Wednesday, February 23, 2011
travis' fran healy and sea wolf's alex brown church @ the culture collide block party 10.10.10
ps it was near the end to the block party. took myself for a run over to the echo park methodist church for a listen to fran healy and alex brown church acoustic sets.
healy's decade-plus career with the venerable scottish quartet travis charted numerous singles; "sing," "why does It always rain on me?," and "driftwood" to name a few. we were lucky enough to hear healy sing ''writing to reach you", "sing", "dear diary", "driftwood" and new solo songs "buttercups", "sing me to sleep", "as It comes" this evening. he released his debut solo album,
wreckorder, in 2010 with contributions from paul mccartney, neko case and tom hobden from noah and the whale. healy is an amusing, chatty, sweet lad. many words spoken before, between and ending his songs, complete with story telling and jokes. healy swore frequently in church without a second thought. at one point he stopped a song to shout out, "shut the fuck up! fucking hipsters! i'm from glasgow. don't mess with the 'wegies!" standing ovation at the end! why can't church mass be like this every week?
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sea wolf is a folk rock-indie band led by alex brown church based in los angeles, ca. church played an acoustic set to end the evening. this was my 2nd time seeing him live. alex with his deep lyrics that swoon with gentle reflection, introspection and sentimental thoughts echoed throughout the church. sea wolf's last album "leaves in the river" was released in 2009.
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sea wolf ~ wicked blood
sea wolf ~ you're a wolf