Maybe when you are Brazil’s most revered percussionist (Vasconcelos has played with Jan Garbarek and Pat Metheny among others) you feel obliged to stretch the bashing-and-tapping-things envelope. For there doesn’t appear to be any musical reason for what sounds like underwater conga playing or, for that matter, rigorous crisp packet shaking.
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Friday 05 July 2013
The latest project of former Cajun Dance Party and Yuck songwriter Daniel Blumberg, Hebronix finds him marrying his natural pop melodic sensibilities to quixotic rock arrangements rooted in American indie modes.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Dispatch are untethered to a label and built up a following through a personal connection with fans, yet 100,000 see them play.
Saturday 28 July 2012
'Keith Richards is my favourite guitarist. It's amazing he's still walking'
Friday 20 July 2012
This relaxed port city is full of rhythm. Linda Cookson heard it ... all along the watchtower
Wednesday 11 July 2012
The news that a judge threw out a claim by Apple – that Samsung's Galaxy Tab infringes on its all-conquering iPad – has shaken the judiciary to its core. This is mainly because High Court Judge Colin Birss showed remarkable astuteness by insisting Samsung's products were "not as cool" as Apple's. British judges long stand accused of being out of touch with the general public, with their cluelessness regarding popular culture providing particular amusement,
Tuesday 19 June 2012
The veteran Welsh actor Victor Spinetti has died of pancreatic cancer, his agent said today.
Sunday 17 June 2012
Supra-referential power-pop like this was fashionable in certain strata in the late-1970s, and you can see why.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Classic krautrock collection makes for a real find
Sunday 10 June 2012
Sooner than you could say "one-hit wonder", Sam Sparro sank from the public eye.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
It was a case of sex, drugs and rockeries as Ringo Starr, Roger Daltrey and Sir Cliff Richard joined other special guests to enjoy an exclusive preview of the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Hundreds flock to theatre for a part in a new musical, reports Charlie Cooper
Saturday 21 April 2012
With their thick beards and bygone attire, The Band went against the ethos of kaftans and flares
Friday 20 April 2012
Guitarist Bert Weedon, who played with stars including Frank Sinatra and inspired millions to pick up the instrument with his Play In A Day books, has died at the age of 91.
Friday 20 April 2012
Forty years ago, Electric Warrior was one of the twin pillars upon which glam-rock was built (the other, Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, would arrive nine months later).
Monday 16 April 2012
“Hi, how are you these days?” begins Daniel Johnston, in 'Lost in My Infinite Memory'.
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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- 3 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission
- 4 Exclusive: Cameron’s Big Society in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse
- 5 Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict