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Dave Douglas – United Front (April 5th)

25th Feb 11 (Fri) Leave a comment

A glimpse of the new Dave Douglas release just popped up on Greenleaf Music’s blog

United Front: Brass Ecstasy at Newport comes out April 5th, 2011.  Stay tuned here or at Greenleaf Music for details as they emerge.

~Dan – np: Palo AltoPalo Alto

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REVIEW: Holy Fuck @ Southgate House (Newport, KY – – 4/1/07)

2nd Apr 07 (Mon) 2 comments
I saw Holy Fuck last night at Southgate House. They were opening up for 31Knots (a sort of punk band), but I didn’t stick around for 31Knots’ set.

Holy Fuck put on a great set. Say what you will about their potentially unfortunate moniker, they really master their art. They play groove-oriented, experimental post-rock (like a louder, vocal-less Sigur Rós meets a groovier Mogwai). This show was a one-off, as their tour with fellow post-rockers Do Make Say Think didn’t have anything scheduled. They played about an hour, and it was jammed packed in the Southgate Parlour. I was the first one there and caught some of their soundcheck… drinking a Guinness sitting amongst their gear and a box of t-shirts. After soundcheck, their “leader” (I think his name was Brian) chatted with me for a bit… how I heard about them, etc. After oogling their newly arrived vinyl, they started playing their opening set. By the end of the show, there were probably 20 people there. And for a SgHouse Parlour show on a Sunday night, 20 people ain’t a bad crowd.

The band set-up… drummer, bassist, and 2 keyboardists. The keyboardists play everything from keyboards, to electronics devices, to 35mm film audio editing equipment (scratch-like), to toy mouth-pianos, to drum machines… it was wild. It’s very much like a live electronica experience. Gadgets and gizmos and a good groove.

Anyway, I loved LOVED loved their set. Way better than on record, but their new record (the Holy Fuck -EP-) gives a great taste of their new groovier direction (the precursor Holy Fuck -LP- was more experimental and drummy).

Holy Fuck = Reco-fucka-mmended.

Their webpage: http://www.holyfuckmusic.com/

~Dan

REVIEW: Over the Rhine @ Southgate House (Newport, KY – – 8/26/01)

27th Aug 01 (Mon) Leave a comment

(originally posted to the old Actwin list)
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BERL wrote:
> The show last night at Southgate was really
> fun, great sound.

yes, indeedy, petey. it sounded better up top, much
to the opposite recommendation from some folks here
(ahem… ahem)…

> Kim Taylor opened… she did great. Much looking
> forward to her CD.

eh… she was ok. better than girheuB ikkiN, nice
voice… and she didn’t smoke and scratch her head
incessantly. :P

j/k, she was pretty good. does she have a CD coming
out? i was out running my camera back to my car
during her last song.

> Bothered
> Lucy

i liked what karin did vocally at the end of these
songs… nice stuff…

> Miles

nice rendition. have they done that lately? i don’t
think so. that might have been my fav song of the
night.

> I Radio Heaven to her naked pot-farming
> TV buddy. It was a groovy version, just two
> acoustic guitars, kinda strumming along. It was
> one of the few songs of the night that wasn’t
> shifted downtempo of it’s original version.

jack was also playing lap steel along with this.
and unless you were at a different show than i…
this was not nearly the same as the album version.

dude, it was a freakin’ DIRGE. slow and moving and
droning. i liked it a lot, but i just had to really
disagree with you, though.

DIRGE was what it was. a freakin’ DIRGE.

you could see them all moping while playing it… ;)

> “Orphan Girl” is that same Gillian Welch song
> they’ve been playing for years. (Yawn) Pretty
> and all, but (yawn).

mmm… better than some other songs. i kinda liked
it.

> this all leads to “Hello Ohio”. It pretty
> much was a song about the things she just
> talked about…

she gave away half the lyrics in her talking.
where’s the surprise? i hate it when performers
do that.

overall a good show… i was sleepy after a long
weekend, but it was enjoyable.

i ate the crumbs- spilled the wine,
Dan

np: king’s x – KX4

The dirge comments prompted a discussion of Poughkeepsie, which prompted a post from a bandmember (Karin Bergquist)… It prompted this on the otr.com splashpage:

:sigh:

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