Posted in music | tour dates on September 29, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

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Marc Ribot

The Times wasn't too impressed by Marianne Faithfull's set at Town Hall on September 24th, though they did have good things to say about Marc Ribot, who once again backed her on guitar.

Despite a good band (most of the crew from the new record, directed by the bassist Greg Cohen and including the guitarist Marc Ribot, who repeatedly tore it up), despite the rousing volume, despite the healthy and unhealthy adulation from the crowd, much of the show felt a bit inert. Having finished her part in a song, Ms. Faithfull leaned against a stool or a keyboard or a speaker, smiling into the distance, waiting for the musicians to wrap it up.

It didn't help that she kept her eyes on lyric sheets; consequently, many of the songs felt like recitations. She seemingly became truly involved in the music only when she didn't need to be reminded of the lyrics, which happened in some of her old songs: a little bit in the morbid "Sister Morphine," a lot in the scabrous "Why'd Ya Do It?" When she traded elegant resignation for asperity, closing her eyes and shaking her fists, she was so much better. [NY Times]

Ribot plays tonight (9/29) with Ceramic Dog, a trio with Shahzad Ismaily on bass/moog/other and drummer Ches Smith, and regular guest Eszter Balint. Tickets are still on sale.

Marc will be back at the venue on November 18th for a show with Akiko Yano. He played guitar on her 2008 T-Bone Burnett-produced album akiko, and it'll be their first NYC show together. Tickets are on sale. She plays without Marc Ribot (but with Will Lee & Chris Parker) at Joe's Pub on October 6th (tix).

Coming up, Marc Ribot will be part of the NY Guitar Festival's Silent Films/Live Guitars series in January 2010. Ceramic Dog will tour Europe this October. Those dates are below...

Marc Ribot - 2009 Tour Dates
October 10
Century of Song - Ruhr Triennale Festival, Germany
Program 3-American Soul: David Hidalgo, Juan Medrano Cotito w/Marc Ribot as curator & musical director
October 11
Century of Song - Ruhr Triennale Festival, Germany
Program 3-American Soul: David Hidalgo, Juan Medrano Cotito w/Marc Ribot as curator & musical director
October 16-31
European Tour
Ceramic Dog w/special guest Eszter Balint

Ches Smith - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 29 MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG/LE POISSON ROUGE New York, New York
Oct 10 BARD COLLEGE/TERRY RILEY Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Oct 11 LE POISSON ROUGE/TERRY RILEY, GYAN RILEY, CS TRIO New York, New York
Oct 16 KUNSTHAUS NEXUS, SAALFELDEN/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Saalfelden
Oct 17 TRAFO-HOUSE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, BUDAPEST/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Budapest
Oct 18 TBA, WROCLAW/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Wroclaw
Oct 19 PALAC AKROPOLIS, PRAGUE/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Prague
Oct 20 TREIBHAUS, INNSBRUCK/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Innsbruck
Oct 21 MIDDLEBURG/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Middleburg
Oct 22 VOORUIT KUNSTENCENTRUM, GENT/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Gent
Oct 23 PARADOX, TILBURG/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Tilburg
Oct 24 BIMHUIS, AMSTERDAM/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Amsterdam
Oct 25 BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT (PARIS)/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Paris
Oct 26 PORGY AND BESS, VIENNA/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Vienna
Oct 27 CANKARJEV DOM, LJUBLJANA/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Ljubljana
Oct 28 BAYERISCHER HOF, MUNICH/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Munich
Oct 29 COSMOPOLITE SCENE, OSLO/MARC ROBOT'S CERAMIC DOG EU TOUR Oslo
Oct 30 SARDINEN USF, BERGEN/MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG Bergen
Nov 21 ROULETTE/TIM BERNE'S LOS TOTOPOS New York, New York
Dec 02 BARBES/MARY HALVORSON TRIO PLUS HORNS Brooklyn, New York
Dec 03 I BEAM/TIM BERNE'S LOS TOTOPOS Brooklyn, New York
Dec 04 FIREHOUSE 12/MARY HALVORSON TRIO PLUS HORNS New Haven, Connecticut
Dec 07 MARY HALVORSON TRIO EU TOUR DEC 7--16 many
Dec 23 BARBES/TIM BERNE'S LOS TOTOPOS Brooklyn, New York

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Comments (5)

gayest review ever

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 4:56 PM

Bullshit review. It was a very good show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2009 5:03 PM

Yep what.s good for the goose is good for the gander. Great idea.

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 11:43 AM

I saw the same show and picked up pretty much on some of the same stuff that you did. Still and all I did enjoy the show. Check out my blog to compare notes - http://concert-log.blogspot.com/

Thanks,
Frank Grimaldi

Posted by Frank Grimaldi | October 24, 2009 11:24 PM

It was not the best show but it wasn't such a sucker either.

Posted by Gas Boiler | May 24, 2010 5:27 PM

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