Scissor Sisters Premiere New Song at New Yorker Festival

Posted by The G on October 2, 2011 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Ana Matronic and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters

Ana Matronic and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters

October kicked off with a bang at the New Yorker Festival as the band Scissor Sisters sat down for a Q&A as well as a nine song acoustic set in which they premiered their new song “San Luis Obispo.”  The band talked candidly about their career from its early beginnings to present day and even as a die hard fan, I learned a bunch of new information about the group.  For example, Pink Floyd have given their seal of approval to the Sisters’ cover of “Comfortably Numb.”  It was also revealed that the scrapped but fully recorded 3rd album (before their masterpiece “Night Work”) will see the light of day – “some day.”  Jake Shears talked about writing songs with Elton John as well as Bryan Ferry and they also discussed what it was like touring with Lady Gaga.

Baby Daddy, Del Marquis

After the interview was over, Scissor Sisters played a 9 song acoustic set which featured the premiere of a new track “San Luis Obispo” (and a video will be coming soon – so stay tuned) as well as a very rare performance of their song “Sex And Violence,” which is one of the fan favorites from their highly underrated 3rd album “Night Work.”  The hits were also thrown in including “Laura,” “Take Your Mama,” “Fire With Fire” and “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin.'”  I had so much fun.  It was also great to see all the Scissor Sisters east coast fans who are so dedicated that they travel long distances to have another great Scissor Sisters experience.

Scissor Sisters

I spoke with the band after the performance and as usual, the entire band is so cool.  I talked to Jake about their album “K-Mart Disco.”  It was demos prior to their debut album that was issued in Australia.  It’s sold on Amazon.com, so I wasn’t sure what the story is behind it.  It was not authorized by the band and Jake doesn’t know where they got the title from either! I assured Jake that I will atone for owning this unauthorized album by continuing to support them by seeing them in concert and of course I always will.  I have never had a bad time at a Scissor Sisters concert and frankly, I don’t think it’s even possible to not have the time of your life when you see them.  Scissor Sisters are great!

Jake and Ana performing

Thanks again to Scissor Sisters for a great night!  See the setlist after the jump and stay tuned for the premiere of “San Luis Obispo.”

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An Encounter with Liam Fray of The Courteeners

Posted by The G on January 22, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Liam Fray of the Courteeners and Geoffrey Dicker

Liam Fray of the Courteeners and G

I was so excited to get last minute word that Liam Fray, lead singer of the Courteeners, would be making a rare New York City appearance performing an acoustic set at Pianos on January 20, 2011.  It’s been 2 years since I’ve seen the Courteeners live, so seeing Liam in the flesh was long overdue.  Before he took the stage, I met Liam Fray and he was very nice!  I told him what a big fan I was of his music and he thanked me for my support.  Both of The Courteeners albums “St. Jude” and “Falcon” are excellent, so definitely check them out for some rock and roll from Manchester.  Thanks again Liam for a great show and for being so nice!  Looking forward to a new album and please don’t stay away for so long!

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