The founder of the quirky revolutionary lo-fi outfit Half Japanese in 1975, Jad Fair is set for his début performance in Finland on 12 April. He will perform alongside a long-time associate, Gilles Rieder.

Annual festival swings its way into Espoo.

IN its 26th year, and remembering its late founder Mape Lappalainen, April Jazz promises an explosive line up this year. Tapiola will be the jazz hub of both Finnish and international artists performing mainly their own original music, with the bill also seeing some exclusive album release concerts.

Legendary drone giants Earth return to Finland on 6 April alongside two exciting indie names from North America Mike Elverum’s Mount Eerie (US) and Geneviève Castrée’s – who is also known for her graphic novellas – Ô Paon (CAN).

Everything except the painting of your pet, that is.

IN light of increasing competition from fellow artists, one wonders how easy is it to make a living as an artist without any formal credentials. Michaela Kei, a young self-taught photographer, painter and graphic designer, says she won’t paint your pets but she will offer you a “vision”.

Nazis, the moon and modern life come together in the latest film from director Timo Vuorensola.

Taking the Berlin Festival by storm when it premiered there earlier this year, Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky is hardly the type of film that seasoned cinemagoers have become accustomed to. Following up his acclaimed Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, here Vuorensola’s wild sci-fi/historical mash up sees the Nazis emerging from their hiding place on the dark side of the moon, where they have been residing since 1945, to wreak havoc on Earth.