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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:18 am
by bridgemo
Just got back from taking daughter to Echosmith, the Mowgli's, and American Author. Really positive upbeat show.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:35 am
by blastman
Saw Billy Bragg in jail on Tuesday afternoon!

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:27 am
by darlenet.
A really fun show was Austin Lucas' Minimum Overdrive tour here in Gainesville. He, along with Jon Snodgrass, Northcote (Matt Goud), and Jayke Orvis played in a Revival Tour-style vibe. It worked out beautifully.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:21 pm
by Watergirl
I saw Kíla last night. This concert was part of the Steeple Sessions series, held in a church on St Stephen's Green. I am fond of gigs in churches. Great use of beautiful old buildings and generally great acoustics. There is no drinks license so people shut up and listen to the music.
Kíla hadn't adapted their setlist to the venue. I had kind of hoped they would do some acoustic songs, but it was loud and trance-y as ever. No complaints, it was excellent. Best live band in Ireland - 27 years and counting.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:00 am
by eleanordc
Seeing Bears Den at Rock N Roll Hotel in November, and Alex Clare at 9:30 Club in December, both D.C venues. Just picked up Dropkick Murphys tickets for their March 6 show at The Fillmore which is just outside of D.C. Wish that show wasn't so far away but I'm sure they'll be plenty of others to see before then.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:31 pm
by trogette
Went to our friends' son's first gig as The Dark Rasmurn Project on Thursday at The Parish in Huddersfield, really decent gig. I had massive bass envy cos the bassist had a really lovely 7 string, the posing bastard.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:42 pm
by Bella
Went to see Lamb in Bristol. They did an instore at Rise for free about a week beforehand - it was utterly incredible. Not seen them since 2003 and had goosebumps then, and again at the instore and again at the gig at the O2.

anyone who dosn't know them its kind of electonica - beats but with string arrangements (depending onthe song) and vocals from Lou Rhodes

they just started a UK & Europe tour

this is them talking about the new album with stuff playing as well so you can hear

and Lamb - On the Road with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta ... CTtoVVWGUQ

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:16 pm
by marowak
Lamb are lovely. Saw them many times when I was young.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:45 pm
by NikkiS
‘Kids in Glass Houses’ Farewell Tour at Koko last night.

Had to stand on the balcony rather than down on the floor with the masses, due to spending far too long working through the cocktail menu at the local Mexican. Great view, and thanks to the aforementioned cocktails, had no issue freaking out up high as if we were down below.

A sold out Farewell gig was always going to be charged and it didn’t disappoint; everyone there to make the most of the last London show. The crowd drowned out the sound system many times, peaking in a fervent frenzy for the ‘Matters at All’ finale. Tears all around in the crew and it was only the penultimate night of the tour – it’s going to get very messy in Cardiff tomorrow night.

”Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight”.

RIP KIGH. Missing you already.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:45 pm
by Bella
marowak wrote:Lamb are lovely. Saw them many times when I was young.

So did you see them in Brighton last night then?

Lamb Tour - Brighton ... CTtoVVWGUQ

they are at the Roundhouse, Camden, London on 02nd Nov....


Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:50 pm
by marowak
No I haven't seen them live for about 10 years. Saw them quite a bit when I was a teenager.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:21 pm
by reitzel6570
Saw Smith Street Band in Philadelphia Tuesday night. Just a tiny little venue with 40 or so other people, including one of my favorite FT gig buddies. The new stuff is great. I didn't think they were a band I'd do any road trips for when I first saw them open for Frank just over a year ago, but there I was. Really worth the drive.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:33 am
by darlenet.
FEST 13 report:


3 1/2 hour Revival type set with Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, Ben Nichols with Dave Hause and Helen Chambers.
Hot Water Music 20th anniversary
You Blew It! pretending to be Masked Intruder covering Weezer
Fake Problems (I've missed them)
Menzingers (including Greg's lobby show at 3:00 am)

"New" bands (for me) that I really enjoyed, and would recommend seeing live.

Antarctigo Vespucci (Chris Farren/Jeff Rosenstock)
Caves (wow!)
Muncie Girls
Cheap Girls
PUP (Dead Kennedy's cover was killer)
Look Mexico
The Bennies (must be seen to believe)
Allison Weiss
Laura Palmer
Tiny Moving Parts

Check them out. Peace.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:29 am
by DieselBenz
Just saw Arctic Monkeys four times, three in Texas and at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans ... nice little road trip at just under 4,000 miles. I got to see five states I'd never set foot in before so that was neat. Loved Texas. Bit bittersweet as that was the end of their tour in the U.S.; I saw them a bunch this year and it kind of kept me going to be honest.
At Voodoo I did the barrier-camp deal and in the process discovered Death From Above 1979, very cool set from them. And I was pleasantly surprised by 30 Seconds to Mars ... I'd heard some negative things about them and their fans, but honestly, the fans I met were lovely and dedicated, and the show itself was super. The songs weren't necessarily my style, but I thought Jared Leto did a nice job of keeping the crowd involved ... not always easy to do at a festival. I also liked Mini Mansions as openers for AM at two of the Texas shows and look forward to checking out their album.
Now I'm entering a dead zone gig-wise ... good for my wallet, bad for my brain.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:26 pm
by NikkiS
Band of Skulls, O2 Academy, Oxford.

BoS don't look like anything special, don't talk like anything special (in fact hardly talk at all, but due to a distinct lack of charisma or anything particularly interesting to say, that's not a bad thing), but when they play they knock 'special' right out of the ball park. Love 'em.

I haven't got a musical bone in my body, but even I can tell that Russell Marsden plus guitar equals extraordinary. The man's a phenomenon. Which explains why I was hanging over the front barrier practically worshiping at his feet.

Glad I've never had to choose between seeing Mr Turner or the Skulls, because that's a decision I'd struggle to make.