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Rockaway Beach Is the Surreal Festival That Avoids Fatigue

In a society stricken with music festival fatigue, Rockaway Beach aims to be an antidote for all that ails the average show-goer.

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The Wedding Present: 14 April 2010 - Toronto

I was nearly as eager to find out what hearing a beloved album, Bizarro, in its entirety would be like, as I was just to see the band again.

Ian Mathers
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The Wedding Present + Girl in a Coma: 10.April.2010 - New York

Although Girl in a Coma's look lacks congruence with its name, musically it's far from inappropriate. Thus they were the perfect compliment to headliners The Wedding Present, Saturday at the Bowery Ballroom.

Maria Schurr
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The Wedding Present: 9.April.2010 - Washington D.C.

Twenty five years on, The Wedding Present are still one of the best live indie-pop acts around.

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What Made the Wedding Present Great (1985-1991)

The genius of the early Wedding Present was the tense interplay between David Gedge's heartfelt yet quotidian lyrics of love and loss and Pete Solowka's mad, banjo-like strumming.

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The Wedding Present

I was worried that the band would either rely too much on their (admittedly) superb new album El Rey or else just do a sort of old-times revue, but they managed to strike a nearly perfect balance between the old and the new.

Ian Mathers
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The Wedding Present: El Rey

It's been a rough decade or so for Wedding Present fans, but they've finally come up with a fitting successor to Seamonsters.

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The Wedding Present: Shepherd's Bush Presents The Wedding Present

Post-Smiths, pre-Britpop band the Wedding Present dust off “oldies” for this impressive, satisfying guitar-saturated record, a record you’d be a complete fool to not enjoy from start to finish, top to bottom.

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PHOTOS: SXSW Music Day 1

Pics from the event at Emo's including The Wedding Present, Why?, The Mae Shi and YACHT.

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Architecture and Morality: The Wedding Present Revisited

Pop scholars frequently undervalue The Wedding Present. If the Smiths were the undeniable figurehead for the UK's thriving independent pop scene of the 1980s, then Gedge's little-band-that-could certainly inherited that mantle.

Roger Holland
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The Wedding Present: Search For Paradise

Let's face it, no-one does love, break-ups and hurt like David Gedge.


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