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Saturday, 12 April 2014 12:43

‘Once’ upon a love story

Lovely and heartfelt, “Once” tells the story of two musicians who share a deeply profound love that can only be expressed through songs. This beautifully staged and performed tale is bittersweet and softly played in gentle melodies and pure harmonies, with just the right mix of Irish and Czech-influenced folk traditions.

Published in Theater Reviews
Friday, 04 January 2013 10:03

Best of 2012: Top Live at KDHX photos

Each year hundreds of musicians perform live in the intimate confines of the Magnolia Avenue Studios of 88.1 KDHX.

Published in Music News

Maybe you fell in love with the Glen Hansard busking on a street corner in Dublin, wearing a bedraggled broken coat, strumming on a well-worn, hole-y, broken guitar, wailing about his miserable broken heart.

Published in Reviews

The Lost Brothers opened up the show Tuesday night at the Pageant with a charming acoustic set, setting the mood for an emotionally-charged Glen Hansard.

Published in Music News
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:06

Glen Hansard 9/25/12

Idealistic and honest enough to soften the most jaded of hearts, Glen Hansard's songs occupy the space between the scars of love lost and the hope of love yet to be won.

Published in Live Performances
Monday, 05 September 2011 00:00

'The Swell Season' doesn't feel so swell

The Swell Season meanders through the slow unraveling of the fragile relationship it follows over two years. That the couple under scrutiny is Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglova gains the documentary some affection since Glen and Mar achieved a measure of fame after starring in the 2006 independent film Once. In it, they became a couple on and off screen.

Published in Film Reviews

The first time I laid eyes on Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder was 20 years ago at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, a venue around the same size as the Fox Theater. I had traveled with my college friends from Columbia to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour and Pearl Jam, a then unknown Seattle band was billed as the opener.

Published in Reviews

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard of the Swell Season and the Frames joined forces Friday night to play at the Fox Theatre.

Published in Music News

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