Posted in music | pictures on July 1, 2014

photos by Gretchen Robinette

Beck @ Hammerstein Ballroom 6/30/2014
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...more than once he brought up British death metal band Carcass. He seemed mostly charmed by their insane-sounding song titles ("Cadaveric Incubator of Endoparasites" was a favorite), but based on Beck's show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday night, he also digs Carcass because, when given the chance, he likes to shred.

Nothing in Beck's catalogue has the same sort of buzzsaw growling as "The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills," but there were several re-arrangements of his classic tunes that added a new kind of six-string heft and double-kick-drum thump. Both "Devil's Haircut" and "The New Pollution" were riff-heavy and extra loud, and even the Midnite Vultures robo-funker "Get Real Paid" had some fresh Gary Numan-esque metallic sharpness.

It was the sound of Beck, ever the shape-shifter, tweaking his old hits and reinventing them however he saw fit -- though despite their new wrinkles, they still retained a fundamental funkiness that let him indulge in his best white boy dancing. - [EW]

For those worried the gentle nature of Beck's new album, Morning Phase, would mean we wouldn't get the fun, funky side of the singer on this tour, fear not. At last night's show at NYC's Hammerstein, Mr. Hansen divided his set into two halves: the first being songs from Morning Phase and other acoustic-oriented songs, and then the second half where the party started. Pictures and setlist from his Hammerstein show are in this post.

Tonight is Beck's second NYC show, this one happening at at Central Park Summerstage and is sold out. It, like last night and the rest of this run of the tour, is with Sean Lennon's The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. Pictures of their set, and more of Beck's, below...

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SETLIST: Beck @ Hammerstein Ballroom 6/30/2014
"The Golden Age"
"Blackbird Chain"
"Lost Cause"
"Say Goodbye"
"Country Down"
"Heart Is A Drum"
"Wave"
"Waking Light"
"Blue Moon"
"Devil's Haircut"
"Black Tambourine"
"Soul of a Man"
"The New Pollution"
"Loser"
"Hell Yes"
"Get Real Paid"
"Modern Guilt"
"Think I'm In Love"
"Girl"
"E-Pro"

Encore
"Sexx Laws"
"Where It's At" (With "One Foot In the Grave" interlude)

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Comments (33)

fuck this rich kid shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:21 PM

fuck belgium

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:46 PM

Good setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 6:47 PM

I wouldn't use GOASTT, too close to GOATSE

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:14 PM

He should make an album with Waxahatchee

Posted by glen beck | July 1, 2014 7:17 PM

Great show, awesome visuals. These pictures don't showcase the funk at all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:17 PM

^fucking kill yourself

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:25 PM

$cientology is a dangerous cult.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:30 PM

^this

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 7:53 PM

Amazing show... I loved the soft beginning leading to the raucous ending... Perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 9:03 PM

Scientology in Beck thread = Freebird at a show - tired, not working anymore

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 10:32 PM

freebird = better than any song any hipsters ever written in the entire history of irony

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:16 PM

Lennon's girlfriend is so slamming hot

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:26 PM

^wood fuck er n da pussay 4 sure

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 11:41 PM

Air guitar competition was much better !!

Posted by Anonymoose | July 2, 2014 12:06 AM

How sad in 2014 people let a singers religious belief dictate if they like an artist or not. Who really gives a fuck!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 8:04 AM

10:32 has never actually heard Freebird played at a show. All of his musical observations are based on things his mommy and daddy told him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 8:10 AM

Scientology isn't a religion.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 8:20 AM

8:04,

I still love Beck's music, but the fact that he is a part of an evil mind-controlling, family-destroying, brain-washing, pyramid scheme-styled cult is disappointing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 9:11 AM

^that maybe so but how does it personally affect you?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 9:12 AM

8:10a referring to ppl calling out "Freebird" as a joke/song request. Guess you only hit the shows BV tells you are cool or you would've heard that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 9:27 AM

Got to the Hammerstein at 8:15 and had to wait on a ticket holders line for at least 45 minutes which caused us to miss the first band entirely. What the hell is that all about? The line was just as long when we got in at 9:00 so some people definitely missed the beginning of Beck. The Hammerstein sucks.

Posted by Gio | July 2, 2014 10:04 AM

Sucks worse when inside

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 10:15 AM

Gio..yeah there is ALWAYS a line entering the Hammerstein. Even T5 attacks lines way more efficiently

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 10:19 AM

CASH ONLY FOR XENU

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 11:29 AM

I read somewhere that Sean Lennon said it was love at first sight when he met his gf at Coachella. No shit, dude. She's gorgeous and no doubt she was solving the sight of yr $$$$$$$$

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 11:32 AM

XENU NEED U MONEY

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 11:39 AM

Wanna get rich? Start a religion. - L. Ron Hubbard

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 11:48 AM

The divided set is straight up Neil Young... just funkier.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:33 PM

Yeah, cuz no one ever did an acoustic set and an electric set before.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 2:13 PM

50% of Jellyfish played with him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 3:57 PM

Beck is the man.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 7:53 PM

Show was a little quiet, needed some lasers and explosions or something.

Posted by G Simmons | July 3, 2014 12:00 AM

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