Music Album Release

ALBUM (1980)

The Clash Sandinista! CBS

Within a four-minute song on the fourth side of their fourth album, British punk band The Clash switched gears and transformed themselves from urban guerillas into a worldwide political phenomenon.

Sunday, 27 March, 2011, 12:00am

Rob Baker, general manager, Peel Fresco Music Lounge

1. Where Does Time Go - Bob Mocarsky

All of these choices come from albums by local artists who play at my bar. The first is from my friend Bob's new album, Shanghai. Bob is probably one of the best pianists not only in Hong Kong but also in Asia. I love the whole album, but I can relate particularly to the feelings that this cut brings to mind.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lenka on a serious note

When Lenka moved to the United States in 2008, she had to learn a lot of rules about the technical side of the craft she practises.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Change of scene

SHAWN YUE Man-lok is known mostly as an actor. Since making his debut in 2001 with the independent feature Leaving Sorrowly, the 30-year-old has starred in more than 40 films. In 2010 alone, he graced the screen in eight, among themaromantic comedy (Love in a Puff), a horror flick (The Child's Eye) and a full-blown, John Woo-produced martial arts epic (Reign of Assassins).

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

My way the high way

Idol wannabes can take comfort from the career of Michael Buble. The Grammy Award-winning crooner dubbed 'the Canadian Sinatra' spent his formative years as a struggling artist. He tried his luck in local talent shows long before the phenomenon of reality TV shows came along to offer a faster route to stardom for aspiring young singers.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Q&A: Julian Cheung

Julian Cheung Chi-lam's boyish good looks made it easy for him to venture into film and television following a successful debut as a singer in 1991. That stood him in good stead a decade later as Canto-pop went into a decline, with Cheung shifting his focus to acting in mainland productions.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sparks fly live

Two Young Post readers lived the dream of meeting their idol Taylor Swift on Monday at her highly anticipated concert in Hong Kong. They were winners of an online competition conducted by Young Post that invited participants to capture the essence of their love for Taylor in a photo on Facebook.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Wilson Wong, 15, Sha Tin College

cd: Lady Gaga The Remix. The most recent collection of her hits.

dvd: Unstoppable. Two guys race against time to stop an unmanned runaway train.

movie: Sanctum. Another great 3-D movie based on true events.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Revival instinct

The sepia tone photo shows a young child, wearing nothing but a nappy and a slight scowl, sitting on a small wooden seat. Her father stands beside her, wearing an army uniform with flared trousers, a pistol in a holster hung on his right hip. Parked in the background, behind a rabble of dust and vegetation, is a Soviet T-54 tank.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1986)

The Colour of Spring Talk Talk EMI Records

Somewhere between their first two albums and their final two, Talk Talk underwent one of the most remarkable transformations in musical history. And this album, the third of their five, is the sound of it happening. The title is wonderfully appropriate: The Colour of Spring is the record of a genuine vernal rebirth.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

At rainbow'S end

Nearly a year has passed, but Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting can still recall the day when she and her partner, Alex Law Kai-yui, returned to Hong Kong from the Berlin International Film Festival, on February 22, 2010. They were shepherded, with much fanfare, from airport immigration control to a meeting room packed with photographers and journalists - who gave them a heroes' welcome.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Q&A: RubberBand

Few local groups have achieved commercial success with material tackling social issues. In the early 1990s there was Beyond, then came rappers LMF. A more recent example is RubberBand, which comprises bassist Lee Siu-wai, drummer Lai Man-wang, vocalist Mau Hou-cheong and guitarist Clement Fung Ting-ching. Their songs describe Hong Kong life and issues such as conservation.

19 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

A knees-up for those with music in the blood and poetry in the soul

There is a saying that to be born in Wales means to have music in your blood and poetry in your soul, and all this will be celebrated at the St David's Society of Hong Kong's Centenary Ball on February 26 at Hong Kong Football Club.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Steve Lawler

Fly, tonight, from 9pm until close

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Machine man

Of all forms of dance music, techno is probably the most misunderstood. It's the difficult middle brother of universally accepted house music. Its immaculate basslines are the obsessive-compulsive aunt to the wild energy of drum 'n' bass. And for non-fans of electronic music, techno is the blanket term for all of it.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am