Albums of the Decade No 2: 2011

Bon Iver
Music |

Bon iver – bon iver It seems almost impossible to mention Bon Iver without recounting the story behind his debut album, 2007’s For Emma, Forever Ago. Following the break-up of his band and long-term relationship, man retreats to the woods alone and writes and records an entire album alone. The mythology of the album almost seemed to

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Rebetiko Festival: nostalgia is not a dirty word

Reβetien
Music, News & Commentary |

Rebetien are four musicians (pictured above) from Athens who are headlining this year’s Melbourne Rebetiko Festival. I spoke to bouzouki player, vocalist and the group’s co-founder Fotis Vergopoulos as they were about to hop on a bus to Port Fairy Folk Festival and then fly to WOMAdelaide. Rebetiko began as the music of Greek refugees from the Asia Minor Catastrophe

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Amanda Palmer’s ‘There Will Be No Intermission’ album review

apal
Music, Recorded, Reviews |

It has been seven years since the release of Amanda Palmer’s masterful Theatre is Evil album she recorded with the Grand Theft Orchestra. The wait for her third solo album There Will Be No Intermission is understandable given that she’s been busy been working with other artists, publishing a memoir and becoming a mother. Amanda Palmer came to the public’s attention as the

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Deborah Williams and changing the world through Creative Diversity

DWx

Deborah Williams is an award-winning actor, writer, theatremaker and executive director of the UK’s Creative Diversity Network. She is in Australia this week to present a keynote speech at the Fair Play Symposium for Diversity Arts Australia in partnership with Creative Victoria. She will be also speaking at Belvoir Theatre, Sydney today from 4 -6pm. My road

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