For the next three days the Roseland Ballroom will once again play host to the NYC Tattoo Convention and for those in the unaware, this will be the 17th year of this particular event. Check out the poster below….
I’ve decided to get this broadcast post online considering this kind of happening is of great interest to many of our readers and especially so since the Roseland Ballroom is counting down the days until its official closure in April. I still cannot believe those words are the case but alas they are. That said, the fans of tattooing and piercings will definitely want to convene once more in this historic space before it goes away and for those interested in tickets please know that all tickets will be available on the day of the show at the door. Nothing is available online beforehand. Now I shall not be in attendance at this event based on other commitments so if you do go be sure to send us some links to your photos via the PiercingMetal Facebook mailbox. I’ll check out and share some of the coolest stuff for sure.
Sometime yesterday the news was officially broke by Billboard.com about the not to far in the distant future closure of the Roseland Ballroom based on an email that they received. I’ll admit to my fair readers that I had already heard about this shocking event a few weeks ago by a concert going regular whose voice I trust, but when I dug about for more information around the realm I was told “nope” and “this is not true at all” by the parties that I reached out to about it. Of course I didn’t really believe that since I could see how such a thing would happen given the state of how NYC works in terms of real estate. For good measure I even checked in with some peers in “that which I do” and they had no idea about it but I was not going to write down my thoughts until one of the biggies put it to paper and now with Billboard doing just that we can toss our views into the mix.
Artist: Them Crooked Vultures Venue: Roseland Ballroom (New York, NY) Opener: The Brought Low Date: 2/8/2010 Label: Interscope Records
You’ve most likely heard about the super group that’s been assembled by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters recently, and if you are still unaware of what I am referring to then let me get you up to speed. According to research the little project actually had its first mention in an interview with Grohl back in 2005 but would not come to fruition until 2009. I guess it was okay to wait for this because the band places his drumming talents alongside guitarist/singer Josh Homme from the Queens Of The Stone Age and on bass none other than John Paul Jones who played with that little outfit we call Led Zeppelin. Musically this is an enterprise that has a lot of potential and while the band performed in NYC once before back in November, I was unable to attend that show and instead would be seeing it for the first time myself this evening. That show sold out and oddly enough there was no album to sell to the fans and yet they all came in droves. That was pretty cool to learn about and since that time the guys have released their debut and self-titled album so I anticipated this evening’s show selling out as well. Here is how the night went down for those who didn’t join in on the fun. Continue reading Them Crooked Vultures @ Roseland Ballroom (2/8/2010)→
Artist: Motorhead Venue: Roseland Ballroom (New York, NY) Opener: Valient Thorr, Year Long Disaster, ASG Date: 9/20/2008 Label: SPV Records
It seemed like just the other day that I found myself watching Motorhead deliver a crushing set of Heavy Rock & Roll during the “Masters Of Metal” tour. I’m sure if you are a Metal head of the most discerning type that you remember or even attended that tour which found Motorhead on the same stage with Testament, Heaven and Hell and the mighty Judas Priest. If you missed that one, well I can honestly just say that you missed one hell of an event and that’s a shame since a lineup like that one does not get put together all that often. So here we were a little over a month and a half later as one of the loudest Rock and Roll bands alive was doing a short headlining tour. The tour was originally supposed to feature both Airborne and The Misfits but something changed a few weeks before that took Airborne off the list and it was shortly after that when we learned that The Misfits would also no longer be participating. This depressed me a bit as I have enjoyed what I heard from Airborne, but The Misfits would be performing at B.B. King’s on Halloween so I could easily catch them on a night that would be more appropriate. By the time I attended the show the lineup was set as ASG, Year Long Disaster and Valient Thorr as the opening acts for Motorhead and while the main attraction is an SPV Records artist, all of the other groups come care of Volcom Entertainment. Continue reading Motorhead @ Roseland Ballroom (9/20/2008)→
My Bloody Valentine was bringing their unique brand of music to NYC once again and while we were not on “official duty” in terms of documentation or photography, our own Skeleton Pete Parrella found himself pressed up against the barricade at the Roseland Ballroom and decided to let us know what the show was like. If you scroll past the logo below you will be able to enjoy these deep views on the show which help educate you on what you missed if you didn’t attend.
Artist: My Bloody Valentine Venue: Roseland Ballroom (New York, NY) Opener: The Lilys Date: 9/23/2008 Label: Creation Records
My Bloody Valentine’s aesthetic has always been taking beautiful chords and ethereal melodies and crushing them to bits under the weigh of a Gibraltar’s worth of sonic distortion, pitch-bending and volume; a little game to see what emerges after obliterating a butterfly with a Howitzer. The continued allure of the band’s meager recorded output of nearly 20 years ago is that the outcome of that obliteration is a thing of beauty in it’s own right. On September 23, 2008 the crowd attending the second sold out show at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom got to experience what that musical experimentation feels like live and in person in full uncompromising assault mode. Continue reading My Bloody Valentine @ Roseland Ballroom (9/23/2008)→