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therodge
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:39 am Reply with quote
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good find, KG!

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missyjay6
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:23 am Reply with quote
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So while we're still waiting for Old crow to make an appearance over here, Pokey and the boys will be back in Europe in October!! And the man himself will finally make it to France Very Happy

Sunday, October 14, Nancy Jazz Pulsations @ Chapiteau de la Pepiniere, Nancy
Monday, October 15, Trix, Antwerp
Thursday, October 18, La Fléche d'or, Paris
Friday, October 19, N9, Eeklo
Saturday, October 20, The Haunt, Brighton
Sunday, October 21, Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
Monday, October 22, KOKO, London
Tuesday, October 23, The Kazimier, Liverpool
Wednesday, October 24, Oran Mor, Glasgow
Thursday, October 25, The Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Friday, October 26, Cork Jazz Festival @ TBD, Cork
Saturday, October 27, Sligo Live @ TBD, Sligo
Sunday, October 28, Whelan's, Dublin

They said when they were last over that they'd only have a couple of weeks in Europe this time. So for UK/Ireland gigs, this will most likely be it, with the remaining free dates in the first week probably getting filled with shows in the Netherlands or maybe Germany.

I've also posted these dates in the "other band tours" thread.
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therodge
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:13 am Reply with quote
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Pokey records a song for Boardwalk Empire

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therodge
Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:41 am Reply with quote
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New Pokey vid

They are opening up for Jack White 2 nights at Radio City Music Hall ... then Old Crow NYE. Blowing up!

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therodge
Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:56 am Reply with quote
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NEW live album available in Europe October 1 and North America November 20.

GumboStu, I'm gonna be hitting you up this Monday Wink Very Happy

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therodge
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:03 pm Reply with quote
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Here's a lil preview

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GumboStu
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:21 pm Reply with quote
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ORDERED!! Cool thanks for the heads up rodge!
EDIT estimated delivery 4th or 5th Oct.

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therodge
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:43 pm Reply with quote
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You rock!


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GumboStu
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:03 pm Reply with quote
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^^^ THat's how I feel right now!!!

OK I'm not prone to over exageration (much) but OMG this is fabulous. What a great sound, all the edge and depth that I didn't know was missing on 'Middle Of Everywhere' which i like a lot don't get me wrong but it's gentle ... Live in Holland knocks it over on the way to the bar! Their best recording so far.
Rodge - thanks again for the heads up - this is exactly what I've been waiting for!

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

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missyjay6
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:25 am Reply with quote
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This live album really is great! I was hoping they'd release one at some point, as live is where they really shine.

I have to say that I listen mostly to Marmalade and Beat, Move & Shake, as they have a certain "rawness" to them, which I prefer over the newer albums. The newer songs always seem to sound best live, so this album is just perfect.
A great selection of tracks as well.

Can't wait for Wednesday now!!
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therodge
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:26 pm Reply with quote
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You've got that right. Such a good album. NYE is gonna be a blast, too. Old Crow better bring their A game because Pokey & The Boys might steal the show! Can't wait!

Let us know how your show is!

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bopanic
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:18 pm Reply with quote
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therodge wrote:
Old Crow better bring their A game because Pokey & The Boys might steal the show!


well said. i dont think either group will let us down!
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missyjay6
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:23 pm Reply with quote
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therodge wrote:
You've got that right. Such a good album. NYE is gonna be a blast, too. Old Crow better bring their A game because Pokey & The Boys might steal the show! Can't wait!

Let us know how your show is!


I'm sure that NYE show is going to be killer!! I so wish I could be there for that! The Ryman is an amazing venue too.

I'll be sure to report back about the shows! Katie should be first, with the Brighton show being tonight, and then London on Monday. I'll be going to Glasgow on Wednesday and then Sligo and Dublin at the weekend. And I think Stu's going along to the Cork show. So we'll all be able to report about different shows. Happy days! It's sooo good to have all these gigs to look forward to!
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Katie
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:09 am Reply with quote
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missyjay6 wrote:
Katie should be first, with the Brighton show being tonight, and then London on Monday.


I'm counting the hours to the London show tomorrow night. Couldn't make it to the Brighton show (tho I was very tempted to do both!). Will report back. Expect pictures Very Happy
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Katie
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:51 pm Reply with quote
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Just back from the London show. Wow they were awesome tonight and the audience was on fire! So great to see them get such a great reaction in such a fab venue - they looked like they belonged there Very Happy

I'm always rubbish at doing reviews - I can never remember the set - but they played lots of old favourites and some new ones too. Yay for a new album coming out next year, plus the promise of another tour here too.

David Wax Museum seemed a little out of place in the context, but the other support act were a nice surprise - Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra - a new band from Newcastle of all places.

The queue to meet Pokey at the end of the night was something else. Never seen that happen before!

Pictures and video to follow ....
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missyjay6
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:24 am Reply with quote
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London sounds like it was a great show!

Had several other friends that went too (who don't know each other), and they all said it was fab!

Glasgow was amazing! Better venue than Stereo last time, with much better sound. It was pretty packed, and the audience was brilliant. Well up for it, and gave Rob Heron and his boys a great reception too, which was good to see.

Pokey and the lads seemed delighted with the rapturous reception they were getting from the moment they came onstage, and were on great form all night long.

