Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pop Idol of the Week: Britney Spears

If you're among the small audience who reads this blog, you might have noticed that the topics are quite rocky (rocky as in Rock & Roll). But there are however, in case you didn't know, pop concerts too - where they usually dance more, change clothing more often and sing less ... and playbacks aren't rare too.

So I thought a pop section would fit good into the blog. Let's kick off with one of the most successful pop idols of recent years ... well mostly successful as far as sales are concerned: Britney Spears

The now 26 old girl from Louisiana has, after a few tough years, finally an album out and is back with a hot video ... Womanizer ...
Here's a selection of some of their setlists played in various years:

Rumour has it that she'll be on tour in 2009, so stay tuned. You certainly gonna find her setlists on setlist.fm then!

rock and ... well pop today ;-)

Photo by flickr w/ CC licence

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's Amy Macdonald

Nowadays there are only a few artists who succeed both in peeking the charts of a lot of different countries and being liked by those who neglect the charts. One of those artists definitely is the 21 years old scottish girl Amy Macdonald.

Among the many singers/songwriters that have been emerging in recent years, she's one of the most sympathetic and natural ones ... ok there are many sympathetic ones, that's one attribute I generally like about singers/songwriters ;-)

Nonetheless, here some recent Amy Macdonald setlists - thanks to Konzerttagebuch.de for sharing them on setlist.fm!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Festivaltime: Nova Rock

The festival season is over, well at least in Europe it is. It's just too cold here too sleep in a tent ... drunk. One of the finest rock festivals in Austria is the Nova Rock Festival in Nickelsdorf near Vienna. Existing since 2005 it's also one of the youngest festivals in central Europe. Compared to bigger ones such as Rock am Ring or Southside it has a quite intimate atmosphere. But that doesn't hinder top bands to play there. Among the headliner were names such as The Smashing Pumpkins, The Verve, Placebo or Metallica. 

But today I'd like to list some lesser known (but also famous ;-)) acts' setlists:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

City of the week: Kansas City

I'm sure you as a loyal and regular user noticed the change of this section's title. It's City of the week rather than City of the day ... hope you don't mind.

This week's city is Kansas City in Missouri. The city itself has an estimated population of about 447,000 and hosts a many fine concerts each year. Although mostly known for jazz and blues, Kansas City also rocks the night away!
Here a setlist selection of some cool concerts of the last years taken place in Kansas City, MO:

with a capacity of 1,700 the Uptown Theater is a rather small venue - nonetheless giants such as Beck is one played there
slightly bigger with 7,929 is a beautiful open-air venue, the Starlight Amphiteather, that hosted a Depeche Mode concert in 2006 during their Touring the Angel Tour
The biggest of the three is the new home of the Kansas City Brigade, the Sprint Center with a capacity of about 18,500. Among many others, The Boss and Bon Jovi played there this year
And of course, feel free to add more setlists on setlist.fm!

rock and roll!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekly setlist roundup

Another week's over and a new one's just begun ... ok, got me. I stole that line from a very famous artist. Among the many setlists setlist.fm has got for you, there were some more popular ones in the last week. Here's a selection of popular artists with their setlists ... call it 'charts' if you like ... 
But of course, that's only a selection. Check out more Coldplay, Tina Turner, In Flames, Queen and R.E.M. setlists on setlist.fm if you want!

And if you're really cool, you add and edit setlists on your own! ;-)

rock and roll!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Great reunions of great bands

There has been a tendency to reunions of big stars of the 60s and 70s recently. There are people who say that they're only doing it for money and there are others that say they're doing it to make even more money. Be it as it may. I love reunions as they give me the chance to see those faces and hear those voices I've known for so long live before they ... well ... meet Jim, Janis and the gang.

Here a fine selection of recent reunions' setlists:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lollapolooza setlist highlights

Today I'm gonna show you some setlists of the finest acts of the famous Lollapolooza festival in Chicago of the last years

That's only a selection, checkout setlist.fm to find a whole bunch more Lollapolooza setlists!

rock and roll!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Depeche Mode announces tour

With a title that raises high expectations (Tour of the universe) Depeche Mode announces a stadium-tour through Europe in 2009. They didn't tell much about the upcoming tour on their press conference in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. They didn't even answer questions about the setlist :-) so here's what they played on their last tour ... some really fine tunes!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Free setlists of free concerts

Every once in a while some artists decide to do a free concert ... or some, mostly governential, institutions decide to organise a free event featuring a famous artist. Here's a selection of some nice and free concerts over the years. 

Sunday, October 5, 2008

City of the day: Munich

Munich, or München in German, is Germany's third largest city with about 1.22 Mio people living there. It's not only famous for one of the world's best football teams but also for the world's biggest beer fest currently taking place: the Oktoberfest.

But apart from kicking and boozing they also hosting some great gigs there. Here's a selection of well known artists' setlists of gigs they played in Munich:

Friday, October 3, 2008

A little hippie spirit to warm your heart

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey ... at least here in central Europe. Winter is approaching fast and there's no escape. So I thought a little summer feeling from the summer of love will do fine. I'm proudly presenting some selected setlists of great Woodstock acts
... and yes I know apart from the real Woodstock, there was another one. Here's a setlist from that one in the summer of ... well not love but 1999 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Chicago, New York and San Diego Rock Cities!

Some folks consider Detroit as the ultimate Rock City, but one setlist.fm user has a slightly different point of view and added some fine setlists of gigs taken place in Chicago, New York and San Diego ... bobbysox86 you really rock!

Here are some selected Chicago setlists:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's getting cold, concerts and setlists move to south

Bologna in Italy and Murcia in Spain were being rocked these days. Some fine artists, namely Coldplay and R.E.M., played there.

The Bologna gigs:
The Spanish gigs:
rock and roll!