Tag: Live

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Four-band showcase at Cargo, London – 27 April 2017 (photo essay)

Cargo is one of those trendy nightclubs housed in a Victorian, red brick, railway arch, in the now gentrified East End of London. In years gone by, it would have housed broken down trains, but now it boasts a stuffed lioness above the bar. Tonight, it welcomed a four-band showcase as part of the regular Upsurge event. Nadia Sheikh The […]

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Sara Watkins Performs an Engaging Set at Antone’s

Sara Watkins Performs an Engaging Set at Antone’s

Austin, Texas was in for a treat when Sara Watkins and her band took stage this past Thursday night at Antone’s. The concert was intimate with an active crowd containing longtime Nickel Creek fans and others who have only been exposed to Watkins solo career. As a songwriter, Watkins has evolved with every album she releases. Her debut solo album, Sara […]

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Nada Surf Live in Austin, TX: Let’s Do it Again

Nada Surf Live in Austin, TX: Let’s Do it Again

It’s been four years since Nada Surf released their previous studio album The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy, and since then the group has not played any headlining shows in Austin. Now, with their newest album release —  You know who you are — the band is currently touring US/UK. Friday night was a highly anticipated night for Nada Surf […]

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Chris Bathgate – “Old Factory” EP

Chris Bathgate – “Old Factory” EP

A while ago a musician I love, Molly Sullivan, went on tour with a musician I hadn’t heard before, Chris Bathgate. I clicked through to Chris’s website and found his album Salt Year, a collection of gorgeously gloomy music, shambling and delicious. It has a kinship to the music of Justin Vernon’s various projects from Chris’s neighbor state, Wisconsin. Something […]

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Live Review: Lady Lamb At the Divan Orange, Montreal 11/05/2015

Live Review: Lady Lamb At the Divan Orange, Montreal 11/05/2015

Without a doubt the best way to spend Monday night in Montreal was in the company of Aly Spaltro, aka Lady Lamb. Playing the Divan Orange for the second time in two years, Lady Lamb’s audience keeps growing and she picks up new admirers with every passing show. Following a memorable opening performance by New York’s Rathborne (their first tour […]

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Van Halen – “Live Tokyo Dome In Concert”

Van Halen – “Live Tokyo Dome In Concert”

All Hail Van Halen! Why? Because they’ve found out how to do it right. They’ve had their strife, and their ridiculous battling fans. Fact is, no one should really care for a second who was the better singer (Roth, Hagar, Cherone, all good guys). No one should care to argue about Eddie’s band decisions and whether or not they made […]

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