Like Katie, I can never remember the set list, but they certainly played all these (in no particular order):

Bow-legged woman
La la blues
One town at a time
Ain't the same
In the graveyard now
Devil ain't lazy
Pack it up
Daffodil blues
Central time
Hard times come and go (where's the kazoo gone??!!)
Two-faced Tom
Fan it
That new song I don't know the name of
Drinkin' whiskey tonight

Encores:
Garbage man blues
Brick thieves (audience request - 2nd encore)
Move out of town

(I'll add more if I remember...)

There was only one song that was completely new to me, and of course I now can't remember its name. Central time is probably one of my favourites of the really new songs. They still call the unrecorded ones, such as bow-legged woman and one town at a time "new", which, I suppose to most of the audience they are, even though the boys have been playing them since last year.

The place was jumping and everyone was dancing and singing along all night long. Time just flew by!

If at all possible, they sound even slicker than they have when I saw them last, and it's great to see them in places with decent sound! They used to play a lot of small theatres when they first came here which had great sound, but the audiences were often small and often extremely quiet (and I don't mean the stupid chatting over the songs, but stuff like clapping after solos and showing appreciation when songs end). In (i presume) an effort to broaden their audience, they played some clubs with sometimes pretty rubbish sound, so it's great to see that it's all coming together nicely now. Good sound, nice mix of crowd, everyone happy Very Happy

First time I've seen Adam play his vintage Gibson archtop (from 1939). What a sweet sound! A beast of a guitar, and he really makes her sing. What a great sound she has.

Before the show, they also recorded a session for Tenement TV. They record sessions in, as the name says, a tenement in Glasgow and then post them on their page. Mostly local stuff, and I've discovered them because they did a session with one of my favourite bands out of Dundee, Anderson McGinty Webster Ward and Fisher. So it'll be grand to see the boys getting added on to that. This is their website: www.tenementtv.com, but I'm not sure how quickly they'll upload the session.

What a superb night! Now bring on Ireland!!


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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:09 pm Reply with quote
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Nice work, missyjay and Katie! Cool

Enjoy yourself in Sligo stick your feet in the Atlantic!Very Happy

I'm gonna catch em tomorrow in Cork and will report back, but be warned! There will be drink taken! Wink

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missyjay6
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:50 am Reply with quote
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Here's the setlist from KOKO, London



One of my friends got it, so I thought I might as well share it.

Hope you have a fab time in Cork, Stu! The Crane Lane is a cracking wee venue, and all free, so there's even more dosh left over for booze Wink Let us know how it was.

Ha - I'll definitely try and stick my feet in the Atlantic, although it'll probably be freezing. Soo excited about this! Should be a fun wee trip.
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Katie
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:13 pm Reply with quote
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Here's some video from Monday night at Koko. Enjoy.

Hard Times: http://youtu.be/kLYKarYMZ5k

And I've had a momentary brain freeze on what this one's called - someone rescue me please! http://youtu.be/j5bZuq8jWoc
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missyjay6
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:20 am Reply with quote
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Ah, these are great, Katie! Thanks for sharing!

The second song's garbage man blues.
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Katie
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:19 am Reply with quote
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Thanks MissyJay!
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GumboStu
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:24 am Reply with quote
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Cork was fantastic! It was the Jazz Festival so a free (sponsored) gig and the place was packed to the gills, with the boys out chatting to people before hand. They played for about two hours with 5 or 6 new songs plus some off the (great) live CD just released. I get the impression they are testing out a lot of new songs right now. Actually the setlist looks kind of familiar - different order and I'm pretty sure we got Mississippi Girl, but similar. No kazoo either - I forgot to ask about that aftrwards. Only one track on the live CD has kazoo also so maybe it's being retired ?

Such a great night, not least because a friend set us up with a place to crash which ended up being an all night jam session ... plus a gig on Saturday night and a breakdown on the way home has meant precious little sleep but lots of good memories!

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:58 am Reply with quote
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that was a vehicle breakdown - not a nervous one Wink

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:59 pm Reply with quote
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I dunno- coulda gone both ways there, Stu. Thanks for the clarification... Laughing

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:18 pm Reply with quote
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Chigger wrote:
I dunno- coulda gone both ways there, Stu. Thanks for the clarification... Laughing


home home on deranged ....Laughing

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therodge
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:18 pm Reply with quote
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Pokey LaFarge & South City Three playing E-town. Full show can be heard HERE

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missyjay6
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:20 am Reply with quote
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Here's their Tenement TV session:

http://www.tenementtv.com/artists/pokey-lafarge/

Filmed at Oran Mor, Glasgow
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newfan
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:36 pm Reply with quote
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several new songs last night at the show in Kansas City also Pokey has added two horn blowers. Just keeps gettin' better. Will post set list if anyone is interested

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missyjay6
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:37 am Reply with quote
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newfan wrote:
Will post set list if anyone is interested


Please do! I'm curious about what new songs they've played.

Yes, I see he's pinched TJ Muller! Not surprised about that! Did he and the clarinetist fit in well?

Pokey must be so happy to finally be able to add a horn section. I remember talking to him some time in early 2010 about this, and he was already desperate to do so then.
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I so suck at posting pics on this site. If this is a failure, I'll try again later. Horns were amazing! Perfect fit! But, do they change their name ~ South City Five?

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