Rock Music

Bad seed's big harvest

Photo: Corbis

Nick Cave, tanned and beautifully suited, is receiving the press in the upstairs room of a charming gastropub in Brighton.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 3:46pm

Rock band Japandroids

Brian King (left) and David Prowse. Photo: Corbis

Canadian rockduo Japandroids are still pinching themselves over their meteoric rise, writes Charlie Carter,

14 Jan 2013 - 5:19pm

Trail of Death forging a legend

… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are (from far left) Jamie Miller, Jason Reece, Conrad Keely and Autry Fulbright II.

The Austin, Texas, band …And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead can drop guitar distortion on an audience as if they are carpet-bombing. They also have a weirdly literary edge, a way of carving real songs out of all their noisiness, and a reputation for trashing instruments at the end of their shows.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:43pm

Hendrix classic helped define the era

Hendrix classic helped define the era

The sky looms large in the lyrical imagery of Jimi Hendrix, a former paratrooper fascinated by science fiction who for some time worked with a group of musicians he called "the Sky Church".

17 Sep 2012 - 10:02am

ALBUM (2000)

Blood Red River: 1982-1984 The Scientists Sympathy for the Record Industry

Get any Australian of a certain age drunk enough - and reminiscing - and chances are you'll be informed of two 'indisputable' facts.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1984)

Ride the Lightning Metallica Megaforce Records

Encounter two metal fans of any age in any country on earth and there is one sentence that's guaranteed to provoke an animated debate between them.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1971)

Electric Warrior T.Rex Reprise

Marc Bolan was one of the most flamboyant figures of Britain's early 1970s glam-rock scene. Pretty and pouty, Bolan and his band, T.Rex, had a string of top-selling hits such as Get it On, Jeepster and Metal Guru, which endeared him to teenage audiences.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Enter the couple bubble: where love and respect come first

Boris and Rhea have been married for 10 years and have three children, but Boris feels he doesn't get enough of his wife's time or attention. He has been getting increasingly frustrated and shouts at her and the children. Boris thinks that Rhea is cold towards him and does not understand his feelings. 'When I come home, I want her to be happy to see me.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

We've got the look

Much like their hairstyles, outfits, stage sets and guitar riffs, Japanese rockers L'Arc en Ciel's celebration of their 20th anniversary will be big. So big, in fact, that it will last two years - and encompass their 21st birthday as well.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

El Camino (CD) The Black Keys

The Black Keys' seventh studio album is a tribute to America's best: the music is a throwback to good old American rock 'n' roll, and the album title to American cars - more specifically the General Motors vehicle produced from the 1960s to the late 1980s.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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 to late 80s.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The People's Party

British pop-funk quartet Metronomy, New Zealand indie rock band The Naked and Famous (left), Australian indie music group The Jezabels, and local indie folk-pop band 9 Maps perform. Jan 10, 7pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$530 HK Ticketing. Inquiries:

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

All We Know Is Falling (CD) Paramore

Half-term gave me the chance to revisit an old favourite - Paramore's debut studio album, All We Know Is Falling. The band has had a lot of hype over the past few months, with a world tour, a stopover in Hong Kong and the split between Hayley Williams (singer/songwriter) and the Farro brothers (Josh and Zach, lead guitar and drummer, respectively).

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Music sets perfect tone

Music is a perpetual muse in the ever-fickle fashion world.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1969)

Trout Mask Replica Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band Straight

When Tom Waits gives you props for bringing the crazy, you know you've reached some transcendental level of lunacy. Not that anyone would have dared to tell Captain Beefheart, who once pushed a drummer down a flight of stairs for failing to 'play a strawberry', that he was nuts.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am