Featured Blog Posts – May 2011 Archive (20)

2011/05/29 Pittsburgh, PA: Stage AE



weezer covering "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead in the studio, 3 days ago.

 

with the B.O.M.B.fest gong tent still ringing in our ears, we packed up in Hartford and made tracks across the long state of Pennsylvania overnight, to make it to Pittsburgh in time to set up and play at Stage AE tonight.



Now the kids are coming in to the Stage AE, which as we've learned is a really neat mini outdoor ampitheater in the…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 32 Comments

2011/05/28 Hartford, CT, B.O.M.B.fest





weezer covering "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead in the studio, 2 days ago.



...we rolled into the BOMBfest after it had gotten underway, which wasnt a surprise as this thing really is an all day event, stating at 10 AM. We've been enjoying the many many other bands that have been rocking out, like Titus Andronicus, Health, Best Coast, and Edward Sharpe/TMZ, and soon weezer will take the stage to put todays events to bed. Sadly Ceorge Clinton had… Continue

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 28, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

2011/05/27 Atlantic City, NJ: The Borgata Events Center



 

 

weezer covering "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead in the studio, 2 days ago.

 

...Team Weezer has re-assembled once again, this time in the now-familiar swampy yet glitzy environs of the Borgata Casino, whose big 'ol events center we come to once again rock out in. The show is sold out so its bound to be a corker...

 

And a corker it was - weezer played a Memories Tour style set, with a "Memories Time Machine" set…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

2011/05/27 Paranoid Android

Here is a new video of Weezer, covering “Paranoid Android” by…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 27, 2011 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

2011/05/24 Various & Sundry, A Post-Rapture Roundup

...Now that that pesky Rapture is out of the way, coming up next: Atlantic City at the Borgata, The Hartford BOMBfest, and Pittsburgh at Stage AE. Pittsburgh people - we havent been through that neck of the woods in a long time, and I hear tell there are still some tickets available - nows your chance for a hometown Weezer show, hope to see you there! Tickets here.… Continue

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 24, 2011 at 5:32pm — 6 Comments

2011/05/22 UPDATE - Name That Tune Video Contest!

Folks, ok. We made the Name That Video Contest hard on purpose. We're tired of those easy contests that anyone can win, even if they're not a big fan or weezer. So we made it hard. Real hard as it turns out! Maybe a little too hard! People are tearing their hair out over this one and sadly some are not even bothering to try. So we decided to give out a few hints, to give more people a shot at it...



Hint #1 is that there are in fact 24 clips to identify total.



Hint #2 is…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — 33 Comments

2011/05/21 Washington, DC: RFK Stadium, DC 101 Chili Cookoff



We are happy to be back in the nations capital once again, and after 2 days of rainy weather up in Boston and Philly, it appears the sun is finally shining on the weez. Today's show is an early one - in fact they opened the gates at RFK Stadium at 11 AM, which sure seems early for the rock and the roll, but it is the weekend after all, plus this way anyone who plans on getting raptured this evening will still have time to. But the rest of us will be rocking out starting at 6:45!… Continue

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

2011/05/20 Philadelphia, PA: Penns Landing, 104.5 FM Birthday Party



The rain has followed us down the I-95 to the great city of Philadelphia, where today weezer is playing at the 104.5 FM Birthday Party with Panic! At the Disco, fun., and Foxy Shazam. Bring a rain poncho and come on down to the Festival Pier at Penn's Landing! Doors at 6, show at 7.



More later - are you going? Did you go? Comment here and/or in our message boards, tell your tale! Post your show pix on our photo page! …

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 20, 2011 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

2011/05/19 Boston, MA: Bank Of America Pavilion



...While its officially "summer" according to the movies hitting the theaters these days, its still quite Spring here in Boston, with chilly breezes, overcast skies and occasional rain. Fortunately the B of A Pavilion is at least under a giant tent structure, so tonights rock and roll extravaganza can be kept dry... aside from whatever water bottles Rivers decides to pour on the front row! As of 4 PM, weezer has soundchecked and Shelia Devine are setting their stuff up on… Continue

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

2011/05/18 Webisode 51: Name That Tune Video Contest! | + more

Care to play weezer's version of the 1970's game show "Name That Tune"? Weezer Webisode #51 (above) challenges you to name that tune; tunes captured from behind-the-scenes moments from this year. Can you name them all? List every song they are playing in order and email your list to me (karl) at: karl (at) weezer (dot) com.



