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Rue Royale @ Franz Mehlhose - October 19th 2013

Published October 27 2013.

  by Mario

The first time I've heard of Franz Mehlhose was when The Black Atlantic played a gig at this cosy cafe near Erfurt's city in June last year. Several times we've planned to go there to see a gig. But it never happened … until last Saturday when Rue Royale were announced to play.

So in the late afternoon we set sails for the city.

Rue Royale are on the road across Europe off and on until the end of November promoting their current album „Remedies Ahead“ which they successfully funded through the support of more than 500 backers on Kickstarter this February. On October 19th they stopped by at Franz Mehlhose for a gig.

But first came wonderful Phia, Australian singer/songwriter currently living in Berlin, the girl with the Kalimba … and the loop pedal. She opened up her half-hour gig with her single „Do You Ever?“ and melodiously warmed up the crowd for the Rue Royale show.

Then, after a short break, Ruth and Brookln entered the stage starting with „Changed My Grip“ followed by „Set Out To Discover“. I think they played the whole set of their new album and a few of the older songs like „Guide To An Escape“.

Between two songs Brookln asked the crowd if there's someone who was at their last show at Franz Mehlhose. Oddly enough no one seems to have attended their last gig. But Brookln promised to memorize every face when they'll play next time at the cafe.

Rue Royale did a really great performance this Saturday night with their wonderful songs mixed of melancholy and happiness playing in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of about 100 people who seemed to be the core of Erfurt's Rue Royale fans. Hope they enjoyed it as much as I did.

The Boonstock Music And Arts Festival

Linda provides us with her report about Boonstock Festival weekend about one month ago. Enjoy reading and thanks to Linda for writing this and for taking the photos. Published August 01 2013.

  by Linda

2013 was Boonstock’s 9th successful year, this outdoor music and arts festival was held from June 27th-30th in a farmer’s field just outside Gibbons, Alberta. Boonstock has quickly grown into the largest music festival of its kind in Western Canada, and one of the best in Canada, with over 40 bands and 40 DJ’s rocking and dropping some sick beats to a crowd of 65,000 music fans throughout the Canada Day long weekend. This year’s outstanding line- up included artists such as, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Five Alarm Funk, The Preying Saints, Forester, Jezibelle, Pop Evil, Drop Kick Murphys, Dolly Rotten, Godsmack and the Canadian iconic alternative rock band The Headstones.

Read more: The Boonstock Music And Arts Festival