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LIPA Showcase: Dan Croll, Billie Van & Jonas Alaska

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Billie Van performs live at LIPA Showcase show.

I checked out Dan’s band Dire Wolfe last month when they supported Les Savy Fav and was more than impressed, so to get an email through asking if I’d shoot Dan at his showcase event at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts I was pretty damn pleased. What I didn’t know is that he was also playing with a whole bunch of LIPA’s finest and I was totally blown away by everyone on the bill. Performing in LIPA’s Paul McCartney Auditorium Jonas Alaska’s heartbreaking tales (bar the absolutely killer Swine Flu Blues), Billie Van’s super rock fest and Dan’s progressive and vibeous folk are all received with rapturous applause.

Dan, Billie & Jonas are confirmed for this year’s Liverpool Sound City. Be sure to check ‘em out.