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Front Row: Bombay Bicycle Club, 'Feel'

Dec 23, 2014

The genre-bending indie-rock band Bombay Bicycle Club formed in North London in 2005. At House Of Blues Boston on Oct. 18, the group put on a high-octane set that spanned its four full-length albums and three EPs. The sold–out Saturday-night crowd witnessed an unforgettable performance — including this rendition of "Feel" from 2014's So Long, See You Tomorrow.


  • "Feel"

Watch the entire Bombay Bicycle Club concert on WGBH's YouTube channel.

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World Cafe Next: Kingsley Flood

Dec 22, 2014

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