful of rock stations left. Get over yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:09 AM

QOTSA were a lot of fun and rocked well. The Kills are long on poses, short on hooks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:22 AM

Josh Hommo rules.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:30 AM

Despite being 80% full it looked empty.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:31 AM

Same set as Boston, meh :/

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:55 AM

Despite sounding 80% like the Foo Fighters, they were actually comoletely bland.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 10:58 AM

What was better, the color or the shape?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 11:03 AM

show was definitely NOT sold out but was fucking packed. there is nothing in any of these photos that gives a good look at the seats.. meaning 9:56 was at the show. what a doosh

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 11:13 AM

Show was killer. Anyone else pregame it hard at BW3?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 11:27 AM

My and my boys pregamed at Buffalo Wild Wings, then brought the party to Applebees after the show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 11:50 AM

How is Macaulay Culkin in a pizza-themed band and these guys aren't???

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 11:59 AM

I honestly don't listen to this band so I don't have an opinion about their music, but I have to say that their album art is consistently fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 12:15 PM

I like QOTSA, and I think that the BV threads about them are hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 12:26 PM

There was a who's who of brahs at this show. I saw Johnny Mac, Ethan Hawk, Guy Fieri & The Situation.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 12:30 PM

Did they play that one song with the video that looks like a Mentos commercial?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 12:37 PM

I thought Brooklyn was a dump, but QOTSA's show put it on the map! I might even cancel my Murray Hill apartment and move to Brooklyn, 'cause I heard it's cool. Is there a Joshua Tree or Tonic around?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 12:44 PM

^did you hit bw3 man? Shit was tight.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 1:10 PM

Chick from Kills was cooler when she was a chubby pop-punk dork. Now Josh Homme is the chubby pop-punk dork.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 2:22 PM

John Macnroe in the hizzy!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 2:29 PM

12:30 I saw Sitch too! Pretty funny.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 2:34 PM

A note to The Kills re: The Royal Trux - you are STILL not The Royal Trux.

Posted by Skippy | December 18, 2013 3:49 PM

Fucking awesome show! Better Living Through Chemistry was a mindfuck!

Posted by Tommy Two Dicks | December 18, 2013 4:47 PM

1058 Foo Fighters are the world's blandest band. Mall Rock at it's best!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 7:59 PM

Decent show but NIN was way better. These guys peaked years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 8:08 PM

me and my broskis had a good time, pregamed it on the lirr, then we hit a few brewskis, solid show all around.

@1:10 pm, can't believe we missed bw3, defo hitting that next time we're in town for the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2013 11:29 PM

I will never understand why people would want to listen to loud rock music while they drink beer. What could possibly be fun about that? Ohh, and they go with their friends. what a bunch of losers.

Posted by Marvin Monroe | December 19, 2013 7:09 AM

It was a good show. But they have the worst crowd. All frat brahs, walking up and down the aisles, high-fiving their pals. Throw in a few santa cons for good measure.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 10:49 AM

Sausage fest. No thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 10:56 AM

worse than foo fighters. That's right....WORSE than foo fighters.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 11:17 AM

So many strange perceptions of reality in this comment section..

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 5:57 PM

must be all that DESERT PSYCH wandering about LOL

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 6:57 PM

BW3 > the haters

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 9:02 PM

Buffalo Wild Wings - what's not to love &trade

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 10:46 PM

Buffalo Wild WIngs - so many sauces, so little time

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 10:48 PM

Josh's double chin is sexy

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 10:56 PM

BW3- If everything could ever feel this real forever

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 11:00 PM

^If anything could ever be this good again ...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 11:10 PM

Buffalo Wild Wings - they promise not to stop when I say when

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 11:13 PM

Buffalo Wild WIngs http://i.imgur.com/mMdCOzF.jpg (QOTSA fan?)

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 11:21 PM

How is it possible that people are actually so inept as to think that this band actually sounds like the Foo Fighters? Short of trollsville, I just to not get it.....

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 11:27 PM

er.. DO not get it...

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 11:38 PM

it would have been ok if someone blew the place up that night. you know, increase the local average IQ a few points

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2013 8:43 AM

It sure was good when me and my brahs blew up your mom's cooch later that night. She's not so tight anymore but damn that's one freaky deaky. Highlight film shit right there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2013 10:39 AM

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