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Grand Duchy (Frank Black) @ Maxwells (setlist) & Siren (pics)

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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