Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Patrick Wolf @ Prince Bandroom (2009-12-14)

Holy flying mongoose Batman!!! What an amazing show! I had wanted to see Patrick since exactly a year prior when I first heard him. My partner had seen him twice before (once solo) so we weren't really sure how the show was gonna go about.
I can't express how awesome this show was. He played an epic set because it was the last show promoting The Bachelor album and as a result he played almost every song off it. He also played a bunch from his first 3 albums too. Not only that but he played a new song (Wild Life) which he claims has only been done once before. It was super fun and dancy and I'm looking forward to a studio version as this recording doesn't do it justice. Not only did he play an epic set but he extended a bunch of the songs too and generally played around with the arrangements a little.
I haven't done a list yet but this will be in my top 3 gigs of the year. Will be at his next show with bells on.

Patrick Wolf @ Prince Bandroom (2009-12-14) photo PatrickWolf20091214.jpg

1. Kriegspiel
2. Oblivion
3. Eulogy
4. Bluebells
5. Damaris
6. Who Will?
7. The Bachelor
8. Blackdown
9. The Libertine
10. Wind In The Wires
11. Count of Casualty
12. The Childcatcher
13. Tristan
14. Battle
15. Theseus
16. The Sun Is Often Out
17. The Stars
18. Hard Times
19. The Magic Position
20. Bloodbeat
21. Vultures
22. Wild Life

Length: 2:08:26

Sound Quality: B-

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dick Diver @ The East Brunswick Club (2009-12-04)

Been looking forward to this for some time now. Dick Diver are clearly a band I'm very interested in and I'd wanted to get my hands on the EP for a few months. I did and it came in the form of a 7"+CD package. It's really good and you should all get it. Also, where is On The Bank!? Why would they leave this song off the EP?
Given that Dick Diver are new and also the fact it was an EP launch I thought to myself 'how will they have enough material to fill a headliners spot?': unfortunately, I don't think they did. They played a smaller set than I had imagined they would and omitted some songs which should have been played (Miichael Jackson, Future Self, Interstate Forever and Princes come to mind). I'm not trying to take anything away from them the set they played was great. The new song (to me) Time Life Life was really good and I can't wait to hear some more new ones. The Creedence Clearwater cover was pretty cool although I spent the whole song trying to work out what they were playing.
The band were super happy to be playing the show and I don't blame them. They managed to pull a really good crowd and I imagine they gained a lot of new fans because of it. I wish nothing but the best for them from here on in.

Dick Diver

1. Flying Tea Towel Blues
2. Purgatory
3. Walk For Room
4. Time Life Life
5. The Keys
6. Through The D
7. Biffo
8. On The Bank
9. Tender Years
10. Who'll Stop The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)

Length: 40:47

Sound Quality: B+

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