Monthly Archives: January 2009

Colour Presents: Charlie Parr at The Victoria, Birmingham

We’re really excited to announce our first ever event in Birmingham, which will feature a live set by amazing Minnesotan bluesman Charlie Parr. Support comes from one of Birmingham’s finest Americana acts, Mellow Peaches, and the Young Runaways, who play … Continue reading

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Bon Iver – Blood Bank

Stream: ‘Blood Bank’ (MySpace) I thought I would add to the steady tapping of bloggers dissecting the new four song Bon Iver EP, Blood Bank. Released presumably to sustain the buzz that saw Justin Vernon’s debut For Emma, Forever Ago … Continue reading

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Charlie Parr – Roustabout

Forget Seasick Steve and his toothless hobo schtick. If you want a contemporary evocation of traditional American blues and country, you could do far worse than pick up Roustabout. It’s the fourth album by Duluth, Minnosota resident Charlie Parr, who … Continue reading

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A Sea Change in Music’s Value?

A couple of recent articles have left me wondering if music is losing its value almost completely as a commodity. The first is a new study by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which found that ninety-five percent of … Continue reading

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Zach Condon of Beirut – ‘Venice’

I’ve generally been left a little cold by Zach Condon’s Beirut project. His excursions into Baltic folk music, while often pleasant, feel a little like theatrical exercises without much substance beneath the pretty orchestration. However, I did find myself playing … Continue reading

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View From Other Side

If you came to any of Light House events, you’ll know that we love projecting found vintage slides. Well, it’s developed into something of a hobby in its own right for me and it seemed like a good idea to … Continue reading

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Guide to Upcoming Events – January & February

Understandably, there’s been a dearth of events in the region for the first half of January, so we’ve rolled in February too! We’ll continue to update the Events Guide as we learn of new events. If you would like to … Continue reading

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