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Concert review: Weezer at Del Mar, Saturday 8/21

August 29th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Reviews, Rock |

The San Diego Summer Concert Series at Del Mar is about half-way done and already there have been some great performances including The B-52s, Jimmy Cliff (concert review here), Matisyahu, and Weezer.

Last Saturday they featured Weezer, which not only performed their most recent hits, but just about all of their classic hits. The image above is their album cover to Hurley, Weezer’s latest album coming out September 14. They were inspired by the character “Hurley” from the classic American TV show LOST.

Below is a two minute highlights video of Weezer’s performance at Del Mar Saturday, August 21 and videos some other people made there.

Two-minute Weezer/Del Mar highlights:

Weezer mashing up MGMT’s “Kids” and Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”
Weezer – “Island in the Sun”
If you’re in the SoCal area, I would check out ZZ Top on September 4, which concludes the 2010 Del Mar Summer Concert Series.

Weezer was so much fun as they made some funny jokes, did an awesome “Kids/Poker Face” mashup/cover in which Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of Weezer, put on a blond girl wig when Weezer performed parts of “Poker Face”. They rocked out playing all their greatest songs and performed close to two hours, more than I expected.

Hidden Gem: The Five One

August 19th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Miscellaneous |
The Five One are another genre-blending group whose music can be defined by the classic rock/pop artists and most iconic hip-hop figures they are influenced by. This group is from the DMV area (Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia), played at SXSW festival in March and released a solid mixtape, Road to SXSW before they arrived at SXSW. 
I really like their website because they put put up the lyrics to their songs and explain what the song is about. I believe The Five One is a group that can get really big once their debut album, Red Blue Green Gold, comes out.
Recently The Five One released “Mandatory”, the first single off their debut album. Below I have included “Mandatory” and my favorite song by them, “LA Girl”, which is a chill melody from a Weezer song. Enjoy!  The Five One – Mandatory by BeforeTheBigsZach  The Five One – LA Girl by BeforeTheBigsZach 

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