Luminaire, London, 4/10/2009
At the London Luminaire, Anthony Middleton watches Howe Gelb manage to pull off the rare trick of being both consumately entertaining and also genuinely experimental and inspirational
Bodoga, Nottingham, 2/10//2009
Despite being confined by the small stage of the Nottingham Bodega, Sarah Mwangi sees upbeat Cumbria-based indie rock outfit Wild Beasts play an exuberant and forceful set
Babylon, Ottawa, 2/3/2006
Giant Sand frontman Howe Gelb's recent new solo album has found him working with an Ottawa gospel choir Voices of Praise. Andrew Carver watches him reunite with them for a compelling performance with them at the Ottawa Babylon
Sno Angel Like You (2016)
Keith How examines Giant Sand front man Howe Gelb's solo album 'Sno Angel Like You' which found him working with a Canadian Gospel choir and finds it standing the test of time
Off-kilter but haunting lounge jazz on new solo album from former Giant Sand frontman Howe Gelb
Future Standards (2017)
Surprising new direction for ex-Giant Sand leader Howe Gelb on his first album since the dissolution of his former band
7 Inches of 'Sno (2010)
Irresistible and wonderfully presented and packaged gospel-influenced double seven inch vinyl single from Giant Sand front man, Howe Gelb
Solo artist and Giant Sand member Lonna Kelley speaks to John Clarkson about her first single in four years, 'Will I See You?', and her new band Ard Eevin which includes Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley on drums.
Sigmatropic is the project of Athens-based electro folk artist Akis Boyatzis. John Clarkson chats to him about his two recent albums, which have finds him working with a wide catalogue of guest singers including Robert Wyatt, Carla Torgerson, Mark Eitzel Howe Gelb, Robert Fisher and Cat Power.
Back with their first album in four years, Giant Sand have returned with an almost entirely new line-up. Frontman Howe Gelb talks about the departure of his regular band mates John Convertino and Joey Burns, and the new album‘, Is All Over...The Map’
Returns to Valley of Rain
In our 'Re:View' section, Steve KInrade examines seminal Americana act Giant Sand's latest album 'Returns to Valley of Rain', which is a reworking of their 1985 debut album, 'Valley of Rain'.