Posted in music | pictures on April 25, 2011

by BBG

Grails

The eclectic sounds of Grails played Knitting Factory on a wet Easter night (last night, 4/24) with tour-mate James Blackshaw. Unfortunately, I missed all of Moonrises's set and at least half of James Blackshaw's, though his twelve-string guitar's resonant (in tone and emotion) and gorgeous compositions sounded amazing.

Grails played material from across their output to a mesmerized crowd. New tracks like "I Almost Grew My Hair" mixed with old songs like encore track "Reincarnation Blues." The six-piece rotated instruments, with Emil Amos (who is also in Om) playing both drums and guitar, while the other band members weilded lap steel, keys, sampler, melodica, shaker, and more. Grails is supporting their current jaw-dropping effort Deep Politics (out now on Temporary Residence).

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Comments (13)

first. le bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:30 PM

It's a shame James Blackshaw was in town only to open for Grails.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:35 PM

it's unfortunate that you missed Moonshine, indeed! simply put, they were one of the most electrifying openings acts, if not FLAT OUT performers, i have seen in this great city--and trust me that is saying something. keep your eyes on moonrise, folks--this one is going places.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 12:42 PM

Great double-bill! Awesome show!

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:20 PM

This show was really something special. You MUST check out Grails, their new sound comes off amazing on stage!

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:22 PM

perfect show and perfect venue for it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:27 PM

Fantastic show! Blew me away on a Sunday night.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 1:41 PM

James Blackshaw needs to do his own NY show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 4:10 PM

Please come to TX

Posted by TXn | April 25, 2011 5:24 PM

Blackshaw's music was positively mesmerizing, and the dude's fingernails on his picking hand were off the hook. I could not take my eyes off his hands, as what he was doing did not seem to correlate to the music I was hearing; it sounded like 2 guitaritsts. Grails, as usual, were great. The new material sounded fantastic live. Also, I am convinced that Zack Riles is the mastermind behind Grails now. I caught most of Moonshine's set & was disappointed until I finally got into their groove on the last song.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2011 11:46 PM

James Blackshaw is certainly a talented player on a appropriate fitting record label.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 6:56 AM

@11:46 PM, your boner for 12-string acoustic guitars is blurring yr vision.

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