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Spiritualized / Primavera Sound

Posted on June 05, 2015 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Not sure how I missed this while it was happening, but I just caught up to the fact that Spiritualized played Primavera Sound a week or so back. Definitely nice to see J standing, with the SPACEMAN strap in full use.

One more:

And pro-shot video is now up on Youtube:

EDIT: The Primavera Sound footage has gone AWOL, so, even better, here's Glastonbury a few months later. All of J's straps are HOLMES:

Posted in J. Spaceman, Jason Pierce, Spiritualized, Telecaster

Westberg + HOLMES

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Ray Holmes | 1 Comment

Swans in Belgium, May 17. This skinny passed it's 3rd anniversary on Norm's Tele a few months back and, as is obvious by the evidence, no one makes my straps look better than he does. 

Photo by/courtesy of Vincent Allain.

Posted in Norman Westberg, Swans, Telecaster

Slowdive / Hoxton Bar

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Last night in East London, a moment I'm sure few people ever thought they might see: the return of Slowdive. The venue was the Hoxton Bar and the event was Sonic Cathedral's 10th anniversary party. Slowdive was a day-of announcement. 

From the pictures and video that have been posted, it looked to be an amazing night. HOLMES was there in a small way --- see straps on Neil Halstead's Telecaster above, and Epiphone Casino, below. 

The last show Slowdive played previous to Hoxton was May 21st, 1994.

Posted in Epiphone, Neil Halstead, Slowdive, Telecaster