LIVE: Guggenheim Grotto @ The Linda, 4/9/11

April 15th, 2011, 1:00 pm by Greg
Guggenheim Grotto

Guggenheim Grotto

What are two Irish guys from Ireland doing at The Linda and not playing jigs and reels?

Well, Guggenheim Grotto isn’t your average Irish traditional import, nor even your U2 Irish-rock copycats. These two Irish lads – keyboardist Kevin May and guitarist Mick Lynch – were celebrating their recent CD release, “The Universe Is Laughing,” with a superb presentation of chat, song and wit to a surprisingly large audience at The Linda in Albany last Saturday night.

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Split-single suggestion

June 16th, 2009, 1:05 pm by Greg

Irish pop duo Guggenheim Grotto recently slid through Nippertown for a couple of shows – Wednesday, June 10 @ the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock and Thursday, June 11 @ the Linda in Albany. And you can read my review of the Albany show here.

They also brought along fellow Dublin singer-songwriter Tadhg Cooke as their opening act. Of course, the Grotto and Cooke are very compatible musically speaking – great vocals, catchy pop melodies, an intimate, acoustic delivery.

But at the end of the night, I was left wondering whether they couldn’t help market and promote the tour with a split-single featuring the Grotto’s “I Think I Love You” and Cooke’s “You Know You Hate Me.”

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