The Best Music of 2019 | Holiday Guide | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area

click to enlarge Ben Goldberg Good Day For Cloud Fishing Even by the standards of the multifariously creative Berkeley clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg the album Good Day For Cloud Fishing offers a vast and delectable feast for the mind and ears. Musically it’s a spacious, conversational trio… Continue reading The Best Music of 2019 | Holiday Guide | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area

Liverpool’s 40-year-old music shop and its incredible history

On Renshaw Street, there’s a little music shop with a big history. Curly Music originally opened in Liverpool in 1977, on Smithdown Road, before moving to Stanley Street where it became a vital part of the well known musicians’ quarter. In the eighties and nineties, Curly Music thrived as it was visited by bands and… Continue reading Liverpool’s 40-year-old music shop and its incredible history

The Perth shop that helps make sweet music

A dynamic new shop has opened on South Street in Perth, giving an inspirational orchestra of musicians with disabilities the chance to shine. The shop, which is open 10.15am- 4pm Monday to Saturday, is run to benefit the Inspiration Orchestra and has a mix of boutique-standard new and nearly new clothes plus original cards. People… Continue reading The Perth shop that helps make sweet music