Review + Photos: Belle & Sebastian charm the East Bay

Belle & Sebastian (photo: Joshua Huver) On Monday night, June 25, an unusually energetic crowd of indie rock fans flocked to the Fox Theater in Oakland for Belle & Sebastian, the unquestioned Scottish royalty of emotionally-laden pop songs. The show marked the band's third Bay Area performance within one year, and the first in the East Bay in three years. “Oakland, East Bay. It’s very nice to be here, very refreshing. I look across to that dark and cloudy, misty land called San Francisco and wonder what idiot lives there.” lead vocalist Stuart Murdoch mused. “It’s like there’s a mystical [...]

Review + Photos: Belle & Sebastian survey rich catalog of songs at the Independent

Belle & Sebastian (photo: Aaron Rubin) Like any indie band worth their weight in vinyl, Scottish legends Belle & Sebastian have captured hearts time and time again, and their intimate show on Thursday, August 10, at the Independent was no exception. Playing a "cheeky" additional show in advance of their weekend appearance at the Outside Lands, the ineffable group sold the show out almost as soon as tickets were made available. I have personally been a fan since 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress burrowed its way into my formative high school mind. By then, Belle & Sebastian were polishing up their sound [...]

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