At Friday show, Ad Frank loves and leaves Fast Easy Women
It’s not just another Ad Frank and The Fast Easy Women show Friday — it’s the last show.
After some eight years, the band is breaking up, albeit amicably enough to get a historic final show out of it. While the lineup has changed since 2002, when guitarist Sean Jackie Connelly joined, the Fast Easy Women have been with Frank in some form for four albums, from “In Girl Trouble” in 2003 to “Your Secrets Are Mine Now,” the 2009 release with the addictive “Winterthru” (winner of best local song last year in the Boston Phoenix’s Best Music Poll).
Drummer Ned Gallacher joined in 2004; vocalist and keyboardist Sarah Rabdau in 2005; and bassist Linda Bean Pardee in 2006. In the grand area tradition, all have musical side projects to turn to after Friday, while Frank can return to the solo projects of his early years, when he turned out an eponymous album and “Mr. Fancypants.”
The show starts at 9 p.m. with Birds Make Birds. Me and Joan Collins, another longtime area band — with a new sound since its own shakeup just months ago — plays at 9:55 p.m., and Count Zero plays at 10:50 p.m. Ad Frank and The Fast Easy Women play at 11:50 p.m.