islandgirljams' date='Aug 29th 2010, 12:44 PM
BEST REVIEW EVER!!!
Concert review: Adam Lambert intoxicating at The National
August 28, 2010 12:27 PM
What, no “Mad World”?
That is the only quibble with last night’s otherwise exhilarating Adam Lambert show at The National.
The “American Idol” also-ran turned in the kind of star-making performance that guarantees his club days are numbered. No doubt by his second or third album, he’ll be competing with his lesser-talented
Top 40 peers to fill arenas, and he already has the toughest part of that assignment – stage presence – aced.
Lambert has crafted an extraordinarily ambitious club run stuffed with lasers, scantily clad dancers, a visually appealing four-piece band and his own magnetic presence and pipes.
Throughout most of the too-brief 80-minute set, he looked like the result of an Alice Cooper and Cher mating (which is to say, fabulous) and sounded like a Broadway powerhouse.
His opening trio of songs unspooled in quick succession – “Voodoo,” “Down the Rabbit Hole” and his version of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” as moody and ethereal as it was on his “Idol” performance and complemented onstage by red lighting and fog.
Though Lambert immediately had the stuffed-to-the-rafters sold-out crowd mesmerized with his multi-octave voice, his physical presence— glittery black top hat, snug black leather pants and bare feet, with toenails painted black – proved equally alluring.
By performing most of the songs from his debut album, “For Your Entertainment,” Lambert displayed his affection for disco pop and glam rock, as well as his natural ability to recreate it all live, with nary a note of assistance from backup singers or band members. It’s all Lambert, and it’s all a ton of fun.
He’d be a fool not to release the Lady Gaga-penned “Fever” as his next single, given the song’s club stomping catchiness. But what impresses most about this 28-year-old theater vet is his ability to go from a fiery dance number such as “Fever” or “Strut” to a power ballad such as “Sleepwalker” or a lovely acoustic version of his hit, “Whataya Want From Me,” easily maintaining control of that massive
A highlight among many came on “Soaked,” a layered pop opera on record that Lambert performed live backed only by a quiet synthesizer. His voice reached the stratosphere on some notes, and then dipped to a pretty whisper before an acapella ending that was simply chill-inducing.
“That was his moment,” a nearby fan commented – and the only argument would be that the show was filled with many such “moments.”
Though many in the devoted crowd were likely bummed over the absence of “Mad World,” his star-making performance on “Idol,” that disappointment had to be mitigated by Lambert’s other encore choice – T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy,” the perfect capper for music’s newest glam rock king.
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BlueIndigoSky' date='Aug 29th 2010, 1:34 PM
Q94 Interview: http://youtu.be/BSABWnJUyE8 Adam mentions new drummer Isaac at 2:39
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Q94 Interviews Adam Lamberthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSABWnJUyE8&feature=youtu.be
Tiki'srose' date='Aug 29th 2010, 1:34 PM
Found it finally about Adam lowering the keys
A GLAM SLAM-August 27,2010
North Carolina's Fantasia Barrino won the crown in 2003, but also-ran Jennifer Hudson has an Academy Award on her mantel. Taylor Hicks was the top dog in 2006, but the silver-haired soul singer is one step away from being a cold case. Meanwhile, fourth-place finisher Chris Daughtry is one of the most successful rockers around.
And Kris Allen topped Adam Lambert in the season eight finale, but the latter is selling out theaters while the former is an opening act.
"I don't know why that is," Lambert says. "Ask management."
Lambert, 28, knows why, but he's too kind to mention what we all know: The glam-loving pop-rocker is a rare character in contemporary pop culture. He is all about style and provocative behavior, and sizzle sells.
The flamboyant singer, who will perform Saturday at the Progress Energy Center Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, made the usually forgettable American Music Awards memorable in 2009 when he kissed a male keyboardist and ground against a dancer's head. It's not as if Lambert is going to save pop music, but at least he's entertaining, and his second album, "For Your Entertainment," released last year, is filled with agreeable pop-rock.
"It's about the hooks and melody," he says.
Yet it's more than that with Lambert; it's about a show, and Lambert is very good at putting one on. Count on an elaborate concert with plenty of eye candy. Lambert will be backed by a band and four dancers.
"There will be lots of costume changes and plenty of fashion to look at," he says. "It'll definitely be glam."
Lambert is willing to go all out when it comes to his clothes and moves. He'll hold back, though, when it comes to his voice.
"We've lowered a couple of the keys so I'm sounding my best every night," Lambert says. "I worked with a vocal coach, and we sat down and looked at everything, and we altered some things."
Fans will be on the lookout for what are dubbed Lambert's "glamour pants."
"I went shopping with my stylist and found these pants that were really pretty," he says. "There is no intentional homage to MC Hammer or Aladdin, but I can see where people draw comparisons."
And, yes, the Hammer comparisons are fine with Lambert as long as his career isn't as short-lived as the former hip-hop sensation's.
"I hope to do this for a long time," he says. "This is what I'm made to do."
BlueIndigoSky' date='Aug 29th 2010, 11:31 PM
LightLoveAdam: http://twitpic.com/2jir6w (aka LightLovePeace on IDF)
xixi' date='Aug 30th 2010, 1:00 PM
Band Intro/If I had You
Whataya Want From Me
joooory' date='Aug 30th 2010, 2:06 PM
danilo85' date='Aug 31st 2010, 5:26 AM
Adam's Jersey Girl
Adam Lambert with fans - Raleigh, NC 8/28/10
barb4Adam' date='Aug 30th 2010, 5:59 PM
BUSYBEE8 @Monterrific What I found in the country music section of Walmart today about 3 hours ago via web
joooory' date='Sep 2nd 2010, 8:26 PM
End of IIHY
joooory' date='Sep 3rd 2010, 12:38 AM
Silvia' date='Sep 3rd 2010, 1:02 AM
Silvia' date='Sep 14th 2010, 5:35 PM
WWFM partial HD
Soaked missing end HD
Band Intros HD
IIHY HD missing the end
Silvia' date='Sep 22nd 2010, 4:01 AM
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