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TICKETS ON SALE: Peter Broderick / w. Loch Lomond / Sun. 19 October 2014 / Half Moon Theatre, Cork

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Just a final reminder that tickets are now on sale for the following concert:

Fractured Air presents:
Peter Broderick (plus band) (USA/Erased Tapes/Bella Union)
w/ special guests Loch Lomond (USA/Chemikal Underground)
Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Sunday 19 October 2014

Tickets are priced at €15 and are available now from Cork Opera House box office, Emmet Place, Cork, or online from the following link:

http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

All details are below. Thank you.

 


 

PETER BRODERICK (USA/Erased Tapes/Bella Union)

Peter Broderick’s name has become synonymous with the thriving independent music scene over the past decade, having released ground-breaking albums on prestigious record labels such as Erased Tapes, Bella Union and Type Records. 2014 has already been a busy year for the ever-prolific musician, releasing the collaborative project with British composer Greg Haines under the guise of Greg Gives Peter Space (where the duo share their fascination with dub music), and collaborating on the latest full-length from The Album Leaf (‘Never Held A Baby’).

Peter Broderick (b. 1987) is an American-born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. In his later teenage years he became entwined in the Portland, Oregon indie folk scene, recording for the likes of M. Ward, Laura Gibson, Horse Feathers and Dolorean. 2007 saw him moving across the ocean to Denmark, where he began a long collaboration with the Danish band Efterklang, touring around the world with them for the next five years (and prominently featured on the recordings ‘Performing Parades’ (2009), ‘Magic Chairs’ (2010) and ‘Piramida’ (2012).

Meanwhile he recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions (‘Float’) to homemade folk music (‘Home’), constantly experimenting with different musical genres (2012’s ‘These Walls Of Mine’ fuses country, folk, Neoclassical, ambient and hip-hop), and also being commissioned to write music for several films and contemporary dance works (‘Music For Falling From Trees’, ‘Music For Contemporary Dance’). He then lived in Berlin for several years where he met and collaborated with Nils Frahm, Dustin O’ Halloran, Machinefabriek, Lubomyr Melnyk and several others.

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Press for Peter Broderick:

“Incremental creep of wickedness” — BBC Music
“A songwriter of beguiling depth” — The Sunday Times
“A series of shiveringly atmospheric compositions” — Q
“Painfully young and unnervingly talented” — The Economist
“A precociously talented multi-instrumentalist” — The Independent

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LOCH LOMOND (USA/Chemikal Underground)

Loch Lomond is the Portland Oregon-based chamber pop/folk group which began as a solo project of Ritchie Young in 2003 with their debut release ‘When We Were Mountains’. While Broderick has joined the band numerous times (drums, violin, mandolin, vocals), Loch Lomond have released three further albums to date:‘Paper The Walls’ in 2007; ‘Little Me Will Start A Storm’ in 2011 and current full-length ‘Dresses’ in 2013. Loch Lomond are currently signed to the prestigious Glasgow-based independent label Chemikal Underground (The Phantom Band, Adrian Crowley, Aidan Moffat).

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Press for Loch Lomond:

“Vaguely surreal, harmonic and orchestral”
—The List

“Evokes the articulation of emotion synthesized sweetly, euphonically, gracefuly… perfectly”
—Drowned in Sound

“Very much the work of a band playing off each other’s strengths… a quiet triumph”
—The Line of Best Fit

 


 

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1529825180574307/?ref=22

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Purchase Tickets:

http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

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Links:

http://www.peterbroderick.net/
http://www.erasedtapes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lochlomondmusic
http://www.chemikal.co.uk/

 


 

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July 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

ANNOUNCEMENT: Peter Broderick w/ Loch Lomond / Sunday 19 October 2014 / Half Moon Theatre, Cork

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We are delighted to announce the return of Portland Oregon’s Peter Broderick (plus band) with special guests Loch Lomond for a special concert at the Half Moon Theatre, Cork, on Sunday 19 October 2014. All details below.

