The Specials are back
Sounds and energy of old school punk rock
Scandinavian punk: They only stopped to play when the ambulance came to pick up the victims of the crazy mosh.
Jazz jazz jazz is definitely alive
I defy Dan Shapiro. Though of course the expo could have more awesome music, there’s definitely more awesome stuff than usual, and now that it seems no clubs are getting shut, the only lame thing about it (musically, anyway. I can relate to the idea that it’s too much money to spend on this kind of thing) is that Topfloor Circus got shut down. I mean, as wrong as that is, I’ll take Herbie Hancock and Cafe Tacvba.
Well hey, it looks like music spots aren’t closing after all, and there’s bunches of stuff going on, so enjoy it.
The Midi Music Festival, the biggest rock show in China, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and this year takes place in Zhejiang. The line up has recently been revealed and we have it here for you. We’ve got links to the bands you don’t know and want to know, and info on how to get yourself to Zhejiang. Also, if you are going on a road trip let us know!
Helge Lien Trio released their new album Hello Troll at the end of January. Helge Lien is on piano, Knut Aalefjær on drums, and Frode Berg on bass. It’s a nice disc, friendly and very well done. They actually won the Spellemannprisen (something like a Norwegian Grammy) this year for best jazz album. While you [...]