Saturday, January 28, 2023

In Photos: Andy Frasco & the U.N. at Brooklyn Arts Center

Andy Frasco stripped down and jumped on the lamps of opening act Little Stranger as they took a seat on top of the piano. (MoonFrog Media/Tom Dorgan)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — To a sold-out crowd, Andy Frasco & the U.N. packed the Brooklyn Arts Center with high energy and, as photographer Tom Dorgan put it, sheer fun.

“To quote Frasco’s ‘Dancin’ Around My Grave,’ his shows are ‘no breaks, all gas,'” Dorgan said.

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The band pounced about the stage, often switching instruments, dancing, interacting with the crowd and crowd-surfing. They even brought friends onstage to join them, including Wilmington’s own vocal songstress and powerhouse Rebekah Todd. Todd sung with the band on “Dancin’ Around My Grave,” the final song before the encore.

Opening hip-hop duo Little Stranger, out of Charleston, S.C., also joined midset — and shirtless, nonetheless — on “None of Those Things.” Frasco also stripped down and jumped on the lamps of Little Stranger as they took a seat on top of the piano.

Here is a look at the set and photos from the show, as captured by Dorgan of MoonFrog Media

Set list
Make It Work
Mature As F**k
Birthday Song
U Do U
High Supply
Talk About It (Tease “NIB” by Black Sabbath)
Paul MC Tune
None of Those Things with Little Stranger
Puff Break
Love All Me (Queen)?
C Boogie (Tease of “Country Roads” by John Denver)
Change of Pace
Dancin’ Around My Grave with Rebekah Todd

What A Life
Keep On Keppin’ On/Smells like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) 

Andy Frasco & the U.N.

Little Stranger

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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