A Vinny Club Robot Train

September 11, 2008 at 11:56 am (The Show)

Ponytail say cheese!

Had an unreasonable amount of fun for a Wednesday night last night in Whelan’s of Wexford Street.  The Vinny Club and the always brilliant Rarely Seen Above Ground supported Baltimore’s ridiculously fun Ponytail.  My cheeks were sore at the end of the gig after smiling so much as a reaction to the sheer joy emanating from the pixie esque frontwoman.  Great tunes as well.  Another group to add to my wedding band list (along with Dan Deacon, Girl Talk, Adebisi Shank…yeh, they’ll all be there…)

I missed the first band that were on and didn’t catch their name, holla at me if you can fill me in.  As soon as Vinny came to the stage dressed as The Ultimate Warrior with a (possibly fake) buff bod, the worries of the day filtered away into nothingness.  Or silliness rather.  Vinny had half of the room involved in a Robot Train.

To find out what a Robot Train is, I suggest you check him out in Andrew’s Lane this Saturday night at 8.55pm, as part of this weekend’s Hard Working Class Heroes Festival.

Once again, I’m looking forward to a weekend of checking out Irish bands, and although I enjoyed the festival at the POD complex last year, I’m chuffed that we get to temporarily reclaim Temple Bar from the hen parties from Sunderland and terrorise the tourists with our music nerddom.  Yeah.

Over on State they’ve got a good recommended listening list and you’ll find the full line-up and timetable over here.  €20 for a one day ticket and €45 for the weekend – it’s a bargain.

I’ll be back with you later today with the mp3 from last week’s show as well as info about our show tonight…stay tuned!

1 Comment

  1. tenacioustimothy said,

    Ohh excellent wedding band list! You made a great robot at the gig…would take a bit more vodka to get me onboard the Robot Train though! Hmm now that reminds me of that Robot song from Flight of the Conchords….

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