Bush at Bowery Ballroom [7/28/11]

Posted on: July 29th, 2011 at 10:03 am by

It seems to be nineties nostalgia week around here. Beavis and Butthead announced its illustrious return to MTV and post-grunge rockers Bush played a sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom last night. It was definitely a hot and sweaty affair, no thanks to brainchild Gavin Rossdale. The bartender informed us that he specifically requested extreme heat over air conditioning for the benefit of his voice. Room temperature notwithstanding, though, their two hour set was nothing short of a walk down memory lane, reminding us of that worn cassette tape we once had with Live’s Throwing Copper on side B.

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Rossdale and his latest lineup of Bush wasted no time kicking out the jams (motherfucker), launching immediately into “Machinehead,” followed by a powerful set of career highlights spanning the last two decades.  All five albums in the library were well represented during the performance.  Notable moments included tracks like “Swallowed,” “Comedown,” “Everything Zen,” newcomers “All My Life” and “Afterlife,” and the kickass cover of “Come Together” during the encore.

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Check out the video of “Everything Zen” below, which includes a brief homage of the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” during the breakdown.


Full set list:

All My Life
Little Things
Prize Fighter
People That We Love
Greedy Fly
Everything Zen
Sound of Winter
Letting the Cables Sleep
Chemicals Between Us
Land of the Living

Come Together

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