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Brand New / Hot Rod Circuit / Eisley

Brand New / Hot Rod Circuit / Eisley: live in Lawrencelive in Lawrence (2003)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: Kellee
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I have tried to see brand new before but my efforts were in vain when the concert sold out before I got to the front of the line. This time I played it safe with the online ticket. Unlike other reviewers on this site, I was happy to see the diversity of the crowd. Abercrombie kids, ten year olds,.



I have tried to see brand new before but my efforts were in vain when the concert sold out before I got to the front of the line. This time I played it safe with the online ticket. Unlike other reviewers on this site, I was happy to see the diversity of the crowd. Abercrombie kids, ten year olds, frat boys, emo kids, parents, artsy fartsy types, etc. It was great.

The first band was the female-fronted, Eisley which suprised everyone and was absolutely amazing. The lead singers voice was hypnotic and I found myself in a trance. Well no, but I liked it more than I anticipated I would. They were somewhat out of place but I forsee big things for this band.

Next up was Hot Rod Circuit. They surprised me with their set. I was expecting more of a pop punk band but instead they were a little bit harder live than their cd made me think. Many songs had break down parts that rocked pretty hard. Their punk hit "The Pharmacist" closed off their almost too lengthy set. Overall I liked them but I hope they keep evolving.

The anticipation built as the stage crew set up brand new's stuff. Apparently one of the light's wasn't cooperating and a stage hand spent a good 15 minutes fiddling with it. It was all soon forgot when the lights came down. I'm not sure what the music was, but this almost eretheral, glorious music played over a conversation between a father and son as the fog built and green lights permeated through. It was perfect for this band. Then the music stopped and the song "Okay I believe you but my tommy gun don't" began. The whole crowd was there, word for word. Almost drowing out poor Jesse. Thankfully the sound guy adjusted and by the chorus he was loud and clear. The whole set was freakin amazing, this band rocks live. I may be biased seeing as how this is my favorite band but i think they deserve a chance. Their set was 17 songs long. They played every song I could've every wanted to hear. Simply, amazing. They closed with the new single "Sic transit" and thankfully I learned that even Abercrombie frat boys still want to die young and save themselves.

I'm not sure of the exact order but the first and last ones are correct.

Setlist:
Okay i believe you but my tommy gun don't
jaws theme swimming
no seatbelt song
logan to the govt center
mixtape
last chance to lose your keys
failure by design
guernica
the boy who blocked his own shot
i will play my game beneath the spin light
the quiet things....
good to know that if i ever need.....
tautou
jude law and a semester abroad
seventy times seven
soco amaretto lime
sic transit gloria, glory fades

 


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Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

This score is for you, GreenVandal aka Green Lantern... You think Hot Rod Circuit sucks. Go eat a turd.

Greenvandal (December 8, 2003)

track 2 rather...as track 1 was wanabe "artsy fartsy" ambience.

Why does every band feel they need at least 1 ambience track these days?

Greenvandal (December 8, 2003)

ALL

THESE

BANDS

SUCK

Spin and rolling stone said Brand news latest album was one of the best of the year. Amazing how much recognition you can get for only one good song. The dicks prolly didnt even listen to the cliched bullshit rock after track 1.

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

u just said that

losingstreakca (December 4, 2003)

"im sorry, i can not take brand new seriously. they act like the biggest music elitists- while their new album is better, their live show is boring as hell now- they were better back in the day"

i totally agree, i saw them when they were supporting your favorite weapon and they were an awesome, i mean they were going off. but i recently saw them on this tour and their live show was lacking. all the members seemed to be bored

losingstreakca (December 4, 2003)

"im sorry, i can not take brand new seriously. they act like the biggest music elitists- while their new album is better, their live show is boring as hell now- they were better back in the day"

i totally agree, i saw them when they were supporting your favorite weapon and they were an awesome, i mean they were going off. but i recently saw them on this tour and their live show was lacking. all the members seemed to be bored

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

Hot Rod Circuit definitely owned this show...

"Overstayed their set"...I don't think so.

Jesse (December 3, 2003)

And forever who posted wherever below:

The extra flatuence is from eating too many burritos.

This score was for your comment.

Jesse (December 3, 2003)

This band is just completely terrible.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

im sorry, i can not take brand new seriously. they act like the biggest music elitists- while their new album is better, their live show is boring as hell now- they were better back in the day

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

Because somebody actually wants to know the exact setlist in order from this tour, here it is:

Tommy Gun, Guernica, Mix Tape, Spin Light, Jaw Swimming, Failure By Design, Logan to Govt Cetnter, Jude Law (Break) Tautou, No Seatbelt Song, Good to Know, Quiet Things, Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot, Seventy Times Seven (Break) Soco, Sic Transit

FortyMinutesWest (December 3, 2003)

Preacher Gone To Texas > Brand New

Brand New is really nothing special, they'll probably be forgotten in a couple years.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

superdude's comments are good, but here's what I would have asked:

1. Why are artsy people more flatulent?

2. If the band is brand new how could you see them before?

3. Time machine?

4. Wow!

5. If you used your time machine to go into the future the band wouldn't be brand new.

6. No siree!

7. If the green light could be summed up by a quote from Nikolai Gogol's "The Nose", what quote would that be and why?

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

could mr. anonymous with the proper setlist please post it, cause it'd be really cool if i could see. thanks dude.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Preacher Gone To Texas used that same Boondock Saints clip a few years ago on their first demo.

weird.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

the conversation at the beginning of BN is from the movie the boondock saints. It's the father and two son's "pledge" from the end of the movie. I highly recommend you all checking this out if you like action movies.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

I'm glad that all was forgot after the eretheral music and lights came on

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

not a big brand new fan but i went to the show cause my friend had an extra ticket, now i can say im a fan

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

there were way to many of those abercrombie/frat ppl at the NY show, tightasses didnt even move until bn came on.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

This review was good, but here's how I would make it better.

1. What were the father and son talking about? Were they glad to be there?

2. Were water balloons available to the crowd?

3. There's no way this could have been better than an Insane Clown Posse show.

4. Juggalos for life!

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Brand New is so tatecore.

Jesse (December 2, 2003)

Oh no, not another Brand New review that I am forced to flood with insults...I've almost run out of them...

I'm ashamed to share this name with that poor excuse for a musician.

And just because you were happy to see crowd diversity doesn't mean that Brand New suck any less.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Yeah I'm seeing them tonight at Lupos as well, it should be good I hope they play a nice long set though

inagreendase (December 2, 2003)

Seeing them tonight at a good, mid-sized but intimate club (Lupo's)...opening for Rancid.

This is the only reason why radio fests can kick-ass. They're usually hit or miss, and I think we know how it is in this case.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Saw this show in DC. I have the proper set list for this tour, in order, if anybody wants to know.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

i wanted to see them in toronto, but it sold out...boo-urns

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