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June 16, 2005


Live @ SHOUT!

LITTLE BARRIE (Artemis Records)
from London, England

Let's cut to the chase. Little Barrie has great credentials. The trio's frontman, Barrie, inspired Edwyn Colyns to start playing music again instead of pissing around on a computer (Edwyn also produced their album). Then, when Morrissey's guitar player got sick during his tour last Summer, he brought in Barrie as his replacement. In fact, it's not unusual to hear the reviews toss around the words "astonishing" and "startling" or to hear his guitar playing compared to Johnny Marr and John Squire. The kid can sing too. On top of all that, they know how to drop a good remix and also how to groove the old fashioned way and any band that can pull off the two of those is pretty badass if you ask us. On stage 11PM.

This is also a listening party for

Motown remixes? Didn't those things already have dancebeats to begin with? That's what we thought too . . like "great, another remix of old shit with thump-thump-thumps on top of it". But you know what? This thing is actually alright! The tracks are mostly just chopped up and reset instead of added to (if anything, they subtract). Anyway the point is, we dig it so we're playing it before the band this Sunday and giving it away for free.

Shout! Every Sunday Bar 13 35 E 13th St NYC Doors 10 PM No Cover - -