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

DAL VIVO: Ezra Furman and The Boy-Friends, Circolo Magnolia, Milano 6.11.2016
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DAL VIVO: Ezra Furman and The Boy-Friends, Circolo Magnolia, Milano 6.11.2016

di Francesca Nottola In molti impazziscono per Ezra Furman non appena lo vedono e lo ascoltano, e in molti affermano che è ‘il futuro del rock’n’roll’, anche se è difficile stabilire cosa significhi ‘rock’n’roll’ nel 2016 e se il rock’n’roll, in senso stretto, ha un futuro. Quasi tutti gli articoli su Ezra Furman si soffermano … 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

LIVE: Roxanne de Bastion + Oli Ng + Cousin Jac, Gullivers, Manchester 9/04/2016
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LIVE: Roxanne de Bastion + Oli Ng + Cousin Jac, Gullivers, Manchester 9/04/2016

© Francesca Nottola 2016 Live at Gullivers, Manchester, 7th April 2016 It sounds incredible, given that Roxanne de Bastion has been touring the UK since 2007, but I became aware of her existence only a few weeks ago, when she participated to an interesting panel discussion about women in the music industry and their representation in … Continue reading