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The Angels Of Light/ Akron/Family (live)

ULU, London 26th May 2005

Okay, here’s the usual disclaimer. I’m not going to be objective. In the slightest. Michael Gira‘s been a hero of mine for many years now, and this was the first time I got to see him live. So forgive me if I don’t give it the whole fair and balanced thing in the following review.

You’ve got to hand it to Akron/Family. Considering they are The Angels Of Light at the moment, and they’re playing support on the Angels tour, that means, as Mr Gira points out later in the evening, these poor guys have been playing two sets a night for the last six weeks. And they still seem very… hmm, I think maybe “mellow” is the word I’m looking for. Spectacular beards, amiable banter, and a serious lack of consideration for what music “should ” be like. They’re wonderful. Coming on at times

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