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Jan
24
2018

RHYS CHATHAM’S A CRIMSON GRAIL

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Carriageworks, January 12 7/10 For some parents, neighbours and other musicians sharing a room with 100 electric guitarists might seem like a singularly cruel form of torture. But then Rhys Chatham’s three-part, 75-minute A Crimson Grail hardly realises most preconceptions of how the instrument tends to be used. Bent-string anguish, howling high notes and shredding […]

Dec
23
2017

PETULANT FRENZY

Petulant Frenzy

Camelot Lounge, December 8 8.5/10 In 2007 Dweezil Zappa brought out a star-spangled band called Zappa Plays Zappa that paid tribute to the genius of his late father, Frank. As good as it was, however, the performance was overly po-faced where it should have been irreverent, if not downright zany. You can’t accuse Petulant Frenzy […]

Dec
22
2017

Noa

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Camelot Lounge, November 20 6/10 Were Achinoam Nini a geographical feature rather than a singer she might be the Remarkables, the mountain range near Queenstown in New Zealand that soars straight from freezing lake to jagged peaks. Nini, better and affectionately known as Noa (to the gratitude of the world’s music critics), is surely among […]

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