- 11 Mar 04
In one of Irish music’s worst kept secrets, The Frames played Whelan’s recently, road testing some new songs and being joined on stage by a number of special guests. John Walshe reports from ringside.
Whelan’s is so stuffed that I’d swear the legendary venue is bursting at the seams. The punters are packed so close together that this reporter doesn’t even have space to take his notebook out of his pocket, and has to rely on memory to recall what songs were actually played, and in what order. And why is Whelan’s literally packed to the rafters on a school-night? The Frames are back in town.