Posts by Month: June 2012


Gig: Regina Spektor


A veteran of New York’s anti-folk scene, songwriter Regina Spektor makes quirky, highly eclectic, but always personal music. Born and raised in Moscow until age nine, Spektor listened to her father’s bootleg tapes of Western pop and rock as a young child and also learned to play piano. She … Read on


Gig: Alanis Morissette


Alanis Morissette began her entertainment career as a child actress – a Canadian version of America’s Debbie Gibson.

For her third album however she signed to Madonna‘s then-new Maverick record label, and releasedJagged Little Pill.

Backed by singles including You Outta KnowHand In MyRead on


Gig: Batucada Sound Machine


Batucada Sound Machine began in 2003 when five drummers met, once a month, in a dimly lit nightclub in Auckland, New Zealand, to experiment fusing Brazilian batucada rhythms with Pacific soul. Before long, a diverse group of talented musicians gravitated towards the infectious music and a band was formed. … Read on




The legendary Brian Jonestown Massacre are back in the UK this summer for three special shows including Manchester HMV Ritz on July 8th.

With a brand new album, AUFHEBEN recorded in Berlin in Anton Newcombe’s studio & the infamous East German Radio Station “Studio East” Featuring Matt Hollywood an … Read on




In the late 2000’s, when many bands were being strangled by the industry’s power structure, Metric undid all their business entanglements and started their own company, Metric Music International (MMI) with the help of independent managers Mathieu Drouin and Françoise de Grandpré.

Today, they’re unencumbered and directly plugged into … Read on