Posts Tagged ‘tulsa’

RWR Week 6

Respond with our thoughts to the following videos:

Luchapalooza

This video was shot in the Fall of 2010 in downtown Tulsa at an event called Luchapalooza. I was mislead when I glanced at the title and thought it said Lunchapalooza…I was ready for some food, instead I got a bunch of wrestler dudes in skimpy costumes. I thought the video was a little boring overall. I’m not sure if it was the music or what, but to me I took a bunch of sweaty drunk guys wrestling in the street in colorful costumes…not really my thing. There were a couple positives though, I enjoyed some of the angles and editing techniques they used. Maybe I would have taken more from it, had they provided a little background information on the event!

Women in Prison

Well this video was very interesting! I thought the punishment was excessive for sure, I’m curious what the sentence would have been had there not been children in the home. I do think though that she would have continued to sell it and may have even got more involved with bigger crimes. I think Oklahoma and Tulsa counties should consider District 4 and District 6 sentence times, it might help keep crime down some in more populated areas. On the otherhand you have to look at how much that would cost the state. Someone who may get several years in jail in a rural county and community service in Tulsa county would cost the state money to house and feed them then do so many hours of community service, where they would actually be helping out the city. I guess it’s good that they are at least addressing the rural areas…

Jerisha Walker

I think I liked the “Women in Prison” video a little bit more, but this is a close second! Jerisha Walker has had a tough life for sure. 26 different homes, two shelters and two group homes. Out of all those she said two were good expierences and would only consider being adoped by one whom she lived with for six months at  the age of 14. I never really thought about what happens to kids after they grow out of the system and this was a first hand look at just one of hundreds of kids in Oklahoma. One of the reasons it is hard for foster kids to graduate high school is that when they change homes, they change school districts also. After a long couple years of struggle and losing her job, forcing her to move in with her sister, Jerisha got her GED last year! Although it was rough, she prevailed and used the comments about her not being able to do it from others as motivation to try harder. This was an interesting and inspiring piece and recommend it to anyone to help understand the real life of a foster child.

Miami Herald cultivates video loyalty

This had a lot of common sense things to me that I already knew. Make short videos, if viewers want to watch a movie they’ll go to Cinemark. Find as many ways to expand your brand, this will help you tremendously in the long run. Many news companies have their own video/photographer team for only online content. I believe you have to have one to essentially be successful. Kind of like the Twitter thing, people want to know breaking news instantly. If you post something a couple hours after your competition does, nobody is going to rely on your station. However, one thing I did not really know was the two things that generate the most views and interest, breaking news and sports. I sort of figured breaking news, because people like to know what is happening in their community, state and in the world. Sports on the other hand, people love their sporting events I guess! People want to know the latest scores and who won what games. A lot of newspapers and TV stations could learn from the Miami Herald!

Coheed and Cambria/Circa Survive concert review

The show, which consisted of Torche, Circa Survive and Coheed and Cambria, was Friday night at the famous Cain’s Ballroom and sold out just after the doors opened. I was working the show with 104.5 so I had to be there by 6 to set up and play music. While the Edge street team and myself hung out front jamming music, we talked to fans that were eager to get inside and passed out free Wheat Thins samples, a promotion we are doing for them.

Earlier, Circa Survive had taken some time out of their schedule to come up to the Edge studios and play a song for Demko’s Download of the Day. I headed up their about 15 minutes before they were to go on air and watched them do a short interview, then play a new song acoustic (Imaginary Enemy) from their CD that came out Tuesday, Blue Sky Noise. Afterwards they signed several copies of the new CD and I talked to a couple of them for a few minutes. Super nice guys and they were very excited to be on tour with Coheed and Cambria and playing Tulsa. After they left, I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of the new CD for myself! Check out the audio here.

Back to the show…Torche, a 3 piece from Miami took the stage while I was still outside, around 7:30, so I missed them…but they sounded heavy and every couple songs I could hear the crowd scream in response to something the band was saying on stage. I missed most of Circa Survive also, but what I did see of them was awesome!

Coheed and Cambria took the stage just after 9:30 and played until 11:15. The crowd was definitely ready for them as they roared while the lights were off and the band took the stage. The show was full of smoke machines, crazy lights and lots of weirdos that I was pretty sure had a couple too many. Coheed and Cambria are celebrating their 15th year as a band this year and played 13 songs. They then went off stage for a few minutes and came back for their encore…3 more songs!

I had seen Coheed open for Slipknot at the BOK Center last year and was not that impressed with them. The show at Cain’s was much better for two reasons I believe, it was more personable and it was their own show so they got to add their own touches to it. In my opinion, not a SUPER great band to see live…but worth checking out if you get the chance and like their music.

The setlist from the show:

The Broken
Juggernaut
Al The Killer
Everything Evil
World Of Lines
Made Out Of Nothing
Three Evils
Pearl
Time Consumer
No World For Tomorrow
Guns
A Favor House
In Keeping Secrets
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Far
Welcome Home
21:13

Nickelback concert review-Tulsa

WOW! WHERE DO I BEGIN!? The Dark Horse 2010 tour was (in performing order) Australian 3 piece Sick Puppies, Floridians Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin from Pennsylvania and headlining the show, a little Canadian rock band called Nickelback, maybe you’ve heard of them?

