Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Reviews
Jennifer Brill from Doylestown, Pennsylvania
HYPNOTIZING- ELECTRIFYING- POWERFUL-A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
A packed house & NC&TBS rocked the house. The show began w/the eerie penetrating bass from Skeleton Tree to set the mood, the new songs hauntingly beautiful w/Nick captivating the audience straight away. The Bad Seeds carnival of exotic instrumental sounds perfectly accompany Nick's charisma & crooning vocals. I truly wonder why more people in America don't know about these guys who have been performing for decades. A guy in the audience turned to me and asked, "Is Nick Cave really God?" Nick's interaction w/the audience is profound, with hands grasping at him, himself clutching the reaching fingers, pressing himself into the crowd entrusting that they will not let him fall, and they didn't. If anything the audience was a little too tame for my liking buy Nick got them all going by summoning everyone forward to crush in & worship. I won't spoil w/any songs but he did some hard crowd-pleasers as well as mixing in a couple tear jerking ballads. Nick still rocks like a demi-god!
Carlos López from San Diego, California
BEST CONCERT EVER
I just don't have the words to describe what it is to be in a Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds concert, they are just insanely amazing, energetic, nostalgic, tight, overwhelmingly cool, Cave is a god a ghost a man a guru on stage!!! I've been to their concerts 4 times and each one of them have been amazing, but this one was soo incredible that I really have to rank it as one of the best ever!!!
RLMO from Los Angeles, California
NICK CAVE THE CAVERNOUS & THE BAD SEEDS
Like a Priest, a pontificating pulsating Poet, an orator, a minister of music singing a dirge from his soul, from his pulpit..the stage. Like a binding spell he weaved himself through the crowd with his voice and his body. The screen that usually brings the moments on the stage closer was dark, as if by invitation. As his shadow cast in a stretch, in a splash on the right side of the stage wall. It was maybe the fourth song when people as if in a flood went through the gate there in the standing room only space and seemed to triple in numbers. Nick seemed to sew himself close with those that pressed the stage. His movements were staccato and bass like, the haunting minor chord of sounds from the Seeds accented his whine of psalms echoed on throughout the Greek, as his shadow splashed with sass against the stage wall and curtains, and the screens remained dark as intended. It was nearly biblical the way he seemed to just walk into the crowd stepping lightly and firmly, row by row, embracing the collective in connection. near the end of the show Nick pulled some swooning engaged in the moment women onto the stage, the next thing i know the stage is full of those who had just been in the pit, and then that space seemed to automatically fill with the mesmerized. The Greek theater seemed to be freaking out a bit, as he walked as if on water through the crowd walking on the seats as patrons vacated them to beckon his stride. In between songs sang in his encore, he told his congregation on the stage to sit down. Clearly a rebel move since his time was running long and lovely. It was like going to Church, i feel indoctrinated into something..so the next time Nick cave with all his nooks and cavernous crannies comes to town with those awesome amazing bad seeds, i too plan to be pressed, against the stage, in the pit... where there is standing room only, caught up in that collective, with my arms in the air, in the gathering sway. As told by Mira 6/29/17
Sloane Berlin from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
THRILLING AND HAUNTING
The best concert I have ever been too, no contest. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds were powerful, raw, emotive and intimate all at the same time.. Never experienced the feeling of oneness I did last night with any other band. You're drawn into NIck and his band's vibe from the start and they work you over in the very best way. Do not miss them if you ever have the chance. The sound in the Hall was incredible. Everything pierced right through my body. Warren Ellis's guitar and violin work was virtuosic and magnetic. The closing encore song "Push the Sky Away" saw Nick pull 30+ audience members up on stage for a beautiful group rendition of that hopeful song. Unbelievably great.
El Z from York, Maine
Truly a spiritual experience. NIck Cave and The Bad Seeds have been around for decades, yet people still look at me weirdly when I mention his name and try to describe his music. If you have to ask, then you don't know and no one can explain it to you. It is an individually unique experience, no one xperiences him the same. He may be too deep, too tormented for American audiences that is why the rest of the world is more familiar with him and his music. And yes, in some ways, he is a god.
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