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Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:49 pm
by marowak
I'm seeing Leftfield in the Roundhouse on Wed eve. Not been there before so looking forward to it.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:13 am
by DieselBenz
Just saw Paul McCartney two more times in State College, Pa., and Toronto. Great road trip, fall colors and plenty of time to poke along and enjoy them. It was neat seeing the show in State College because that where I had my first job and first place I lived on my own. Paul's shows are unlike anything, just three hours of pure joy ... hope there will be more I can go to. I've got the "post-gig blues" pretty bad now because that's it for me until April when I see David Gilmour (major bucket list item).

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:43 am
by bridgemo
DieselBenz wrote:Just saw Paul McCartney two more times in State College, Pa., and Toronto.
Two more times! I'm so jealous. that would be awesome.

Only concert this week was Sky Smeed at the library. Back at the first time of the year, Beans on Toast was at our local honky tonk with Truckstop Honeymoon and Sky Smeed. (Truckstop produced both Jay's and Sky's albums that come out this year). In August they same line up was a the same honky tonk. So when daughter said there would be a Sky Smeed concert five minutes from our house, she asked if we could go. We were two of ten in the audience.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:48 pm
by Watergirl
Saw Ye Vagabonds last night. Ballad-singing brothers from Co.Carlow. I am sure they have a great future ahead of them.
Earlier this week I saw Ryan Bingham, one of my biggest favourites. He had a band with him this time. Great songwriter with a wonderful voice.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:22 pm
by Säm
I'm seeing Anti-Flag in about a week along with Red City Radio and Trophy Eyes but I'm mostly excited to see The Homeless Gospel Choir again who's also with them.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:50 am
by janoSK
Brian Fallon (and The Crowes) announced dates for Europe and UK tour. He will be playing songs from his new solo album Painkillers and also older songs from The Horrible Crowes album Elsie. Anyone else as excited for these shows as I am?

http://thebrianfallon.tumblr.com/post/1 ... unced-i-am

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:01 am
by DieselBenz
I saw El Vy in Philadelphia on Tuesday night ... it's the side project of The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf. Being as I adore The National I had listened to a couple songs and thought they sounded great, but almost didn't go because I've been worried about money. Decided last minute I didn't want to miss it and luckily found a super cheap ticket on StubHub. It was a short set since they only have one album, but every song was fantastic. I definitely recommend checking them out if you can.
Also got to meet Matt after the show (through a fence) which was a big fangirl moment for me.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:04 pm
by Watergirl
Just back from a gig extravaganza. I initially planned to go across the pond for some Frank shows, but then the plan expanded. From best to worst I saw:

U2, Belfast – possibly the best arena concert I have ever been at. It is as if you are "in" the show. There was so much happening that I did not know where to look, yet at the same time there were sections where it was quite unadorned, just the four of them playing.
Joe Pug, Glasgow – the most fantastic songwriter. I saw him in a tiny place in Glasgow called Broadcast.
The Waterboys, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – the Waterboys are in the form of their lives right now. Current line up is amazing.
Truckstop Honeymoon, Glasgow – husband and wife duo from Kansas who supported Beans On Toast at a venue called Stereo. Liked it so much I bought a CD. They reminded me of Timbuk 3.
Will Varley, Glasgow/Newcastle/Nottingham – I like Will Varley very much. Had seen him before, but well worth catching him a few days in a row. He varied his set.
Beans On Toast, Glasgow – My first Beans On Toast headline gig. The man is a legend.
Buckmad Bhoys, Belfast – I had planned a night off, but this local band played a gig in my hostel. Really enjoyed their gig.
Frankie Lee, Glasgow – support to Joe Pug. I liked his songs and his storytelling. Not that keen on his voice.
Skinny Lister, Glasgow/Newcastle/Nottingham – Great enthusiasm and they did a good version of 'John Kanakanaka'. They sounded a bit like the Pogues post-Shane to me I'm afraid.
Jarrod Dickenson, Glasgow – support act for the Waterboys. No good. When I saw the Waterboys in Dublin support was from the Jimmy Cake who I liked much better.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:41 am
by suitcaselife
DieselBenz wrote:I saw El Vy in Philadelphia on Tuesday night ... it's the side project of The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf. Being as I adore The National I had listened to a couple songs and thought they sounded great, but almost didn't go because I've been worried about money. Decided last minute I didn't want to miss it and luckily found a super cheap ticket on StubHub. It was a short set since they only have one album, but every song was fantastic. I definitely recommend checking them out if you can.
Also got to meet Matt after the show (through a fence) which was a big fangirl moment for me.

