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Third Eye Blind / Travis Grey

Third Eye Blind / Travis Grey: live in New Yorklive in New York (2009)
Sony Music Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: MorganHopeMorganHope
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We got to the Roseland Ballroom around 7:00, with the line long to the sold-out show. It stretched past the venue and around the next block onto 53rd Street. Once inside, it wasn't long after the opening act Travis Grey, from Saratoga -- contest winners to open -- took the stage. The lead singer, Tr.


We got to the Roseland Ballroom around 7:00, with the line long to the sold-out show. It stretched past the venue and around the next block onto 53rd Street. Once inside, it wasn't long after the opening act Travis Grey, from Saratoga -- contest winners to open -- took the stage. The lead singer, Travis had a Jeff Buckley feel to his voice. Their set included their five songs, the standout song an apparently new one, as introduced to the crowd; Travis sat down at his keyboard to play it. I could see it someday making its way to the radio. The whole band seem psyched to be playing to such a large crowd. After their set the band came out to help pack up their equipment and even snap a few photos of the crowd.

The time was about 9:00 when Stephan Jenkins and the rest of Third Eye Blind took the stage. They opened up with "Faster" and the crowd was singing along to every word. Incense was burning in front of the stage, which did not help to cover up the overwhelming smell of marijuana. Behind the band was a curtain with little lights covering it, meant to represent stars. The curtains pulled back halfway into the first song to show a screen with a moon on it and other nighttime scenery (seeming to fit in with their upcoming albums, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor), which was shown throughout the set. The strobe lights were overbearing during the first few songs, but quickly died down to a more enjoyable light show. Every flower that made its way to the stage, Stephan picked up, smelled and threw back into the crowd.

They produced an almost flawless set, aside form Stephan jumping the gun and singing the "rap" part to "Never Let You Go" too early. Still, he got back on track quickly. They played quite a few new songs off Ursa Major. Stephan introduced a new song, "When Lightning Comes," by stating to the crowd "you will be singing this later because it goes like this," and then let out a loud "whoo-oooo" and opened up into the song. At the time, we weren't quite sure what was meant by the statement "you will singing this later." It wasn't until the band come back to play their encore and a reprise of "When Lightning Comes" is played. As the crowd was singing the "whoo-oooo," the band walked off the stage. Crowd faves were songs off the self-titled album, which included "Motorcycle Drive By," "Semi-Charmed Life" and "Jumper." During "Semi-Charmed," each band member was introduced, playing solo parts until they all walked off stage before the encore.

Set list:

  1. Faster
  2. Non Dairy Creamer
  3. Crystal Ball
  4. Graduate
  5. Can You Take Me
  6. Never Let You Go
  7. Don't Believe a Word (new*)
  8. Motorcycle Drive By
  9. 1 in 10 (new*)
  10. Believe
  11. I Want You
  12. Blinded
  13. When Lightning Comes (new*)
  14. Jumper
  15. Semi-Charmed Life
    Encore:
  16. Slow Motion
  17. new song
  18. God of Wine
  19. When Lightning Comes (reprise)
Check out more photos from the show here

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
evildeadalive (July 2, 2009)

[x] I don't hate thise band
[ ] Review belongs on this site

hayman (June 29, 2009)

I remember this stuff from school. Not sure how to feel about it really, I had no idea they were still around.

KurtTGS (June 29, 2009)

One of the best alternative bands ever. Im bummed that I saw they didnt play "Anything."

Irish_Punk_Is_Gimmickry (June 28, 2009)

Zuh?

tenwestchaser (June 28, 2009)

"Whats next? A review of a semi-sonic concert? Some Space Hog perhaps?"

Well..."In The Meantime" is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard. I'm serious. That shit always makes me really happy when I hear it.

cloudkicker (June 28, 2009)

Third Eye Blind rules on so many levels. Fuck what you heard. Find the version of the song "Slow Motion" that has words and your tune will quickly change.

Stephen Jenkins has also been quoted saying 3EB is more DIY than Fugazi, which is the funniest things ever given how many people it pissed off.

SydBarrett420 (June 27, 2009)

Score is for Bolucce (sp?) and anyone else who realizes the greatness that is Hum.

bolucce (June 26, 2009)

gaslight's popularity brought springsteen love to pop up on this site, and now polar bear club has spawned this love.

can't wait until you knobs come back from the fest and are slobbing over Soul Asylum because Shook Ones covered "Misery".

score is for You'd Prefer An Astronaut

Jelone (June 26, 2009)

Syd, you know Semisonic only plays for friends and family these days. Why you gotta bring up the fact that I can't hear "Chemistry" live? Yer breakin' my heart with your sarcasm. It's so caustic! Ow! Ouch! Oh...!

Hey, SS has a new album dropping in 2011. SCORE IS FOR THAT SHIT.

scorpiondeathlock (June 26, 2009)

i saw them in witchita 2 years ago and it was one of best concerts ive ever been too.

such an underrated band.

NewKid (June 26, 2009)

Score is for "Semi Charmed Kinda Life". Anyone who can get a song about doing crystal meth and having raunchy sex on the radio is cool in my book.

"The sky was gold, it was rose, and I was taking sips of it through my nose..."

Eric

SydBarrett420 (June 26, 2009)

Whats next? A review of a semi-sonic concert? Some Space Hog perhaps?

I KNNNOOOOWWW WWWWHHHOOO I WWWWAAANNNTTTT TTOOO TTTTAAAKKKEEEE MMMEEEE HHHOOOMMMEEE

Jesus what trash

MyStereoHasMono (June 26, 2009)

This is some sort of cruel joke. Anyone remember that MTV Road Rules show? Well like 12 years ago they had on 3rd Eye Blind and they had to make a video about suicide or some shit to win money. Man, that shit was fucking hilarious.

thirtyseconds (June 26, 2009)

One of my favourite bands ever.

Although I've heard their live show is shit. That is, until now...

colin (June 26, 2009)

haha what?

i mean i listened to their first album when it came out like in 8th grade or something, but um.... pass.

(however, "god of wine" is still a rad track when, well, you've had two bottles of wine.)

kingofsuck (June 26, 2009)

Seriously?

Jelone (June 26, 2009)

Can I get an amen for Out of the Vein? GIVE IT UP!

Hey_Asshole (June 26, 2009)

ummmm.
Third Eye Blind? REALLY?

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