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Posted on 5 June 2018 | 12:52 pm
World ranking names three Canadian
Macleans.caWorld ranking names three Canadian universities in reputation surveyMacleans.caThat's exactly what she did at the National Arts Centre this past February at the Megaphono festival, where she performed a 15-minute set that was one of the most powerful performances I've ever seen in my life: part Edith Piaf, part PJ Harvey ...and more »
Posted on 5 June 2018 | 5:15 am
The World Cup is days away... and football's
Evening StandardThe World Cup is days away... and football's silly season is kicking offEvening StandardBut the best of the genre I've seen live was Vincent Gallo and PJ Harvey performing Moon River at the Royal Festival Hall. Gallo cannot sing. Harvey really can. John Frusciante appeared from the crowd to play guitar. This must have been 13 or 14 years ...
Posted on 5 June 2018 | 4:38 am
How this 33-year-old college dropout
CNBCHow this 33-year-old college dropout co-founded GitHub, which just sold to Microsoft for $7.5 billionCNBCExecutive chairman Chris Wanstrath, now 33, co-founded San Francisco-based GitHub in 2008 along with fellow software developers Tom Preston-Werner, 38, and PJ Hyett, 35. In a decade, the company has grown into the world's largest host service for ...and more »
Posted on 4 June 2018 | 3:20 pm
Check out Nick Cave reuniting with Kylie
Tone DeafCheck out Nick Cave reuniting with Kylie Minogue to play 'Where The Wild Roses Grow'Tone DeafFeaturing guest appearances from Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey, and The Pogues' Shane MacGowan, the record was the band's highest charting record at the time, and helped the group transition from their status as increasingly popular Aussie rockers to ...and more »
Posted on 4 June 2018 | 3:22 am
Courtney Barnett: A voice you need to hear
The very best rock ’n’ roll is about living in the moment as if there might not be another—“be here now” to the extreme, and to the point where being anywhere else doesn’t even seem like an option. That’s how I felt when I first saw Australian guitarist, singer, and songwriter Courtney Barnett leading a hard-hitting trio through the last of her eight sets at SXSW 2015 . And that sense of ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 9:09 am
My Beauty Life: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor on her mother's stage make-up, her beauty ethos and the icon that inspires her look
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 2:48 am
Perfume Genius Ready To 'Go A Little
The line between pop and avant-garde music can be breached by as little — or as much — as a change in tempo, a jagged chord change, an inscrutable lyric or a sudden, exaggerated sonic effect.
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 6:37 am
Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were
Often compared to Ani DiFranco and PJ Harvey (by the dubious logic that says that artists who don’t sing in the English language must inevitably be compared with ones who do), Consoli performs punchy, hook-laden pop-rock that’s as instantly appealing ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:29 am
5 Concerts to Catch This Weekend
It didn't take them long to get noticed. Her major label debut, Kicker, came out earlier this year and it features her haunting vocals (think of a folk-y PJ Harvey). Tonight's show at the Grog will be her first-ever in Northeast Ohio. (Jeff Niesel), 8:30 ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:29 pm
Ed Skrein: Hoodlum, swimming coach, rapper,
But he also found the time to complete a degree in fine arts at Central Saint Martin’s College (alma mater of Alexander McQueen, Jarvis Cocker and PJ Harvey). “Yeah, that was such a wonderful time,” he says. “That was the beginning of my creative ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:14 pm
Ask Polly: Why Is Everyone Succeeding Except
Did I admire the world's most renowned academics and novelists, the world's most celebrated rock stars? No, I admired Matt Groening and PJ Harvey and Mike Judge and Kate Bush and David Foster Wallace and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Björk. I admired determined ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:35 pm
Big Gigs for Aug. 28-Sept. 3: State Fair
Despite the challenges, her material is both amiable and alluring — she operates in a musical and philosophical zone between the pixie-dust of Björk and the hardscrabble of PJ Harvey while clearly being influenced by both. Her new, third CD ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:00 am