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Kiwanuka touches the heart

I will remember Michael Kiwanuka‘s Cambridge concert (Junction, May 22, 2012) for a long time, for two reasons: His voice is even better than on his CD, it’s heavenly. And he gifted me and my husband a wonderful moment during his song “Rest“.
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The tree man and Mark Geary’s vital signs


This concert review cannot be objective. I love Mark Geary, I love the cafe Hotnumbers where he played last night, and he did sing a song for me at the concert. So here goes: This was one of the best gigs I’ve seen for a long time.
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Outlaws and other chased actors at Cambridge Junction


The Cambridge Junction promotes young bands once a month with “The Fiver”. Most exciting yesterday were Chasing Outlaws (indie rock) and Total Emergency (indie punk) with a mix of loud, loud and loud.

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I’m building a shrine for the Fleet Foxes

Did you ever see Robin Pecknold from the Fleet Foxes blush on stage? Only because a girl in the audience screamed how wonderful the music is …
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Dream on, James Morrison

If you don’t like James Morrison, his new album The Awakening is not the one to change your mind. If you’ve enjoyed his previous albums, like I did, please only listen to the deluxe version of The Awakening. Read on to find out why James’ quiet songs are the best, and what his song “Up” has to do with the anime tv series Ghost in the Shell.
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Wrong t-shirt, James Morrison!

The Guardian has an excellent interview about James Morrison today. It’s about how he started out being called a romantic singer, and how he tries to get rid of that image. He says he wants to make real music, and tells how losing is father has shaped his new album.
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Turn Around Jonny Lang!

When I came to the Maryport Blues Festival stage to see Jonny Lang, all I could see were roughly 20 senior citizens hanging out and eating sausages. Good thing is, by the time Jonny’s gig started, there were 400+ people and I had the perfect spot in the front row.
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Trouble with Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne makes my heart melt. Does this sound too cheesy?
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Falling Leaves in New York

At my gig in New York my legs were shaking so badly that I nearly dropped the microphone.
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Ane Brun, go get them!


The wonderful singer-songwriter Ane Brun is one of 10 candidates nominated for a Scandinavian music prize – but unfortunately she’s up against Bjoerk who also had an album out this year.
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