Category Archives: Music

Neil Young & Crazy Horse at British Summer Time

This is unbelievably amazing. @Neilyoung pic.twitter.com/J1LFlcnUPO — BST Hyde Park (@BSTHydePark) July 12, 2014 The first musician who says what an honour it is to share a bill with Neil Young comes across as opportunistic; when everyone is doing it,

Neil Young & Crazy Horse at British Summer Time

This is unbelievably amazing. @Neilyoung pic.twitter.com/J1LFlcnUPO — BST Hyde Park (@BSTHydePark) July 12, 2014 The first musician who says what an honour it is to share a bill with Neil Young comes across as opportunistic; when everyone is doing it,

Music of Black Origin

Sweet Home Alabama: the Southern Rock Saga, BBC4, 13 April 2012 The Lynyrd Skynyrd song eponymous with this fine documentary is a difficult beast. Undoubtedly a catchy tune (Eminem, poet of northern, urban decline, riffed on it in 8 Mile)

Music of Black Origin

Sweet Home Alabama: the Southern Rock Saga, BBC4, 13 April 2012 The Lynyrd Skynyrd song eponymous with this fine documentary is a difficult beast. Undoubtedly a catchy tune (Eminem, poet of northern, urban decline, riffed on it in 8 Mile)

The Boss

Of all the performers in the first rank of American music, it is Bruce Springsteen that I listen to almost purely on the strength of public acclaim. While perennially good reviews of Bob Dylan, the Beatles and others have tended

The Boss

Of all the performers in the first rank of American music, it is Bruce Springsteen that I listen to almost purely on the strength of public acclaim. While perennially good reviews of Bob Dylan, the Beatles and others have tended

Rollin’ Nashville

The Civil Wars, Shepherds Bush Empire, 19 March 2012 Harking to a couple of chorus’ from Nashville’s finest sure makes you think. The Civil Wars, fast becoming a runaway success on both sides of the Pond, have a lot going

Rollin’ Nashville

The Civil Wars, Shepherds Bush Empire, 19 March 2012 Harking to a couple of chorus’ from Nashville’s finest sure makes you think. The Civil Wars, fast becoming a runaway success on both sides of the Pond, have a lot going

Wilco

@ The Roundhouse Uniquely amongst the arts, great music mixes different styles. In literature, forging something new is overrated. Perfection is a piece of work that fits and embodies the genre it occupies. But when it comes to music, stranger

Wilco

@ The Roundhouse Uniquely amongst the arts, great music mixes different styles. In literature, forging something new is overrated. Perfection is a piece of work that fits and embodies the genre it occupies. But when it comes to music, stranger

Feist: Solid Gold

Feist at the London Palladium/Metals The most convincing explanation I have ever heard for why Canada produces so many great singer-songwriters is that there is little else to do. In truth, there is plenty to do in Canada, but love

Feist: Solid Gold

Feist at the London Palladium/Metals The most convincing explanation I have ever heard for why Canada produces so many great singer-songwriters is that there is little else to do. In truth, there is plenty to do in Canada, but love

A Short Eulogy on The White Stripes

As Edwin Stanton is reported to have said of Abraham Lincoln, so too do The White Stripes now belong to the ages. Their farewell message was a symbolic passing of the band’s legacy into the realms of opinion pieces and

A Short Eulogy on The White Stripes

As Edwin Stanton is reported to have said of Abraham Lincoln, so too do The White Stripes now belong to the ages. Their farewell message was a symbolic passing of the band’s legacy into the realms of opinion pieces and