The Malta Independent 22 September 2017, Friday


Metallica guitarist's monster movie posters go on display

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 15:53 Last update: about 1 month ago

Kirk Hammett may be known best as the guitarist whose deafening solos have come to define the band Metallica. But a new exhibit is showcasing a different side of the rocker, his passion for sci-fi and...

The Ranch to launch new innovative album on Wednesday

Monday, 21 August 2017, 08:45 Last update: about 2 months ago

How did the title of the album ‘100 smiles an hour’ come about? When we were in Devon, England, some time ago, one of us out of the blue came up with the phrase and we immediately...

4 years later, Lorde still a royal singer

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 16:07 Last update: about 2 months ago

Grammy-winning New Zealander Lorde created "Royals" and the rest of her debut album in her teen years. Now, at 20, she's back with a sophomore release just as exceptional, and with a growing...

Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' darkly happy-go-lucky

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 16:06 Last update: about 2 months ago

Arcade Fire are darkly happy-go-lucky on "Everything Now," applying Euro disco and new wave to somber themes on their fifth album like consumerism, flummoxed youth and suicide prevention. Working...

Canadian artist Mappe Of charts new, ethereal course

Friday, 18 August 2017, 16:05 Last update: about 2 months ago

A Canadian artist who spent time busking in Australia and playing heavy metal with his friends has taken his work in an ethereal new direction. The result is an art-rock delicacy, "A Northern...

Dan Wilson revisits his hits for Adele, John Legend

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 16:04 Last update: about 2 months ago

Dan Wilson helped write that tune? And that one, too? If you still read album credits or liner notes, you may find Wilson's name attached to some of your favorites songs. Formerly of Trip...

Willie Nelson cuts show short, cites Utah's high altitude

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 2 months ago

Willie Nelson is blaming Utah's high altitude for forcing him to cut a performance near Salt Lake City short. Nelson ended his show early at the USANA Amphitheatre in suburban West Valley City on...

Detroit's '67 riots halted music, helped recalibrate sound

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:54 Last update: about 3 months ago

It wasn't sweet music that brought Martha Reeves to the microphone at the Fox Theatre that day in July 1967; it was brutal reality. Detroit was burning. Headlining a string of shows for a...

Florida divers, snorkelers submerge for reef music festival

Friday, 11 August 2017, 16:53 Last update: about 3 months ago

A local radio station's broadcast underwater in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday attracted about 400 divers and snorkelers who listened to music and announcements advocating reef...

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