Popular music

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

April 11, 2014

Arts, Music, New books, Photography, Popular music, Visual arts:

 Rock country : the sounds, bands, fans, fun & other stuff that happened: edited by Christian Ryan “Sex lessons from Bon Scott. Scary encounter with Chrissy Amphlett. On the trail… Read More ›

New Listening:  Chain, Cosmic Country & more

New Listening: Chain, Cosmic Country & more

January 30, 2014

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include releases in opera, classical, country,  pop, rock, blues and musical theatre. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD… Read More ›

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

November 5, 2013

Arts, Music, New books, Painting, Popular music:

Monkee business : the revolutionary made-for-TV band by Eric Lefcowitz   Given that they were throroughly dismissed by just about everybody in the “serious”rock music business of the day, The… Read More ›

RIP Lou Reed

RIP Lou Reed

November 1, 2013

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Being a musician with little to no rights to such a title, I owe a great debt of gratitude to the recently departed Lou Reed. At the same time as… Read More ›

Listening Post Sounds: Sapphires, Eurovision, Bombshell and Lucia.

Listening Post Sounds: Sapphires, Eurovision, Bombshell and Lucia.

September 13, 2013

Arts, Film, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.  They include latest releases in film, musical theatre, opera, classical & popular music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post… Read More ›

Hip-hop breakdown at Outside-in cinema

Hip-hop breakdown at Outside-in cinema

August 14, 2013

Arts, Music, Popular music:

This week’s Outside-in cinema will be screening the 2011 documentary Beats, rhymes & life: travels of A Tribe Called Quest, shining a light on one of the most successful and… Read More ›

Listening Post Sounds: Carrie, Chameleons, Chicken Walk – Bring it on!

Listening Post Sounds: Carrie, Chameleons, Chicken Walk – Bring it on!

August 2, 2013

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include latest releases in opera, musical theatre, jazz & blues, popular & world music. The online catalogue indicates which… Read More ›

New listening post sounds: Edwin Drood, Laura, Benjamin & Tina.

New listening post sounds: Edwin Drood, Laura, Benjamin & Tina.

June 7, 2013

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some recent CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include latest releases in musical theatre, popular, folk and classical music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the… Read More ›

Music and video online: from Elvis to Tunisia……

Music and video online: from Elvis to Tunisia……

May 31, 2013

Arts, Film, Music, Popular music:

A few selections from our ever-growing range of audio and video streaming services….. There is a select band of performers whose reputations just seems to grow and grow as the… Read More ›

Nameless tunes – Searching for Sugar Man at Outside-in cinema

Nameless tunes – Searching for Sugar Man at Outside-in cinema

May 8, 2013

Arts, Music, Popular music:

This week’s Outside-in cinema screening is of the 2013 Academy Award winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man. The film follows the film-makers as they try and find out what came… Read More ›