The Color Bars Experience plays Nick Drake + Troy Von Balthazar, Islington Assembly Hall 5/12/2016
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The Color Bars Experience plays Nick Drake + Troy Von Balthazar, Islington Assembly Hall 5/12/2016

by Stefania Ianne  @stillarte The last days of autumn in London seem to be plagued with Victorian water pipes constantly bursting and causing havoc, destroying venues and homes mainly in Islington, one of the rich northern boroughs in the city. A few years ago, while on my way to a gig, I heard the news it … Continue reading

LIVE: Songlines Music Awards 2016 Winners’ Concert – Barbican Hall, London 3/10/2016
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LIVE: Songlines Music Awards 2016 Winners’ Concert – Barbican Hall, London 3/10/2016

By Stefania Ianne I have been following Songlines – the prestigious British magazine dedicated to the celebration of world music – and their coveted awards for quite a few years now, looking for diversity in rhythms and meaning, away from the familiar and often trite Western musical patterns. I have not been alone in my … Continue reading

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

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