The Manly Jazz Festival was one of the many music festivals that was forced to cancel its in person event.
Instead of cancelling altogether though they decided to host an online version. While it doesn’t quite match of listening to the bands live by the beach, an advantage to it is that you can watch it when you want.
A highlight of the festival was the wonderful Rodney Whitaker.
An English language Asian indie music focused site will be a great window to a music movement that doesn’t get much attention outside of Asia.
The Asian site joins the UK and Australian sites as well as the Australian print magazine.
The new owners have to field criticisms of it not being like the old days, but nothing is. The continuation of the NME brand is welcome so it can honour its history and continue spreading the message of great music.