Sufjan Stevens returns to the Apollo in Manchester tonight in a much more reflective and sombre mood, especially when you compare it against his previous visit in support of the Age of Adz album. This 2011 show was a flamboyant and extravagant affair but the death of his mother in
About eight years ago I heard For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti for the first time in an episode of the O.C. After the episode had finished, I Googled the song and discovered Sufjan Stevens and I was in love. Eight years later, and I am
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On Wednesday, April 29th, I made my way over to my favourite venue in the city for a well anticipated show: Sufjan Stevens at Massey Hall! Having already seen Sufjan perform live at Massey Hall about 5 years back, I was excited to see what type of theatrics he’d have
In just over a month the long-awaited Sufjan Steven album, Carrie & Lowell will be released. If, like a lot of us, you can’t wait that long, Sufjan has a little something that will tide you over until then.
He’s shared “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” off his
Martha Wainwright takes the stage with a wry grin. An audience member, perhaps inebriated, shouts from the floor of the Mod Club, asking the singer-songwriter about her rather peculiar frock.
“I’ve taken up a part-time job as a mechanic,” Wainwright gleefully remarks, referring to her grey one-piece. “Since the music industry
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