There’s something a little daunting about writing on the subject of the Black Twig Pickers: an awareness, I guess, that I’m dealing with a world of knowledge and experience that comically exceeds my own. There’s a quote on their website which reads innocuously enough: “Exciting old-time music at its finest.” But it comes from some evidently specialist publication called Bluegrass Unlimited: the Black Twigs might attract dabblers in old-time music, but they privilege, understandably, those who know what they’re talking about.
By the early-to-mid '80s, Nico was holed up in Manchester on the comeback trail junkie habit in tow. A live performance at the Library Theatre, Heroine is a funereal study of stark cool, drawing on The Velvet Underground—"All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale"—alongside rather less celebrated fare from Camera Obscura (1985) and Drama Of Exile (1981).
The inferior An Underground Experience places her in a nameless club—haunted, drawn and distant.
Bono claims he and Apple are working on a new digital music format which will revolutionise the way music is consumed by fans.
Bono spoke about the new development in an interview with Time. He claims that it is around "18 months away" from being available to the public, which is around the same time the band are expected release a companion record to new album Songs Of Innocence titled Songs Of Experience.
Nick Cave will participate in a Q&A and a live performance at London's Barbican Hall on September 17.
The event will include a gala preview of the Nick Cave film, 20,000 Days On Earth.
The screening will be followed by a unique 60-minute live experience that includes a live performance with Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson and a Q&A with the creative team behind the film including directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and special guests.
The event will be broadcast live by satellite to 150 UK cinemas.
The first trailer for Jimi: All Is By My Side, the Jimi Hendrix film starring Outkast's Andre 3000, has been revealed. Click below to watch it.
Scripted and directed by 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley, Jimi: All Is By My Side tells the story of Jimi Hendrix's life throughout 1966 and 1967, a period in which he moved to London, formed the Experience and played a career-making set at California's Monterey Pop Festival, which is where the film ends.