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Nov
13
2018

FORQ

Venue 505, October 31 7/10   Reviewing by resort to comparison always seems lame, but Forq defeats me. It’s not that the band overtly copies anyone specific, but rather that the whole concert flares with sounds and ideas you’ve heard before. Happily they are often ones you don’t expect to hear in the same musical […]

Oct
24
2018

JULIEN WILSON QUARTET

Springwood Presbyterian Hall, September 6 8.5/10 Musicians are like children. Some of their cries come from the heart and some are merely for attention. Julien Wilson’s only cry is the polar opposite of grandstanding. You hear it instantly; instantly feel the connection of a warmth of spirit reaching out. Wilson’s importance in the pantheon of […]

Oct
13
2018

JULIAN CURWIN & JANE SHELDON

@ Django, September 27 8/10 You don’t need to spend a day in the family courts to know that love breeds as much anguish as joy: you just have to read poetry or listen to music. Julian Curwin and Jane Sheldon’s compositions specialise in love lost, love unrequited and love gone wrong, and they largely […]

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