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Belle & Sebastian, Blitzen Trapper
Price $40-$49
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Alternative Rock

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Belle & Sebastian, Blitzen Trapper

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 8:00p
ACL Live Austin, TX

A band that takes its name from a French children's television series about a boy and his dog would almost have to be precious, and to be certain, Belle & Sebastian are precious. But precious can be a damning word, and Belle & Sebastian don't have the negative qualities that the word connotes -- they are private but not insular, pretty but not wimpy; they make gorgeous, delicate melodies sound full-bodied. Led by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Murdoch, the seven-piece band has an intimate, majestic sound… Show more

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A band that takes its name from a French children's television series about a boy and his dog would almost have to be precious, and to be certain, Belle & Sebastian are precious. But precious can be a damning word, and Belle & Sebastian don't have the negative qualities that the word connotes -- they are private but not insular, pretty but not wimpy; they make gorgeous, delicate melodies sound full-bodied....
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Blitzen Trapper's music went through various genres with each record, bouncing from indie folk to art rock to experimental folk before settling into a rich, dusty brand of Neil Young-inspired alt country....
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ACL Live
310 W. Second St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 225-7999
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June 7, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Mongillo

On “Destroyer of the Void,” the latest from Portland, Ore.-based experimental folk rockers Blitzen Trapper, the band takes a more focused, economic approach to their sound.

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(no rating) July 18, 2013 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Mongillo

“It’s been a while, hasn’t it,” Belle & Sebastian front man Stuart Murdoch asked the crowd about half way through the band’s set Tuesday night at ACL Live. The Scottish band, touring in support of an upcoming B-sides and rarities release, “The Third Eye Centre,” played to a full house at the 2,750-person capacity theater, offering a sampling of songs from their large catalog.

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