Haven't watched the video yet, but GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS:
Yeah, I mean, we don’t have shows lined up, but we’re looking for them. When we did it, I just said, “Franz, are you interested in doing more as things come up?” He said, “Yeah.” But we’re looking. I don’t think we’re looking for six-week tours, driving around in a van; we’re looking to do things that are special and exciting and probably less frequent. You know, along the lines of what we’ve done over the past year; the Brooklyn shows were great. I really like that model where we go somewhere and play a few shows because you’re able to settle in, you’re able to make it really special, you’re able to play a bunch of different songs over a few nights. I think we’d like to do more of that. We’re definitely looking for shows; it just has to make sense for six guys in their 40s.
If I can get 4 nights a year like the Brooklyn shows for the next 10 years, I will be a very happy man.
Craig's new album was announced on Seth Meyers last night supposedly. Called "We All Want The Same Thing", artwork was shown and everything, not sure about release date yet. I just read this on reddit, can't find any other info about it though, weirdly
Thanks for the tip! Just watched on the NBC site. Yep, he says it will be available for pre-order on January 10th. Another great album cover IMHO.
Brooklyn Bowl website lists an 11:30 PM show on Thursday:
DJ QUESTLOVE PRESENTS: BOWL TRAIN
American music legend Questlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.
With all due respect to Questlove and Soul Train videos, if either preempts Killer Parties then I'm gonna riot.
I'm not one to complain about things in advance (yes I am), but I'm only now realizing the problem with going to three straight concerts where the band will play the same album all the way through. And I'm bringing a friend who isn't a fan like me. So, set me straight. Different, awesome openers every night? Different encores every night? Drink a different type of booze each night? Help.
Have they confirmed they're playing BAGIA front to back each night? I know they did for the Riot Fest shows, but I don't recall anything similar for the Brooklyn Bowl shows.
If I had my druthers, I'd want wildly different sets each night. But who needs druthers when you're getting 4 kickass rock shows.
I kind of dig this! It's not like it would have been a centerpiece of an album, or anything, but it's a pretty sweet b-side (and very b-sidey soudning, in a good way). It sounds like a sharper version of Teenage Liberation and/or Two Handed Handshake. And there's some Sketchy Metal with a heavy touch of Franz to it.
What I fell mostly for, was the lyrics. It's almost a summary of every trope Craig has visited. And I would guess skepticalfirst, and his extreme Here Goes-thread, is having a ball right now.
I assume I'm one of many who's flying/driving into NYC for the Brooklyn Bowl shows. My nights are booked from 8PM until Killer Parties, but I'm wide open in the daytime. So, couple of questions: 1) Any out-of-towners interested in a daytime hang? 2) Local folks, any suggestions for things to do/places to go?
I've been waiting so long for these shows; hard to believe they're less than a month away!
When do we start speculating about possible openers and surprises? Too soon? I'm bored at work.
All that depressing logistical stuff that Rich discussed awhile back comes into play here. It's probably going to be bands who aren't touring at the time who can get all their members and gear to Brooklyn for a night with minimal expense. Which kinda crushes my dream for a DBT night.
Let's hope everyone who wants tickets gets tickets. If not, I'm going to be a little annoyed that the password leaked on here. There are two "Unified Scenes" - (1) the grassroots group of fans generally, and (2) the group on PledgeMusic where some of us paid money to get exclusive access to things like presales.
Why does everyone keep assuming they're not coming to the UK? Look through this thread, a massive chunk of the fan base are from here. THS, and Franz, always seem to love visiting the UK so I think it's highly improbable that they won't come. Then again I've been wrong once on this thread.
It is a matter of economics. As I said before, there is nothing new to promote and sell so there would be minimal income outside of ticket sales. Now, assuming you could even get enough promoters/venues interested to put something together overseas for a band who has not been together as a touring outfit in nearly two years and has no new music - try to figure out how many shows at what ticket price and what attendance minimums would be necessary to cover: roundtrip trans-Atlantic flights with luggage overages for a band of six and skeleton crew of three, lodging and food for these nine people, wages for these nine people who probably want to be paid at least what their current home jobs do at least, rental equipment, ground transportation, fuel, a driver, manager fees, publicist fees, tour booker fees, etc etc etc. Remember there is no record company to front this money before one dime of ticket revenue is paid out. Now, who's credit card do we want to put this on?
Bottom line, unless Noel Gallagher or Johnny Marr are on the THS email list and they call Tad this week and ask him and his band to open a run of shows, I would not hold my breath for THS in the U.K. this year.
Again I only offer my opinion because I think this 6 day ramp up to an "announcement" has unfortunately stoked the excitement levels of many fans a little too hard. Take their statement "playing a limited number of live shows this fall" literally and hope it parlays into something bigger in 2017 or 2018.
Does the math change if it's a festival gig(s)? Just trying to keep it pretty positive for our friends across the pond.
I'm guessing the "limited" part of this means we won't be getting any shows south of the Mason-Dixon. But Frontier offers super-cheap flights to MPLS and NYC, so there's no way this run will be too "limited" for me to see it.
This has been incredible to follow these past few weeks.
I normally wouldn't nitpick, but I think you enjoy the details so here goes: I don't see how One For the Cutters fits in with a 33-year-old Mary and a faked death - unless there's some metaphors that I'm not seeing.
It's pretty clear to me that the girl in OOTC is college age. She's "getting good grades", she goes home for Christmas, and she's allegedly a "sophomore accomplice."
And OOTC is describing more than a police investigation - it's a full-on criminal trial. The girl "takes the stand" and provides testimony. Even the most zealous DA wouldn't charge anyone with murder (or obstruction of justice, I suppose) when there's no body, no weapon, no assailant, and only rumors that someone got stabbed.
Just for a second, there was a post on the THS Facebook page showing all of the guys in Santa hats and suggesting we should prep for a surprise. A couple of people in the comments mentioned something about Chicago. Now it appears the FB post has been deleted.
"My plan at this point is to play in this band for the rest of our lives." My younger brother said that Patterson and Cooley need to take Craig and Tad on a couples retreat. And I think he's probably right.
This is troubling indeed. I'd actually been thinking about it after seeing the photos from the Lifter Puller show. We've known that these guys aren't super rich - they have to work to make a living. And we've known that Craig and Tad are still willing to make a living by going on the road and playing music. And I think we can assume the best way for these guys to make a living playing music is by playing THS shows (I'm assuming, but admittedly I don't know what Courtney Love pays her touring guitarists). And now we know that Craig wanted to continue, but some folks didn't want to do anything with THS for all of 2015. The only reason a rational person in the band decides not to play THS shows for an entire year is if he dislikes the material or the people enough to forego the financial opportunity.
I saw Craig open for Jason Isbell this past week in Jacksonville. During the set, Craig mentioned that he would have a new solo record coming out "in a couple of months." I didn't see any confirmation of that on here, so I thought I'd share.