-= Frank Black Forum =-
-= Frank Black Forum =-
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Frank Black Chat
 Frank Black -- Live!
 Nov. 6th, 2006 - Regina, SK
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7308 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2006 :  02:28:55  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.saskcentreofthearts.com/home.php

Tickets requests, pre-gig meetings, setlists, reviews... please post here.


Denis

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2006 :  07:08:52  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Attention Regina fans. The show has been moved from the Conexus Convention Hall to The
Distrikt, 1326 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK. I think most of us would agree that in spite of the lame spelling, this is a welcome move.

Denis, could you please update the tour page? Cheers.



"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  07:35:26  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to this tonight! Stop and say hey to Brian and I if you see us.




"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3580 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  07:51:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Brian is in S'toon already!?!? Welcome to your new joy my man!

Nice picture fellas. Sort of "Meet the Beatles" meets "amateur digital photography".

And what's with moving all these shows? We're still on for the Odeon?


maybe I'll kick it
Go to Top of Page

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  07:58:43  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, he got in yesterday afternoon. I took him on a tour a little but neglected Factoria and the Bez. With a 'zed'. Also, I apologized profusely for our skyline lacking the panache of Manhattan, though we are a close second.

The Regina show was moved because Conexus was ransoming them for more money. We're still good for the Odeon, though. Or maybe the venue will move to my basement. I call the dryer!


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3580 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  08:02:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You ALWAYS get the dryer.

Well no wonder a chill has descended upon our fair city, the Broken Face of evil hath arrived. So you tomorrow, suckers!


maybe I'll kick it
Go to Top of Page

Broken Face
-= Forum Pistolero =-

USA
5127 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  08:12:40  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So far i only have one complaint of your fair city: Dean has no maple syrup in the house. He teased me with Eggo waffles, and then stepped on my neck with no Canadian maple syrup.

Couldn't his Canadian citizenship be in jeopardy?

-Brian - http://bvsrant.blogspot.com

Edited by - Broken Face on 11/06/2006 08:12:59
Go to Top of Page

Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11539 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  08:13:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heh heh, who are those guys?! ;)

Go to Top of Page

speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3580 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  08:17:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You should be happy if Dean has foodstuffs of any kind beyond microwaveable popcorn and little glass bottle of coke. And get this: he drinks the popcorn and eats the coke. I know. weird.


maybe I'll kick it
Go to Top of Page

Broken Face
-= Forum Pistolero =-

USA
5127 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  08:24:10  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I really can't complain though, as he has the entire run of SPACED, which i've been dying to see, and there appears to be some beer in his fridge in which to consume quickly and pass out and ruin all his nice things in the interim.

-Brian - http://bvsrant.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3580 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  08:57:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sure the milk crate end table and large empty wire spool coffee table are replacable, Brian. Although the duct tape the couch is probably vintage.


maybe I'll kick it
Go to Top of Page

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  09:28:36  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I do so have Maple Syrup. Top shelf, man, top shelf. It's just not in a see-through container. All Canadian houses have Maple Syrup. Some have it in place of water dispensers.

Frozen coke and liquid popcorn - that's how I roll. I actually had to give the wire spool back to SaskTel but the couch is still there. For now. I may sell it to raise funds for a piece of plywood and a couple 2x4s for a new table. Hopefully with nails.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3580 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  09:32:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Basically, the joke is Dean lives in squalor. He had to give up his life of luxury to running the website and doing the podcast. And his crippling internet porn adiction.


maybe I'll kick it
Go to Top of Page

Frog in the Sand
-+ Le premiere frog +-

France
2715 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2006 :  09:33:56  Show Profile  Visit Frog in the Sand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank
Some have it in place of water dispensers.



My personal conception of heaven.

-----
BLACKOLERO le only Frank Black / Pixies site 100% in français
Go to Top of Page

coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  06:51:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Um, reviews? Setlist? Pix? Videos? Anything?


I could not find my honeycomb.
Go to Top of Page

Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11539 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  12:31:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

I do so have Maple Syrup. Top shelf, man, top shelf. It's just not in a see-through container. All Canadian houses have Maple Syrup. Some have it in place of water dispensers.


He he!! There was a item showing how they make maple syrup on How DO They Do It? on the Discovery Channel the other day!!

