Special Charity Holiday Concert Event December 19th “Kids Company and Coldplay Present: Under 1 Roof” (Coldplay, Ricky Gervais as David Brent And Foregone Conclusion, Lily Allen, Dynamo and Rizzle Kicks)

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As is somewhat of a tradition, it was announced this month that Coldplay will be doing a special charity concert in London to benefit one of their favorite organizations, Kids Company, who provide practical, emotional, and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people in London and Bristol.    The special event, “Under 1 Roof: A Night For Kids Company”, will be held on December 19th at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London.  Joining Coldplay on stage will be Ricky Gervais, in character from The Office’s David Brent as David Brent and Foregone Conclusion, Lily Allen, magician Dynamo, and hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, all hosted by Fearne Cotton. [Read more…]

The Rock Subculture Journal 2012 Year In Review (Jason DeBord’s Top 100 Concert Photos)

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This is the second and last of my 2012 “Year In Review” articles, though this one is mostly a pictorial.  I went through the pictures I took at shows throughout 2012 and pulled out 100 of my favorites to republish here, in celebration of an amazing year for concerts and a fun year for me with photography.  You can also check out my other Year in Review article with my Top 10 Live Music Concerts and Top 10 Studio Albums & Songs. [Read more…]

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends “Blood Vinyl” On Sale for $2500 (Limited Edition of 10 Art Pieces)

This is probably the strangest music memorabilia collectible ever, but it is for charity…  the “Human Blood Version” of Heady Fwends, by the Flaming Lips.  The double vinyl album includes the actual blood (yes, bodily fluid) from other musical artists inside of the plexiglass records. [Read more…]

Coldplay at Jimmy Kimmel Live! Block Party | Hollywood, California | 2/9/2012 (Concert Review)

Following last night’s Coldplay iHeartRadio benefit concert at Club Nokia, I was lucky enough to share a pair of tickets with another Coldplay fan who won them from The World Famous KROQ for a special Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor mini-concert / block party (or “bloq” party) behind the El Capitan Theater, where the regular show is shot in studio. Some of the songs performed at this concert will be broadcast on a special post Academy Award special of the JKL! show, following the Oscars telecast. This concert was originally scheduled for February 7, 2012, and rescheduled for tonight, February 9th.

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Coldplay iHeart Radio at Club Nokia | Los Angeles, California | 2/8/2012 (Concert Review)

I was fortunate enough to attend a very special Coldplay benefit concert tonight, which took place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, in collaboration with iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Los Angeles radio stations KIIS FM, 98-7FM and MYFM. The proceeds of the show benefit two charities – A Place Called Home and Youth Mentoring Connection. [Read more…]

Coldplay at Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy | Paris, France | 12/14/2011 (Concert Review)

This is the fifth in a series of photojournals covering concerts during my trip to England and France. Tonight’s performance was Coldplay, which took place at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy in Paris, France on December 14th, 2011. [Read more…]

Coldplay at the O2 Arena | London, England | 12/09/2011 (Concert Review)

This is the first in a series of photojournals covering concerts during my trip to England and France. Tonight’s performance was Coldplay, which took place at the O2 Arena in London, England on December 9th, 2011. [Read more…]

Coldplay “Unstaged” at Plaza de Toros | Madrid, Spain | 10/26/2011 (Concert Review)

This article shares my impressions and experiences with having the opportunity to travel to Madrid, Spain last week to see Coldplay’s American Express “Unstaged” live concert performance on October 26th, directed by Anton Corbijn. [Read more…]

Coldplay AT&T Summer Krush at UCLA | Los Angeles | 8/3/11 (Concert Review)

August 3, 2011, I caught a special one off Coldplay show benefiting MusicCares at UCLA – the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series. This was another great Coldplay show, and I had the benefit of VIP tickets and some special perks and front row in the seated section. Two of the songs were recorded for the Jimmy Kimmel Show!, which aired later the same night (with some funny video with Jimmy Kimmel at the very bottom). [Read more…]

Coldplay Crisis “Hidden Gig” at Journal Tyne Theater | Newcastle, England | 12/20/2010 – England Journal Day Five

England Journal: Day Five. So today was the big day. After the thrilling night of the first concert in Liverpool at the Royal Court Theater, we needed to make our way to Newcastle Upon Tyne for the second and last show of the Crisis charity concert series, announced as held at the Journal Tyne Theater. [Read more…]

“Blacky”: The Vintage Fender ’72 Thinline Telecaster Studio and Stage Used By Coldplay’s Jonny Buckland for “X&Y” and “Viva La Vida”

Some reading the England Journal series of articles are probably interested in knowing a little more about my appreciation of Coldplay, and why I would travel thousands and thousands of miles by car, plane, and train to attend a few concerts in another country. As such, I thought I would explain a little more in this supplemental article about my love for the band and their music, details about a charity auction one year ago, and the prize of my pop culture memorabilia collection. [Read more…]

Coldplay Crisis “Hidden Gig” at Royal Court Theater | Liverpool, England | 12/19/2010 – England Journal Day Four

England Journal: Day Four. This was our second day in Liverpool, where the first of the two Coldplay “Hidden Gig” shows benefiting Crisis were held tonight. As noted in the prior journal entry, the “Hidden Gig” venue was not revealed until 24 hours before the show, and the venue announced was the Royal Court Theater. [Read more…]