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Tidal sounds on the River Tyne

Newcastle’s musical pedigree has been bolstered recently with the arrival of ~Flow – a floating watermill that uses the tides on the River Tyne to create music.
Read more… 30 April 2012

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The world’s best record shops

Celebrate International Record Store Day with five independent shops that should be on every musically-inclined traveller’s itinerary.
Read more… 19 April 2012

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A gig-goer’s guide to Austin 2012 SXSW

Running from 9 to 18 March, the epic music, film and interactive festival has a cast of thousands and a schedule to test the mettle of the most party-hardy reveller.
Read more… 08 March 2012

Worldwide Weird

A symphony of ships in Montreal

Every winter, visitors are treated to a portside concert of foghorns and whistles played by shipping boats frozen in the St Lawrence River.
Read more… 27 February 2012

Beyond the Headlines

The birthplace of jazz

How New Orleans became the breeding ground for a uniquely American art form.
Read more… 24 February 2012

The other New Orleans soundtrack

This Southern city is well-known as the birthplace of jazz, but its voice and beat manifest in a staggeringly diverse set of musical genres.
Read more… 22 February 2012

Austin’s musical heartbeat

Get charged up in the live music capital of the world, with more than 200 venues and thousands of musicians to choose from.
Read more… 06 February 2012

Philadelphia’s musical roots

Pennsylvania’s largest city – more famously known as the birthplace of American independence – is home to a surprising mix of pioneering artists and new sounds.
Read more… 03 February 2012


Buenos Aires’ must-see music event

Every Monday a mix of locals, expats and tourists dance to the hypnotic rhythms of La Bomba Del Tiempo, a percussion-based band that improvises each of their shows.
Read more… 18 January 2012

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Australia’s annual rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage

Each year, thousands of Elvis fans and impersonators flock to the town of Parkes, 365km west of Sydney, for a festival dedicated to the legendary American singer.
Read more… 13 January 2012

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