Welcome to Spannered’s music feature and review archive. What’s in here then? Well, since the site was launched in 2006, Spannered has run in-depth interviews with globetrotting tastemakers Kode9DJ Ripley and Maga Bo, tripped over to Barcelona's Sónar festival, fallen over at the first ever Bloc Weekend, toured New York's global music circuit and gotten tinnitus in Bristol and São Paulo.
Spannered's archive stretches all the way back to 2000, however. Have a dig about and you'll unearth interviews and features with Jeff Mills and Photek, write-ups of Cat Power and Caribou gigs, and album reviews spanning Aphex Twin to NoMeansNo.
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Greg Scruggs reports on the socio-economic parallels and maximal house beats of 2011's Creamfields Brasil, held on the island paradise of Florianópolis.
A temporary desert city with 50,000 citizens and ubiquitous sound systems. Greg Scruggs reflects on the sun, sand and sensory overload of Burning Man 2010.
The gibbon-limbed protagonist of the self-mocking rock'n'roller canon continues to defecate on the carcass of stadium rock from the lofty heights of his stepladder.
From Cuban nostalgia to avant rock weirdness, the peripheral jazz zones of Gent Jazz Festival give Martin Longley much to reflect on in his second round-up of 2008's event.
Martin Longley travels to the cobblestone streets of Gent, Belgium for a historical tour of jazz's journey from bebop to fusion.
Debashish Bhattacharya, slide guitar guru and preserver of the ancient Indian classical system, touches down in York with his arsenal of customised axes.
'The band reinventing dance music' and the 'Chas & Dave of Rave' together under one roof? Kone-R heads out in west London.
After three decades of curmudgeonly scowling, has Mark E Smith finally earned the right to act like James Brown? Martin Longley treks to the UK's West Midlands to find out...
Martin Longley crams himself into New York's Knitting Factory venue for 2008's Winter Jazzfest.
Bring the noise! Martin Longley catches Sonic Youth's ever-youthful Thurston Moore in New York at the recent showcase gig for his Ecstatic Peace! imprint.
Drummer and composer John Hollenbeck comes across as a combination of benign control freak and supremely modest humorist. He's very much the...
The avuncular George Wein is beaming like he's holding his own personal jam session at home, inviting his favourite players and basking in...
The incredibly tall Weston hunkers over his dwarfed piano, looking years younger than his eight decades ought to demand. He's in relaxed mode...
Most folks would probably deem Mark Murphy a bit of an eccentric figure, but it's this very individuality that as marked him out as one of the...
Al Fresco surfaces from a night out in Bristol with sore ears and a bout of decompression sickness.
There are two meaningful Frank Zappa cover bands operating In the UK, each of them excellent in their differing ways. But, as you might expect,...
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