Concerts

Weezer and JEFF the Brotherhood - Hard Rock Live, Hollywood - June 5

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This was my first time at a Weezer concert, so, bear with me if you're a regular at yelling "I am Weezer" at a show. I didn't know, for instance, that throwing around a frisbee but not being able to keep it, is a thing. That though Cuomo didn't look particularly engaged during portions of the night, he could still charm the pants off probably 80% of the crowd with his banter, and manage to get us all choked up with his magical songs. Because he really is kind of magical and always has been. Even when he was way weirder.

See also: Weezer at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood (Slideshow)

Before getting into more details, I admit that I love the Blue Album and Pinkerton more than words can express. I'd have to like write a romantic poem here to even come close. Lately, they've been playing full albums at shows, so when they kicked off with "My Name Is Jonas," I almost soiled my drawers. There was no doubt we were getting the full Blue Album. But I should have had doubts, because that wasn't our fate at all.

But let's back up a sec. The ever-entertaining and truly talented Nashville brother duo JEFF the Brotherhood opened up with a seriously hearty, crisp helping of power guitar all tossed up in a tasty dressing of stoner metal, garage, doom, and indie '90s rock. Singer Jake Orrall offered a full guitar assault that really was mind-bending, if not mind-blowing. It was the perfect opening act for Weezer or anyone heavy or hard. JTB's got the indie cool cred Weezer now lacks, but well prepares you for the emotional guitar-work that's then coming your way with a quickness.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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