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Hazards of Swimming Naked, Lion Island, Mr. Maps, Hunz – Brisbane – 21 August 2010

By | September 4th, 2010|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hazards of Swimming Naked + Lion Island + Mr. Maps + Hunz The Hi-Fi Bar, Brisbane 21st August 2010 Brisbane bands why has Webcuts forsaken thee? We try to make amends tonight seeing four in

Belle & Sebastian – Los Angeles – 8 October 2010

By | October 21st, 2010|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , |

On an odd rainy night in downtown Hollywood, weather befit more for their homeland than ours, Belle and Sebastian, Glaswegian art school rockers of yore, played to a sold out crowd of mostly thirty-somethings, brave enough to stand outside...in not just any ordinary venue. Instead, they stylishly bowed and plucked their instruments amongst the mausoleums and graves of some of Los Angeles’ elite. Adding to the macabre setting was the screening of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting that preceded the show. Taking the stage, B&S lead singer Stuart Murdoch asked “Did you see me? I was in the bar scene!”.

Teenage Fanclub – Los Angeles – 11 October 2010

By | October 22nd, 2010|Categories: Live Reviews|Tags: , , , |

Blake, McGinley & Love doesn’t have the same ring as Crosby, Stills & Nash, but there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be held in the same breath or as widely known. These three Scotsman and the outfit they've steered for the last 20+ years have consistently made albums that rich in harmonies and heart-on-sleeve emotions. If Teenage Fanclub had a spiritual home, it would be a tie between Nashville or Los Angeles, or perhaps started in Los Angeles and ended up in Nashville (as found on their most recent album Shadows).