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: Wild Beasts + Money, Roundhouse, London 5/10/2016
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LIVE: Wild Beasts + Money, Roundhouse, London 5/10/2016

Review and photos by Stefania Ianne During the summer, I was given the opportunity to interview singer and keyboard player Hayden Thorpe and multi-instrumentalist Tom Fleming of British band Wild Beasts before the release of their latest album Boy King in August. After a pleasant conversation with both in a hipster North London pub, as I … 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: 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

INTERVIEW: Howe Gelb, July 2015
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INTERVIEW: Howe Gelb, July 2015

©July 2015 Stefania Ianne – All rights reserved. Twitter @stillarte Howe Gelb’s main band Giant Sand was born in 1985 with the release of Valley of Rain, officially starting the so-called ‘erosion-rock’ trend. Recently, the veteran of US alternative music scene and his mutating band have released yet another musical creation on New West Records: Heartbreak Pass. … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Cian Ciarán of Super Furry Animals and Zefur Wolves, May 2015
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INTERVIEW: Cian Ciarán of Super Furry Animals and Zefur Wolves, May 2015

©2015 Stefania Ianne – All rights reserved. Twitter @stillarte In May 2015, following two sold-out dates at the Brixton Academy in London, I had a chance to speak with Super Furry Animals’ keyboardist Cian Ciarán on behalf of Italian independent music magazine Rumore. I was given the wrong time for the interview, but Cian kindly took … Continue reading