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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Liverpool Sound City [part two]

It is very likely that you have been greatly anticipating this post , part two of the Liverpool Sound City diaries( if you're not so sure what's going on then read this first)
And so the musical journey continues....
Iris , Helaena and I started the afternoon at The Bluecoat Gardens where we watched a couple of different bands ( the names of which I cannot recall) play acoustic sessions.

Gentleman Rogues , of USA , were supposed to be playing in the gardens but they were not informed that they wouldn't have access to a drum kit -so just the lead singer performed.
The stories behind the songs that he had written were so funny : like one of them was about a girl who stalked him :she sent him a serious of poems confessing her love for him and saying that she "would be his secret train ride".The three of us of course thought this guy was hilarious.After he finished playing he gave us free downloads for a few of Gentleman Rogue's albums.

After that we went down to The Brink and listened to Alex Moir.

Then we went to the Moon Museum,where we saw Dune Rats.
Dune Rats are these great Australian stoners who just genuinely seemed like they were having a good time.
Brett , the bass player , just continued to laugh hysterically into the mic whilst shouting something like "tell them about the bus story"-we never did hear about the bus story.
Despite the fact that they were all blatantly stoned they could actually play really well.I didn't think that they had the capacity to play their instruments by the second song-but they proved me wrong.And their songs were so good.It was so different to any other concert we went to during those three days and to be honest it was one of the best. C'etait tres ammusant!

Death at Sea played Studio 2 , Iris shouted a request to the band and they played it!

Then we went to the East Village Arts Club and saw the amazing September Girls.
An all girl alternative rock band named after a Big Star song are going to be good-you can just sense it.

The final gig of the musical journey was Kodaline.
They played the Anglican Cathedral - which means the acoustics were unbelievable, as was the atmosphere.We worked our way to relatively near the front and rejoiced as the Irish band sang beautiful ,beautiful music.

Did any of you guys go to the festival - which bands did you go see?I'd love to know what you thought of the gigs that you saw!