Belle and Sebastian coming to Berkeley this weekend

Chamber pop veterans Belle and Sebastian are coming to the Greek Theatre in Berkeley this weekend, touring behind their first album in five years, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. The familiar trademarks of the group's sound are present on their ninth studio recording, from Stuart Murdoch's acerbic wit to their penchant for writing stirring, gorgeous melodies (especially on soaring opener "Nobody's Empire"), but many of the tracks are exploring more dance-centric territory. Propulsive rhythms reverberate throughout: the slinky, gripping groove of "The Party Line," the electro, ABBA-esque dance-floor burner "Enter Sylvia Plath," and the Latin-inflected percussion of "Perfect Couples" all contribute [...]

2010 Treasure Island Music Festival Mix (Podcast #231)

2010 Treasure Island Music Festival Mix (Podcast #231) This week's podcast offers a sampling of the many great bands taking part in the 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival. We're quite excited to be returning to the island on Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th for a two-day celebration of great music that proves to be one of our favorite concert events every year. We'll be offering up previews, downloads and giveaways as the festival gets closer, but here are selections from fourteen TIMF 2010 artists. Find out more about all of them and purchase tickets to the festival over [...]

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