Posted in music | pictures on July 21, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Grand Duchy

Village Voice: When's the last time you were at Coney Island?

Frank Black: The only time I was at Coney Island, I was filming an Electronic Press Kit. Remember those?

VV: Yeah.

FB: The record companies used to spend a few bucks on those. They hired a film director and everything. They had already begun to buy into the myth-well, it's not really a myth- it's the truth of my driving around in large automobiles. They rented us a van to drive around Coney Island. And that was my introduction. I don't think I've been back since.

VV: When was this?

FB: That would've been around 1993 or 1994.

That interview took place before Saturday when Frank Black and his wife Violet Clark introduced their new band Grand Duchy to NYC. The show was part of the Village Voice Siren Festival, in Coney Island 7/18). One night earlier they played a late show at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Fellow Siren-players Frightened Rabbit had played the early show. More dates HERE (and Pixies dates HERE, and Breeders dates HERE).

The Grand Duchy setlists have included the Black Francis song "Threshold Apprehension". The full Maxwell's setlist and more pics, below...

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Chris's Siren pics (GD included) are HERE.

GRAND DUCHY @ MAXWELLS 7/17/09 (setlist)
Come on Over to My House
A Strange Day
Ma Carrefour
Lovesick
Threshold Apprehension
Seeing Stars
Ermisinde
Long Song
Fort Wayne
Break the Angels
Black Suit
Volcano


GRAND DUCHY @ THE BLACK CAT 7/16/09 (setlist)
Come on over to my house
A Strange Day
Ma Carrefour
Threshold Apprehension
Seeing Stars
Ermesinde
Lovesick
Fort Wayne
Break the Angels
Black Suit
Volcano!
Long Song

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Comments (18)

I guess Frank forgot about when the Pixies played Across the Narrows.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:00 PM

Yeah..ha!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:10 PM

wow. way to mix up the setlists

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:11 PM

well they only have one album, what the hell do you want, them to play the setlist backwards or something?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:12 PM

I want a picture of Frank's t-shirt drawer. It's gotta be a classic.....

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:24 PM

that guy will always be hot

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:47 PM

how many wives has he had at this point?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 4:53 PM

that guy will always be hot >>>

as in "and sweaty"

girlfriend has to lose the stick bass... did they borrow Tin Machine's gear ?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 5:23 PM

i'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 6:16 PM

TIN MACHINE! Yes! They should reunite!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 6:23 PM

Geddy Lee wants his bass back for Distant Early Warning

Posted by Jim | July 21, 2009 7:16 PM

I liked the scenes in that Pixies reunion movie where Frank/Francis/Charles was walking around with his big belly out.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 8:49 PM

grand douchy

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 10:11 PM

good one :)

"Geddy Lee wants his bass back for Distant Early Warning"

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 11:01 PM

Frank Black is a rock god.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 7:24 AM

When's the douchebag from the P4K thread gonna come in and tell us that Frank Black isn't important and only hung around with "important bands" to get famous.

'Cause in that doucher's mind, Yo La Tengo wasn't influential or important, they just hung around with "important" bands.

Fucking know-nothing!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 11:25 AM

Thanks for being that doucher "Anonymous"

Posted by Thomas | September 8, 2009 10:30 AM

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