MUSIC

THE PHANTOM BAND – CHECKMATE SAVAGE

Out of Glasgow comes the self-made “Proto-RoboFolk” of The Phantom Band: Checkmate Savage is their debut, but they’ve been dicking around for years, and you … Read more

BELL ORCHESTRE – AS SEEN THROUGH WINDOWS

Here is a very unusual birth for an indie band – a Canadian dance troupe enlist a bunch of experimental instrumentalists to workshop some fringe … Read more

RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT – A STRANGER HERE

Unlike Seasick Steve, there can be no doubt about the lineage and authenticity of Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. 77 year-old Elliot – born Elliot Charles Adnopoz … Read more

D.N.E. – 47 SONGS HUMAN’S SHOULDN’T SING

In 1988, the compact disc was killing vinyl, but avant-garde Brisbane composer Eugene Carchesio (now better knows as a visual artist) didn’t care. He sent … Read more

DOVES – KINGDOM OF RUST

Doves have been hiding away in their wintry Manchurian nest for a long time now, since 2005’s acclaimed Some Cities album the world has noticed … Read more

HEARTLESS BASTARDS – THE MOUNTAIN

The Mountain is the third offering from Cincinnati’s Heartless Bastards, but it’s indisputably Erika Wennerstom’s project now, just her, drums and bass as of 2008. … Read more

CONCERT SERIES: SUBURBAN AUSTRALIA

Australian composer Mary Finsterer has long been known to music afficionados as imaginative, innovative and energetic. Finsterer’s music focuses on the tension between the hyperactive … Read more

1990’s – KICKS

This Glasgow outfit are really quite the proponents of sweaty-faced pop hits; their glitzy, sizzling guitar hooks and yelping oh oh oh’s echo the behaviour … Read more

ROKIA – TCHAMANTCHE

If you know what a n’goni is then perhaps you already know who Rokia Traore is, perhaps you have already heard Tchamantché. If not, prepare … Read more

TROY CASSAR-DALY – I LOVE THIS PLACE

Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Troy Cassar-Daly play at a small country and folk festival called the Foggy Mountain Jam – and I … Read more