Saturday, April 30, 2011

Frank Turner Live From the Knitting Factory

Last night, Frank Turner brought his solo acoustic folk/punk show to the sold out Red Palace in the Atlas District of Washington, DC.  He welcomed hometown singer-songwriter Justin Jones to open the show, who's own brand of  folk music leans more towards Americana than Turner's punk stylings.

I've been following Turner's career for a few years now, first posting about him on this blog in May of 2007.  He's reached a significant level of success around the world, but has yet to gain a large following here in the States, but I expect that to change pretty soon.  He played a cafe tent at 2010's Bonnaroo festival and last came through this area as the opener for Social Distortion in Baltimore.  In his home country in England, he's made it as far as the main stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals, opened for Green Day at Wembley Stadium, and received two nominations at the NME Awards for Best Solo Artist (alongside Paul Weller, Florence And The Machine, Laura Marling and Kanye West) and Best Band Blog or Twitter.  Frank resonates with so many people, and has gained so many incredibly devout fans around the globe, due to his passionate, honest, 'working man', and often times biographical lyrics that are the antithesis of the current pop landscape of manufactured beats and hired songwriters.  Frank's website says that he's due to come back through the States in the fall after his new album is released globally this summer.  He's playing the New Jersey edition of the Bamboozle festival tonight.

Frank played the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Thursday night and fortunately for us, the venue recorded the live stream and has made the entire 100-minute show available for us to present to you.

1 comment:

VMagazine said...

Lady Gaga featuring on the cover of May 2011 issue of V magazine, get your digital copy from Other Edition Newsstand.