The show was Saturday night at the BOK Center and had been sold out for weeks. It was actually the second leg of the tour, the first leg made a stop in Tulsa last April and was also sold out. I was working the show with 104.5 so I had to be there by 5 to set up the music and check in the winners for the Nickelback meet and greets which were suppose to happen around 6. With most bands though, they usually always get pushed back. While the Edge street team and myself hung out front jamming music, we gave away prizes and talked to fans that were excited for the show. In Saturday’s case we did not meet until 6:30 for the meet and greet and then waited another 45 minutes before we actually met the band. I missed seeing Sick Puppies and most of Shinedown but could hear them as we were waiting in a backstage area. There were dozens of people waiting to meet them (VIPs, radio winners, fan club, etc). The way it worked was you went into a room with whoever you were there with where the band was waiting. Autographs were not allowed and they had a professional photographer who took your picture with the band with a nice backdrop, I shook their hands and talked to them for a few seconds before being rushed along so the next winners could get their picture taken. It was just like it sounds, pretty quick. But the guys were all super nice and for the few seconds you are with them they make you feel like you are the only people there!

By the time I got done with the meet and greet, I saw Shinedown perform the end of their set including their hit single “Second Chance.” Breaking Benjamin (pictured above) took the stage about 7:45 and played a 40 minute set. The singles, “Diary of Jane,” “Breath,” “Until The End,” “I Will Not Bow” and “Give Me A Sign” pleased the crowd the most judging from the cheers.

Nickelback went on just before 9 and started out the show with some pyro during the song “Burn It To The Ground” which got the crowd of over 17,000 fans energized for the rest of the night.

Three songs in they played their 2005 hit single “Photograph” while scrolling pictures of Tulsa and Oklahoma icons on the video screen during the last verse. The setlist consisted of 20 songs, most singles, spanning their 6 studio albums since they formed 15 years ago. The show was a full on rock show full of alcohol (on and off stage) with several guests appearances of an herbal substance. Not to mention, the pyro and lights was a show by itself!

Half way through the set the band decided to go to the end of the cat walk and perform a few songs, I thought it would be some acoustic stuff when all of a sudden a hidden drumset flips up from under the stage! The crowd went wild and the band spent 15 or 20 minutes playing songs and talking to the crowd before heading back upstage. A few minutes later, a killer 10 minute drum solo while the drum riser rose up in the air and spun around. The band ended their 2 hour set with their hit songs “How You Remind Me,” “Gotta Be Somebody” and “Figured You Out.”

This was my first time to see Nickelback and I would love to see them again! They are great live and sound nearly identical to their CDs, which is usually hard to do for bands. I hear they are adding a third leg of the tour this fall…OKC!? *fingers crossed* Count me in!

The setlist (which I was lucky enough to obtain from the stage) from the show:

Burn It To The Ground
Flat On The Floor
Photograph
Hollywood
Leader of Men
Savin’ Me
Shakin Hands
Far Away
Something In Your Mouth
This Afternoon
If Today Was Your Last Day
Rockstar
Sad But True
Animals
DRUM SOLO
Someday
Too Bad
How You Remind Me
Gotta Be Somebody
Figured You Out

30 Seconds To Mars concert review-Tulsa

Let me just start off by saying the concert on Tuesday night was wonderful! The line up for the Into The Wild Tour was Neon Trees, Mute Math and 30 Seconds To Mars at the Brady Theater. It was the 3rd stop on the first US headlining tour for 30STM since 2006. I was working the show with 104.5 so I had to be there by 5 to set up the music and check in the winners for the Neon Trees and 30STM meet and greets which were scheduled for 5:30 and 5:45. The Neon Trees MNG went fine but the 30STM MNG was moved to after the show. After the MNGs were taken care of, the Edge street team and myself hung out front and talked to fans while they waited in line. I did not get inside until 7:45 because I was putting up all the music equipment and waiting for my girlfriend and a couple friends.

So I missed Neon Trees, who had started around 7, but Mute Math took the stage about 8 and played a solid 40 minute set. They opened with their 2007 single, “Typical.” The encore of their 10 to 12 song set was amazing! The guitarist picked up his pedal board and started playing it like it was an instrument, causing it to make different noise effects, the singer started banging on his piano and then went over and started banging on big floor toms (drums) with the drummer and bass player. I had the opportunity to see these guys do an in-store performance at Best Buy in 2007 and it was nothing short of amazing then too! This band does not disappoint and if you have the opportunity to see them I highly recommend it!

30 Seconds To Mars took the stage at 9 opening with the first two tracks off their latest CD, This Is War, “Escape” and “Night of the Hunter.” After the crowd was pumped they played the single that got them on the radio, “Attack,” which was from their 2005 release, A Beautiful Lie. Towards the end of their 80 minute set, between songs, I looked in the aisle to my right and coming down right behind me was Jared! He leaned on my friend’s shoulder who had the aisle seat next to me (I moved over for him earlier in the show, I guess I shouldn’t have haha) before going back up a couple rows and playing some fan requests and getting very intimate with the crowd! Check out the pictures and video below and see what you missed!

The setlist consisted of 10 of the 12 songs off of This Is War, leaving out “Alibi” and “Stranger in a Strange Land.” They also played their radio singles from A Beautiful Lie, “Attack”, “The Kill”, “From Yesterday” and “A Beautiful Lie.” The only song they played from their self-titled release was “Capricorn” (seen in the video above). They closed their set with “Kings and Queens,” the first single and most popular song off of This Is War. Not before inviting dozens of fans on stage though to sing the gang vocals. After the show the MNG radio winners and myself got to meet the band and get posters signed. They were not that personable and seemed rushed, I don’t know if they were in a bad mood or just wanted to get through signing autographs. (Towards the end of the show they had announced they were doing a signing for all fans who purchased their CD, which was directly after the radio MNG and I assume what they were trying to hurry through.)

This was my first time to see 30STM and I would love to see them again! If you have not already, be sure to check out my review on This Is War, which can be found here