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Okkervil River ‘Plan D’

Late last year Okkervil River, one of my favourite bands, gave their fans a nice Christmas present in the form of a free EP entitled ‘Golden Opportunities 2’. Typically, it’s a wonderful little gem, full of heartful and dramatic lofi numbers that compliment the much more polished and produced songs of their latest full-length release, ‘I Am Very Far’, very nicely indeed.

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My 10 Favourite Gigs Of 2011

Musically speaking, I think my entire prior life had just been a warmup for this year. With only a few exceptions, you could pretty much name this list the ‘Best Gigs Of My Life’ and it would still be accurate. Many of these gigs have given me moments and memories that will stay with me forever, and more than anything they demonstrated just how powerful, important, and magical music can be.

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Gig Review: Will Sheff @ The Toff, 16th October

Last night Will Sheff played an enthralling and fiercely intimate show at the Toff In Town that served as both the perfect companion gig to Friday night’s Okkervil River show as well as a fantastic night of live music in its own right.

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Gig Review: Okkervil River @ The Forum, 14th October

Last night Okkervil River played one of the most powerful, intense, and captivating gigs I have ever witnessed to an enthralled sold-out crowd at Melbourne’s idyllic Forum venue. Quite simply, it’s hard to imagine a show much better.

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Okkervil River Tour Gets Expanded

A while ago it was announced that Okkervil River would be appearing at the Melbourne Festival, playing a show at The Forum and with Will Sheff also playing a special solo gig at The Toff. Well the tour has just been expanded to include dates in Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane.

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Okkervil River Are Coming To Melbourne

Last night the Melbourne Festival unveiled its music lineup, and it has to be said that it’s quite impressive, featuring the likes of MONO, Aesop Rock, Black Dice, and Rat Vs Possum. By far of greatest interest however is that the lineup also includes none other than Okkervil River, one of my favourite bands.

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