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Event Archive - Mando Diao, Pop Levi, The Films

Sat. May 5th 2007 Plaza Club (No Minors)
7pm - 7:30pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Red Cat Records
Presented by: Live Nation
on sale 3/16 @ 10am

In 2002, Mando Diao arrived on the international music scene with hurricane force. Critics immediately likened the sounds on the band’s debut Bring ’Em In to other garage-y guitar-rock acts like the Strokes and the Libertines. With the 2004 release of Hurricane Bar, Mando Diao continued refining its combination of ’60s pop songwriting standards mixed with the sounds of today, not to mention a live show that threw fans into paroxysms of ecstasy. Ode to Ochrasy, the group’s latest, features rave-ups like “TV & Me” and “Long Before Rock ’n’ Roll” as well as adventurous tracks like the spaghetti-Western-influenced “Good Morning Herr Horst”. The group’s incredible feats of touring have inspired huge followings in Germany, Japan, Sweden, and North America, where the band had headlined and supported bands such as the Bravery.

Pop Levi isn’t your average pop savant. The former Liverpudlian’s Ninjatune debut full-length The Return to Form Black Magick Party shows the L.A. resident has learned from the masters—T. Rex, Abba, Robert Johnson, Aleister Crowley. Packed full of hooks and dynamite songwriting, the disc has been hailed all over the U.K. As well, he’s swiftly making inroads in North America, where Pop and his three-piece band are winning legions of new fans with a live show that lives up to the hype, and beyond.


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Pop Levi

Conceived in a London hospital and born to a Jewish doctor and Gentile nurse, Pop Levi has led what one might call a "melodic" life. He began studying piano at 3, joined a gospel choir at 7, started collecting records at 9 and, soon after, wrote his first song, "Through The Window Of My Life". Although he quickly became a prolific songwriter and mu... more info
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