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Concert Review Target Center : Rockers Muse Galvanize With Boom, Visuals


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England's biggest band not widely known in U.S. treated 8,000 fans at Target Center to a massive attack of sound.

 

This week, a Kate Hudson sighting is more likely at Target Center than Target Field. Last October, you'll recall the actress was romancing Alex Rodriguez, star of the New York Yankees, America's most successful baseball team (she was at the Metrodome, remember?). This October, she is involved with Matt Bellamy, lead singer of Muse, England's biggest band that is not widely known in the United States.

 

Judging by Muse's trippy, thrilling concert Tuesday at Target Center, the group is poised to conquer the States. Not only has the band enjoyed major exposure recently on the "Twilight" soundtrack, "Guitar Hero" games and "American Idol" (thanks, Adam Lambert), but the trio is the headliner for two of America's biggest rock festivals this year -- Coachella in April in California and Austin City Limits Festival this weekend in Texas.

 

Tuesday's Minneapolis event drew only 8,000 fans but they were treated to the kind of galvanizing rock performance that rivals the unforgettable Rage Against the Machine and Green Day concerts at Target Center. Accustomed to filling stadiums in Europe, Muse threw down a massive attack of sonic boom, visual spectacle and dramatic pomp for 95 minutes. One minute it felt like Rush in overdrive, the next Queen with more bombast, then Radiohead with too much muscle, U2 with too much majesty and even Michael Bublé on steroids (Muse covered his "Feeling Good," with piano-man Bellamy using a megaphone at one point).

 

There were instrumental versions of "The Star Spangled Banner" and "House of the Rising Sun," interludes that sounded like tributes to Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin as well as Muse originals that tipped a hat to Prince ("Supermassive Black Hole"), Pink Floyd ("Undisclosed Desires") and Queen ("United States of Eurasia"). The highlight was the roaring, thumping, fist-waving "Stockholm Syndrome," featuring raging, metallic guitar from Bellamy and kick-butt bottom from drummer Dominic Howard and bassist Chris Wolstenholme.

 

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Kate got like one entire paragraph out of four! WTF?! And the UD - Pink Floyd comparison was :facepalm:

 

It's only because the Yankees are in town for the ALDS and the Twins are obsessed with their record of not being able to beat them. There is A LOT of suspicion/lore in baseball &many bball fans give KH credit for the Yankees win last yr. I'm surprised the guy was able to get his mind off baseball enough to write a review at all.

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England's biggest band not widely known in U.S [...] England's biggest band that is not widely known in the United States.

Did they REALLY need to mention it twice? :LOL:

 

(Muse covered his "Feeling Good," with piano-man Bellamy using a megaphone at one point).

Bingo. :p

 

Pink Floyd ("Undisclosed Desires")

:wtf:

 

 

 

...Wow. :LOL:

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The Lolziest review I have ever read.... Kate Hudson.. WTF, why was she even mentioned... Radiohead with more muscle, more bombastic than Queen.. OMG how many more stereotypical comparisons can he roll out.. and PINK FLOYD ??? seriously WTF!

 

But., without a doubt the best quote was 'Michael Buble, they covered HIS version of Feeling Good'.... made me ROLFAO!

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