No Age @ The Getty

June 29, 2008

I hope some of you got some use out of that event notification and got there on time. Getting up the hill took quite a while but it was totally worth it. These museum concerts have been great so far and it’s been nice to take in the great summer weather. If you haven’t already you should check out the Hammer and Getty’s schedules.

I was really impressed by how down to earth No Age was considering all the hype surrounding them these days. The show was small enough that they could hear what the crowd was saying and joked back and forth. Another plus was that they got instant feedback on the sound and could adjust things based on what the crowd was yelling like “more vocals.” This could quite possibly been the most democratic sound mix ever.

No age consists of Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt formerly of Wives. The last Wives album was pretty rough so I expected a pretty crazy show; but, while No Age still employs some reckless use of sound they were much more polished than I expected. Spunt’s vocals were great and he’s transitioned from his old barking delivery to his new smoother style with ease. Those guys can still really make some noise though, and the intensity dovetailed perfectly with the evening. Randall played his guitar with his mic stand and played through the broken string that followed, they played a great Urinal’s cover, fun was had by all. The pictures I took can’t really convey how great the noise was that was coming out of those speakers but I’m going to post a few anyways.

It was a really beautiful evening and everyone there was very cool to everyone else and the band seemed to really appreciate it. Randall commented that it was an overwhelming event and thanked everyone for coming out and being overwhelmed with them.

You can check out the new video for eraser here

http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?artist=2542022&vid=251747


Short Notice: An Event Notification. No Age @ The Getty

June 26, 2008

No Age will be playing a FREE show at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles Friday June 27th at 7 P.M. as a part of the Getty’s ongoing Friday’s off the 405 series of events. Its put together in part by the wonderful kcrw radio station out here.

You can read more about this particular event here.

J Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles CA 90049