Caitlin Allen

Bisous Baby

Every week, Caitlin Allen brings you the good, the bad, and the ugly from the life of a Warwick student abroad
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Posted Feb. 3, 2010

So that’s when I said, ‘Let’s get incredible’

Before Gideon, Holly and Charlemagne there were Night Club Dwight, Special K and the Eye Patch Guy. Before The Hold Steady there was Lifter Puller. The Lifter Puller universe revolves around the Nice Nice, a club won by small time drug dealer and diamond smuggler, Dwight, in a card game....
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Posted Jan. 19, 2010


In the last issue of the _Boar_ I wrote that only taking one support band on the road with you is a show of confidence. Now not having any support act at all, except for the dodgy old Kasbah DJ, is plain cocky. Fortunately Metric’s self-belief is far from being...
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Posted Jun. 22, 2009

Camera Obscura

Having only one support band is a show of confidence – the main act are informing the audience that their set will be enough to satisfy them for the evening, that they won’t be hankering after anything more when the night draws to an end. In this case Camera Obscura...
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Posted Apr. 27, 2009

Bear Hands

Sitting downstairs in the dark of the Birmingham Bar Academy with Dylan Rau, lead singer of Bear Hands, is a somewhat uncomfortable experience, more so for Dylan, the poor sod, than for me. This timid, scrawny American seems rather baffled by some of my questions, often only managing a stuttering...
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Posted Mar. 3, 2009

The Gaslight Anthem

Tonight’s show in Birmingham turns out to be the first of The Gaslight Anthem’s UK and European tour; they were scheduled to play Portsmouth the evening before but ended up getting stuck in Scotland after their plane had to be diverted there. What a welcome. Gaslight are a band who...
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Posted Feb. 10, 2009