Monday, October 20, 2008

Frightened Rabbit in Williamsburg 10.18.8



I had to dash off from dinner and drinks with my friends to make it to Brooklyn in time for Frightened Rabbit, but with all of their shows, it's been worth it every time.  I made it to Brooklyn and back to them in 3 hours and 2 minutes, catching half of Swim's set, then rushing out of Williamsburg after FR's set--although I did make sure to pick up their live cd from Glasgow on the way out.  The album isn't as loud as the live track from Sing the Greys, but it was a great treat to keep me awake on my drive home that night.  

Scott kept his usual funny banter to a minimum, as they were the second band and limited in their time onstage.  After mentioning that they played a church in Philly the night before, one of the super fans in the front asked if he still said the c word and Scott coyly grinned a confirmation.  The band kept the energy up, closing with "Keep Yourself Warm" instead of the usual set ending "Poke" before the encore, although he promised Poke for when they return in January.  The front few rows of the crowd were fantastic, singing along and white people dancing to every song.  

Set List
I Feel Better
Fast Blood
Old Old Fashioned
Good Arms vs Bad Arms
The Twist
The Modern Leper
Head Rolls Off
Square 9
Keep Yourself Warm


I've seen the band twice before--there's photos, video, and live mp3s from those shows:





1 comment:

Anonymous said...

saw them tonight in montreal and they really don't disappoint as far as live shows go. they're really really loud, and their drummer was drumming so hard i thought he was going to fall off his stool. crowd turnout was kind of a letdown though, and I don't understand how they weren't headlining because almost everyone left after they finished.

cheers