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Serpentine Sessions presents: Bon Iver @ Hyde Park, June 30th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Music Video, Tracks with tags , , , , on April 29, 2009 by musicmuleblog

What? Bon Iver

Bon Iver a.k.a. Justin Vernon from Wisconsin released one of the best albums of 2008 in the achingly beautiful ‘For Emma Forever Ago’. The album is beautiful stripped down Americana recorded in his father’s wood cabin in the woods of Wisconsin with Justin’s affecting high voice carrying each song to soaring peaks. I managed to catch him no less than three times last year and the album is even more moving live and as his more recent ‘Blood Bank’ EP has proved there seems no letting up on quality from newer material. Serpentine Sessions will be held in a specially designed 3000 capacity area in the Royal Park section of Hyde Park. See even the Queen must dig this guy!

When? Tuesday, June 30th.

Where? Hyde Park, London.

How Much? £25

Tickets? ticketmaster / 0844 576 5483 (sorry)   *MM   *SOS   ON SALE FRIDAY 1ST MAY 9AM

mp3: Bon Iver – Blood Bank

Blur + Foals + Crystal Castles + Friendly Fires @ Hyde Park, July 2nd.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , on April 16, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? Blur / Foals / Crystal Castles / Friendly Fires

This second date has been added to the initial Friday one and it’s a truly amazing line-up to warrant your £45. Blur need no introduction. Here’s a brief synopsis of the others:

Foals: math rock i.e. indie disco meets prog rock i.e. loud, fast, danceable rhythms with amazing instrumentation and shouty vocals. Way better than it sounds! They made my favourite album of last year – Antidotes.

Crystal Castles: Cool as fuck Canadian experimental electro duo of Alice Glass and multi instrumentalist Ethan Kath.

Friendly Fires: English disco rock heroes who ahve caused a real stir since releasing their debut album last year. Think an English version of The Rapture and you’d be near enough.

For Fans Of: Blur, The Rapture, Bloc Party, Daft Punk, Aphex Twin, Holy Fuck, Battles.

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When? Thursday, Jult 2nd.

Where? Hyde Park, London.

How Much? £45

Tickets? ticketweb *SOS   *MM

mp3: Foals – Cassius

mp3: Friendly Fires – Paris

mp3: Crystal Castles – Untrust us