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New Meetup: Glasvegas @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - SOLD OUT

From: Rachel
Sent on: Thursday, March 12, 2009 2:50 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Indie/BritPop Fans United!!

What: Glasvegas @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - SOLD OUT

When: March 28,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Soldout

Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg
Date: Sat 3/28
Notes: 18+
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
$22 adv / $25 day of show

Glasvegas' debut album is being released on 8th September to huge critical acclaim seemingly only shortly after initial interest from their MySpace Demos and Alan McGee's blogs about the band. The self-titled album was co-produced by James Allan & Rich Costey (also worked with Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Muse) and recorded in New York.

The winners of the 2008 NME 'Philip Hall Radar Award' for most promising new band, they've released two hit singles from the album in Geraldine and Daddy's Gone and were a must-see band at this year's Glastonbury, T In The Park, Latitude, Underage and Reading/Leeds.

The band play their largest headline shows to date in the UK in November/December which will coincide with a special Christmas release.

Ida Maria
Appearing seemingly out of nowhere with a batch of superb pop songs full of punk-infused energy and vocals chops that Bj?rk or Polly Jane Harvey would envy, Ida Maria became a sensation in Sweden on the basis of a number of well-reviewed live shows and some truly impressive demos. Ida Maria Sivertsen was born and raised in Nesna, a small community in Norway with a population of less than 2,000. While Ida's parents encouraged her to learn the piano, she opted to take up the guitar instead, and taught herself well enough to play local concerts at the age of 14. When she was 16, Ida moved away from home and settled in Bergen, a city in southwest Norway (her parents rejected her original plan to move to South Africa), and she began working up songs with a handful of local musicians. However, Bergen's rainy climate didn't agree with her, so she moved on to Sweden, finding a handful of simpatico musicians in Stockholm. Teaming up with guitarist Stefan Tornby, bassist Johannes Lindberg, and drummer Olle Lundin, Ida Maria began making the rounds of Swedish rock clubs, and her wildly energetic tunes and witty lyrics quickly made her a local favorite.
- Mark Deming,

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