March 5, 2009

Brassland's Big in Britain

This past January, Doveman completed his first tour of the United Kingdom, hitting small venues in big cities but nevertheless making a considerable impression. (Mnemonic's Comment: "Doveman with Nic Muhly and Sam Amidon at Cafe Oto. This would have been the gig of the year if not for...Leonard Cohen at RAH. Worth every penny of the £100 ticket. I still have his songs going through my head now.")

Other Brassland artists, however, are making the jump to the musical equivalent of the English Premier League, playing venerable UK institutions both old and new. First with the old: while The National travel the European summer festival circuit, they'll make a stop in London on August 10th to play Royal Festival Hall. And as for the new, Nico Muhly will be playing All Tomorrow's Parties: The Fans Strike Back in Minehead this May. No word yet on which day of the weekend he'll play (the festival lasts from the 8th through the 10th), but when we find out, we'll let you guys know. For those in the UK, Nico's albums can be found on the Bedroom Community label. Ok, cheers.

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