AXE- SOME OF MY FAVORITE LIVE CONCERT VIDEOS

September 19, 2018

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I love going to concerts, as I'm sure many in the #AltFamily do, but it sucks waiting for a band to tour and come to the area. That's why I've gotten into watching live concert videos on YouTube. Over the years, I've come across some gems (in my humble opinion) and figured I'd share them with you.

 

The first I want to share is Twenty One Pilots performing one fo my faves, "Ode To Sleep" at Newport Music Hall. I remember seeing them at Lollapalooza in 2013 and like this show, they opened with it and Tyler came out jumping over the piano. I get goosebumps still just thinking about it. It starts the show off with so much energy!

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The next one I have for you I remember watching live on MTV when I was just 9 years old. It was 1994 and Green Day had blown up thanks to the success of 'Dookie' .So when they played the MTV VMA's that year, why wouldn't they perform a song from an upcoming album that wasn't even out yet? Here's Green Day performing "Armatage Shanks" from their album 'Insomniac" (my favorite Green Day album by the way).

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This one comes from one of my favorite new artists and it pretty recent. Last month (August 15th to be exact), grandson made his network television debut on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' performing "Blood // Water" and it was a powerful performance. This is one artist I WILL NOT MISS when he does finally come to Buffalo.

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This might be my favorite live performance of all time. In 2006, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 started a side project called +44 with Shane Gallagher of The Nervous Return and Craig Fairbaugh of Mercy Killers. They were on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' to perform the title track to their debut album 'When Your Heart Stops Beating'. There was just one catch; Travis had just broken his right wrist and was in a cast. That wasn't going to stop him or the band. He somehow, played the song with just one hand...

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The last one I have for you isn't jut one song because that wouldn't do this performance justice. In 1993, just after I turned 9, Nirvana was on MTV for 'MTV Unplugged in New York' and turned in one of the greatest live sets of all time. This performance highlighted what a remarkable songwriter Kurt Cobain by transitioning their raw, grunge sound to refined acoustic pieces. It also shined a spotlight on how incredible talented he was as a vocalist. Here's that set in it's entirety plus some behind the scenes extras.

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