They're playing at our venue in 1,5 weeks... it will be a big moment for me, as I never saw The National before and I adore Matt Berninger for his music.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:08 am
by DieselBenz
suitcaselife wrote:
DieselBenz wrote:I saw El Vy in Philadelphia on Tuesday night ... it's the side project of The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf. Being as I adore The National I had listened to a couple songs and thought they sounded great, but almost didn't go because I've been worried about money. Decided last minute I didn't want to miss it and luckily found a super cheap ticket on StubHub. It was a short set since they only have one album, but every song was fantastic. I definitely recommend checking them out if you can.
Also got to meet Matt after the show (through a fence) which was a big fangirl moment for me.

They're playing at our venue in 1,5 weeks... it will be a big moment for me, as I never saw The National before and I adore Matt Berninger for his music.
I was in the same boat, have loved The National for about 5 years but just never managed to get to one of their shows (I did see them at Reading '11 from very far away, still loved it but not quite the same) ... always seemed to be a work problem or conflict with another show. It hit me what a gaping hole that is for me about a year ago, right as they paused touring and I couldn't do much to remedy it. So very glad I had a chance to see El Vy, I bet you'll love it too. Berninger's genius carries over, but with a bit of a different vibe ... Brent is obviously a really talented guy as well (I wasn't familiar with him before this) ... I think they really nailed it on this collaboration, both on the record and live. I hope they find time to get together and do more in the future. Enjoy your show!!!

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:12 pm
by Watergirl
Saw Lynched last night at the wonderful Seamus Ennis Centre in the Naul. Always quite an undertaking going there for a non-driver, but I managed to get lifts both ways. People are nice.
I have seen Lynched five times this year. That's more than anyone, FT excepted. They are on a kind of joyride right now after their Jools Holland appearance and subsequent U.K. tour. Half of the show was stuff that is not on their debut album, which suggests album number two is shaping up to be great.
Nice introduction to 'Sergeant William Bailey'. Ian Lynch explained the origins of the song, but said he also likes to think of it as being about Axl Rose, whose real name is William Bailey, and who is also a shadow of his former self. Link to a great version of said song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XWquGF0L7Q

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:36 am
by DieselBenz
Had the most incredible experience this week seeing The National back-to-back nights in Aspen. The trip was sort of a hail-mary effort, I almost couldn't make it happen but did what I had to. Totally worth it. This venue is 450 people and the stage is just tiny. No barrier. I've been waiting for a few years to experience these guys at a show, I just adore them, and I don't think it could possibly have been more special than these. Way up there with my favorite shows ever. Amazing. My videos don't do it justice but you can see how small the stage was: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... cDtvaIZ-RQ

Also, beautiful part of the country. The drive between Denver and Aspen is stunning.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:07 pm
by Watergirl
I saw Lindi Ortega at the Grand Social on Friday. I knew little about her, other than that she apparently sings backing vocals on PS4NP (how did they manage to bury a voice like that?) and that I had missed her at the Cambridge Folk Festival a few years back. If Cambridge booked her she must be good.
It was a great gig. Lindi is a fantastic songwriter. In fact she could drop the covers as far as I am concerned. She had an excellent three piece band with her. Bought one CD but am going to check out the rest of her stuff.
Curious note: Her song "Run down neighbourhood" is a dead ringer for a Beans On Toast song, both melody and subject matter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JEYSHCE0PM

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:58 pm
by Watergirl
It is not everybody's cup of tea and I realize I may well be the only trad fan on this forum. I had the wonderful convenience over the last few days of a trad festival on my doorstep. Fiddles and flutes galore. Highlights: Martin Hayes and his new quartet, Lúnasa, Julie Fowlis, Dervish, Triad and the Jeremiahs.

For anyone curious enough to dip in a toe I would recommend starting with Lúnasa.

Re: Non-Frank Gigs

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:31 pm
by smartiepants
Will Varley tonight at Cambridge Junction should be another cracking night