History made: SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas
History made: SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas

David Dallas travelled to Austin Texas in 2009 to play SXSW

Concert review: Nas' Illmatic, Austin, Texas
Concert review: Nas' Illmatic, Austin, Texas

"Smarten up, Nas." With one line from Takeover , the savage takedown of the Queensbridge native who arguably still held…

SXSW: Bigger than Texas
SXSW: Bigger than Texas

My son asked for a space-themed birthday party this year. Sounds quite simple but there is much more to it than you'd think…

Jay-Z's full SXSW showcase hits web (+10 links)

Jay-Z's full SXSW concert, a new Battleship trailer and Zowie's new single all feature in this compilation of the best links…

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Review: Let it Be at The Civic
Review: Let it Be at The Civic

While it's easy to be sceptical, if not downright cynical, about this Beatles' theatrical tribute show…

Punch Brothers slam fixation with gadgets

Punch Brothers' latest album, The Phosphorescent Blues , is a beautiful meeting point of sounds. The intricacies of the…

Quartet's awfully big adventure

Ten days ago, in an early evening concert, the Brodsky Quartet gave us a taste of what we might expect next Wednesday when…

Kiwi band pen Black Caps anthem

Award-winning New Zealand band - and cricket fanatics - Phoenix Foundation have penned a special tribute to the Black Caps…

Classic CD: Valentina Lisitsa; Scriabin
Classic CD: Valentina Lisitsa; Scriabin

Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass (Decca) Scriabin, Complete Poemes (Hyperion) Verdict:…

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