If you’ve been on here before you’ve probably noticed I play in a band sometimes, just for fun. But part of that fun is doing silly things like this.
Jodie is a good friend of mine and she does a good job writing about local music. When she put out a tweet the other night urgently looking for a band to interview for her October slot I put my hand up.
I journeyed over to Cardiff to catch US psych/folk band Akron/Family support their new album ‘Sub-Verses’. I’ve seen them a handful of times now, and somehow manage to catch them along the way on other travels. I’ve seen them in Denmark, Canada, England and now Wales. Because everyone knows it counts as an entirely different country. Every time has been completely different – they’re an entirely unpredictable band both on record and in live form – I hope I got this across in the review. Have a read…
For those of you that don’t know, I play guitar and sing in a band called Cassette Culture. We’re based out of Bristol in the UK and play fairly frequently in the local area.
One of my favourite bands is a band called the Wave Pictures.
The last few times they’ve come through Bristol we’ve been asked to support them. So once again I’m doing a bit of promo and got a little over excited and wrote my first meeting with the band in to a short story. Is it a fictionalised account? Well, as I think you’ll notice – it’s impossible to tell.
Here’s the full piece, with the promotional blurb too… obviously.
My review of Marnie Stern last time she came through Bristol – read on, read on…
“New Yorker Marnie Stern is one of those acts that so many have heard of, that so many would like to catch live. Stern is one of those guitarists that does something different. Loud, brash, finger-tapping all over the China shop like a bull in an even more expensive ceramics shop – a fan before the show even proclaimed her “the best guitarist he’d ever seen”.
Read the full review on Bearded Magazine.