Just before Maximo Park performed at the Open Air Basel 2014, Anna caught up with singer Paul Smith. He told us about recording in the band's hometown of Newcastle, his literary influences, and where he gets those hats.
As enjoyable as gigs or festivals are, I would never rank them on par with a holiday in terms of the respite they offer from the daily grind. Or I wouldn’t have, until the Calexico concert at the Stimmen-Festival in Lörrach.
New to Basel?Wondering where to go and what to do? The English Show has had the (not very) arduous task of scoping out Basel's cultural life - and we've come up with a list of venues which feature live music (from classical to jazz to pop/rock) and club sounds - they're mentioned regularly in our Cultural Events calendar. We've also added some venues further afield - in Zurich, for example.