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Friday: Greg Laswell @ Rumba Cafe

There’s something about passionate British artists that American songwriters just can’t seem to capture within their songs. When you hear Snow Patrol or Coldplay, you KNOW they are British bands – they just have that overly dramatic sound. Greg Laswell is from … California (!!!) … but somehow he pulls off that soundtrack-style music. It’s touchy, it’s dramatic, it’s custom-made for network TV dramas (on which Laswell’s music gets plenty of exposure).

On his fifth release, Landline, Laswell tried something a little different – he invited female singers to accompany him on fourth of the tracks. His wife, Ingrid Michaelson, appears on the title track, Sia sings on “Dragging You Around”, Sara Bareillas swaps lines with Laswell on “Come Back Down”, and Elizabeth Ziman (Elizabeth and the Catapults) – Laswell’s tour partner on his current tour – is featured on “Back to You”.

Greg Lawell and Elizabeth Ziman share the Rumba stage on Friday night. Tickets are $15.

Elizabeth & the Catapult: Taller Children Video and MP3


MP3: Taller Children

I’ve been spending a lot of time with the debut album from New York’s Elizabeth and the Catapult. With my upcoming move, life has been hectic at home with packing and preperation… The warm, breezy songs on this record are a nice way to calm things down.

I love seeing children lose their mind, so this video is targeted directly towards me. I especially like the ending where kid has a great Norm Archer “I’m Mad As Hell”-like breakdown.

The band is currently on tour, including a stop in Columbus. Keep reading for complete list of shows. Continue reading