Photos + Review: Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson, Starley at The Fillmore

Clean Bandit (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Monday night's show at The Fillmore, brought forth an impressive lineup of rising artists for a weeknight. The headliner, English trio Clean Bandit struck it rich — musically rich, that is — when members squashed musical boundaries by combining traditional string instruments with modern electronic devices to become innovators of classical dance music, or baroque pop, as the band has called it. Australian singer/songwriter Starley was a grand start to the sold-out show at a packed Fillmore this week. Her set of about five songs was short but mighty. “Who’s here with someone they love?” Starley asked before [...]

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Q&A: Clean Bandit had a different ‘Rather Be’ before Jess Glynne

Electronic music fans have likely had English quartet Clean Bandit on their radar for some time. Everyone else followed suit last year, when "Rather Be," a collaboration with Jess Glynne, reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording last February. Celloist-vocalist Grace Chatto, violinist-pianist Neil Amin-Smith, bassist Jack Patterson and percussionist Luke Patterson have made waves by combining electronic music with classical. The band's first taste of success came in 2010, when they combined Mozart with dance rhythm on "Mozart's House." Chatto and Amin-Smith played together as part of a classical string quartet at [...]

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