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Fractured Air presents
Peter Broderick (plus band) w/ special guests Loch Lomond
Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Sunday 19 October 2014

Tickets are €15, available now from Cork Opera House box office, Emmet Place, Cork.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

 


 

Fractured Air presents: Peter Broderick (USA/Erased Tapes/Bella Union)

Peter Broderick’s name has become synonymous with the thriving independent music scene over the past decade, having released ground-breaking albums on prestigious record labels such as Erased Tapes, Bella Union and Type Records. 2014 has already been a busy year for the ever-prolific musician, releasing the collaborative project with British composer Greg Haines under the guise of Greg Gives Peter Space (where the duo share their fascination with dub music), and collaborating on the latest full-length from The Album Leaf (‘Never Held A Baby’).

Peter Broderick (b. 1987) is an American-born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. In his later teenage years he became entwined in the Portland, Oregon indie folk scene, recording for the likes of M. Ward, Laura Gibson, Horse Feathers and Dolorean. 2007 saw him moving across the ocean to Denmark, where he began a long collaboration with the Danish band Efterklang, touring around the world with them for the next five years (and prominently featured on the recordings ‘Performing Parades’ (2009), ‘Magic Chairs’ (2010) and ‘Piramida’ (2012).

Meanwhile he recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions (‘Float’) to homemade folk music (‘Home’), constantly experimenting with different musical genres (2012’s ‘These Walls Of Mine’ fuses country, folk, Neoclassical, ambient and hip-hop), and also being commissioned to write music for several films and contemporary dance works (‘Music For Falling From Trees’, ‘Music For Contemporary Dance’). He then lived in Berlin for several years where he met and collaborated with Nils Frahm, Dustin O’ Halloran, Machinefabriek, Lubomyr Melnyk and several others.

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Press:

“Incremental creep of wickedness” — BBC Music
“A songwriter of beguiling depth” — The Sunday Times
“A series of shiveringly atmospheric compositions” — Q
“Painfully young and unnervingly talented” — The Economist
“A precociously talented multi-instrumentalist” — The Independent

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LOCH LOMOND (USA/Chemikal Underground)

Loch Lomond is the Portland Oregon-based chamber pop/folk group which began as a solo project of Ritchie Young in 2003 with their debut release ‘When We Were Mountains’. While Broderick has joined the band numerous times (drums, violin, mandolin, vocals), Loch Lomond have released three further albums to date: ‘Paper The Walls’ in 2007; ‘Little Me Will Start A Storm’ in 2011 and current full-length ‘Dresses’ in 2013. Loch Lomond are currently signed to the prestigious Glasgow-based independent label Chemikal Underground (The Phantom Band, Adrian Crowley, Aidan Moffat).

Press:

“Vaguely surreal, harmonic and orchestral”
—The List

“Evokes the articulation of emotion synthesized sweetly, euphonically, gracefuly… perfectly”
—Drowned in Sound

“Very much the work of a band playing off each other’s strengths… a quiet triumph”
—The Line of Best Fit

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/lochlomondmusic
http://www.chemikal.co.uk/artists/loch-lomond/

 


 

Fractured Air presents
Peter Broderick (plus band) w/ special guests Loch Lomond
Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Sunday 19 October 2014

Tickets are €15, available now from Cork Opera House box office, Emmet Place, Cork.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

 


 

Peter Broderick: Album by Album

The following is a selection of some of our favorite albums from Peter Broderick’s recorded output to date:

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Greg Gives Peter Space ‘Greg Gives Peter Space’ (Erased Tapes, 2014)

Greg Gives Peter Space is the long-awaited first collaborative work with Peter Broderick and Greg Haines, which was released last June (via download and vinyl release) on the ever-illuminating independent label, Erased Tapes. Inspired by the pair’s obsession with dub music, the gifted multi-instrumentalists create sublime soundscapes, derived from rhythmically driven tracks, evoking the spirit of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo. On the utterly transcendent track, ‘The Drive’, Broderick asks “Are you ready for this?” — Greg Gives Peter Space unfolds layers of stunningly beautiful violin passages, ethereal sounds from tape-worn synthesizers, celestial harmonies and a hypnotic bassline. Welcome to the ever-expanding and shape shifting sounds of this incredibly exciting new collaboration.

