BNQT: The Button Factory / by Aaron Corr

BNQT were originally to play Vicar Street but the show was moved to Button Factory, most likely because unfortunately the word is not very widespread as to who the band actually are.  Comprising predominantly of Midlake, with Fran Healy from Travis, Jason Lytle from Grandaddy ontour, with added recording contributions from Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand & Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses.  On the plus side, this made for a more intimate viewing and listening pleasure for all who were in attendance to see them play a mix of songs from all their respective bands, and some excellent covers of Neil Young, Tom Petty and the Beatles to boot.

I covered the show for The Thin Air.  From a photography standpoint, although the lighting looks good, it primarily required a very high ISO for a lot of the three songs at the start of the show.  Since there are no rules given to shooting shows in this venue I used my camera later in the show as things mixed up a little, and for the final song where it looked like a party on stage.  They were joined by their support, Chris Stills, mid set for a few songs, with him returning for the encore sing-a-long as it was his last show of the tour with the band.  This is a show that may end up on my end of year list.