Photos: Highasakite @ El Rey Theatre, March 25, 2014

Photos: Highasakite @ El Rey Theatre, March 25, 2014

Highasakite | highasakite.no


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Live Notes: Fanfarlo @ Troubadour, March 25, 2014

Live Notes: Fanfarlo @ Troubadour, March 25, 2014

Seeing their familiar, quirky name in print, Fanfarlo would seem to be a band I surely must have seen at least once at some point in my showgoing career. If not their own gig, then either opening for someone, or maybe a mid afternoon set at some festival, somewhere. (Christ knows I’ve seen my share for forgotten acts. Architecture in Helsinki, anyone?) I tried to conjure their ostensible “hits” and album art but came up blank. Yet a few songs into their fun, alternately mellow and uptempo set at the Troubadour last week, they felt familiar. I had in fact heard several of these songs (they have been mined by music supervisors frequently) but just could not match the sounds to a particular image or the band name. Admittedly, they do get some of blame for some of this: their artwork and lyrics can at times lack a discernible aesthetic and sense of voice for simple people like me to latch onto.

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Photos: Gary Numan @ Mayan Theatre, March 6, 2014

Photos: Gary Numan @ Mayan Theatre, March 6, 2014

Gary Numan | numan.co.uk


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Photos: Angel Olsen @ Echoplex, March 2, 2014

Photos: Angel Olsen @ Echoplex, March 2, 2014

Angel Olsen | angelolsen.com


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