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John Butler Trio @ Columbia Halle - Berlin(DE)

 

2007-09-26

 

Posted: 2007-09-27 02:03:55


(JBT Grand National 2007)

This concert is my second concert this year so far. I was very excited because I only know JBT by name from spearits at the forum.

Before I could go to the gig there was a parent-teacher conference of my daughter at school. It should stop at 8:30 pm so there should be enough time to go to the venue. At 9 pm it still went on so I left the school and drived with my bike to the Columbia Hall - only 1 km away. It was raining so I came there a little bit wet.

Anyway, they already started playing (I missed maybe one or two songs). I went to the right side of the stage - as I always do - and enjoyed the music and atmosphere of JBT. I recognized there were a lot of young people there - teenagers in my eyes and I also wondered that a lot of people know the lyrics of the songs. They played almost all songs from the new record Grand National, all of them had there solo more minutes and the highlight of the show was the song Peaches & Cream. John atarted solo with his guitar. After a minute Michael Barker entered the stage positioned behind his drums with two sticks in his hand and started to clap with them so the audience did the same. Within the next minute also Shannon Birchall came on stage and they played together this song until the refrain was repeated unplugged. "All I know is, all I know is, I love you and I love you ..." That was so wonderful. I never was within a audience - except Spearits in Netherlands/Belgium - who was singing that loud. They all enjoyed it. After threee songs within the ENCORE JBT finished short after 11 pm. I had a wonderful feeling after the gig and the next day I bought me "Grand National" at the iTunes store including an extra video of Peaches & Cream.

 

DEFUNKT @ Domicil - Dortmund(DE)

 

2007-07-11

 

Posted: 2007-07-12 09:15:03


(Defunkt European Tour 2007)

Dortmund was the only location in Germany of the Defunkt European Tour "Defunkt in the 80s". First when I saw the tourdates I thought to make it for the Amsterdam gig because I always know that the Netherland's audience will be great. But I couldn't make it because it was on Sunday and family is more important. So I made a decision to go to the Dortmund gig.

Dortmund was the only location in Germany of the Defunkt European Tour "Defunkt in the 80s". First when I saw the tourdates I thought to make it for the Amsterdam gig because I always know that the Netherland's audience will be great. But I couldn't make it because it was on Sunday and family is more important. So I made a decision to go to the Dortmund gig.

After a normal working day I was driving 2 1/2 hours by train - first to Bochum, where I could sleep at a friend's room - and than to Dortmund. The location of the Domicil was near the railway station - so easy to find. I got my ticket I reserved two days before and went in. There was a bar room and the concert hall for maybe 500 people where it was not allowed to smoke. Fresh air - yeah.

I think they started at 9:30 pm and from the first moment I got the groove. The first minutes I was in the front line but you couldn't hear anythink from the master loudspeakers so I went back some meters and the sound was phantastic. It was interesting to see the artists after 15 years again and how they were getting older but I still could remember all of them. Can't remember all songs by name - there were also some new - but there were a lot from Thermo nuclear sweat and the Defunkt debut record Defunkt. Kim Clarke - the one and lonely funkiest female bass player in the world - had some problems with her electricity power from time to time but she took it with her kind of lovely humor.

After a short break they were doing their second part where they were also playing a slow song - I think it was called Why can't we see - where Joe Bowie asked the audience to come in front of the stage to say something into the mic, thinks someone wants to talk about. Funny that just in this moment the people went a step back but there were 3, 4 guys who sing a little bit or just say a word.

They grooved again and I think it was after 12 when they stopped playing but came back with Illusion and made a great final.

I was waiting after the gig for the artists coming outside from the dressing rooms and had a nice talk with Joe and Kim. Didn't know that Joe is living now in the Netherlands. At the end he gave me his calling card, wow. So I went back to the railway station waiting for the train to Bochum. It was almost 2:30 am when I was falling in bed.

Hope DEFUNKT will make it some day back again to Berlin.

If you don't know who Defunkt is, take this and you don't wanna miss it again.

Here are two songs from the Gig in Dortmund. Enjoy.
    Defunkt - Tell me who you love (Live 2007 Dortmund@Domicil)
    Defunkt - Defunkt (Live 2007 Dortmund@Domicil)

 

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