Frank Turner at 93 Feet east, photo by Carys Lavin

Independent Venue Week – celebrating UK live music

September 1, 2015

When we covered Mayor Boris Johnson’s London Music Venues Taskforce set up earlier this year, we were surprised to learn that city had a problem. Indeed the UK – and many other countries – face similar challenges to maintain vibrant live music scenes which are…


Andrew Ford, Earth Dances: Music in Search of the Primitive

August 14, 2015

Andrew Ford, Earth Dances: Music in Search of the Primitive, Collingwood: Black Inc, 2015, 240 pages, paperback (also available as ebook)

The received wisdom, when I was a university student, was that Primitivism, as a musical movement, was exceptionally short-lived.…

Ferris wheel above cookery ovens at the Zollverein in Germany

Music and coal: a postcard from Germany

August 14, 2015

Close down your old coal mine and turn it into an arts performance complex. That’s what the Germans did with their Zollverein – a former coalmine and coking plant in Essen. I was over there last year to listen to the first performance of Stefan Hakenberg’s opera…

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