Artifact

Apr. 1st, 2014 02:01 pm
a_lone_mirage: (Zac Hanson)
I watched the 30 seconds to Mars Documentary Artifact today.  It's about how record companies screw over artist and that is their business model.  They make no apologies for it.  So 30 seconds to Mars were sued by their own label for $30 million for breach of contract and 30stm fought back saying there was no breach under california law.

Anyway after 200 days of a lawsuit with the label Jared Leto and managers send them terms and conditions to re-sign with the label and get out of the lawsuit.  Eventually the label caves and they resign.

Jared and the band got what they wanted sort of they haven't been paid for any of their album sales.  They are basically slaves to this label and the label knows it.  I get why they stayed with the label because they didn't want to do it themselves and were scared of another label being worse.  It sucks that is how the music business is actually run.  I can't even imagine what some other huge artist goes through they don't even have anything to do with the music.


I'm so proud of Hanson for going independent.  I know they work really hard and I'm proud they are the type to say screw you I'll do it my way no matter the consequences.  That's fucking brave.

Speaking of hanson tickets go on sale next week.  They are playing the tivoli I'll get a ticket to that but not any other shows.  I don't have any money.
a_lone_mirage: (PATRICK Happy!)
I went to the concert last night. It was at riverstage in the city.  I got there as white lies were on the their set. Thankfully it only took 15 minutes to set the stage and then 30stm came out and it was wonderful.

At first Jared was a bit perplexed about why the audience was so quiet but honestly I think everyone just wanted to hear him sing more than sing along with him.  He did an acoustic set where it was him on a stool with a guitar and for like 20 minutes he sat and talked and played songs and that got audience in the mood for a sing along.  He is pretty funny and very much a front man.  Dude belongs on the stage.


Tommo and Shannon were brilliant too.  They seem like a very tight nit band.

They played:
Birth
Night of the Hunter
Search and Destroy
This Is War
(Chant Intro)
Conquistador
Kings and Queens
Do or Die
(Ext. Intro; Acapella Outro)
City of Angels
(Sing-a-long Intro)
End of All Days

Acoustic:
Hurricane
From Yesterday
Attack
The Kill (Bury Me)
Closer to the Edge
(Ext. Intro + Chant Intro; Ext. Outro)

Encore:
Bright Lights
Up in the Air

All up it was fantastic.  My fave part was the acoustic and conquistador, and the encore.  Definetly going to see them again.  Jared said that they could come back and do The church of Mars which is awesome and I'll go if they do.

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