Ep.449 – Xavier Rudd @ El Rey – Los Angeles,CA – 05/02/11

Poppinoff May 4th, 2011 | By
Category: El Rey, Los Angeles, Video Concert Reviews, Xavier Rudd

This was my first time seeing Xavier Rudd, and I have to say I was blown away. What a showman and a talent! I, honestly, don’t think there are many acts who can pull off a performance at the level of Xavier Rudd.

His music has a lot of heart and that certainly comes across in his live show. Xavier plays multiple instruments throughout including the guitar, the didgeridoo, the drums and the slide banjo (which I accidentally referred to as a sitar in this video). I figured since it looked like a guitar, and was on his lap while he was playing it – it was probably called a sitar. He blended all of these instruments with his voice in such a way that you were in awe almost every second of the show. I couldn’t believe that one guy could do so much.

Photo by: Melissa Monte

The best thing about this show are the emotions that Xavier evoked from the crowd. It is rare to go to a show where everyone is dancing, clapping or smiling at an excessive level. The one thing I heard a lot of people saying after the show was that Xavier had something truly special about him.

Photo by: Melissa Monte

If you haven’t listened to or haven’t seen Xavier you are def missing out,  and should probably get on that asap. If you were at this show, or have seen Xavier Rudd, before please comment on this post and let us know what you think; “BECAUSE WHEN YOU TELL CONCERTS – IT’S COOLER”.

Xavier Rudd - Set List - El Rey - Los Angeles,CA - 05/02/11

Xavier Rudd – Better People

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2 Comments to “Ep.449 – Xavier Rudd @ El Rey – Los Angeles,CA – 05/02/11”

  1. Melissa Monte says:

    The Xavier Rudd show was absolutely incredible. Every time I hear his music I’m just captivated by his message. His songs represent the unification of the earth and the people within it. Listening to him just reminds me to stay humble, to find peace within myself, and to lend a hand to those in need. He emphasizes a point which I think a lot of us tend to forget: That our actions affect more than ourselves. His message always seems to shine through the crowd as virtually everyone leaves with a beaming smile plastered on their face.

    Looking at the setlist and attempting to determine the highlight of the show is proving to be quite difficult as each song had a moment that stands out for me. Watching him just completely own the stage playing three or four instruments is totally captivating in itself. I have to mention Messages and Better People because they are two of my all-time favorites. I also love Fortune Teller and it’s message: “Redefine yourself/ See it in your mind/ This is all a game/ Do it all again.” No Woman No Cry was an absolutely mesmerizing. And I must say ending with Footprint was great, especially because I think it defines the world’s current situation quite well: “respect her she’s the one/ our seasons change with each sun/ the truth lies in our bones/ our choices now affect everyone/ there are leaders who lead/ our leaders prefer to deceive/ as our oceans they rise, they rise/ still now they choose to deny.

    I honestly can’t help but smile while sitting here reliving it in my mind. I think I’m going to go out and do something good today!

    “Yes it is a cruel world, but there is solace amongst the sin. Peace to you for now we’ll share again. We’ss share again.”

  2. The Xavier Rudd show was absolutely incredible. Every time I hear his music I’m just captivated by his message. His songs represent the unification of the earth and the people within it. Listening to him just reminds me to stay humble, to find peace within myself, and to lend a hand to those in need. He emphasizes a point which I think a lot of us tend to forget: That our actions affect more than ourselves. His message always seems to shine through the crowd as virtually everyone leaves with a beaming smile plastered on their face.

    Looking at the setlist and attempting to determine the highlight of the show is proving to be quite difficult as each song had a moment that stands out for me. Watching him just completely own the stage playing three or four instruments is totally captivating in itself. I have to mention Messages and Better People because they are two of my all-time favorites. I also love Fortune Teller and it’s message: “Redefine yourself/ See it in your mind/ This is all a game/ Do it all again.” No Woman No Cry was an absolutely mesmerizing. And I must say ending with Footprint was great, especially because I think it defines the world’s current situation quite well: “respect her she’s the one/ our seasons change with each sun/ the truth lies in our bones/ our choices now affect everyone/ there are leaders who lead/ our leaders prefer to deceive/ as our oceans they rise, they rise/ still now they choose to deny.

    I honestly can’t help but smile while sitting here reliving it in my mind. I think I’m going to go out and do something good today!

    “Yes it is a cruel world, but there is solace amongst the sin. Peace to you for now we’ll share again. We’ll share again.”

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