social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center

ConcertGoers

Concertgoers blog!



[Concert Review] Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Oct. 13th, Majestic

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Oct. 13th, Majestic Theatre, more info at trueendeavors.com Hometown: Fayston, Vermont Album: Self-titled (released in June) Sounds like: Bonnie Raitt, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Janis Joplin Grace Potter exists for the stage.  She has this energetic rapturous presence that is contagious.  I hate to make the comparison, but she reminds me of Grace Slick, the lead singer behind several bands including Jefferson Airplane.  And to further the comparison, they performed an awesome cover of "White Rabbit" by the band.  Here's a video of the song below: Grace Potter visited Studio M back in 2007 - 85,000+ video views later, Grace is still rockin'! Check it out below: In the words of Vonnegut, "So it goes."  This band is so much fun to watch.  They have these incredible songs and their transitions are effortless and flawless, heated by the fires of musical convergence and rhythm.  These are talented individuals, but Grace Potter is the driver of this van.  She has this low salty voice that is marvelous and she exudes excitement during the show. "Nothing but water" was the greatest raw song of the night.  It reminded me of a Pink Floyd jam session that had most of the crowd dancing around.  Then later on in the show, the whole band gathered around the drum set and started pounding away for over a minute.  It was this visceral performance art where a gathered force played and played, stirring up this eclectic musical soup.   Grace Potter really enjoys the music and so does the band.  They're lively and jactate around the stage with precision and tranquility at moments and shoot out musical chords like fireworks the next. Best Part of the Show: "White Rabbit" and "Paris (Ooh La La)" were the greatest songs.  But Grace Potter also made a snotty remark about how Vermont cheese was better than Wisconsin cheese.  She took it back at the end of the show. Worst Part of the Show: Two women behind me who talked loudly.  It's a concert, not your living room.  It's not sacred ground, but when a good band is playing:  BE QUIET!  In hindsight, I really wish I had said that to them. Overall: One of the top shows of the year. They can play, they can sing and they rocked out.  Definitely check them out when they come back to Madison. -Soren Nieminen

Tags :  
Social :


Share This: | More


 
10/15/2010 8:10AM
[Concert Review] Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Oct. 13th, Majestic
Please Enter Your Comments Below
10/15/2010 8:29AM
confusion in wisconsin — Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - This Is Somewhere
[...] Via the 1055 Triple M Blog “Grace Potter also made a snotty remark about how Vermont cheese was better than Wisconsin cheese. She took it back at the end of the show.” [...]
10/21/2010 3:47AM
Live Concert Photos: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ The Majestic Theater (10.13.10) « Tru
[...] thanks go out to Triple M intern Soren Nieminen who grabbed these shots from Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ recent Madison show at The [...]
07/23/2011 11:01PM
Peggy32Lynn
Do you understand that this is the best time to get the loans, which would help you.
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
Activate With M
Submit
World's Worst iPod: Exile "Kiss You All Over"
Kitty thought this song was an example of country disco and was not a fan...but just about everybody else was. "Kiss You All Over" was #1 for four weeks in 1978, and was probably one of the year's best songs. Exile rocks out with the song here...
Read More
The next Jonny Lang? Quinn Sullivan is the real deal
I was up in Wausau for the Big Bull Falls Blues Fest, and had a great time watching all the great live music. The big surprise of the day was the guy who played at 3pm. He's just 15 years old and is a good friend of Buddy Guy, and even got to play...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Young MC "Bust a Move"
Kitty apppeared to be all alone on her dislike of this song, which made it to #7 on the charts in 1989. Rolling Stone described the song this way: "a G-rated funk-bomb integral to hip-hop's eventual mainstream acceptance." The G-rating probably...
Read More
The most beautiful spot in Dane County right now
If you get a chance to head out to Pope Farm Conservancy in the next couple of days--I highly recommend it! Pope Farm Conservancy is 105 acres that sits on top of three recessional moraines in the Town of Middleton, where three different watersheds...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Rex Smith "You Take My Breath Away"
Teen idol Rex Smith made it all the way up to #10 on the Billboard charts in 1979 with this song, which was actually featured in a TV movie called "Sooner or Later." Smith had a bit of an acting career and appeared in "Grease" and "Pirates of...
Read More
Madison has gone beer-crazy!
You could call it Madison Craft Beer Week, part two! The week leading up to the Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival August 9th is chock full of tasty beer offerings all over southern Wisconsin, with plenty of tap takeovers, beer pairings, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Hall & Oates "Method of Modern Love"
Hall & Oates had a lot of great hits in the 1970s and 1980s, and if you believe a lot of folks, this is NOT one of them! This song with its amazing spelling lesson hook made it all the way to #5 on the charts in February of 1985. We're a...
Read More
Will this be Clapton's last record?
Eric Clapton definitely has retirement in mind. He hinted to Rolling Stone recently that he may quit touring and recording, and only play for family and friends. We can look forward to at least one more new Clapton record before he hangs up his Strat...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
World's Worst iPod: Exile "Kiss You All Over"
Kitty thought this song was an example of country disco and was not a fan...but just about everybody else was. "Kiss You All Over" was #1 for four weeks in 1978, and was probably one of the year's best songs. Exile rocks out with the song here...
Read More
The next Jonny Lang? Quinn Sullivan is the real deal
I was up in Wausau for the Big Bull Falls Blues Fest, and had a great time watching all the great live music. The big surprise of the day was the guy who played at 3pm. He's just 15 years old and is a good friend of Buddy Guy, and even got to play...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Young MC "Bust a Move"
Kitty apppeared to be all alone on her dislike of this song, which made it to #7 on the charts in 1989. Rolling Stone described the song this way: "a G-rated funk-bomb integral to hip-hop's eventual mainstream acceptance." The G-rating probably...
Read More
The most beautiful spot in Dane County right now
If you get a chance to head out to Pope Farm Conservancy in the next couple of days--I highly recommend it! Pope Farm Conservancy is 105 acres that sits on top of three recessional moraines in the Town of Middleton, where three different watersheds...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Rex Smith "You Take My Breath Away"
Teen idol Rex Smith made it all the way up to #10 on the Billboard charts in 1979 with this song, which was actually featured in a TV movie called "Sooner or Later." Smith had a bit of an acting career and appeared in "Grease" and "Pirates of...
Read More
Madison has gone beer-crazy!
You could call it Madison Craft Beer Week, part two! The week leading up to the Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival August 9th is chock full of tasty beer offerings all over southern Wisconsin, with plenty of tap takeovers, beer pairings, and...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Hall & Oates "Method of Modern Love"
Hall & Oates had a lot of great hits in the 1970s and 1980s, and if you believe a lot of folks, this is NOT one of them! This song with its amazing spelling lesson hook made it all the way to #5 on the charts in February of 1985. We're a...
Read More
Will this be Clapton's last record?
Eric Clapton definitely has retirement in mind. He hinted to Rolling Stone recently that he may quit touring and recording, and only play for family and friends. We can look forward to at least one more new Clapton record before he hangs up his Strat...
Read More
Categories
Archives