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Belle Brigade postpones Grammy Museum performance, cuts short Sunday show

August 1, 2011 |  1:46 pm

No word on what the food in question was, but the Belle Brigade has been forced to cancel Monday evening's anticipated performance/Q&A at the Grammy Museum in support of its eponymous debut release, which came out in the spring.

The group played Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena Sunday night in the best "show must go on tradition" after its lead guitarist dropped off the gig because of a migraine and despite food poisoning affecting Barbara Gruska, who with brother Ethan constitutes the duo. Barbara made it through the one-hour set, which included songs from the debut album plus two unrecorded numbers, until she was forced off stage midway through the final song. The band could not return for an encore despite an enthusiastic audience.

The band released a statement early this afternoon expressing disappointment about the postponement and said that it would reschedule at a date to be determined.


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Photo: Ethan and Barbara Gruska, a.k.a. Belle Brigade. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For the Los Angeles Times