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Brute

The first two albums I have reviewed this month look at America from completely different musical and political perspectives.

3 April 2016 | Tracks of the month
Nina (1965)

There has been nobody like Nina Simone. But too few realise today what a towering artistic figure she was in her lifetime and what an inspiration she can still be.

3 July 2015 | In depth
Genya LP cover

A 15-year love affair with Japanese experimental, jazz and psychedelic rock music – plus Tony Benn’s foray into deep house…

5 April 2015 | In depth
LAPIZTOLA - in Brick Lane

A few weeks ago I was wandering around a disused pub yard off east London’s Brick Lane when I spotted the piece of street art above.

25 March 2015 | Notes
Doel: ROA, Resto and Santos

A hundred miles north of Calais is the Belgian city of Antwerp – there nestling within its huge docklands is the tiny village of Doel.

11 February 2015 | Notes
King on the march (pic credit Stanford.edu)

Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.

29 January 2015 | Notes