A Camp Hits the U.S.

A Camp - Colonia
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A Camp, the side project of Cardigan’s lead singer, Nina Persson, releases its sophomore album, Colonia, on April 28th.  The first single off the album is “Stronger Than Jesus,” with other stand-out tracks including “Bear On The Beach” and “Love Has Left The Room.”

This May, the group will embark on its first U.S. tour in support of the new album.  A Camp will kick things off in New York City and conclude in Los Angeles. The full list of North American tour dates follows.

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The Bird and the Bee @ Echoplex

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The Bird and the Bee (Inara George and Greg Kurstin) played not too far from home when they took the stage at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA on April 6th. The band has been playing a lot of local dates recently, as this was my third time seeing them this year.

Before the show, I ran into Inara outside the venue and thanked her for the station ID she recorded for the radio station a month or so ago (to hear it, tune into to Sirens of Song Online Radio). I then made a very feeble attempt at small talk, yet she was as gracious as always. Even gave me some ideas of where to eat before the show.

To give a quick rundown of the night, the band opened up with “My Love,” mellowed it out with “How Deep Is Your Love,” and covered Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” which afterward turned into an on-stage discussion of the song’s title. The hijinks didn’t end there though.
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Emiliana Torrini @ Troubadour

Emiliana Torrini serenades the crowd

The last stop on her North American tour, Emiliana Torrini performed to a sold out crowd at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on March 30th.

From the moment she stepped onto the stage wearing a flowered dress and shoes that looked like they were painted in gold, the crowd was enamored by her mere appearance.

She kicked off the show with “Fireheads” and had the crowd moving with “Me And Armini.” At one point, she was feeling a bit frisky and politely asked for some whiskey (wow, I really wasn’t trying to rhyme). Not a minute later, a shot glass was placed by her feet, and as soon as the song was over, Emiliana and the drummer took a moment to the amusement of everyone. Continue reading Emiliana Torrini @ Troubadour

Sirens of Song v. 3.0

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Welcome to Sirens of Song v. 3.0.  No, this isn’t a late April Fool’s joke. Sirens of Song has undergone a much-needed makeover. As you can see,  I’m still in the process of building out the site. All of the old pages will be left up for archival purposes, but they will not be updated anymore.

All concert reviews, tour updates, CD reviews, photos and general news will be posted right here in blog format. This will make it much easier to update the site on a regular basis, rather than having to create new pages for each new singer I come across.

Hopefully everyone will like the new look.  I have a lot of new content to post so stay tuned!

-Brian

a blog dedicated to female singers and musicians