The Frames, Hamburg

Dienstag, 07. Dezember 2010, 22:10 Uhr von Felix

This weekend, I went all the way to Hamburg in order to see the only gig by The Frames in Germany. Let me tell you, every single kilometre was absolutely worth it: Glen and the boys played about two hours of awesome, hand-made, emotional rock music. Fitzcarraldo, Revelate, God Bless Mom, Lay Me Down, Seven Day Mile, What Happens When The Heart Just Stops… you name it, they played it (unexpected: Kraftwerk’s Autobahn). And I finally got my hands on their rather obscure, finally re-released debut album Another Love Song. Gee, I wish I could go to Dublin and see one of the four gigs they play in their hometown (1x Olympia Theatre, 1x Vicar Street, 2x Whelan’s); they are all sold-out, though.

Here are some musical impressions:
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Ronnie James Dio

Montag, 17. Mai 2010, 20:45 Uhr von Felix

Yesterday, Ronnie James Dio passed away. What a bad day for rock’n’roll. Here are three highlights of his legacy: Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »

In These Arms

Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2010, 18:17 Uhr von Felix

New video by The Swell Season (Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová). Filmed on 16mm in New York. Turn up the volume and click play:

From their album Strict Joy (2009).

Brian

Sonntag, 17. Mai 2009, 14:59 Uhr von Felix

Friday, Natalia and Luisa invited us to go with them and some others to Thomas Read, a pub in Dame street, where a guy called Brian performed rock, pop, country and Irish folk songs for hours without a break. According to the girls, he’s there every Friday night. Although, the prices are quite dear it is a good place to be on a Friday night.

Living under a rock

Freitag, 03. April 2009, 12:28 Uhr von Felix

Recently I talked about music with some friends of Donna, one of our Irish housemates. A girl stated “I really love The Beatles” and asked “Do you know them?”