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Desire Lines: Brit rock icons Lush played a riveting reunion set at Union Transfer

Lush | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN
Lush | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN

A line of fans of all ages trailed down Spring Garden Street last night, all the way around the corner at 11th and halfway down to Callowhill, waiting for Union Transfer’s doors to open for the return of British rock faves Lush.

Their anticipation was twenty years in the making for this reunion, another in a recent wave of local appearances from ‘90s dreampop bands. Just last month, in another 20th anniversary reunion tour, record label 4AD compatriots Belly played the same beloved Philly venue, which celebrates its 5th anniversary this week. And in December, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips of Luna and Galaxie 500 will play a Velvets tribute show, headlined by Yo La Tengo.

Each of these events is a highlight in its own right, and Lush’s stood out as special for all of the adoration. Continue reading →

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Lush begin reunion tour in London with a mostly vintage setlist

Lush
Lush | Photo by Gabriel Green | courtesy of the artist

British rockers Lush announced a reunion tour and new EP earlier this year, and the wait for both is finally over. The trio performed their first concert in 20 years at Oslo in Hackney, London Monday night and, according to a report by Brooklyn Vegan, stuck to mostly earlier material with a few previews of the new Blind Spot EP (out this Friday).

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Listen to a new song by Lush, “Out Of Control” from forthcoming Blind Spot EP

Lush
Lush | Photo by Gabriel Green | courtesy of the artist

The 80s/90s British rock band Lush recently unleashed a whirlwind of fan excitment when they announced a tour and a new EP. The band are playing Union Transfer on Thursday, September 22nd (it’s first since The Trocadero in August of 1996), and they just announced a new EP, Blind Spot, out in April. Continue reading →

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Stop everything, it appears that Lush is coming to Union Transfer in September

Lush | Photo by Gabriel Green | courtesy of the artist
Lush | Photo by Gabriel Green | courtesy of the artist

Oh man oh man oh man, this is something I’ve been waiting for since word got out that iconic Brit rock outfit Lush was kicking back into active mode after 20 years. With high-profile gigs announced at The Roundhouse in London, the Academy in Manchester and Terminal 5 in New York – and a retrospective box set on 4AD Records that is already sold-out – it appears that the band will be making a stop in Philly (it’s first since The Trocadero in August of 1996) at Union Transfer on Thursday, September 22nd. At least if a Union Transfer FB event and Ticketfly page are to be believed (it’s not listed anywhere on the UT website, or the band’s). Tickets for the show apparently go on sale Friday, January 22nd at noon. Continue reading →