Grammys 2021: A Spectacle, Yes, But Out Of Touch

Words: Thom Risely The recording academy told the world who they think are the best in categories they decide for the 63rd time last Sunday. While the performances of invited artists were more than entertaining, The Grammys is never short of controversial snubs, surprises and mishaps. The nominations themselves served up a fresh batch of unnecessary shoe-horning and rejection. Prior to the event, The Weeknd … Continue reading Grammys 2021: A Spectacle, Yes, But Out Of Touch

Throwback Thursday: Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Press Color

Words by Johnny Fry It’s 1979. We’re in the Big Apple. The Apple is rotting from the inside out due to severe bankruptcy in the city. “All the straight people were trying to get out of New York,” recalls one visual artist, “but all the freaks were trying to get in.” One of these freaks was an ethereal French singer, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, who wormed … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Press Color

This Year’s Grammy Nominations: What The AF Is Going On?

Words by Thomas Bradey-Riseley After what’s been a turbulent 2020, the Grammys have named their best and the rest yesterday (November 14). While not short of surprises in its 61-year existence – there usually are a few ‘wtf?’ moments – some snubs and acknowledgements are more significant this time round. The Weeknd hasn’t received a single nomination. He had the biggest charting hit of the … Continue reading This Year’s Grammy Nominations: What The AF Is Going On?

German Court Ruling: Techno IS Music

Words by Thomas Bradey Risely Live music venues have been one of the most impacted businesses due to the global pandemic but good news for clubs in Germany. But now a German court has ruled techno to be music – allowing the legendary Berlin club scene to receive the same tax breaks as concert venues. The case, which took place in the Munich financial high … Continue reading German Court Ruling: Techno IS Music