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Bill Callahan (Smog) @ Union Chapel, Aug 20th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , on June 11, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? Bill Callahan a.k.a. the legendary alt.folk singer songwriter behind Smog has almost sold out one night at Union Chapel so he adds this second date the following day. Another chance to see a special performer in a special venue. For Fans Of: Smog, Horse Feathers, Bonnie Prince Billy. Continue reading

Patrick Watson @ Union Chapel, June 4th.

Posted in Gigs, Tracks with tags , , , on May 13, 2009 by musicmuleblog

What? Patrick Watson is a Canadian pop/rock wizard. Master of grand, off the wall, guitar and piano led compositions all sung with the voice of Jeff Buckley or damn near close enough. His last album ‘Close To Paradise’ earned him the attention of the indie world and all kinds of songwriting prizes in his homeland. He’s back with his new offering ‘Wooden Arms’ which is Rough Trade’s album of the week. He was a personal highlight at The Great Escape 2 years ago. For Fans Of: Jeff Buckley, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens. Continue reading

Beach House/Vetiver @ Union Chapel, Aug 21st.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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Beach House are Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Baltimore and they’ve risen to relative fame over the past couple of years playing support slots for the likes of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, Victoria even sings on ‘Two Weeks’ which features on the new Grizzly Bear album. They play gorgeous, trippy guitar pop sometimes bordering on shoegaze without the distortion. Victoria’s throaty vocals are something to behold too.

For Fans Of: The Velvet Underground & Nico, Grizzly Bear, Atlas Sound.

Vetiver are from California and make up the other half of this stunning double bill and to be honest they pip it for me. Andy Cabic and his band Vetiver have a few impressive albums under their belt now and Andy has worked with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and a lot of the popular folk stars of recent years. Their vibrant west coast pop meets psych-folk sound is easy on the ears and warming on the heart. The band are tight as hell and will lead you through blissful pop tunes to head down jams with similar ease. Highly recommended.

For Fans Of: Devendra Banhart, Kings Of Convenience, Phosphorescent.

When? Friday, Aug 21st.

Where? Union Chapel, Angel.

How Much? £14

Tickets? ticketweb

mp3: Vetiver – Miles Apart
mp3: Beach House – Used To Be

The Willkommen Collective @ Union Chapel, June 12th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by musicmuleblog

willkommen-collectiveWhat? The Leisure Society / Sons of Noel and Adrian / Shoreline / Sweet Billy Pilgrim

The above bands feature as The Willkommen Collective, based around Brigton based label Willkommen Records, bring some their talented folk roster to the capital this June. Highlight on the night comes from headliners The Leisure Society.

For Fans Of: Fleet Foxes, Bonnie Prince Billy, Nick Drake, John Martn, Folk Music.

When? Friday, June 12th.

Where? Union Chapel, Angel.

How Much? £10

Tickets? wegottickets

mp3: The Leisure Society – The Sleeper

mp3: Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Kalypso

The Low Anthem @ Union Chapel, June 23rd.

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

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What? The Low Anthem

This young Boston 3-piece have just released their album ‘Oh My God, Charlie Darwin’ to critical acclaim both sides of the pond. After a head turning SXSW they signed to UK home of Fleet Foxes, Bella Union label. They look set to be one of the bands of the year. Head on down to the gorgeous Union Chapel to hear their brand of Americana, ranging from falsetto lead tear jerkers to bar room stompers, for yourself.

For Fans Of: Dylan, Tom Waits, Nick Drake, Neil Young.

When? Tuesday, June 23rd.

Where? Union Chapel, Angel.

How Much? £8.50

Tickets? ticketweb *MM    *SOS

mp3: The Low Anthem – (Don’t) Tremble

WIN TICKETS to Electroacoustic Club’s 5th Birthday feat’: Johnny Parry Trio & more @ Union Chapel, May 9th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? Johnny Parry Trio / Soy Un Caballo / This Is The Kit

It’s ace independent promoters Electroacoustic Club’s 5th birthday and to celebrate they’ve organised a stellar line-up at the beautiful Union Chapel in Angel. Will from Electroacoustic has kindly given Music Mule a pair of tickets to give away. All you have to do to get your hands on them is download the free tracks from their Birthday EP at the bottom of the post and let me know the first line of THIS IS THE KIT song ‘Krulle Bol’. Sign up for the Music Mule mailing list and submit your answer in the text box here.

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