Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Duke and the King are home, but one last review is in

The Duke & The King
Posted by Nicodemus on 4 May 2010 - 2:06am.
April 30
The Academy2/Dublin/Ireland
An underground venue just like Hades, but things went heavenly. Look, it's hard not to use religious imagery when describing my 1st time seeing The Duke & The King (and Simone since The Felice Brothers' magnificent show in The Sugar Club in 2008). After hearing the main man singing "If You Ever Get Famous" back-to-back with "The Morning I Get To Hell" I could have finished my pint of stout, grabbed my coat, and went to the next pub happy. However, the other members had even more to bring to the congregation. Even though there were only 3 more persons in the band,you had to look around and wonder who was making whichever angelic sound was resting on your ears. Every voice had that kind of spooky. Of course, you could also be asked for a dance and a twirl by whichever band member didn't have a part to play at that particular time. The spirits were always high. A quite beautiful night.
The Audience: 
75 to 100. Very well behaved. Those who went, wanted to be there.
Food & Drink: 
A good enough pint of Guinness is all I ask for, and a good enough pint is what I got.
It Made Me Think...: 
Why aren't these guys more popular?

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