Friday, December 28, 2018

Rivers Cuomo- The Troubadour, May 30, 2018




It's been a pretty good last couple of weeks for Rivers Cuomo and Weezer. A skit from Saturday Night Live on December 15th that was dedicated to his band, Weezer went crazy viral with a pair of fans/neighbors at a dinner party having an intense debate about the band. If you are a Weezer fan or any music fan for that matter you can easily relate. Who hasn't had arguments or debates with friends or co-workers about bands and questioned whether their music is still relevant with today's music. We often question if a band's recent work doesn't hold up against earlier albums (or music they are best known for) and we often moan and groan when a band plays new songs at a show ("we want to hear the early stuff"). An interesting debate indeed. Anyways, this little skit on SNL put Weezer momentarily back in the spotlight with even Rivers commenting on Twitter.


The other news about Weezer in case you haven't heard (or aren't a hockey fan), is that Weezer will headline the entertainment at the NHL Winter Classic game featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins. The game is set to be played outdoors at Notre Dame Stadium at the University of Notre Dame on New Year's Day (January 1, 2019). The band will perform during the intermission between the first and second periods. Hopefully more than a song or two will be aired live on TV, if not maybe a more complete 10-15 minute clip will surface on YouTube.

I was thinking of end of year concert lists and I really didn't see enough shows to make any real list, but I listened to a number of really great concerts during 2018. One of my favourites was from May that was recorded by JB and posted by Waxdoll on Dimeadozen of a solo acoustic show from Weezer's, Rivers Cuomo. The recording sounds excellent with the crowd singing along for most of the show and they do a great job, you know you've made it when your fans know your lyrics so thoroughly. Obviously, he plays lots of Weezer songs with some interesting covers to round out the show. I love this show, I've listened to this more than any other concert this year. This is a intimate performance with just Cuomo's voice (and the crowd's) and guitar, so there's nothing better than listening to this with headphones eyes closed late at night! Highly recommended, even if you're not a Weezer super-fan.
Enjoy!

Since this was posted elsewhere, please respect the original poster's instructions!

Taped and mastered by JB.
Please don't sell or convert to lossy format. 
Don't upload to any site that has anything to do with lossy material.

Rivers Cuomo
The Troubadour
West Hollywood, CA
May 30, 2018


16/44.1
Sonics>Battery Box>Edirol R-09HR>ProTools (for level adjustment, compression, eq, noise reduction and song separation)>flac.

Disc 1 (54:00)

01. I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Mike Posner cover)
02. El Scorcho
03. Buddy Holly
04. Wonderwall (Oasis cover)
05. Island in the Sun
06. Pink Triangle
07. Basket Case (Green Day cover)
08. The Good Life
09. Tired of Sex
10. 1979 (The Smashing Pumpkins cover)
11. Say It Ain't So
12. Across the Sea
13. Why Bother?
14. No Other One

Disc 2 (51:56)

01. Champagne Supernova (Oasis cover)
02. Can't Stop Partying
03. I Don't Want to Let You Go (Live debut)
04. Medicine for Melancholy
05. I Think We're Alone Now (Tommy James & the Shondells cover)
06. This is Such a Pity
07. Undone - The Sweater Song
08. Happy Together/Longview/Happy Together (The Turtles/Green Day covers)
09. Cardigan Disaster
10. Falling for You
11. Today (The Smashing Pumpkins cover)
12. Pig
13. Susanne

encore
14. Endless Bummer (with Brian Bell) (Live debut)
15. You Gave Your Love to Me Softly (with Brian Bell)

RIVERS CUOMO- Los Angeles, CA May 30, 2018 FLAC. rar

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