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  • Aug 21, 2014
  • Updated: 12:03pm

Funk

The darker side of funk

After a four-year hiatus, Scissor Sisters are back with Night Work, a mix of disco, electro-pop and alternative - an acquired taste. The album sees the band refining their sound and edging away from their earlier style.

Sunday, 25 July, 2010, 12:00am

Plastic Beach Gorillaz (CD)

Gorillaz is the hottest, most popular virtual band, and the group that popularised the concept. Their latest album, Plastic Beach, is a great selection of tunes that also encourages critical thinking about social problems.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Blue notes

This is a lively week for jazz gigs, including three noteworthy programmes at the Fringe Club forming part of the City Festival 2010, for all of which accompaniment is provided by British-based Australian pianist Warren Wills.

7 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Gigs

Highlights

Yosuke Onuma and the Youn Sun Nah Quartet with Eugene Pao

1 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

A, Domo. Hajimemasite Greeeen (CD)

Japanese rock band Greeeen do several things to raise eyebrows - the four members are dentistry students and have never made public appearances, not even after releasing six singles and an album. Their faces are covered on photos they post on their blogs.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Secret band doesn't need faces

Japanese rock band Greeeen does several things to raise eyebrows - the four members are students of dentistry and have never made public appearances, not even after releasing six singles and an album. Their faces are covered on photos they post on their blogs.

1 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Feast of Latin beats

At the age of 19, he was the youngest male solo artist to reach No.1 in the UK charts with his debut single Fill Me In. Seven years later, Craig David, or the British R&B prince, is back with his fourth album Trust Me.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Second movie full of fun pop tunes

Fans of High School Musical will be relieved to know that the newly released sequel is full of the same sort of tunes as the first one - catchy, bouncy and clean dance-pop.

Following the huge success last year of its predecessor, High School Musical 2 was watched by more than 17 million viewers when it aired on the US Disney Channel last month.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Funk's corner: CIS rocks the stadium

The Canadian International School band was back for the fourth year in a row and rocking it up for rugby fans. The 17-strong band, led by teacher Robert Dacho, played jazz and swing numbers, while the Grade 11 and 12 students played rock, Motown, disco, funk and Latin songs. 'We've been preparing on and off since September.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Sunny sounds

Don't be misled by their name. Animal Liberation Orchestra isn't an orchestral group playing classical music.

The group is a quartet of funkateers from California that play sunny, uplifting music. Their latest album, Fly Between Falls, is a concoction of funk and country vibes and comes just in time to kick off the summer.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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