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The muses of La Musa: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Happy artists families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Until Rest, this reference to a quote from Tolstoy had no relevance when talking about Charlotte Gainsbourg. Her childhood was blissfully free and very early on she demonstrated that she was a extremely talented actress and her solo records were marvellous pop caprices with illustrious Gainsbourgettes invited to collaborate: Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Air and Neil Hannon. Serge and Jane’s daughter did, however, cross the shadow line in 2013. The death of her sister Kate Barry undeniably influenced her music and four years later came Rest, an album of grief, which is on the same level as its counterparts by Nick Cave, Mount Eerie and Sufjan Stevens. If before Charlotte was already able to sublimate tragic beauty simply by pushing her fringe off her face with the back of her hand, the interpretation of this quasi R&B repertoire will certainly trigger the Stendhal syndrome in the audience.

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Divus Julius presents…LVL UP

They started in 2011 but it was their signing to Sub Pop and the release of their debut “Return To Love”, that have made this New York quartet influenced by bands including Neutral Milk Hotel, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement and Mount Eerie so popular. The band formed by Mike Caridi, Dave Benton and Ben Smith at State University, debuted in 2011 with “Space Brothers” and started to attract attention with their second album, “Hoodwink’d” that encapsulated the best of 90s indie and transformed it into an unruly exercise of melodic and rhythmic impertinenc.e. They will be playing today at Primavera Sound.