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May 2007

Urban Legend (Keith Urban of course)

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keith you stole my couch urban, originally uploaded by benaston.

This will probably be the title of Keith’s album after he releases the Urban Hits album for all those city groovesters.

You will probably know that Keith, the New Zealand born cowboy wannabe launched his career on the back of the dubious sounding, ‘In the Ranch’ album which probably delivers as much as it promises (I haven’t actually heard it so I can’t coment). Now that he’s matured into the ‘love pain and the whole crazy thing’, he’s singing a bit less about the cows on the ranch and more about more grown up but run of the mill mainstream stuff like love.

As someone firmly routed in the ‘country doesn’t count as music at all’ camp, the gig was quite uncontentious – if you closed your eyes/ears it could almost be Brian Adams.

I’m not a fan yet. I did get a plectrum from the very annoying bassist though.

Hello Rushmore at Shepherds Bush Empire

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We were at Shebu Emporio over an hour late but our £10 ticket tout tickets first treated us to the end of a good set from Rushmore who belted out some of their songs which I’m sure someone who knew the band better would tell you were some of their best.

To the untrained virgin ear they were kind of Simon and Garfunkel like, which is odd considering they don’t even list them as an influence on their myspace page.