The Malta Independent 21 June 2018, Thursday


Stryper shines on 'God Damn Evil'

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:48 Last update: about 1 month ago Associated Press

Stryper, "God Damn Evil" (Frontiers) Damn, this album is good! The Almighty really must be with Stryper — how else can one explain how they've been this good for this long? With...

Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:17 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed to stop taking painkillers. But Prince said he couldn't — his...

Rock's not dead, neither is Spinal Tap's bassist

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:15 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Derek Smalls, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)" (BMG) This album answers a question no one was asking: Is Derek Smalls still alive? Smalls was once a bit player in the two-bit heavy...

Q&A: Country's Kacey Musgraves on evolving sound, marriage

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 10:14 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles might sound like an odd pairing for a tour, but for Musgraves, it makes perfect sense. That's because Musgraves is happy to bring country music to new and...

The way John Prine's brain works keeps him relevant

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 10:12 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

John Prine, "Tree of Forgiveness" (Oh Boy Records) John Prine thinks about things. And when John Prine thinks about things, people want to hear what he has to say. That's why Prine will...

‘A Little Nightmare Music’ at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 09:47 Last update: about 2 months ago

Beyond any shadow of doubt, one of the main attractions for this year's cultural calendar is Igudesman & Joo's inimitable show A Little Nightmare Music that will be held at Pjazza Teatru Rjal on...

Red Electrick release new single: 'Right here'

Monday, 14 May 2018, 12:21 Last update: about 2 months ago

10 years ago, 5 teenage guys sharing a love for music got together and formed a band. The name they chose was Red Electrick.   ‘The end of it all’ was their first single...

Laura Veirs makes 'The Lookout' intimate, gratifying

Monday, 14 May 2018, 10:03 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Laura Veirs, "The Lookout" (Raven Marching Band Records) Coming off an exceptional album and tour with k.d. lang and Neko Case in 2016, Laura Veirs spent months and months writing and re-writing...

Kimbra displays impressive range on 'Primal Heart'

Friday, 11 May 2018, 11:25 Last update: about 2 months ago

Kimbra, "Primal Heart" (Warner Bros.) If there's any musical justice, Kimbra's third studio album should be the one that finally catapults the New Zealander to the acclaim she deserves. On...

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