Newcastle Cluny - 16/5/23
Ah, after visiting a couple of "new-to-me" venues recently, and being disappointed by all but one of them, how nice it is to be back on familiar ground, and with a soundman worth his weight in Nickel wound guitar strings (slinky or otherwise). the guy tonight was so good, you could almost hear the foot pedals squeak....
First up this evening at The Cluny were local Goth-ettes Crowley. Sharing the bill with someone like Dan Patlansky maybe like trying to put a pentagram in a round hole but they gave a "spirited" performance, and after all, variety is the spice.... so they reckon.
And of Dan himself; well, he's one of those guys, you know you're gonna get a damn good show, but you keep going back to see just to make sure you heard right the first time. So for this tour, Shelter of Bones is all but put to bed after a year's worth of touring; this time Dan is doing something very different from his usual; he's touring the next album even before it's committed fully to tape; and it's being refined and written on the road with his touring band, Greg on bass and Andy on drums. And from what i can tell you, it's a process that's working very well judging by the reception the new material was getting in among a few well-seasoned Patlansky favourites.
Set List (I think): - Lift Off: I'm On My Way: Humbled: Heart of Stone: Who I Am: One With Fire: Soul Parasite: Movin' On: Red House: Big Things Going Down: Backbite: Red Velvet Suit
(Don't want to add video, as I said, some of these are very new)
Interesting side note; hanging around after the show was a certain Mr Josh Smith, and he should know when he hears something good. (Sadly, no jam... Well you can't win everytime...)
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...