July 17, 2018

Goldmine Magazine The Guess Who return with “The Future Is What It Used To Be” album

The Guess Who are set to return on September 14 with their latest album, ‘The Future Is What It Used To Be,’ released via Cleopatra Records (available in CD and viny).

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Goldmine Magazine Indie Spotlight: Artists make an immediate impression

Indie artist continue to impress, from a new album by Vincent Poag to a collaboration between Jeff Larson and Jeffrey Foskett.

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Classic Album Sundays Classic Album Sundays Sydney presents Jane’s Addiction ‘Nothing’s Shocking’

Formed in Los Angeles in the mid-80s, Jane’s Addiction set a standard for driving, passionate and sonically crushing alternative rock before the term was even coined. They were flamboyant and provocative, with an equal interest in visual art, fashion, and 70s era guitar riffs.

Like most great bands, it was not a single member whose contribution was greater: Perry Farrell’s unique voice and lyrics, Dave Navarro’s guitar riffs and wailing leads, Eric Avery’s sturdy basslines, and one of rock’s greatest and most powerful drummers, Stephen Perkins. Nothing’s Shocking remains one of the most important alternative albums of all time.

Join us to experience this album as never before.

The album is available to buy here.


Date and Time: Sunday August 19th 2018, 5 to 8 pm


The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia


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Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)

Audio Menu

Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW


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The Wire Ana da Silva & Phew share two tracks from a forthcoming album

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The Real Mick Rock “We were psychedelic renegades exploring an inner landscape…

The Wire Watch George E Lewis & Roscoe Mitchell speaking at CTM 2018

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BBC Music Magazine An interview with Joshua Bell An interview with Joshua Bell


The Red Violin was released in 1998, starring Samuel L Jackson, Carlo Cecchi and Sylvia Chang. It tells the story of a red violin and its owners over a period of four centuries. Joshua Bell recorded the solo violin parts for the film.


You’re performing the world premiere of the live soundtrack to The Red Violin at this year’s Napa Valley Festival. How did this come about?

The film came out in 1998 and I recorded the soundtrack for it. The film then won an Oscar for Original Score for its composer John Corigliano, which was very exciting to have been part of. Many things spun off from that: a suite for violin and orchestra which I performed in concert and later a full-blown violin concerto by Corigliano loosely based on The Red Violin, which I think is one of the great pieces of modern repertoire for the instrument.

20 years later, the idea of playing the full score to the film live is very exciting – I’ve never done it before. It’s scheduled for several different festivals and concerts this summer, but Napa will be the premiere.


What is the process of performing with a film like?

I know the music very well, but am nervous about matching the screen during the live action scenes. We are given visual cues in our scores, and some of it will be trial and error until I feel the nuances – the music is never metronomic. The conductor (Michael Stern) will be the same in each performance, and he happens to be one of my best friends, so it’ll be fun to get in the groove with him.



Why do you think the phenomenon of films being accompanied by live orchestras is having such a moment?

Music on film has always been hugely popular, and often people’s way into orchestral music is through soundtracks. It works so well with films where the music really drives the action, particularly John Williams’s scores. In the case of The Red Violin they are taking it one step further, because there is live violin-playing in the film itself. There’s a lot of music being made on screen, so there’s much more to consider than just the background music.


What’s the process of recording a film soundtrack like?

It’s really interesting to work not only with a conductor and an orchestra but also the film’s director, because they have their own unique vision. They’re there to tell you what emotions they want, which adds a whole new dimension.

It’s a lot more ‘bitty’ to record, and in that way it’s easier than doing a concerto recording where you have to be thinking about the bigger picture all the time.



Have you played on any other film soundtracks?

I’ve done several films since, but The Red Violin was definitely the biggest challenge as it was the most amount of live music. I was also a body double in the film for the violinist, which was a whole new experience. There are several places in the film where you can see me playing from behind wearing a wig.


The film’s soundtrack is being premiered at the Napa Valley Festival, where you’ve performed a number of times previously. What is it about the festival you particularly like?

It’s a wonderful place. I particularly like it because it brings together three of my great passions – music, food and wine! Napa Valley has great food and is also where all the great wines of America are from. There are lots of events at the festivals that take place at wineries – concerts and parties. It’s always fun to go back.



Are there any other performances at the festival that you’ll be attending?

I’m staying for a few days, and a few days after The Red Violin performance my girlfriend is playing Maria in West Side Story. Lots of my other friends will be performing there as well, so I’ll try and see them. I’ll also make time to go to the French Laundry, one of my favourite restaurants too.


Where are you taking The Red Violin after Napa Valley?

Throughout the summer we are performing at various places: Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Philharmonic and with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Saratoga and a few other places. We’ll hopefully bring it to London next June. 


Joshua Bell performs the soundtrack to The Red Violin at Napa Valley Festival on Thursday 26 July. Tickets available here

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Classic Album Sundays Classic Album Sundays Launches in Manchester

Classic Album Sundays are thrilled to announce that new bar Folk and Soul will host our first sessions in the North West, starting with Public Enemy’s seminal It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. 

From 22nd July Classic Album Sundays, the world’s most popular album listening experience, will finally arrive in the musical heartlands of Manchester, taking the number of satellites around the world to 15 satellites over 4 continents, including London, New York, Chicago, Miami and Berlin.  Tickets for this first session cost just £3 and can be purchased in advance on Skiddle here.

Read more: Album Of The Month: Public Enemy ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’

Folk and Soul will be the ideal venue for the evening: a brand new vegan venture, slap bang in the middle of the Northern Quarter, from the team behind the beloved jazz bar, Matt and Phreds. Co-owner Matt Nickson has transformed the former Odd bar into a ‘plant-based café’, offering a huge range of vegan beers and wines, coupled with a hearty, healthy and constantly changing menu. Plans for a bespoke CAS tapas menu and album-themed cocktails are already afoot.

As with all CAS events, only the highest quality audio will do. So we’re delighted to be partnering with Audiocounsel, a small independent Hi-Fi shop, based in Saddleworth and run by three people with a genuine passion for music.

Audiocounsel will be providing different audio combinations per session to showcase their kit with their wealth of expertise: audiophilia defined.

Listen: Public Enemy ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

The event starts at 5pm with a short talk by Manchester music producer Johnny Hay and then the album is listened to in its entirety before the evening finishes with a brief Q&A, wrapping up by 8pm

Peckish Classic Album Sunday guests can enjoy any item off the menu before the kitchen closes at 5pm.

CAS Manchester will be co-curated by a team of four music-lovers living in Manchester.

Colleen Murphy, Classic Album Sundays founder, added:

Ever since I was a kid growing up in the ‘burbs of Boston, I have admired the music coming out of Manchester. I was a massive Smiths fan and danced onstage at the Meat is Murder tour at their famed gig in Boston,, witnessed the riot at the end of the New Order show in the same venue and had a Joy Division poster stuck on the ceiling above my bed. In my mind, Manchester was one of the coolest cities on the planet! Since moving to the UK nearly 20 years ago, I have made multiple trips to the Rainy City to DJ and found that Manchester is even cooler than I had imagined. I’m ‘chuffed to bits’ that Classic Album Sundays is making its debut in one of the best music cities in the UK and thank you all for listening!”

Full details about the event can be found here.

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