Tag Archives: Gregg Greenwood

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A Chronological Look Back at the Year in Photos

December 27th, 2012

July 25, 2012 - Wilco - Terminal 5 (Photo by JC McIlwaine)

Photos courtesy of Ahron Foster, Alexis Maindrault, Brian C. Reilly, Charles Steinberg, Greg Aiello, Greg Notch, Gregg Greenwood, JC McIlwaine, Jeremy Ross, Joe Papeo, Mike Benigno, Michael Jurick, Mina K and Sean O’Kane

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Chris Cornell – The Bowery Ballroom – November 12, 2012

November 13th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

(This show was a benefit for the Mayor’s Fund to help with Hurricane Sandy relief.)

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Public Image Ltd. – Music Hall of Williamsburg – October 9, 2012

October 10th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

(Public Image Ltd. play Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday.)

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Beth Orton – Town Hall – October 4, 2012

October 5th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Two Door Cinema Club – Music Hall – September 27, 2012

September 28th, 2012

(This entire show, which streamed live on The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube, will be available on demand for 48 hours beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on 10/1 at http://youtube.com/thebowerypresents.)

Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Metric – Radio City Music Hall – September 23, 2012

September 24th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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The Hives Amp Up the Energy

June 25th, 2012

The Hives – Terminal 5 – June 22, 2012


The Hives have hardly slowed down two decades into their career. And the Swedish band put on another in a long line of excellent shows—filled with high-energy performances and snarky, unabashed banter—on Friday at Terminal 5. While the members’ leg kicks and speaker jumps might not reach the same height they used to, there wasn’t any less fun occurring on either side of the railing. As the Hives moved swiftly through offerings from their numerous albums, Pelle Almqvist and his band never skipped a beat, filling every possible pause with crowd agitation or ear-blistering guitar licks.

The Hives sported top hats and coattails, another variation on their long-standing black-and-white stage attire, all while their drum and guitar techs flanked the stage (and performed backup vocals and played some tambourine and cowbell for good measure) dressed head to toe in ninja costumes. While the songs may not vary much, it really doesn’t matter in the moment because the songs are there to fuel the Almqvist-led party. And the festivities hit the highest highs during “Hate to Say I Told You So” and “Tick Tick Boom,” yet never dipped much below that level during the rest of the show. —Sean O’Kane

Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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GZA – Music Hall of Williamsburg – June 14, 2012

June 15th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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The Genuinely Unique Justin Townes Earle

May 18th, 2012

Justin Townes Earle – Webster Hall – May 17, 2012


There’s something just a little bit different about Justin Townes Earle from most other performers, and he proved it again last night at a still and simple show at Webster Hall. It wasn’t just how perfectly metered his band sounded or the signature way in which he eased into every word he sang. It was more about how most other younger artists performing throwback folk and country feel like they’re putting on a ruse—while Earle’s act felt thoroughly genuine.

Perhaps it’s the lineage he shares: a complex relationship with his father, Steve Earle, one he touched on in the brief intro to and the lyrics of “Mama’s Eyes,” which proved to be one of the most focused moments of the set. Or maybe it’s the earnest country-and-western way about him, allowing him to take any little topic and make the audience feel what he feels about it, like with “My Starter Won’t Start,” a song that sounds like it’s just about cars but certainly weighed much heavier in the moment.

Whatever the reason, it gave the short-but-sweet set a sense of purpose and place and masked things that could normally turn a New York City crowd against a performer. For one, nothing was that loud, as if Earle were daring the room to speak over his band’s music (although he wasn’t). From the moment Earle started the set alone with “Wanderin’,” which he dedicated to Woody Guthrie (“Wherever he is,” said the singer-songwriter), until the pedal steel–backed “Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving,” he calmly slipped into the full-band set. By then the smoke had made its way to the stage from the machine in the back, the starry Webster Hall background had been lit and the scene looked much more ready for Earle to pick things up a bit, which he did, in his own unique way. —Sean O’Kane

Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Spiritualized – Terminal 5 – May 7, 2012

May 8th, 2012


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Bad Brains – Music Hall of Williamsburg – April 18, 2012

April 19th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Snow Patrol – Terminal 5 – April 13, 2012

April 16th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Pulp – Radio City Music Hall – April 11, 2012

April 12th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Of Monsters and Men – Music Hall of Williamsburg – April 5, 2012

April 6th, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

(Tonight’s Of Monsters and Men show at Webster Hall is sold out.)

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Andrew W.K. – Webster Hall – April 2, 2012

April 3rd, 2012


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com