Last month Greg Haines compiled a Dub-inspired mixtape for us, LISTEN HERE.

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Lubomyr Melnyk ‘Corollaries’ (Erased Tapes, 2013)

‘Corollaries’ occurred in a sense, by accident. Ukrainian pianist and composer, Lubomyr Melnyk met Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm in Cologne, Germany at an ambient music festival during 2012. It was destiny that these special souls would cross paths and soon, light was shone on a dream collaboration. This project was given a name — ‘Corollaries’ — and represents a truly beautiful moment in contemporary music. As ever, the Erased Tapes label is responsible for a truly innovative and imaginative work of art. The five pieces of music contained in ‘Corollaries’ is steeped in unerring beauty and human emotion. ‘Corollaries’ was recorded and produced by Peter Broderick with the additional help of Nils Frahm and Martyn Heyne.

Last year we spoke with Lubomyr Melnyk about the making of ‘Corollaries’, READ INTERVIEW HERE.

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‘Float 2013’ (Erased Tapes, 2013)

Re-issue of Peter Broderick’s 2008 debut solo album ‘Float’ (originally released on John Twells’ Type imprint), remastered by Nils Frahm in his Berlin-based Durton Studio. The resultant ten tracks are lovingly re-mastered by Frahm to re-create the album Broderick had initially released five years previously, in 2008. A timeless treasure of modern-classical compositions, ‘Float’ showcases the gifted talents of the American composer, containing immaculate instrumentation of piano, violin, cello, banjo, guitar, and vocals. In the words of Peter Broderick: “In so many ways I’ve found myself coming around the circle, back to the place I started, only perhaps the circle itself has moved. But the dream is the same. And my little baby has a new pair of shoes: Float 2013.”

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‘These Walls Of Mine’ (Erased Tapes, 2012)

A collection of ten vocal and lyrical experiments, ‘These Walls Of Mine’ effortlessly combines electronica, folk, gospel, soul, hip hop and classical music. The innovative body of work features some of Broderick’s most cherished recordings, from the gorgeous country lament ‘Freyr!’, the ‘Spirit Of Eden’ era ‘I’ve Tried’ to the transcendent title-track, which is introduced as “some words on a page with an intention of recording an audio interpretation of these words”. As ever, Broderick’s artistry is in full-bloom where the influences of such pioneering artists as Arthur Russell and Talk Talk are in evidence through Broderick’s singular artistic vision and unwillingness to rest on his laurels.

In 2012 we spoke with Peter Broderick about the making of ‘These Walls Of Mine’, READ INTERVIEW HERE.

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‘Music For Falling From Trees’ (Erased Tapes, 2009)

‘Music For Falling From Trees’ is a 30-minute piece, in seven sections, created for a contemporary dance by London-based choreographer Adrienne Hart. As Broderick recounts (from the album’s liner notes): “I had been making music for a variety of film projects, but the thought of scoring a dance was very exciting to me. I was on tour at the time, so I wasn’t able to start writing the music until I had a break in early January. The dance premiered on January 21st, so I had about three weeks to create the score. I camped out up in the top of my father’s barn with some minimal recording equipment, my violin and viola, and an old broken piano.”

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‘Home’ (Bella Union, 2008)

Released in 2008, shortly after ‘Float’, Broderick’s Bella Union debut is rooted in cinematic folk terrain, as stunningly beautiful soundscapes of fragile guitar notes and celestial harmonies awakens your senses. ‘Home’ feels just that, familiar, warm and intimate. An album as special as they come, one which has become a close companion for the past half-decade or so that continues to reveal new meaning and significance.

