Culture of the Southern United States

Never too late to rock 'n' roll

Black Keys' seventh studio album, El Camino, is a throwback to the best America has offered: the music is a throwback to good old American rock 'n' roll; the album title to American cars - more specifically the General Motors vehicle produced intermittently from the 60s t

Sunday, 29 January, 2012, 12:00am

Redefining indie rock

Band name: The Jezabels

Members: Hayley Mary (vocals), Heather Shannon (keyboard), Nik Kaloper (drums), Sam Lockwood (guitar)

Based in: Sydney

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Voices for peace

Indie rock bands and stars stage Let's Fight Live Round III to promote their no-war stance

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

2008 Beijing Olympic Games Torchbearer Nomination Campaign

Sports stars are not the only ones taking part in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Coca-Cola China has launched a city-wide campaign to find three more lucky individuals to represent Hong Kong and carry the Olympic flame.

Members of the public are invited to nominate individuals who have demonstrated the Olympic spirit and have inspired others.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Natural music

Name: Albert Au Occupation: Music company director

Young Post: How did you become the director of a music company?

Au: I've been a folk singer since secondary school.

In the 70s, folk music was all the rage in Hong Kong. Students played acoustic guitars on college campuses.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Giant tuber is just what the doctor ordered

Kudzu root measuring 1.4 metres in length is the biggest they have seen, experts say

A massive tuber believed to be one of the biggest of its kind has been unearthed from abandoned New Territories farmland.

The 1.4-metre kudzu, or pueraria lobata, tuber was dug up by villager Yeung Chun-fong as he foraged for the medicinal root on weed-choked land near Fanling.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

From the eclectic to the eccentric

D-Head With female vocalist Lui singing in English, Japanese and Cantonese, this quintet aged in their early 20s cover all bases. Their eclectic set - described by Lui as 'funky pop, funny rock' - comprises four songs by different writers who all have different influences, from Radiohead to Portishead.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


The Hybrid Child, an exhibition featuring action figures and original comic books by Canadian-born designer Casey Lau, runs until June 15 at the Fringe Club.

Lau has designed consumer products for companies such as Disney and Warner Bros.

7 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Al Green

Al Green

I Can't Stop

(Blue Note)

11 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Site offers information, exciting options for rock fans

The launch of a new Web site and music club - Rock's Up - has provided local rock fans with new ground to explore.

The site, which is aimed specifically at lovers of rock and band music, is the brainchild of record label Sony Music.

7 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Yuletide fiasco

I refer to the report headlined, 'Main sponsors blame hype as winter dome disappoints visitors' (South China Morning Post, December 19), regarding the Coca-Cola Winter Magic 2000, part of EuroChristmas in Wan Chai.

I agree with those other members of the public who complained about 'the lack of snow and disappointing attractions at the harbour-front event'.

22 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Live Band Show

Live Band Show - A New Generation of Chinese Bands, Ko Shan Theatre, July 28 As the guitarist emits his first chord, pandemonium sets in. Leaping off their seats in unison, the hip youngsters merge into one sweaty field of flesh. The security personnel, overcome by emotion, join in the hysteria as the band on stage basks in their rock 'n' roll glory. . .

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Riding High

I like my father, he is a taxi driver.

His hair is white, he works hard every night.

If I don't like water, he will buy me a Coca-Cola.

When I feel hot in summer, he installs an air-condition er.

I am sometimes lazy, but he's never angry.

My idol isn't Andy or Jackie, but my lovely daddy.

21 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Covering a range of styles

American bands seem to have become staple entertainment fare in Asia.

Black bands in particular are proving to be popular in clubs and restaurants trying to tap into a growing market of people tired of the club scene. And fans of rhythm and blues, soul, Motown and hip-hop are in their element.

10 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Even commies get their cola

Fionnuala Halligan is not quite correct when she says that cola is not for sale in North Korea ('Moreover', South China Morning Post, April 11).

19 Apr 1996 - 12:00am