Go to Top of Page

Broken Face
-= Forum Pistolero =-

USA
5127 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  12:45:12  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just got in from Regina - big Dean/Brian combo post coming soon...

-Brian - http://bvsrant.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  13:01:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i find it saddening that no one has made a Regina joke yet in this thread. a city with the name "Regina" deserves to me made fun of, relentlessly, every day, till the end of time.
Go to Top of Page

Broken Face
-= Forum Pistolero =-

USA
5127 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  13:08:05  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage  Reply with Quote
According to Dean, when the Rolling Stones were there, Mick Jagger remarked: "Regina, the city that rhymes with fun."

-Brian - http://bvsrant.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1522 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  13:10:47  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
In Canada we're so proud of Regina its name is on every coin.
Go to Top of Page

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  13:12:11  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Incidentally, The Distrikt, where FB played, was once upon a time called The State.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  13:14:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
so how's the weather in Regina?
Go to Top of Page

Ziggy
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2222 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  13:15:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to hearing how you got on!
Go to Top of Page

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  13:21:26  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It was misty... you might say humid. Review is being typed as we speak.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

aftertaste
- FB Fan -

16 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  13:49:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made a few small clips with my digital camera for a friend who couldn't be there. They aren't full songs but it gives you an idea, also the sounds isnt very good on them. but here they are
Black Rider Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHSYiqqke90
Bullet Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9vNlLYgYPY
All My ghosts clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPH4bRj--pI
Dog Gone clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0LzqOtdmuE

-
Albert
see ya tonight
Go to Top of Page

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  14:05:16  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ha, didn't even see you taping and you were standing right beside me (I can see myself in Bullet). :)


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

aftertaste
- FB Fan -

16 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  14:28:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

Ha, didn't even see you taping and you were standing right beside me (I can see myself in Bullet). :)


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."



Yeah, i didnt really check the forum and today once i did and saw the pic of you guys i realized i was standing right by you. I wish i would have brought my recording rig, the mix was awesome and i coulda made a good recording. I wanted to enjoy the show and i was thinking the crowd would move more and i would've got bumped around more and not got a good recording. But really the audience just kind of stood in silent awe. Could have been a good tape.
-albert
Go to Top of Page

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  14:37:07  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dean & Brian Do Regina

An epic struggle for survival in a hostile land at an incredible show.


Set List

Acoustic:
The Black Rider
Cactus
The Holiday Song (Aborted)
My Life is in Storage (Aborted)
Headache
The Water
Los Angeles
Wave of Mutilation
Velouria
California Bound

Full Band:
Bullet
I'll be Blue
Nadine
Ten Percenter
I Burn Today
I'm Not Dead (I'm In Pittsburgh)
(Do What You Want) Gyaneshwar
Raider Man
All Around the World
Horrible Day
My Terrible Ways
Suffering
All My Ghosts
Dog Gone
Swimmer
Johnny Barleycorn
Remake/Re-Model
Living on Soul
That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
Dead Man's Curve
Six-Sixty-Six
Sing for Joy



Deaner and Brian(er) rolled into Regina in record time, only to find out that the show had been postponed an hour – which meant that FB and co. wouldn't be onstage until 11pm. We were given this information by the Kentucky Prophet himself, who was very friendly and helpful. A quick detour to Billy Block's hotel room to discuss the upcoming meet 'n' greet aside, Dean gave Brian the grand tour of the capital of his fair Province, including the Parliament building, Wascana, and a marvelous gravel lot or twleve.

We entered the venue at the start of Kentucky Prophet's set. The crowd seemed to enjoy it, and after 45 minutes, he exited the stage and the road crew started getting set for the show. Because of the lack of an acoustic opener in Winnipeg, and the last-minute tuning of the Telecaster, we assumed (falsely) that we wouldn't get an acoustic set. This was not the first, nor the last, mistake made that evening.

FB himself came onstage with a cup o' tea and grabbed the acoustic guitar. He remarked "I've been here before" when he looked around a bit, which Dean had commented on not an hour earlier (note: The Distrikt used to be the State – where a great CBC broadcast was once recorded with the Catholics in 2003).

