LIVE: Ezra Furman and the Boy-Friends, The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 25.08.2016
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LIVE: Ezra Furman and the Boy-Friends, The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 25.08.2016

By Francesca Nottola Ezra Furman’s life has changed quite a bit since The Guardian’s Michael Hann decided in 2013 to let the world know that Ezra’s second solo album Day Of The Dog deserved 5 stars out of 5 and in 2015 he defined him ‘the most compelling act you can see right now’ . … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Neil Calcutt, author of ‘Reader Meet Author’, a.k.a. the other Smiths DJ
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INTERVIEW: Neil Calcutt, author of ‘Reader Meet Author’, a.k.a. the other Smiths DJ

By Francesca Nottola Who is Neil Calcutt and why am I interviewing him? Neil is mostly known in Manchester – so far – as the deputy Smiths DJ at the legendary Smiths and Morrissey Disco held every first Friday of the month at the alternative dandy/punk/metal venue Star & Garter. The other DJ, Dave, has been … Continue reading

LIVE: Beck + Nile Rodgers and CHIC, FOLD Festival, Fulham Palace, London 25/06/2016
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LIVE: Beck + Nile Rodgers and CHIC, FOLD Festival, Fulham Palace, London 25/06/2016

Review and photos by Stefania Ianne A gloomy day in a gloomy summer. The British music scene has moved to Glastonbury for the muddiest festival in history. The rest of London is depressed, following the outcome of the referendum that has decreed the British exit from the European Union. But there is still room for … Continue reading

LIVE: Sophia, The Lexington, London 09/05/2016
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LIVE: Sophia, The Lexington, London 09/05/2016

by Stefania Ianne The intro to ‘Unknown Harbours’ accompanies the band’s entrance on stage at The Lexington: a trendy London pub on the ground floor with a hidden live venue on the first floor. I’m surprised to see five musicians on stage. Robin Proper-Sheppard has spared no expense for his first London gig in years. Sophia … Continue reading

LIVE: Andrew Bird, Roundhouse, London 04/05/2016
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LIVE: Andrew Bird, Roundhouse, London 04/05/2016

Review and all photos by ©Stefania Ianne 2016 Andrew Bird is an unusual figure in North American music. First off, he is too elegant and sophisticated for mainstream, both physically and mentally. The music offered by Bird over the years is an intricate maze of notes and impossible tempos, seasoned with a good dose of a … Continue reading