Maximo Park
8

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • ULU
  • 2005-05-07

All comparisons to the The Futureheads should be swept aside, Maximo Park are on their own road. Bring on the album.

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Wolf Eyes
6

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • Barden's Boudoir
  • 2005-07-11

It’s certainly more interesting than yet another bastard twanging a guitar; accompanied by drums played in a flat four claiming to be ‘innovative’.

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Beck
10

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States
  • Gibson Amphitheatre
  • 2005-07-22

As Beck strummed on his hollowed out instrument, his band took a short siesta, sitting down at a table on stage, complete with food and glasses of wine.

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Devendra Banhart / Espers
8

  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • Koko
  • 2005-08-11

Devendra is a performer who is able to slow down or speed bits up, to change bits around, and go off on little flourishes on a whim.

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Ashton Court Festival

The giants of Bristol’s recent musical past have all played here, but Kosheen are shit, Massive Attack have become shit and Portishead and Tricky have just gone. How will the city’s new breed live up to their (mostly) glorious history?

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