The acoustic set was great, starting off with the Tom Waits cover, "The Black Rider." A humorous highlight was FB verbally lashing himself for messing up both "The Holiday Song" ("How could I mess THAT ONE up? I'm Frank Black... of THE PIXIES") and "My Life is in Storage" ("Oh man, two in a row."). "Headache" was prefaced with "What is one I can't mess up?". "The Water" continues to impress on each hearing – we can't wait for the ChRISTMASS version. It was stuck in Dean's head all night, and into breakfast this morning.

The big surprise was "Velouria," which transitioned beautifully really, it was a completely under-the-radar transition - out of nowhere he was suddenly playing "Velouria") out of "Wave of Mutilation," appearing in the same screamy version as heard on the acoustic tour. After "California Bound." FB switched guitars and called up on the band.

First he called up Billy Block, and mentioned his flowing, white mane parting the crowd, then Duane Jarvis, and then he granted Eric Drew Feldman permission to take the stage. The band came out and started off with "Bullet." The version was quite different than the Catholics version; We both missed the pedal steel, though Dean thought that Duane Jarvis covered for it pretty well. Next up, came "I'll Be Blue" which was an amalgam of the electric demo and the album version.

Then, a stomping, aggressive "Nadine," which really accentuated the rhythmic pattern followed, with a nice break before the guitar solo, for FB to shred his vocals on a rousing "whaaa!" Between this and "I'll Be Blue," it was clear that the band would be mixing up the
arrangements a little bit tonight.

FB dropped his low E down to a D and played the familiar riff that he was playing on the Pixies reunion tour after tuning down for "Planet of Sound." However, here he was gearing up for "Ten Percenter," which was the first of the evening's rock-out moments. Brian had seen it before, but Dean was floored by the intensity that's not to say Brian didn't like it – he had seem them rock it out a few weeks ago in Nueva York).

Switching to his trusty acoustic again, the band broke into "I Burn Today" – the first of the Nashville tunes for the evening. Dean was especially impressed, and was quoted as saying that he now appreciates the album version a bit more. Following that was an early-set highlight, "I'm Not Dead (I'm In Pittsburgh)" – FB really nailed the vocals and even found some room to scream a bit – it was the definitive version, hands down (including the already loved FM/RM version).

Next up was the first new track of the band set, "(Do What You Want)Gynaeshwar." Brian is especially enamored with this tune, and really likes Duane Jarvis' vocal contributions. A stomping romp through "Raider Man" was surprisingly beat-driven and featured Mr. Jarvis on some nice slide guitar.

The set mellowed out a lot with the next three songs. To be honest, the momentum shift was pretty noticeable, and this was the set's only real lull. "All Around the World" was played all-electric this time through, as was "Horrible Day" and "My Terrible Ways." Duane really nailed the harmonies on "Horrible Day" and added some new (at least, new from New York) harmonies on "My Terrible Ways."

Next up came the "brown" section of the set, with three tracks from Frank Black and the Catholics in a row – "Suffering," "All My Ghosts," and "Dog Gone." Brian still loves the 'gang' vocals of "All My Ghosts," and "Dog Gone" was a lot livelier than the recorded version. This set of songs turned the momentum back up, and brought it to a new level.

"The Swimmer" was transformed with keyboards into a bluesier, distorted version. This would be a good time to note how unbelievably awesome EDF's bass playing was tonight. Every song was unique in its approach and his playing has really added something to this band. Also a good time to note that the band has really gotten comfortable since the early gigs and this shows clearly.

The home stretch would be the pinnacle of the show; it took the already high level of excitement and opened the flood gates. Brian thinks "Johnny Barleycorn" is far better live than in the studio, but both agree the Conan version, while very good, paled in comparison to the what we saw tonight. Billy Block's drumming, solid all evening, really shone here.

Here is where our collective minds were blown: As we were stationed directly in front of FB, we got an early look at the setlist – which sort of bummed Brian out (Dean opens his Christmas presents early). However, they both lamented songs missing that they wanted to hear –Brian was really hoping to hear "Remake/Re-Model" and Dean was pining for "Living on Soul." Well, after "Barleycorn," FB said something to Duane, and he started up the riff to "Remake" much to our delight. The band proceeded to rip through it, with great fills from Billy, Duane and (especially) EDF. When it came time for FB's solo, he instead kicked into an-unscripted "Living on Soul."