The first correct, complete, in-order list wins two tickets and a meet and greet to an upcoming Weezer show in your area. Also up for…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — 43 Comments

2011/05/13 More GetGlue Info - Virtual Stickers and Real Stickers

...folks, here's some more info on the new Weezer GetGlue promotion. How it works: Go to the Weezer GetGlue website to sign up for an account. From there, you will see links to download the mobile app for your device - or you can get it from your devices app store directly, or just go to GetGlue.com on your phone via its browser to get to the mobile version of the site.



As you see on the page, the deal is to get these…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 13, 2011 at 12:29am — 4 Comments

2011/05/11 You Might Think its the Cars (2), but all i hear is weezer

...Folks, staring tomorrow (5/12), you might think you're hearing Weezer covering The Cars' classic song "You Might Think" in the trailer for the upcoming film "Cars 2", due out this summer. And you would be right! Weezer's version of "You Might Think" is featured in the trailer and the film, and because Ric produced the Blue and Green records and the band are huge fans of the Cars, they were into the idea of covering the song.



Film: 6/24. Soundtrack: 6/14. stuff to watch:…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 11, 2011 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

2011/05/11 Show Announcement: 2x Tokyo Japan at Zepp!

More shows for the summer '11 weez calendar - a pair of shows at Tokyo's Zepp club, July 13 and 14, featuring 'Memories Tour' style setlists. They are on sale now. 
 
Info (mostly in Japanese): http://www.nano-mugen.com

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 11, 2011 at 7:05pm — 1 Comment

2011/05/11 Radio Weezer: Looking for your Weezer Covers

...hi folks - Radio Weezer is launching a new thang today, and you or your band could be a part of it! Do you, your band, or your friend’s band play a Weezer cover? Radio Weezer is now looking for some fresh weezer covers to add into the rotation. So, if you have a song that you’d like to submit, send an MP3 along with your name and hometown to RadioWeezer@gmail.com. We’ll be picking out cool and unusual ones, and adding them into the… Continue

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 11, 2011 at 9:43am — 12 Comments

2011/05/10 Show Announcement: Calgary!

Another addition to the summer weez schedule...

Weezer is playing the X-Fest at Fort Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Aug. 20 with Jane's Addiction and Social Distortion. Tickets on sale Friday 5/13! Website and more info: http://www.xfestcalgary.com/

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 10, 2011 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

2011/05/09 Brian: A Special Birthday Video



...just in from Brian, heres a video of a performance he recently did for a group of special needs kids in L.A., which includes an original song written by Brian for the birthday boy, plus the classic "Happy Birthday".



Brian Bell performs "Oscar, You're The Birthday Boy"… Continue

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 8, 2011 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

05/06/11 GetGlue | Boston | Tributes | etc

howdy folks - some news giblets to consider today:



...Thanks to the guys at GetGlue, we got some virtual stickers you can get by doing the check in thang. Check out the app page to get started. Instead of checking-into a place, check in to Weezer!



...The next show on the agenda is May 19th in Boston, at the B of A Pavilion. I hear tell that there are still some tickets available, but they wont last... so get in… Continue

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 6, 2011 at 1:35am — 2 Comments

2011/05/03 Show Announcements: NYC: Jones Beach | NJ: PNC | Seattle: WAMU

...Some major additions to the 2011 Weezer concert calendar today, folks! First of all we got a special pair of shows in the NY/NJ area, co-headlining with The Flaming Lips in the first ever Weezer/Flaming Lips team up! The shows are being opened by Yeasayer, and weezer will play in the middle slot... because the Flaming Lips make such a big mess that its sort of logistically unwise to take the stage after them! But Weezer and the…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 3, 2011 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

2011/05/02 Hard Times Of RJ Berger Reminder

...REMINDER: Weezer will be performing rock music in TODAY's (5/2) new episode of The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, playing at 10PM ET/PT on MTV. Check out a preview clip from the episode here!

Added by karl koch [karlophone] on May 2, 2011 at 10:18am — 6 Comments

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