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Playlist: May 2013


May was the month of a lot of changes, a big move, and the closing of one chapter of my life. It was also a great month for music, and despite being too ill to make the Great Escape, all the tracks in this playlist made May very musically memorable.

Here’s to June, it’s going to be great as both sunshine and Glastonbury are on the menu.

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New Treat #167: New Desert Blues

New Desert Blues have been on my radar for quite some time now. They first released a demo called ‘Thom’ around 10 months ago. The track caught some attention and rightfully so. The Americana blues sound teamed with the nostalgically romantic melody line is quite something, and lyrically it made them one of the most interesting new bands for a while. Next came ‘Daniel’, equally as beautiful, slightly more epic, slightly more pop.

Their third track offering entered the internet sphere yesterday. ‘Adam’ is their finest song yet, remaining true to that dark Americana sound which has already defined them but also nodding to the expansive sounds of Arcade Fire.

The band play The Great Escape next Friday at 12:30pm at the very intimate Fishbowl venue. I’ll be there and I hope they don’t disappoint.

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Festival Preview: The Great Escape- Friday

12:30 New Desert Blues


13:40 On and On

The Courtyard

15:30 Empress of


16:00 Susanne Sundfor

The Courtyard

19:30 Marika Hackman

Unitarian Church

20:45 WALL

St. Mary’s Church

21: 15 MO

Queens Hotel

22:05 Tourist


22:15 Unknown Mortal Orchestra


23:30 Misty Miller

The Basement

1:00 Merchandise

The Haunt


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