20150502 Jarek gig 1

Jarek live on 2 May 2015

They didn’t have to say a single word. On 2 May Jarek launched their third album without moving their mouths. This is a mature band at work. Jarek have been at this game for years, and it shows. On stage they delivered a full run through of their album with confidence, poise and precision. Furthermore,…

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Lake Minnetonka live on 8 April 2015

This ain’t your parents’ funk. Or maybe it is, and they didn’t tell you. On 8 April six-piece funk monster Lake Minnetonka busted out some face-melting grooves. How can music from three decades ago sound so fresh? More to the point – how can it slam so hard in 2015? Well, there’s probably two answers…

20150331 Damien Tangram gig 1

Damian Tangram live on 31 March 2015

Our trousers cannot repel synths of that magnitude. On 31 March Damian Tangram showed us the size of that thing. Damian Tangram is a one-man music machine. Outnumbered by keyboards and synthesisers four-to-one, he deftly switched from one to another throughout the performance. He used each of the four machines to their fullest, exploring an…

20150226 Kim Boekbinder gig 1

Kim Boekbinder live on 26 February 2015

Well, finally. We have someone to show us the future of pop music. Space-Pop. The final frontier. On 26 February, Kim Boekbinder took us to the stars at The LoWow. Rocketship Boekbinder. Destination: The Heavens. This was definitely Space-Pop. And we’re not entirely sure why it’s not everywhere, because it’s utterly fabulous. And in these…