The youthful members of Greta Van Fleet have been making some joyful musical noise over the past year and probably even a bit longer than I’ve known about them. I recently admitted that I missed the initial boat on them but have been doing my best to keep tabs on their happenings. The most recent development in their still burgeoning career is their nomination for a Grammy Award (which was documented along with the rest of the items that interest our readers HERE). Last night the guys performed on the stage for the long-standing sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live”. Let’s watch.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to admit that I don’t always manage to get around to sharing these kinds of clips but I’d like to do more of them since its not only good for band discussion and of course reaching brand new readers, but its also helpful in being on point with the topical news of the time. I wanted to do this especially with the GVF appearance because I was watching a lot of negative commentary go by on Twitter about the band, their looks and their performance. So let’s give a quick analysis of the performance for those folks who are being armchair critics about it. For the newbs, the band does dress “Hippy” to a degree and that is fine by me. Looking different always made me feel I was at a show and not watching the guy or girl standing next to me up there. There is also a strong love of the flow and vibe of the great Led Zeppelin to their music and this shows in how well they play because Zep is not always easy to emulate. To those folks who are saying that the band isn’t talented at all, here is a healthy dose of STFU, please help yourself to more should you finish the glass.
Though I follow the Rock and Metal scene more than any other sound, I remember tuning in to the show when the big news was the Cardi B return and I watched aghast as she delivered a profanity laced, homophobic leaning bit of Rap belligerence. Maybe the fact that much of it was in Spanish bypassed Middle America but it was there and it made me wonder what the special view of her actually was. Of course, its not my genre of focus and my age range is far older than that crowd so perhaps I just don’t get it. If you like that stuff you can have it, I will stick with my Rock and Metal and be on point to rally the charge of talented newcomers like GVF. Sorry for the soapbox but the negativity just annoyed me so I was compelled to speak. You can let me know what you think down below in the comments and tell me if I am off base here in some sense. Months ago I shared the details about their “March Of The Peaceful Army” World Tour and if you missed that post please click HERE to bring it up on a new tab. I’ll close up now and wish the guys good fortune. Hopefully I will be at their Queens, NY appearance in May as its close to my birthday and that is the best way to celebrate IMHO.
It’s been about ten years since the world has been privy to the happenings in the world of the NBC Television show “Heroes” and now its time to learn what has been transpiring and changed since that time as the new mini-series “Heroes Reborn” airs its premiere episode tonight. There will be 13 episodes and Series creator Tim Kring will return as the executive producer on the program. I’ve snagged the show’s plot and cast for you to examine below and then I’ll return with some thoughts.
According to the official synopsis, the miniseries would “reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season” in which ordinary people discovered that they had special abilities. The show will be preceded by a new digital series that introduces the new characters and storylines around which Heroes Reborn is centered. According to the official website, the series’ events will happen one year after a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas. This attack destroyed the city, and the government had blamed those with extraordinary abilities for it. After it, those people had to live in hiding or escaping from those with bad intentions. Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni). They lost someone important in this tragic event, and are looking for their revenge. Continue reading Airing Tonight: “Heroes Reborn” (9/24/2015)→
Fans of DC Comics’ own “Hellblazer” and the relatively new “Constantine” title will be excited to learn that the NBC series “Constantine” will debut this evening. I snagged the logo and show poster for you to dig into and then we can discuss this in a little more detail.
Synopsis: The series will focus on John Constantine, a dark magician who is struggling with his past sins as he tries to protect humanity from a gathering supernatural threat. c/o Wikipedia.
Wow that was probably the briefest premise for a television show that I have ever shared with you readers. So yeah, Constantine is a dark mage and pretty much a bit of a knob with the occasional feeling bad about his actions as readers of the titles he has appeared in can attest to. I’ve been reading his often wayward adventures since he first appeared in “Swamp Thing” so many years ago and while “Hellblazer” was often a bit edgy of a read. That title ended with #300 and he resurfaced in both “Justice League Dark” and his own titled “Constantine” book. Fans of the mythos also saw Keanu Reeves portray a non-British, black haired “Constantine” in a feature film which was pretty not good. Let’s see how this new show pans out. I admit he does look more like the character in the poster below. Continue reading Airing Tonight: “Constantine” (10/24/2014)→
Before I get into this one, you might be wondering why you are seeing all the broadcast premiere posts today and the quickest answer is because most of our readership and I are very interested in these shows. The other reason is because I no longer have the PiercingMetal Musings blog to facilitate them to you. Remember PiercingMetal.com is now one big burger deluxe from here on in. That said, I am so excited for the second season of “The Blacklist” because the first season had me on the edge of my couch cushion time and time again. Check out the poster and the premise below.