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Did anyone catch them at Scala Last night? I thought they bloomin good.
Thought they were fantastic, much better than last time. Had to leave before the end which was a pain, just glad Tonight In Bilbao was played early and wasn't the encore.
It was one of the dullest gigs I've ever been to!
No performance whatsoever and no banter. Also, I don't really enjoy watching a band tuning their guitars - which they did after every song.
They were so dull and unengaging, Kozelek was a bit stroppy too.
...they were full of banter last night. Kozelek did say that End Of The Road was a 'muddy, shitty mess' though.
"I'm doing good...I'm doing good...I'm alright. It's been gloomy. We've played Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Bristol, Brighton...Nottingham. We're not playing to a bunch of guys with back packs here. Good to see some of you have girlfriends."
He was actually quite chatty and engaging last night.
at the brighton gig, in regards to french audiences...
It's up to the crowd to get the band fired-up :)
never to see mark kozelek ever again, his solo performance at shepards bush (despite playing katy song and have you forgotten) was the most tedious gig i've been to, and sun kil moon at end of the road was a close 2nd (I felt sorry for their guitar tech whose tuning obviously didnt meet kozeleks high standards every time)
Are they really that dumb as to honestly think an ever-so-slightly flat D string is going to ruin the performance more than the sight of three guys standing silently tuning their instruments?
i really enjoyed the band, but after the 'against/ignoran- of the crowd' attitude they had throughout the set coming on for a fake encore, and actually tuning up during it, put a dampener on it
Maybe they thought the crowd were shouting for more tuning?
it was a nightmare
if you ignore Neil Young and dont count LOW as a single songwriting force he is my favourite songwriter, and i was very impressed with his performance. there was just a little something missing
FANCY A PINT?"
and what connection do they have to Modest Mouse? I have an album at home of what appears to be modest mouse covers by them, but I don't know enough of MMs back catalogue to confirm or deny it. All I know is that Isaac Brock has song writing credits for most of the songs on the album...
Kinda odd considering that someone above labelled the guy as the greatest songwriter of the past 25 years...
I just find it slightly ironic that a man is being hailed as the best songwriter of the past 25 years (whihc he may very well be) and all I know him and his band for is a modest mouse cover album!
the self titled red house painters album is one of the best albums of the past 25 years for sure
and the only thing he said all night. Even though the crowd responded with some good comebacks: "It's a gay bar!"; "I've brought my mum!" etc.
I went along with a couple of friends who were fans of the band, I didn't really know much about them, apart from watching a couple of youtube videos, I enjoyed the gig, the deafly silence was a bit strange and eerie, a bit different to what i'm used to at gigs, and Kozelek's chat with the guy about taking pictures was quite scary, I thought he was going to leap in the crowd and take it off him! Muscially though I was most impressed, especially with the drummer.
I was sad that they didn't play Carry Me Ohio, which is a favourite.
The first few tracks were great, but it tailed off towards the end, when it got really not inside the venue.
Thank god he played one off Red House painters. It would have been a shame if he hadn't played any.
Did anyone hear that dweeb down the front say, "You've lost weight since I last saw you"
Facepalm. Don't tell Mark Kozelek that he was fat.
make like paper
like the river
priest alley song
tonight in bilbao
tonight the sky
duk koo kim
Back with band:
I'll have to compare what I don't have...
the venue was changed to a pokey nightclub but it kind of worked in a strange way. The band sounded great & the drummer's b/v really gave an extra dimension. Slightly disappointed they didn't play more from the first skm album but some of the guitar interplay was mesmerising on the older songs. Still i think it was 90% musos watching hence an awed silence mostly. Apparently the french date had the guys turning up with backpacks instead of girlfriends. Time to investigate the red house painters back catalog more closely.