LIVE: The Church @ The Egg, 7/10

Steve Kilbey

Steve Kilbey

The Church is and has been a very good band for a very long time. At last Friday nightโ€™s intimate performance at The Egg, the Church quite simply rocked.

Gone are the support of major labels Warner Brothers and Arista. Even the post-“Starfish” Arista releases – numbering three – were an intentional move away from a simple follow-up to โ€œUnder the Milky Way,โ€ the band’s lone Top 40 hit.

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Peter Koppes

Peter Koppes

Marty Willson Piper and Tiare Helberg

Marty Willson Piper and Tiare Helberg

The Church continues to write wonderful and sometimes difficult music distributed on a patchwork of independent international labels, the critically acclaimed album “Untitled #23” being the latest.

Those of us who loyally follow the Church were rewarded with a performance that burned oh so brightly, interspersed with genuine good humor, prompting several mid-set standing ovations.

Full Disclosure: Steve Kilbey and I are friends, dating back to ’88 when I worked at Arista Records.

review and photographs by Matthew Mac Haffie

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One Response to “LIVE: The Church @ The Egg, 7/10”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I agree they’ve been very good for a long time.

    Not a friend of the band… a good friend (she was a total fan) gave me a cassette of their music years ago, and I thought it was great. Glad to see they are still doing it!

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