Saturday, 28 May 2011

Funeral Gola

I won tickets to see Funeral Party play an intimate, semi-acoustic (yup, stole that word from Susie) gig at the Gola store, on Carnaby Street on Wednesday evening, in association with Clash Music. I've actually never been into the Gola store before (It's too near the Vans store, which I usually drift into instead) but they had some pretty cool stuff there and a lot of colours!

The shop's not huge, so it was fun seeing one of my favourite bands in such a small setting. They did a great job turning the store into a mini gig venue: the back turned into the 'stage' and the counter became a bar.

Wild Palms played a small set first. I'd never heard of them before, but they were actually  pretty good. Will definitely be checking them out properly at some point.


Funeral Party were absolutely amazing that stripped down. This is only the second time I've heard a band do such quiet, stripped set (first being Good Charlotte, in my teens - I have to stress: TEENS - in a breakfast bar) and they did a fantastic job playing such an unsual venue. I'm a huge fan and I have to admit that they sounded so much better this way. I saw them a few months ago and they absolutely rocked then, and I'm a muc bigger fan now that I've seen them in this type of a setting. Chad's (lead singer) voice sounded absolutely amazing. I've been to a lot of gig, and their preformance here has been one of my favourite.



Where's the coolest place you've ever seen a gig?

Sherin xx


Susie said...

I don't know why, but I find that guitarist that looks like he desperately needs a shower to be so attractive!

Diego R. Wyatt said...

I love seeing bands I love play in intimate venues and when they are in places where I can shop as well, it doesn't get any better. I remember seeing an alt rock gig in this abandoned church in Chicago. It was a little spooky, but great fun!


Hannah said...

I adore stripped down gigs in unusual places. When I lived in Derby I saw We Are Scientists and Little Man Tate do acoustic sets in the local independent record shop. The place was teeny tiny but the atmosphere was amazing, plus we got to meet them afterwards which is always a bonus. Small venues are always my favourite cos the whole experience is way more intimate. My favourite ever gig was seeing Foxboro Hots Tubs at The Garage in Islington. They came on at about 1am (after their Green Day show earlier at Wembley) and played for a good 2 hours to an audience of 200, was amazing and definitely one of the best nights ever!!!!

Bow Dream Nation xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, one of my favorite bands at the moment! I cannot believe you got to see them live! :)

Sandra said...

I really like their music.

Couture Carrie said...

How cool!
I once saw a gig at a ski resort in Vermont, which was pretty neat.
Hope you're having a fabulous weekend, darling!


♥ StylisHedForeVer said...

You have an awesome blog girlie!

Anonymous said...

The gig sounds like a lot of fun, local band in nearby town is my favorite place, always have the coolest indie bands!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Emma said...

I wish I was there! It would be awesome to hear their songs stripped down. I've been listening to their album continuously...I also just recently found out they've been chosen to be featured on VEVO's "Emerging Artists" program, LIFT, and will have live performances and interviews posted for most of this summer beginning on June 9th. Start checking it out:

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