#16 Another month, another few gigs. Mid-July was time for the Le Galaxie EP launch in the Button Factory, with support from Ships, NaNu NaNu and Sleep Thieves. The show was an explosion of glow-sticks, 80s electronica mentalness and happy punters.
As an aside, there was another complete grind to a standstill during this gig, which is foregiveable from time to time but is becoming a consistency at Le Galaxie gigs – sort it out lads!
As another aside – I got a birthday present from a friend today and it was framed poster for this gig. She knows me well!
Verse Chorus Verse at The Village
Jape at the Village
Le Galaxie at the VIllage
#12 Onto Festival number two of the year for me – Camden Crawl Dublin. This is new to Dublin and if this year was anything to go by, I hope it becomes a fixture. Well organised and requiring a little planning on behalf of the punters, this worked really well. The fact that it involved no camping, particularly after the cold of Vantastival, was another unexpected highlight!
Featuring a wealth of Irish and international acts, it was a case of either picking a venue and sticking there for whatever was on, or picking acts and hoping the venue wasn’t full when you got there. We did one night of each, and in my experience, CHOOSE YOUR VENUE! Pick the one act that you have just got to see, and then watch the other acts in the same venue. Friday night was built around Le Galaxie, so it was off to the Village. The fact that the Village was also host to Verse Chorus Verse (the uber talented Tony Wright, ex- of ASIWYFA), Jape and We are Scientists was a pretty awesome coincidence.
Saturday we headed to the Workmans Club to see Girl Band and NaNu NaNu and I hoped to see Toby Kaar, but was outvoted so we headed across town to the Village to see the Rubber Bandits. I was disappointed but not surprised to be proven right and to find that the venue was at capacity and we hadn’t a hope of getting in, thus ending our Camden Crawl experience.
I definitely hope to head to this in 2013 and see if it can live up to the highs of its inaugural year.
Girl Band at the Workmans Club
Nanu Nanu in the Workman’s Club
*Originally posted on www.gigaholic.tumblr.com on 02/08/12*