Posted in July 2012

The Manganiyar Seduction at WOMAD

The Manganiyar Seduction at WOMAD

Photos by Alexandra Petropoulos There are few things more disappointing than a show that doesn’t live up to its hype, and nothing more satisfying than one that does. The Manganiyar Seduction is one of the shows that not only lives up to its expectations, but surpasses them. Put together by theatre director Roysten Abel, the … Continue reading

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

Japandroids crashed onto the scene in 2009 with their first album, Post-Nothing, of thrashing, youth-inspired indie-rock. While the album was an all-out garage rock bundle of sound, it left you wanting, with a twinge of the unintentionally unpolished and boyishly untamed. Three years later and Celebration Rock is tighter, bigger and better. The duo from … Continue reading

Kishi Bashi – 151a

Kishi Bashi – 151a

Often musicians come into their own after several albums, filling out their sound as they go. This is not the case for violinist K Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi). Hailing from the West Coast of the US, he has released a debut with a sound so full-bodied and rich, you hear something new with each listen. While this may … Continue reading