MUSIC

STEVE EARLE – TOWNES

Often mislabeled as a country artist, Steve Earl is three parts roots and one part rocker; and he owes all three of those roots parts … Read more

CONCERT: KRONOS QUARTET

Having mastered Jimi Hendrix, Philip Glass and Bollywood music, fence posts are the latest target for San Francisco’s audacious Kronos Quartet. Founded in 1973 by … Read more

MIRIAM LIEBERMAN – WAKELI

Miriam Lieberman is something of a renaissance woman in the world of ethnic music in Australia; somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned … Read more

THE HORRORS – PRIMARY COLOURS

I am not sure why The Horrors would chose a title for their new album already used by Ry Cooder and heavily identified with a … Read more

EILEN JEWELL – SEA OF TEAS

Eilen hails from Boston, Sea of Tears is her third album, and she’s better known for her roots-y, country work than what she’s doing here … Read more

PATRICK WATSON – WOODEN ARMS

The term “boy wonder” gets bandied about a fair bit these days, and it’s a dangerous suggestion to make; however Canadian DIY musician Patrick Watson’s … Read more

IRON AND WINE – AROUND THE WELL

There are few more intimate musical experiences than sitting back, eyes closed, body relaxed, and listening to Sam Beam’s (aka Iron and Wine) gentle strum … Read more

CONCERT: SEUN KUTI AND FELA’S EGYPT 80

Fela Kuti is one tree no apple would want to fall far from and Seun invokes his father’s spirit in a way that is far … Read more

MASTADON – CRACK THE SKYE

Harken! Now here returneth the masters of hard rock nerddom with their latest foray in epic noise.  These Georgian prog-rockers made it big with their … Read more

OI VA VOI – TRAVELLING THE FACE OF THE GLOBE

“Oi va voi!” apparently means “Oh, dear!” in Hebrew (thanks, Wiki!), which is perhaps an unfortunate name for a band. You don’t want to set … Read more