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Oliveray ‘Wonders’ (Erased Tapes, 2011)

This gem was put out a few years back by Berlin-based label Erased Tapes and continues to reveal more with every single listen. A stunning collaboration between longtime friends Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick (Olive and Ray are the authors’ middle names) includes two incredible covers — of Tiny Vipers (‘Dreamer’) and Efterklang (‘Harmonics’) — while the album’s six other original compositions confirm both Frahm and Broderick as two of the most wonderfully exciting artists making music today.

 


 

Fractured Air presents
Peter Broderick (plus band) w/ special guests Loch Lomond
Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Sunday 19 October 2014

Tickets are €15, available now from Cork Opera House box office, Emmet Place, Cork.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

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http://www.peterbroderick.net/
http://www.erasedtapes.com/
http://bellaunion.com/

 


 

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July 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

The Space Lady w/ School Tour/ April 2014 / Photo Essay by Izabela Szczutkowska

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Last April, we had the pleasure to host (alongside our friends Plugd Records) U.S. pop visionary, The Space Lady (AKA Susan Schneider) in the T.D.C, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (with special guest School Tour). The tour was the very first time The Space Lady (Night School Records) embarked on a tour of venues, having performed on the streets of San Francisco during the 70’s and generating a near-mythical status from transfixed audiences and passers-by. “The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits” is out now on Night School Records.

All photographs: Izabela Szczutkowska

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“Now I inhabit the role of The Space Lady more enthusiastically than ever, and with more intentionality – that is, to inspire people toward self-expression, love, peace, and harmony here on our very fragile planet.”

—Susan Schneider

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“At night I would sit down at the kitchen table, listen to a song on our boom box, and scrawl out the lyrics and chords as best as I could make them out. Then the next morning I would work out arrangements on the subway platform, trying hard to recall what the song sounded like the night before. People began telling me how “different” and “original” my interpretations were, when I was actually trying my best to recreate what the original artists had done. At any rate, I instinctively knew to keep my arrangements simple and slightly unorthodox”.

—Susan Schneider

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“4, 3, 2, 1
Earth below us, drifting, falling
Floating, weightless, calling, calling, home”

—lyrics taken from ‘Major Tom’

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“Last night your shadow fell upon my lonely room
I touched your golden hair and tasted your perfume
Your eyes were filled with love the way they used to be
Your gentle hand reached out to comfort me
Then came the dawn
And you were gone”

—lyrics taken from ‘I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)’

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All photographs by Izabela Szczutkowska. (http://www.izyandthesunshines.blogspot.ie)

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‘The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits’ is available now on Night School Records.

http://thespacelady.net
http://nightschoolrecords.com

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July 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Julia Kent w/ Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh / March 2014 / Photo Essay by Izabela Szczutkowska

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We were delighted to present (alongside Plugd Records) a special double-bill concert with the world-renowned composers: Brooklyn-based cellist Julia Kent and Irish fiddle player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, in Cork’s Triskel Arts Centre on Saturday 1st March. The show was Julia Kent’s debut Irish solo show and the highly awaited return of Ó Raghallaigh, who performed with The Gloaming at Triskel Christchurch a year previously. 

All photographs: Izabela Szczutkowska

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Since then, Kent has continued to tour Europe (in support of her latest Leaf Label album ‘Character’), having opened for Valgeir Sigurðsson and Liam Byrne. Kent has also embarked on a new project with Melora Creager, Dawn McCarthy and others, and premiered all-new material for a special electronic performance in Torino, Italy on April 11th. Ó Raghallaigh has traversed Europe, playing several Italian shows and Amsterdam, before a special residency with Cleek Schrey at the Irish Arts Centre in New York. This May marks the Irish tour of This Is How We Fly, a contemporary folk ensemble featuring the immense talents of Ó Raghallaigh, Seán Mac Erlaine, Nic Gareiss, and Petter Berndalen.

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“Everything that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea
Hung their heads and then lay by.”

