Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Review Tuesday: MUSE with 30 Seconds to Mars at Jones Beach Theater - 07/22/2017

A couple months ago I informed Mrs Bax0jayz that MUSE was coming to Jones Beach Theater. She loves that band but felt that the tixx were surprisingly costly, so we passed. In the final days before the show she asked how much they were, again. Was it my imagination, or were these cheaper? Plus she had a discount coupon, so we splurged.

30 Seconds to Mars
Jones Beach Theater
July 22, 2017

First up was PVRIS. I never heard of this band before. After a little research I found out that it's pronounced PARIS. They are a rock band from the Northeast that's described as, "If you like Paramour, you'll love PVRIS." Whatever. They went on at 7:00.

  1. Half
  2. Fire 
  3. You and I
  4. Smoke 
  5. Heaven
  6. My House
Their sound might've been too loud because the instruments sounded muddy and not very clear at all. Other than that they were fine. They're on my radar now.

30 SECONDS TO MARS was next up. Jared came out on stage in what appeared to be some muumuu and a think beard. Looked kind of like Grizzly Adams stole a dress from his grandma.

  1. Up in the Air (2017 Intro)
  2. Conquistador
  3. This Is War (Chant Intro)
  4. Kings and Queens (Ext. Sing-a-long Intro; Ext. Bridge; Short Ending)
  5. Alibi (Acoustic; In the crowd)
  6. The Kill (Bury Me) (Acoustic; In the crowd)
  7. City of Angels (Sing-a-long Intro)(Unknown) (Jared had fans sing part of the new single)
  8. Do or Die (2017 Sing-a-long Intro)
  9. The Ocean (Led Zeppelin cover) (Instrumental Jam)
  10. Closer to the Edge (Fans onstage)

While the band was on stage for a good chunk of time, a lot of it was the singer being chatty. For instance, Jared gave a speech about Chester Bennington before 'Alibi' and other similar goings on. 

Their sound was crystal clear, which was good because Jared actually sang, as opposed to the screaming he employs for recording. Jared was a better guitarist than expected. His brother is quite an excellent drummer. Their performance was fun. Good job. 


Muse took to the stage around 9:15. For the next couple hours it was all meat and no filler.

  1. SFX Intro
  2. Dig Down
  3. Psycho
  4. Interlude
  5. Hysteria (AC/DC's 'Back in Black' riff outro)
  6. Resistance
  7. Plug In Baby (Extended outro)
  8. The 2nd Law: Isolated System (Shortened)
  9. Stockholm Syndrome ('Reapers' intro riff + Rage Against the Machine's 'Township Rebellion' outro + 'Reapers' outro riff)
  10. Supermassive Black Hole
  11. New Kind of Kick (The Cramps cover)
  12. Madness
  13. Dead Inside
  14. Munich Jam
  15. Starlight (Dedicated to Chester Bennington, Matt in the crowd; with confetti and Hullaballoons)
  16. Time Is Running Out
  17. Mercy
  18. The Globalist
  19. Drones (Loop ending)
  20. Uprising (Extended outro)
  21. Knights of Cydonia (Ennio Morricone's 'Man With a Harmonica' intro)
This band doesn't waste time. If Matt Bellamy spoke a couple dozen words to the crowd it was a lot. That's fine because they performed a brilliant set. The levels were perfect. Every member of the band could be heard loud and clear without distortion or muddiness. They played some new songs along with many old fan favorites. The only part that puzzled me was that they played their set then walked off. No encore. Weird! That didn't matter, it was an amazing show!