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Caetano Veloso gigs the Hollywood Bowl; Bird and Banhart offer support
Caetano Veloso gigs the Hollywood Bowl; Bird and Banhart offer support

Three handsome men, each raised in different decades in different countries and with varied demeanors, walked onto the Hollywood Bowl stage one after another on Sunday night and sang in a few different Romance languages about mortality, love, diamonds and jasmine, sinister helicopters, disgusting sex, movie stars and more. The Venezuelan American Devendra Banhart was casual, almost to a fault, but through his occasionally magnificent songs confirmed an ambition that belied his laid-back whatever happens, happens persona. The Chicagoan Andrew Bird built cascading melodies and harmonies on his violin, and was joined by his band the Hands of Glory to update vintage country and suggest...

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