Glastonbury 2017: Thursday Report

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Somerset, UK – What a difference the weather makes. After last year’s quagmire, it was a whole different ball game when Glastonbury Festival gates opened on Wednesday. Early comers were treated to a day of baking sun and unusually hard ground to hammer in tent pegs. We arrived on Thursday to find it still warm

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Generationals Captivate Los Angeles

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Los Angeles – Generationals, a new wave duo from New Orleans returned to Los Angeles, after an absence of a few years, to showcase new jams and fan favorites. The Teragram Ballroom, located in downtown Los Angeles was buzzing on this crystal clear night as the true, zealot fans made it out to support the

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Lanterns On The Lake Truly Light Up London

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London – It’s unusual to begin a review with the punch line but after tonight’s London show by Newcastle’s Lanterns On The Lake I seriously doubt if there is another band playing quite such stately, elegiac and emotive music anywhere else right now. The austere grandeur of Islington Assembly Hall seemed wholly appropriate and it

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Pavo Pavo Finds a Second Home

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London – On its fifth London gig in the space of a fortnight, Brooklyn band Pavo Pavo could be excused for starting to think of the city as its second home, or at least by now might have memorised the London Underground map, in its North and East quadrants. The short European hop started with

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Bad Suns Ignites a Fire in LA

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Los Angeles – On a mellow night, in Downtown LA, at a little known venue known as The Teragram Ballroom, Bad Suns performed to an electric sold-out crowd. Off the heels of its fantastic sophomore LP, Disappear Here (which is a favorite of Vinyl Theatre’s Keegan Calmes), the hometown quartet performed 17 songs, to a packed 600

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