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Review: El Perro Del Mar at the Brattle

Sharing a bill, a backing band, and the cramped stage of the Brattle Theatre last Friday, two Swedish singer-songwriters turned it up to the world-music equivalent of 11 for an audience that, for the most part, refused to dance.
El Perro Del Mar and Taken by Trees, live at the Brattle Theatre, February 19, 2010
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 26, 2010

2009: Year in national pop

These days, it's not so easy to feel useful as a music critic.
The cocky and the cock-blocked
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 25, 2009

Taken By Trees | East of Eden

Truth be told, I get a little crumply whenever I hear of Western indie types going off on East-bound inspirational jaunts.
Rough Trade (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 04, 2009

Power-surge pop

I was expecting a restrained, polite set from the super-hyped Swedish band Peter Bjorn and John.
Peter Bjorn and John, Paradise Rock Club, May 4, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 07, 2007

Stockholm calling

In “Young Folks,” the hipster hit by the Stockholm-based indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Morén boasts that “we don’t care about the young folks.”
Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del Mar, and Lo-Fi Fink lead the new Swedish invasion
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 03, 2007