Them Vultures be Crooked
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:53

So I saw Them Crooked Vultures a few weeks ago, Oct. 15th to be exact. In a word, brutal...

In a few more words, not brutal in a oh no this really hurts. Well kind of, not the loudest show I've ever attended but certainly left me wobbly afterward. In a good way. Them Crooked Vultures is a powerhouse trio of Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Probot, Queens of the Stone Age, and a million other bands) on drums, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) on lead guitar and vocals, and John Paul Jones (Led Fricken Zeppelin!!!) on bass.

The show, hosted at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC, was one of the best shows I've seen ever. When it comes to live shows, it's all been basically been done before. Fireworks, carnival acts, nakedness, fire, vehicle stunts, lasers, etc. Some of which I've witnessed first hand. For a while, well it still continues today, acts thought about how to best create the biggest thing ever on stage. They kind of lost touch of the essence of a live show, the music. And this show was about the music. And hour and a half of heavy, bluesy, rock and roll. Oh and no encore. I personally have begun to loathe the encore. Everyone expects it nowadays. Close the show two songs early, dim the lights, wait five minutes, then come back out and play actually thinking we've all been fooled that you WOULDN'T play your #1 smash single. I mean, come on. Play your butt off, walk off stage, and let us go home. You ain't foolin' anyone.

I really respected Them Vultures for doing that, playing hard and going home. I respected the high energy, honest performance too. Quite a feat since they've released closed to nothing in terms of music before the tour. The lead singer kept saying, "Here's another one, I hope you guys like it.", like he was unsure of how awesome their material was. 

Definitely money well spent and boy was that ticket alot.

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