It's a familiar tale - a band hailing from the UK storms onto the scene, earning mass critical acclaim and success, only to hope for the same eminence overseas.
Formed in Glasgow in 2003, recent Scottish sensations and NME sweethearts, Glasvegas
had already received numerous acclaims prior to the release of their first album. Once their self-titled debut was released, it led to award nominations such as 'Best New Band' by NME and even a running for the 2009 Mercury Prize.
Despite their popularity across the pond, the majority of North America had yet to be initiated with Glasvegas'
angst ridden alternative rock. Their musical production evoke comparisons to Jesus and Mary Chain and Phil Spector's trademark wall of sound. Lyrics burst with earnest emotion from frontman James Allan - his straightforward workman-like honesty adding to the band's appeal.
With many late-night appearances on American television and shows reaching across the country, be sure to catch them on tour as they bring their own Glaswegian version of "vegas" to your town.
~Liz Caruso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Glasvegas - Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA - July 28, 2009