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A Nick Cave concert so riveting, it gets five stars out of four

Nick Cave repeatedly ventured as far into the crowd as his microphone cord would let him, staring deeply into the faces he was serenading. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri Aug 01 2014 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, July 31, 2014 How transcendent were Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Thursday night? Let’s put it this way: there are singers who are…

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GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inspirations: Gotye

NEWS GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inspirations: Gotye From the sublime to the adventurous, GRAMMY winner reveals a chain of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame recordings that influenced his idiosyncratic brand of pop music GRAMMYS MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com Nick Krewen (To commemorate the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame’s 40th Anniversary in 2013, GRAMMY.com has launched GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inspirations. The ongoing series will feature conversations with various individuals…


Xavier Rudd savours that healing energy

Aussie multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd plays the Phoenix on Nov. 28. By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Fri Nov 23 2012 Environmentally topical singer and songwriter Xavier Rudd has been entertaining global audiences for over a decade with his one-man set-up, an intriguing skeletal hybrid of guitar, pedals, percussion and didgeridoos, the guttural-sounding instrument of aboriginal origin native to Australia. But about 18 months ago, his life —…


Art Vs. Science: Dance band’s rise in fast tempo

Songs have the ‘relentless riff’ but trio were a quick hit. Art Vs. Science play two NXNE shows starting June 15. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Fri Jun 15 2012   So it wasn’t entirely inspired by Daft Punk after all. There are certain sources that would have you believe that the formation of Sydney dance music trio Art Vs. Science was strictly due to a rousing…


Gotye goes global

Entertainment / Music “Somebody That I Used to Know” hitmaker Gotye hits Toronto’s Kool Haus on Saturday.    “There are so many unofficial remixes and mash-ups and parodies that it’s crazy,” says Gotye of his biggest hit. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Fri Mar 30 2012 If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider Gotye officially bowled over. Not only is “Somebody That I Used to Know” a…