An Encounter with Franz Ferdinand

Posted by The G on July 26, 2013 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and Geoffrey Dicker

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and Geoffrey Dicker

I’ve been a fan of the band Franz Ferdinand for over 10 years and before this week began, I’d never met them or seen them in concert.  That changed as I was fortunate enough to attend a taping of “Live On Letterman” as well as going to a surprise DJ gig at Glasslands in Brooklyn which turned into a surprise concert by the Scottish rockers!  Although I enjoyed both nights, the energy of the band and crowd at Glasslands was on fire!

Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand and Geoffrey Dicker

Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand and Geoffrey Dicker

 

The guys were super cool and enjoyed chatting with fans after the show.  Hopefully they don’t burn out on that because it’s really awesome to see a hugely successful band be cool to their supporters.

Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand and Geoffrey Dicker

Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand and Geoffrey Dicker

In addition to taking photos, the guys signed my cds!  I took a photo of the autographed cds and posted it on Instagram and the band “liked” the photo!  How cool is that!  I’m “According2g” on Instagram if you want to see even more photos that I take when I am out and about on my adventures.  You won’t regret it!  🙂

Paul Thomsen of Franz Ferdinand and Geoffrey Dicker

Paul Thomsen of Franz Ferdinand and Geoffrey Dicker

Thanks again Franz Ferdinand and I am EXCITED for the release of “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action,” which will be out in August 2013!

Video: “Take Me Out” live by Franz Ferdinand at Glasslands

Posted by The G on July 24, 2013 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

HD Video by G.

On July 23, 2013, Franz Ferdinand showed up at the very intimate Glasslands in Brooklyn for what was supposed to be a last minute DJ gig.  It was advertised that the gig would serve as a listening party for their new album “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions” which comes out in August 2013.  Instead of hearing the studio tracks, Franz Ferdinand surprised the crowd and performed a 13 song live set instead!  The video you are about to see is their massive hit “Take Me Out.”  You’ll have to forgive the heads bobbing in the crowd, but what can you do when you are seeing a huge band in a tiny venue.  So if you can get past all that, press play and get ready to ROCK!

Franz Ferdinand Glasslands Setlist

Franz Ferdinand Glasslands Setlist

 

Review: The Drums Play a Secret Show at W.I.P.

Posted by The G on February 15, 2012 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Jonny Pierce of the Drums at WIP

Jonny Pierce of the Drums at WIP

The Drums are off to a great start in 2012.  They recently completed an overseas tour (literally about 1 day ago) and will be performing on the Jimmy Fallon show tonight.  Rather than take the night off, the band performed a last minute secret show at W.I.P. (Work In Progress) in New York.  The Drums, featuring yet again another line up change (Jacob Graham and Jonny Pierce are the only two ‘original’ members left), performed a brief set in the wee hours of the morning on Valentines Day, 2012.  The 4 song set featured “Best Friend,” “Me and The Moon” and “Money.”  Jonny Pierce’s stage presence is reminiscent of the good old days of Morrissey (sans the entire front row trying to grab little bits of him).  If you haven’t checked out The Drums’ second album “Portamento,” do it!

Attention NYC Radiohead Fans – Secret Show Info

Posted by The G on September 19, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Info reported from various sources.

Radiohead has confirmed two shows at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom to take place September 28 and 29, 2011. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM on September 26, 2011 at www.ticketmaster.com. There is a 2 ticket limit per household. All tickets will be available for pick up at will call the evening of the event beginning at 6:30 PM and entry into the venue is required immediately upon receipt. No tickets shall be distributed prior to the event.

The National Play A Secret Show at Webster Hall

Posted by The G on February 9, 2011 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Matt Berninger of The National

What a wonderful day this has been.  There will be separate blogs on each of these subjects coming soon, so please be patient.  I am only one man with many great adventures to write about. Picture it: a very very very cold day in New York, February 8, 2011.  It began seeing the Lynda Benglis career retrospective exhibit at the New Museum.  From there, I got the opportunity to meet actors Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm.  Next, I went to see Gang of Four at Webster Hall.  On my way to the restroom, I went downstairs, near the venue within a venue – the Studio at Webster Hall.  As my great fortune would have it, The National was playing a secret show that will be taped for a future MTV broadcast!  Wow, what a great day!  Sadly, I only got to see the final song The National played, which was “Terrible Love,” but you don’t see me complaining!  One song is better than nothing!  During the song, lead singer Matt Berninger made his way through the crowd while singing! Too cool!  I am looking forward to seeing the broadcast to catch all the songs I missed.

The National at Webster 2

The National at The Studio at Webster Hall

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