People in Planes at Casbah

People in Planes
Casbah – San Diego, CA

Gareth Jones – Vocals
Peter Roberts – Guitar
Kris Blight – Bass
John Maloney – Drums
Ian Russell – Keyboard

People in Planes Casbah - San Diego, CA 9/29/2008

Gareth Jones

People in Planes is out touring in support of their September release of Beyond the Horizon off Wind-Up Records. Beyond the Horizon is their 3rd album with two tracks written, “Better Than Life” and “Lay in the Road” with Natasha Schneider and Alan Johannes. Check out their song “Pretty Planes”, my favorite off the album so far.

The five members of People in Planes are from Wales. People in Planes is the band’s current name, though hardcore fans may also know the band as Tetra Splendour. I am going to go out on a limb and say it’s Welsh. Not sure of a translation there. I am sure someone out there will leave it in the comments. Hint Hint. they also went by Robots in the Sky. I enjoy People in Planes myself.

People in Planes Casbah - San Diego, CA 9/29/2008

They played the Casbah in San Diego last Monday and opened for Filter. They are currently on tour with the Toadies. We arrived at the Casbah on Monday night to the sights and sounds of planes overflying and landing at the very nearby San International Airport. Doors were to be at 830pm. We were there at 8pm or so. We weren’t allowed into the venue until 8:30pm-ish. When we entered we walked through an open air entrance and into a small room with a bar along the wall and 7 or 8 tables throughout the place. The venue was not well lit so we feared for the photos. Yes, it is much harder to shoot and get good shots without the correct lighting. We set up at an empty table and waited for the show to begin. We waited quite awhile too! The show didn’t get started until 9:45pm. The small venue by then had filled up quite a bit and the crowd was definitely ready to rock on! People an Planes boarded the stage and began their set with Last Man. The acoustics were absolutely awesome for this small venue. They rival the Belly Up I think. Throughout the show (and they did rock out) the gents would make some jokes between songs and say Cheers. They were very polite gentlemen from South Wales. Their new CD Beyond the Horizon is now available everywhere. One of the songs they performed from their new album was Better.

The set went as follows:
Last Man
Vampire (my personal favorite)

Be sure to check them out they are a band not to be missed.
Tour dates are after the jump…

People in Planes Casbah - San Diego, CA 9/29/2008Kris Blight

People in Planes Casbah - San Diego, CA 9/29/2008Peter Roberts

Tour Dates:

Oct 7 2008 7:00P
Revolution Music Room w/ Toadies Little Rock, Arkansas
Oct 8 2008 7:00P
George’s Majestic Lounge w/ Toadies Fayetteville, Arkansas
Oct 9 2008 7:00P
New Daisy Theater w/ Toadies Memphis, Tennessee
Oct 10 2008 7:00P
Exit Inn w/ Toadies Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 11 2008 7:00P
Bogarts w/ Toadies Cincinnati, Ohio
Oct 12 2008 7:00P
Headliners Music Hall w/ Toadies Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 14 2008 6:00P
Diesel w/ Toadies Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct 17 2008 8:00P
Majestic Theatre w/ Toadies Detroit, Michigan
Oct 18 2008 7:00P
Rave w/ Toadies Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 19 2008 7:00P
Metro (Chicago) w/ Toadies Chicago, Illinois
Oct 21 2008 7:00P
Station 4 w/ Toadies St. Paul, Minnesota
Oct 22 2008 7:00P
Sokol Auditorium w/ Toadies Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 23 2008 7:00P
The Beaumont Club w/ Toadies Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 24 2008 7:00P
Diamond Ballroom w/ Toadies Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nov 5 2008 8:00P
Trocadero Theatre w/ Toadies Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 6 2008 8:00P
Webster Hall w/ Toadies New York, New York
Nov 7 2008 8:00P
Starland Ballroom w/ Toadies Sayreville, New Jersey
Nov 8 2008 8:00P
Paradise Lounge w/ Toadies Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 9 2008 8:00P
Living Room w/ Toadies Providence, Rhode Island
Nov 11 2008 8:00P
9:30 Club w/ Toadies Washington DC, Washington DC
Nov 13 2008 8:00P
Canal Club w/ Toadies Richmond, Virginia
Nov 14 2008 8:00P
Cat’s Cradle w/ Toadies Carrboro, North Carolina
Nov 15 2008 8:00P
NorVa Theatre w/ Toadies Norfolk, Virginia
Nov 16 2008 8:00P
Headliners (Columbia) w/ Toadies Columbia, South Carolina
Nov 18 2008 8:00P
The Masquerade w/ Toadies Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 19 2008 8:00P
JaxLive w/ Toadies Jacksonville, Florida
Nov 20 2008 8:00P
State Theatre – Tampa w/ Toadies St Petersburg, Florida
Nov 21 2008 8:00P
House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista w/ Toadies Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Nov 22 2008 8:00P
Culture Room w/ Toadies Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 24 2008 8:00P
Beta Bar w/ Toadies Tallahassee, Florida
Nov 25 2008 8:00P
House of Blues – New Orleans w/ Toadies New Orleans, Louisiana

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  1. Chris says:

    Tetra Splendour is the English translation of a Spanish jazz quartet, Quatro Esplendido.


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