Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kris Schroeder- The Union Hotel Brunswick

In what's becoming a bit of a trend, I spent another Sunday afternoon seeing Kris Schroeder play live, this week at The Union Hotel Brunswick.  It's hard for me not to go when he is playing at venues so close to home.  The hour long acoustic set was similar to last week with a mix of solo and Basics songs.  We were treated to three tracks off his solo EP Patience In The Face Of Control: "I Don't Feel Safe," "Worried Man" and "Walk Beside White."  The new Basics songs played included "Whatever Happened To The Working Class," "Tunaomba Saidia," "To Think Of You" and his first solo attempt at the upcoming single "The Lucky Country."  I thought Kris sounded really good this week and I was glad he did older faves "All Or Nothing" and "What Do You See In Me?" again.  Of course it wouldn't be a true Kris/Basics show without covers, and we got to hear Neil Young's "Out On The Weekend" and Crowded House's "Fall At Your Feet," which was the last song for the afternoon.  Fingers crossed that The Basics Rock'n'Roll Party (BRRP) gets enough members signed up with the Victorian Electoral Commission this week to be able to run in the November state election (and the looming deadline of the caretaker period will be absorbing a lot of time for me at work!).

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