Following that was the new cover tune, "That Burnt Out Rock and Roll"
– FB really shredded his vocal chords on the chorus for this one. Then came Podcast favorite "Dead Man's Curve" with a bit slower tempo than the solo acoustic version – not that the slower tempo took away form the pace or intensity of the set.

The penultimate song was one Dean was not looking forward to. "Six-Sixty-Six" is one of his least favorite FB covers. However, tonight was different. A rollicking drum pattern and some intensely strummed chords transformed this song from its county-ish album version and its previous live take as both an a cappella acoustic-set number (although the first verse was almost totally a cappella) and its slow and noisy incarnation with the Catholics. Especially
impressive were the vocals, which topped "That Burnt Out Rock and Roll" for shear power and intensity. The big surprise, however, was
the new ending (at least as far as we've heard) which involved call and response vocals from FB and Duane/EDF on the phrase "my number is up." It was during this back-and-forth that Dean turned to Brian with a big grin and stated simply "I've been converted."

"Sing for Joy" was the final song of the night (no encore), and it's acappella ending – yet another bit of endorsement here, Duane and EDF really did a great job on the backing vocals all night long. After the show, the boys got to chat with the band, and even snuck a peak on the tour bus.

Despite a comedy of errors like night to follow, the set, the band, and the night in general was great, and we are eagerly anticipating
tonight's show in Saskatoon. We are back in Saskatoon and looking forward especially to tonight's show.

View photos in the FB.Net Gallery

Hugs and kisses (and keep an eye on your gas gauges),
Dean and Brian




"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  15:35:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys. That is THE concert review to end all concert reviews. Would that my colleagues in the newspaper industry could put that much into their own reviews. Except it's a bit weird when you write as a pair and refer to yourselves in the third person. But that's neither here nor there. Awesome job bringing us the juice.

Oh, and one little thing that jumped out at me was that FB said "Headache" would be one song he couldn't mess up. In Omaha, it was one of the ones he did mess up. (But then he dug into the most amazing "Two Reelers" imaginable, and all was forgiven.)


I could not find my honeycomb.
Go to Top of Page

scruvs
= Cult of Ray =

353 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  16:06:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks fellas. Although I wasn't there, I can relate to not wanting to see the setlist before the show, and also to liking 666 after not really digging it much on the record. I listen to it more now.

I can't so much relate to being disappointed in anticipation of hearing a song. I even look forward to the shrimp song, because it gives me time to run out to the bar to get more drinks.


_____________________
Boy, you sure can holler.
Go to Top of Page

vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7308 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  02:31:37  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank
FB dropped his low E down to a D and played the familiar riff that he was playing on the Pixies reunion tour after tuning down for "Planet of Sound."



Huh? What's that riff you're talking about?


Denis

Go to Top of Page

Frog in the Sand
-+ Le premiere frog +-

France
2715 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  10:40:33  Show Profile  Visit Frog in the Sand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the review, Deanman-Brianman. Enormously appreciated - to say the least.

-----
BLACKOLERO le only Frank Black / Pixies site 100% in français
Go to Top of Page

Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11522 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  11:38:59  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You'll have to ask Brian on that, je ne sais pas, Denis.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
Go to Top of Page

Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11539 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  11:41:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, thanks guys, great pics!!

And thanks for the vid clips aftertaste, and hi!!

Go to Top of Page

Ziggy
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2222 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  11:48:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Isn't it that riff from the FB and Joey version of 'Bullet'?
Go to Top of Page

butterboxbaby
- FB Fan -

Canada
1 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2006 :  11:47:09  Show Profile  Visit butterboxbaby's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It was great to see Frank in concert again. I saw him the last time he played Regina solo in 2003, and I caught The Pixies' Regina and Saskatoon shows in 2004, and also made it down to Coachella to see them in 2004.

I was disappointed with the turn out for the show. The last time he played Regina solo, the show was packed. However, it was great to have such an intimate night standing at the front of the stage (and, coincidentally, right next to Dean and Brian!) I took quite a few pics and I'll post them soon.

<center><b>Your Mouth's A Mile Away</b></center>
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
-= Frank Black Forum =- © 2002-2016 Frank Black Fans, Inc. Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000