Suzanne Vega Opera House, Wellington Wednesday, August 8 For her New Zealand shows it was just Suzanne Vega and long-serving bassist Mike Visceglia. I say just because it was the full band that performed in Australia, at wonderful shows celebrating the respective 30th and 25th anniversaries of the Solitude Standing and 99.9F Degrees albums.
Laura Marling Semper Femina Sony Music Canada Inc. Laura Marling’s output is extraordinary – 27 years old, six albums to date, all of them great. Each one building on the one before it. No mistakes. No duds. And though the first three sit in a straight line (and that’s not a criticism) from there her […]
I’ve been listening to Suzanne Vega since I was ten years old. The songs that everyone knows are Luka and Tom’s Diner. These songs have held up well – Luka might suffer from a very-1987 guitar sound but it’s an incredible piece of pop songwriting. A song about child abuse is one thing – a […]
Tonight I’m playing a bunch of records down at the San Fran – all female artists, mostly a 1980s set I reckon, but I have a few things that spill out either side, so we’ll see where the night goes… So in honour of that – and the amazing PJ Harvey show earlier this week […]