November 07, 2004


I saw Neurosis last night, with Neck and Heather. I had forgotten how much I like the Troubadour. The last time I was there was over a year ago, to see Smog, and this was completely different--Smog had a waifish girl who played harp open for them, and there were only about two dozen emo hipsters there to watch, while Neurosis had a two and a half hour straight set, no opener, with a full crowd made up of pretty much the usual LA metal fans.

They had a good show. It was like Philip Glass for metal heads, all metal-minimal and repetitive and trancey. “Progressive metal”, I guess. With some nice video as a background: Lots of nature stuff, ants, bee larvae, solar flares, that sort of thing, all in grainy, muddy black & white.

Posted by jjwiseman at November 07, 2004 12:46 AM

Hi John - the photos on my site all say "do not use without permission". You linked to the site, which is more than most folks do -- but an email would be nice next time.

("most folks", interestingly, are kids hotlinking images into a livejournal.)

Posted by: scott evans on November 8, 2004 05:34 AM

I don't care if you use my images, I am only interested in why Jay-z is getting screwed over and tossed off the lineup in the Monsters of Megaphone tour!! BEYONCE+JAY-Z 4-EVAH

Posted by: scott evans on November 8, 2004 08:26 AM

Sounds like a great show, too bad if nobody kicked you out at the end, though.

Posted by: cody on November 8, 2004 11:57 PM

Busted! Actually, even though I do play a little loose with copyright (I'm not sure fair use even begins to cover it), I wouldn't have used this photo if I had seen your request not to use your photos without permission. I'm sorry. Thanks for having a sense of humor.

Posted by: John Wiseman on November 9, 2004 04:27 PM

I'm going to see them in NYC over thanksgiving. I saw them last in SF at the DNA Lounge two years ago. I can't wait. Was it the Neurosis we know and love, or was it more in the vein of Eye of Every Storm, more ambient and notheavy? Since they're playing with Jarboe, i wonder what it will sound like.

max at

Posted by: max on November 12, 2004 02:50 PM
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