Thursday, January 3, 2013


On December 31, 2012 we attended an invite only NEUROSIS show / New Year's Eve party at the Oakland Metro.  Here's the announcement that appeared on the NEUROSIS Facebook page:

Neurosis shall perform live at the Metro Opera House in Oakland California on New Year's Eve, December 31st 2012 with special guests Kicker and Young Lions.

This will be a free show and almost all tickets have been issued as invite only. This is a gift from Neurosis to our friends, family and loyal supporters from the bay area to celebrate the spirit of sound that brought us together 27 years ago.

A small portion of the tickets have been made publicly available for pickup only, one per person, at two SF bay area locations. 

So, without getting into a full blown show review or critique of the night as a whole, let's just say that I was blown away by NEUROSIS' two hour set, which kicked off just after midnight and featured a great mix of music, old and new, even going as far back as 1992's "Souls At Zero" LP. Here's the set list from last Monday night's show.

I found a couple of videos online that were uploaded the day after, and I thought I'd post them here just to give you a sense of how things looked and sounded at the Oakland Metro. I'm certain that more videos will go up in the coming days and weeks, and I'll do my best to add a few more here as well. 

 The first video (from top to bottom) is "We All Rage In Gold", followed by "Through Silver In Blood".

Update 5.3.13: