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    • anonymous

      anonymous

      The Rainbow - Birmingham, UK on 09 Nov 2015

      Absolutely love The Red Paintings! I've seen them 3 times now and will go back for more. Why don't they get bigger audiences?? They so deserve a breakthrough!
      On the other hand, the intimacy of the gig - there were about 30 of us at the Rainbow last night - added to the allure. As did the temporary breakdown of the equipment - the band just talked to us instead, until the Stereo Juggernaut's front man saved the day. And then they rocked!! A mixture of new songs, rarely played Tears for Fears classic "Mad World" and some of my all-time favourites from their awesome "The Revolution is Never Coming" album, the band pulled it off; sadly cut short only by the dreaded curfew, not by lacking enthusiasm. Arguably the star of the band, Trash McSweeney, modest and nondescript in his day clothes, morphed into his flamboyant on-stage persona. He delivered in true rockstar style, but also showed his approachable, human side. However, the girls rocked, too: can't beat an electric violin in a theatrical, orchestral art-rock band, and Alix Kol is an expert on her instrument, at times stealing the show with her emotive solos and. I take my hat off to the petite bass player and powerful drummer, too: in the male-dominated rock world, these girls give the guys a run for their money!
      The Awesome Red Paintings, please come back to Birmingham soon!

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    • Magmagic

      Magmagic

      Sarpsborg scene - Sarpsborg, Norway on 29 Sep 2015

      Thank you!!!!
      What a show...what a performance, it just blew my mind. You all had an presence and a musical expression, that totally mesmerized me, I simply just loved it.
      It sure gave me a good feeling, a total live experience and not least, I left with a big smile on my face.
      So...I wish you all good luck on your tour around the world , and I really hope people come to listen to your music, and not least watch your awesome performance. Come back agaun in the near future, I'll be there.Thank you!!!!
      What a show...what a performance, it just blew my mind. You all had an presence and a musical expression, that totally mesmerized me, I simply just loved it.
      It sure gave me a good feeling, a total live experience and not least, I left with a big smile on my face.
      So...I wish you all good luck on your tour around the world , and I really hope people come to listen to your music, and not least watch your awesome performance. Come back again in the near future, I'll be there.

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    • Calvin Mann

      Calvin Mann

      Volcanic Theater - Bend, US on 24 Jun 2015

      As president and founder of VocalBooth.com I try to experience as much live music as I can and its rare to find a band like The Red Paintings that is truly professional and complete in all aspects of their performance. They're committed to their art and give a high energy show with the added benefit that they are down to earth people who don't take themselves too seriously. Don't miss them, you'll have a great time.

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    • anonymous

      anonymous

      The Masquerade - Purgatory Stage - Atlanta, US on 07 Jun 2015

      A very intimate setting and an emotional show to go with it, my 5th time seeing The Red Paintings but an entirely different show to their regular ones, the crowd was tiny and Trash became much more open about his mindset and the difficulties and emotional stress of touring America and dealing with deaths close to you. Trash powered through this to continue playing despite wanting to finish 4 songs early at Wasps and you could only feel understanding and sympathetic when he couldn't bring himself to play Mad World in dedication to Xander. It was emotional but the music was just as beautiful as it has been every other time I have seen TRP live. Shout out to Alix on violin for being lovely and posing for a pic and talking to us before and after the show <3. Also a shout out to the drunk guy who came on stage for Fall of Rome making a memory that I definitely won't forget, I'm pretty sure he took my shirt home.

      As for the opening bands, the first was a pretty generic sounding but decent enough country/indie band that you would expect from the south of USA, it was an enjoyable experience and a good warm up act, the main singer who played keyboard, harmonica and guitar was particularly talented.

      The second warm up act was a mess and the less said about them is probably for the best but it didn't dampen the fantastic experience of seeing The Red Paintings live in this setting.

      Also the concert info needs to be corrected as this show happened on the Purgatory Stage at Masquerade not the Hell Stage.

      Happy Birthday Trash!

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    • NBKGault

      NBKGault

      Scruffy City Hall - Knoxville, US on 05 Jun 2015

      Not only the best band I've ever seen at Scruffy or the Pub, but no band that I had never heard of until the night I saw the has ever made a stronger 1st impression then The Red Paintings did this night! I actually came there to see the Prince Tribute band (which was a huge disappointment, and buzzkill), and now it will always be a funny story as to how I came to discover The Red Paintings. I left with buying 1 of their shirts, and it likely won't be the last as I am now a full blown fan. PLEASE bring them back ASAP, and this time let them have the stage the whole night to themselves!!! Thank you for bringing them into my music world!!

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    • anonymous

      anonymous

      Black Cat - Washington, US on 01 Jun 2015

      one of the top five concerts ive seen in my life. i've been to more than i can count across different genres too. this band is an absolute must see for any fan of music and art.

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    • anonymous

      anonymous

      The Fleece - Bristol, UK on 26 Apr 2015

      Last night was the best gig I have ever been to. I was even lucky enough to be the stage painter for the band. The crowd showed much support and adoration for the red paintings and that was really great to see and I wish the band luck for their headline tour coming this Autumn, I will be sure not to miss that when it comes round. Nothing else sounds as unique as the Red Paintings. I would say that it isnt like seeing a regular alt band, it is an EXPERIENCE to behold. What a blast!

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