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Archive for October, 2011

Pray for Tuscon

Posted by Kim under gigs

On the 15th October, I went to see the Revival Tour roll into London town at the Shepherds Buch Empire. Exactly 6 months prior I had been so excited about this gig, even though I didn’t totally know what to expect, that I jumped on the sale of these tickets so fast, I got ticket numbers #3 and #4!

Basically the premise is that it is an accoustic collaborative “event” curated by Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and he brings a merry crew of artists to play what can only be described as an awesome night. This time around we had the pleasure of Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) and Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem), as well as Chuck and backing instrumentalists. In the past I know Frank Turner has done it in the US too.

It went on for about 3 hours, with the guys playing songs together at the beginning, then 4 separate sets from each artist (with people dropping in and out to play/sing when needed), and then they come back together at the end. As each member has recently released solo material, theres a mix of their own songs, a few covers, plus songs from their respective bands. So, for instance, Dan played things from his “Hurricane Season” album, as well as his-penned songs from Trio, like “Emma”. Dave played a cover of Joe Strummer’s “Coma Girl”, which is one of my all time favourite songs. It was a truely special night, and I loved every moment.

Anyway, if you want to see what it’s really all about, they have posted an entire night from their gig in Köln on You Tube. I would heartily recommend watching this, or at least put it on in the background to listen to, as it’s a spectacular event. It’s giving me goosebumps reliving the night :).

The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/i1urc4fmAq8