Author Archives: Phil Heron

[glocal scene] European Road Book – download

For those with a fantastic memory, you may remember Ball of Wax’s 2011 post on Ryan Bartek’s road book on European counterculture. After transcribing over 100 hours of interviews, Fortress Europe (The Big Shiny Prison Vol II)  is ready for download. … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Made in Iceland

You would be daft if you think you could go to Iceland and not come into contact with incredible music. Unless you listened to nothing but the radio stations, that is. Iceland in May is a curious concoction of near … Continue reading

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Album Review: Swimwear – The Kissing Machine EP

Swimwear – The Kissing Machine EP (2012, self-released) Breezy and bright, Sydney’s Swimwear is a colorful collage of synths, dance beats and guitars. The Kissing Machine is a feel good debut E.P. to keep the record player bathed in sunlight … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Give Me Something Beautiful

A recent trip to Montreal brought me into contact with a fantastic band with a grand name – Give Me Something Beautiful. Currently in the studio recording their first full length, Give Me Something Beautiful have a selection of EPs … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Albuquerque, NM

As a ‘treat’ for Blog of Wax turning 1 year old, I have decided to write a post that will take a year to read. Below is a tale from the Glocal Scene team’s journey to Albuquerque, NM. I hope … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Phil’s 2011 review

Upon turning over my calendar at the beginning of this month, it came to my attention that in a short time 2011 will be no more. 2012, and the possible end of the world, will follow. In the limited time … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Old Man River Japan Appeal

Australian band Old Man River embarked on a heart-warming project earlier this year to offer disaster-stricken Japan some good tidings in the wake of their devastating earthquake. An old Japanese tradition states that whomever folds a thousand origami paper cranes … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Every year the college radio stations of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada gather their music directors together to concoct a compilation showcasing the local talent. Everybody Dance Now is in its 6th year, with 93.3 CFMU FM & INDI 101 FM proving that … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Jil Is Lucky

I had somehow come into contact with Roy Music, the label of the Paris band Jil Is Lucky, through booking gigs around Europe. The label manager put on a few gig nights in the City of Lights, and often prescribed … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Dappled Cities to Release 4th Album

I’ve often compared Dappled Cities to an Australian version of The Shins. I think it is about time a lot more people had a listen. For those not familiar with Australian ‘art rock’ band Dappled Cities, I will give you … Continue reading

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