This dark and slightly blurry pic stems from the fact that camera phones are useless in low light. The gig was excellent and I like Iota as a venue – nice and small – perfect for some of the more mellow tunes that were performed. Plus it’s 2 blocks from my house – that may be influencing my opinion somewhat.
Probably best known for his work in The Frames, he is now touring the US with his new band The Swell Season – Engage The Crowd last night was their first gig. That last link will take you to their MySpace page where you can see the rest of the schedule.
I highly recommend you check Glen out if you get a chance – I’ve never been a Frames fan, but after this I will be checking them out as well as Glen’s new stuff.
[Damien Dempsey]6 was also in attendance having apparently put it up to Glen to do this solo stuff in the first place. He gave us one song after a little prodding and it was a nice change up. He has a lot to live up to – in Glen’s estimation he apparently ranks with Luke Kelly and Michael Collins. I think he has a bit of a way to go before he gets into that company myself In fact he agreed when I pointed it out – I believe his exact response was “Fuckin’ right I do” [have a lot to live up to].
Bottom line – if you can, theck him out…
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