fri 18/04/2014

Thomas H Green

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Bio
Thomas writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph and Mixmag. He has been a consistent presence in the UK dance music media since the mid-Nineties and has also written more broadly about music and the arts elsewhere. He has written one book, Rock Shrines, with another on the way. An ageing raver, he’s still occasionally to be found in nightclubs as dawn approaches.

Articles by Thomas H Green

10 Questions for Director Dmitry Krymov

Dmitry Krymov (b 1954) is one of Russia’s most groundbreaking and celebrated contemporary theatre directors and set designers. Performances by his “Theatre Laboratory” are renowned for combining...

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CD: Kelis - Food

It’s hard not to admire Kelis Rogers’ spirited and unpredictable approach to the music business. She’s been through multiple incarnations, approaching them with real zest, the spiritual successor to...

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CD: Wrangler - LA Spark

In a galaxy all too near, amid tattered old copies of Future Music magazine, tangles of cables and a couple of broken sequencers, a trio of electronica nerds huddle around a glowing console plotting...

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Brighton Festival: A Journey Back

Andrew Comben, CEO of the Brighton Festival, has agreed to reveal to theartsdesk his favourite moments from previous Festivals. “Looking backwards,” he ventures, sat in his office around the corner...

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CD: Aloe Blacc - Lift Your Spirit

Aloe Blacc is at a crossroads. The 35-year-old Californian soul singer arrived slowly via the hip hop underground and Peanut Butter Wolf’s smart Stones Throw label, then blew up with the monster hit...

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News Exclusive: Tina Turner records with Led Zeppelin

Tina Turner has recorded an album of American blues and folk classics, as well as one original song, with the remaining members of Led Zeppelin. theartsdesk can exclusively reveal that the 74-year-...

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CD: Shakira - Shakira

The other day I woke up with Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” fracking my mind. Round and round it juddered, wouldn’t leave me alone - horrid production, killer chorus - and much too much of that bloke...

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theartsdesk Q&A: Singer Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle (b. 1958) grew up in Los Angeles, one of seven siblings. In her late teens she was lured into California’s nascent punk scene, becoming briefly involved with one of its premier bands...

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CD: Dripback - Failed Futures

Out on the fringes of rock there ain’t half some noisy bastards. It’s not just Wire magazine-friendly, supposedly cerebral sorts who push the boundaries, not just avant-garde industrialists, Finns...

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CD: Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Reinvention is the way of the 21st-century diva, cloaking in the latest bright sonic colours. Kylie, the Australian girl-next-door and occasional British national treasure, has a track record of...

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CD: Lapland - Lapland

Lapland is one bearded bloke called Josh Mease who lives in New York. He makes his music in his home studio. That’s the back story and it’s not a good one, especially in an age when a voracious...

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The Stranglers, Brighton Dome

There was a poignant moment last night as the Stranglers performed the song “Never To Look Back”. It hails from their 1990 album, 10, the last to feature singer Hugh Cornwall heading their original...

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Beyoncé, O2 Arena

Beyoncé is a fascinating tangle of mixed messages. She stirs people up and, most especially, she confuses men. On the train back from the first concert of her six-night stand at the O2 a group of...

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Brighton Festival 2014 programme

The Brighton Festival announced its 2014 programme today at a launch helmed by guest director Hofesh Shechter. The choreographer, dancer and musician oversees three weeks packed with 448 performances...

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DVD: Captain Phillips

The primary DVD extra with Captain Phillips is an hour-long behind-the-scenes featurette. Most heavyweight Hollywood films have these but they’re often backslap-fests with little true revelation. The...

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The Strypes, Concorde 2, Brighton

The Strypes broke through initially with an amped-up version of the blues, akin to the sounds of the early Sixties London blues rock explosion that gave us the Rolling Stones. Tonight proved that...

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