PHOTOS / VIDEOS: Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes @ The Mint LA 11/13/12
Sexy and swingin’ nine-piece Australian retro soul outfit Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes made their proper U.S. debut at The Mint in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (they also put on a last-minute performance on Monday in Santa Monica at Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club – a soft debut, if you will). LMB was in the house for the soundcheck before the explosive and packed house performance began just after 8:45.
With well-attuned harmonies on both vocal and choreographic fronts, these Aussies’ sense of style and swagger seemed to leave an indelible impression on a crowd (that had to be entirely made up) of newcomers. Will be interesting to see just how far this band can go. On Tuesday, it was a pleasure seeing an up-and-coming (and much buzzed about) band earn their wings stateside as an international touring force to be reckoned with.
Check out a couple videos and a photo gallery from the pre-show and headlining performances in West L.A. below.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites. Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.
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