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Saturday, March 15 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm

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Behind the broadening horizons of the European music scene you will find the Beangrowers. Hailing from the Mediterranean island of Malta, this female-fronted three-piece has become known for their off-the-wall tunes, an infectious mixture of guitar-based pop and quirky keyboard sounds: think Blondie meets Joy Division. "Keeper of the angelic vocal chords" - frontwoman/guitarist Alison Galea is up there alongside PJ and Nina Persson. If you like your pop-rock short, sharp and to the fuzz-guitar driven point, then you'll love the Beangrowers. But there's more: the seedy, jazzy noir narratives on "The Priest"; the bitter-sweet Cardigans-y "Waiting"; and intense, brooding numbers such as "Analyse". The beauty of it is how the band has merged the greyness of its post-punk alternative influences with sparkling choruses or even breezy uplifting melodies. With 3 albums under their belt, Beangrowers are to date best known in continental Europe. Based in Berlin for a number of years, they were signed to Rough Trade's German division and built a strong fan-base through video rotation on VIVA and MTV Central while touring with the likes of Elbow, Tindersticks, Stereophonics, dEUS and Trash Can Sinatras. Fans include award-winning director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire, Million Dollar Hotel) who used their music for his latest movie "Land of Plenty". They wowed audiences in the USA when they visited in 2004 and 2005, playing the SXSW and the legendary Sine' club in New York. Having just finished recording their fourth album fans can look foward to releases and tours in the UK, USA, Germany, Australia, France, Holland and Ireland as from this November.

Saturday March 15, 2008 8:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Habana Annex 708 E 6th St

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