Phantasm- NovemberNovember 19, 2007
Another month, another great Phantasm! Was a bit quieter than normal with the lousy weather but a decent crowd in the end. The lineup was fairly good with Superjimenez, The Radio, and Red Kid. Superjimenez were excellent and I really like their vibe- some great tracks that have some airplay and a shame that they were on first since the crowd wasn’t huge at that stage. The Radio I have mixed feelings about since I saw them in the Sugarclub- they can have some catchy tunes but there is just no punch to them at all- radio friendly is the nicest thing I can say about them (not particularly a compliment). Red Kid was superb- nearing on gypsie rock on occasion and really great to get the crowd going- lead singer had a bit of dancing with the crowd just to make sure! Afterwards some great tunes on the decks by the excellent Derek Byrne of Album Archive and The Lounge on Phantom.
Radio City itself is a great place to have it- like the layout and you can usually manage to see the band- probably not suited for some of the bigger groups but perfect for that night. Had a chat with Derek and some of the other Phantom people I hadn’t met properly before- Brian from sales and Eavann who I had actually talked to at the last one when she was dressed as Amy Winehouse and I didn’t twig that it was her! She pointed out the fantastic guy up next to the stage who was doing something that could be construed as dancing- it really defies description as to how he was moving but was a good spectacle. I will never feel embarrassed by my moves again!! Saying that I didn’t make it to the dance floor with the migraine brewing- never a good thing when you are out! Had a chat with Tayna as well who I have bumped into a couple of times but unsurprisingly in Radio City since she books the groups there. There is another night at Radio City called Revolver that will have The Minutes and would love to see them but am going to France soon so the gigs will have to wait!