THE LESSON BOOK: ROCK MUSIC GOES CONTINENTAL

TntcHRCProsperity and Unity among African countries can be achieved through collaborative efforts both economically and artistically. Africa is composed of countries with relatively low GDPs. The key to fostering closer ties among the various African states is by engaging in trade amongst each other thus enabling the continent to be self-sustainable. Economists and politicians have continually argued for this strategy as the favoured elixir to cure the continent of its many ailments. If trade can do this for the continent then we can argue inductively and say that music can do the same for Africa. Continue reading “THE LESSON BOOK: ROCK MUSIC GOES CONTINENTAL”

MAY SONG REVIEWS – WITH PARKINGLOTGRASS AND THREE OTHERS

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF DOOMSDAY
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF DOOMSDAY

After those two massive concerts in March, the year is rolling on pleasantly from the ides and it continues to lend testimony to the aspiration that this is going to be an awesome year for rock music in Kenya. For much of the time preceding March, the rock landscape had been watered solely by the torrential rain off the single “Tri-infestation” by death-core band IN OATH. They’ve been scaling the continental charts too. In the mainstream sector Rash’s“Let it be rock” has been doing rounds on the local charts for a while now and some of us felt that there is need for something new. It has taken disappointingly long for things to take off, but when they finally did they’ve taken most of the rock fraternity by surprise. It’s been an unending succession of breathless release of rock songs from the constant neighbourhood haunts and also some material from bands that have been silent a while. In honoring this blog’s culture and also to give tribute to those bands for the work they’ve put in, we’ve decided to do a review on all four tracks. We’ll just plough through them randomly without giving any ratings whatsoever. We’ll leave that to you. Continue reading “MAY SONG REVIEWS – WITH PARKINGLOTGRASS AND THREE OTHERS”