Frontman Esau Mwamwaya “ran into unfortunate travel circumstances,” according to the Times. That’s a real blow, even though their main show was scheduled to go down in the middle of the night. Other potential visa victims/calamitous circumstances sufferers: Brits Speech Debelle and VV Brown, as well as the First Aid Kit, from Sweden. Learn to love your local act, we guess, or Florida’s Surfer Blood, whose one show we just saw bodes pretty well for the other 11 they have scheduled.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 20, 2009