MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY Vampire Weekend (The Label/Rhythmethod) Lyrically these Vampires have certainly modernised for this third outing – ranging further from the college boy schtick on which they built their multi-platinum-sellers than regular fans might have imagined, or indeed hoped for. Now as lead man Ezra Koenig approaches the milestone of 30, he’s happy to tour religion and ageing in urban landscapes..
Most rock bands enthusiastically imitate one another. Small wonder, then, that an original and distinctive group like Santana has taken flight like a Poseidon missile exploding out of a sea of mediocrity
It is midday and Geoff Lawton is hard at work at Zaytuna Farms in New South Wales, Australia. But the real work, he says, is going on inside the center of the compost.
At the end of his internationally televised concert in Havana’s Revolution Plaza on Sunday, Sept. 20, Colombian rock superstar Juanes looked out at a crowd of more than 1 million and shouted, “Cuba libre! Cuba libre!” It was a mantra you could take two ways: If you’re a fan of Cuba’s communist government, it was a cry to keep the island safe from U.S