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Rachael Ray SXSW Feedback Party At Stubb’s Photos

March 20, 2012 drainu182 0

SXSW is not quite right until Rachael Ray’s Feedback party arrives. If you didn’t have a badge and wanted to go to a party with all the buzz bands of the festival as well as a few artists who were only playing one show, you wanted to be at Stubb’s last Saturday. Oh, and Rachael provided all the food and booze that you could handle! Our photographer Phil DeSimone was there to get some great shots of Jimmy Cliff, GIVERS, …

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Givers 11/8 XOYO London Review and Photos

December 8, 2011 drainu182 0

By Morgan Bailas

American indie-pop band Givers played a fluid, dancey set to a keen crowd at London’s XOYO on Tuesday, November 8th. Local London group Zulu Winter was in charge of warming up the audience before Givers performance. Their melodic, dream-like songs were politely received by the crowd, though left everyone a bit restless and ready to dance.

Givers executed a tight and nearly flawless set that had the audience moving throughout all eight songs. Being an American band …

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Young Man To Tour with Givers, New Album Due in May

December 1, 2011 drainu182 0


Young Man, the project of singer-songwriter and producer Colin Caulfield, is set to tour the southeast with Givers in January fresh off of tours with the Cold War Kids and Grouplove. See below for a list of dates.

Young Man’s second full-length album, part two of a trilogy on Frenchkiss Records that began with Caulfield’s recent debut LP Ideas of Distance, will be released in May 2012. The forthcoming album was produced by John McEntire (Broken Social Scene, Tortoise, The …

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Portugal. The Man, GIVERS, Alberta Cross CMJ 10/20 Terminal 5 Review/Photos

November 6, 2011 drainu182 0

By Michel R Dussack

On Thursday October 20th, Alberta Cross, GIVERS, and Portugal. The Man played arguably the biggest show of the 2011 edition of the CMJ Marathon at Terminal 5. Alberta Cross, a band with origins both in Europe and New York took the stage first and played a solid 30 minute set, winning over many new fans and surely pleasing the fan who yelled out to them that he came to the show just to …

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Givers 6/16 Bowery Ballroom Review

June 20, 2011 drainu182 0

By Michael Zonenashvili

It’s a nice feeling when you think you’re witnessing a band’s breakout performance. It’s even nicer when you can tell a band feels the same way. Awestruck by the crowd’s size and relative enthusiasm, Givers stumbled over profusely thanking the crowd for every bit of applause. The crowd, in the meantime, was awestruck by Givers’ frenetic and tight live performance that night.

This was the first time I’d gone into a show not knowing who I was …

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GIVERS Play Tonight At Bowery Ballroom

June 16, 2011 drainu182 0

It’s only been a little over a week since GIVERS released their debut album In Light on Glassnote Records but you should’ve been in love with these songs for several months. It was nearly two years ago when Dirty Projectors handpicked the five-piece Louisiana indie pop rock group to open for them on their east coast tour. Then Ra Ra Riot took the band on the road with them. The band’s continued success led to a spot at the Austin

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GIVERS on Fallon Tonight, Playing Bowery Ballroom On Thursday 6/16

June 13, 2011 drainu182 0

GIVERS will be performing their springy single “Up, Up, Up” TONIGHT on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, fresh off a dynamite set at Bonnaroo this weekend. The Lafayette, Louisiana-based five-piece, whose debut album In Light dropped last week, are nothing short of ebullient, tying together ecstatic ribbons of melodies into songs that leave you no choice but to smile upon hearing them. In listening to In Light, it’s easy to hear what propelled the band so quickly. The album …

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GIVERS Debut Album In Lights Out Today

June 7, 2011 drainu182 0

GIVERS’ debut album – In Light – is out today on Glassnote Entertainment Group. The Lafayette, Louisiana-based five-piece are nothing short of ebullient, tying together ecstatic ribbons of melodies into songs that leave you no choice but to smile upon hearing them. In listening to In Light, it’s easy to hear what propelled the band so quickly. The album is adventurous- a blend of sultry Afro-pop, heavy percussion, spangling guitars and downright danceability. This debut is the most …