Depeche Mode capped an impressive three night run at the Staples Center in the midst of their tour for their latest album, Delta Machine. Dave Gahan owned the stage with his assortment of twirls and effective use of the microphone stand, as his stage presence is in a league of its own. Martin Gore also got a chance to shine with his vocals on “Shake The Disease” receiving a rapturous applause. Some of the other highlights of the evening included “Black Celebration,” “Barrel Of A Gun,” and “Halo.” Check out the photos in the gallery above and the setlist below.
After having Bob Weir make a special appearance during their set at Outside Lands, the National made their way south for a haunting set at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Matt Berninger couldn’t help himself by quipping that it looked dead out there. Some of the many highlights included “Conversation 16″ which had the crowd cheer loudly when Berninger sang the lyric “Hollywood summer,” a caustic version of “Mr. November” that saw Berninger roam freely into the crowd, and a dead silent audience taking in the all acoustic rendition of “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks.” 4AD labelmates Daughter provided support. Check out the photos in the gallery above and the setlist below.
The Flaming Lips brought their sci-fi psychedelic stage setup to the Orange County Fair last night in support of their latest album, The Terror. Confetti, strobe lights, fireworks, and smoke bombs prevailed as Wayne Coyne stood above the crowd perched on his alien-like podium. One of the many highlights was their twisted version of Devo’s “Gates of Steel.” Hometown self-proclaimed “beach goth” rockers the Growlers provided support. Check out the photos in the gallery above and the setlist below.
Thanks! Highly recommend you check out the show when it hits your town.
How did I miss those El Rey and Spaceland shows? I didn’t think the Troubadour show was that long ago but sounds right.
Thanks! I will make the correction.
Zola played the following:
“Le Poinconneur Des Lilas”
“Sea, Sex and Sun” (background vocals)
Toad the Wet Sprocket toured this summer but didn’t come to LA or San Diego. I still think Dulcinea is a fine album.
Definitely say hello if you see me!
Here’s the setlist:
“Girl Is on My Mind”
“10 A.M. Automatic”
“Stack Shot Billy”
“Act Nice & Gentle”
“Chop and Change”
“Howlin’ for You”
“She’s Long Gone”
“Ten Cent Pistol”
“I’ll Be Your Man”
“I Got Mine”
“Too Afraid to Love You”