Band of the week: Michou
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March 19th, 2009 – by: AndyBrook
Iâ€™ve been quite lucky in Canada so far. Iâ€™ve seen Van Halen and The Killers live in concert and I was introduced to MGMTâ€™s Oracular Spectacular album over the summer (which pretty much stayed on non stop repeat, and not just because I only had three CDs with me).
Back in the UK there is a really cool monthly gig at a local village hall (Goring Unplugged) and being over here in Canada Iâ€™ve missed having a pint and some live music. That was until my mate M and I stumbled into a local establishment (The Moonshine Cafe') offering a bar, crusty locals, walls covered in local artwork and photos of local performers and of course its own mini stage.
We pulled up a pew within pint-grabbing distance of the bar as a band was just setting up. It was Quite a strange set-up too, they had one guy doing vocals and lead guitar combined, one guy on Bass guitar and the other three lads rotated between a banjo, a tambourine, a carjon (drum box), a trumpet and a xylophone, sharing backing vocals as they went. In fact they rotated who-did-what whilst performing! It was fantastic to watch, but the music they were producing was unbelievably good!
M purchased a copy of their latest album â€˜Myshkinâ€™ The album is named after the protagonist, Prince Lev Nikolaevich Myshkin, in the novel 'The Idiot' by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
The band however is called Michou, and you can get a sample of their wares here.
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