—(‘Orpheus with his lute made trees’, L. A. J. Burgersdijk)

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“Sometimes, being from the world of traditional music, I wonder how to give people a window into that world, to share what I love about it. The same with other things in life I love, like being in the mountains. I want to start from scratch and make a really compelling, rich, wonderful thing of it, and a very Irish thing, but somehow hopeful and exciting and beautiful.”

—Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

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“For me, music is really about communicating, and the kind of instrumental music I make is a way of expressing emotion without words. I feel really fortunate to be able to travel and play, as I do; I’ve had some wonderful encounters all over the world. Of course it’s a bit of a cliché to say that music is a universal language, but it truly is. Through music you can communicate with anyone.”

—Julia Kent

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“When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice – my voice.”

—Mstislav Rostropovich

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All photographs by Izabela Szczutkowska. (http://www.izyandthesunshines.blogspot.ie)

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http://www.juliakent.com
http://www.caoimhinoraghallaigh.com

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THE SPACE LADY, T.D.C. Triskel Arts Centre, Sat. 12 April

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We’re delighted to announce the following concert — as a co-promotion with Plugd Records — THE SPACE LADY (with support from School Tour), The T.D.C., Triskel Arts Centre, Cork on Saturday 12 April 2014. All information below.

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“Suddenly, people were stopping in their tracks…People began telling me how “different” and “original” my interpretations were, when I was actually trying my best to recreate what the original artists had done. At any rate, I instinctively knew to keep my arrangements simple and slightly unorthodox.”

—Susan Schneider (The Space Lady)

The Space Lady (AKA U.S. artist Susan Schneider) is a street-performing singer based in Colorado, USA. Originally beginning on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70’s, she has recently begun playing again. Last November, London-based Nightschool Records released a retrospective of The Space Lady’s utterly transcendent synth-pop creations featuring resolutely unique cover songs (Peter Schilling’s ‘Major Tom’, ‘I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)’ by The Electric Prunes and ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’, to name but a few) and her own stellar and singular electronic pop explorations (composed by her ex-husband Joel Dunsany). In the words of Nightschool Records, “This music has transcended genre, style and fashion, opening up hearts and minds along the way”. Having appeared on mixes by Erol Alkan and John Maus, The Space Lady’s music belongs to the here and now, where a lovely parallel exists between Schneider and the contemporary avant-pop movement of such artists as Julia Holter, John Maus and Maria Minerva.

The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70’s, playing versions of contemporary pop music on accordion and dressed flamboyantly (her winged helmet and blinking lights epitomizes the futuristic and ethereal sounds), transmitting messages of peace and harmony. Following the theft of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its lead exponents ever since with the likes of John Maus, Erol Alkan and Kutmah being devotees.

This Spring, The Space Lady will be embarking on her first ever tour of venues. The tour begins in Bellingham USA before heading to much of the Pacific Northwest, touching down in California and then visiting the UK and Ireland. The Space Lady performs her highly anticipated debut Irish shows this April when she performs on Saturday 12th April at the Triskel Arts Centre.

“Now I inhabit the role of The Space Lady more enthusiastically than ever, and with more intentionality…that is, to inspire people toward self-expression, love, peace, and harmony here on our very fragile planet.”

—Susan Schneider, The Space Lady

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Press for ‘The Greatest Hits’:

“a heart-warming, eccentric, and unselfconscious affair that attends to the fact that you don’t need ego and fancy gear to make great pop music.”

—Dazed Digital

“The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits is one of the most exquisite, quirky and heart-warming synth-pop collections you’ll hear this year.”

—Boomkat

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The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits (plus bonus tracks) can be listened in full here:

https://soundcloud.com/dazedandconfused/sets/the-space-lady-greatest-hits/

For more information on The Space Lady:

http://nightschoolrecords.com/the-space-lady
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Space-Lady/289242264536512

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The Space Lady (with support from School Tour) performs at the T.D.C., Triskel Arts Centre, Cork on Saturday 12 April. Doors: 8pm, Tickets are €10/€8, available from Plugd Records.

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1460761674154242/

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March 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm