9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
Ben Howard is a highly praised British singer-songwriter poised for breakthrough in the
United States. His impressive live shows have lead to sellout tours across the U.K. and
throughout Europe. Howard and his band, through relentless touring, have created a huge
word of mouth buzz. He has recently received plenty of love from the British press and
the influential BBC Radio1, and with upcoming features in NYLON and spins on KCRW,
his fortunes look set to continue across the pond. His debut album Every Kingdom
(Communion Records) reached #7 in the U.K. charts. This tour will serve as Howard's
first American headline visit to coincide with the U.S. release of the album on April 3.
Bahamas is Afie Jurvanen, and for the last many years he's been playing other people's music-- PasoMino, Great Lake Swimmers, The Stills, Howie Beck, Amy Millan, Jason Collett, Hayden and zeus. He's spent the last few years playing piano and guitar with Feist. He walks with a strange and haunted gait, due to a horrible knee injury suffered while on tour, and it's rumored that this might be what led to the appalling "shorts on stage" incident. No photo's of the crime have surfaced and the indie rock police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
A Bahamas live show is likely to be a solo affair, though lately, a host of Toronto time keepers have been sitting behind the drum kit to accompany the Finnish-Canadian through a set of his so called "love songs."
"Pink Strat," the title of Afie's debut record, and is most likely an homage to the very old, and very wimpy sounding Fender Stratocaster (www.fender.com) that he's been known to play.
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