Bush Hall, London
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Tuesday 04 August 2009
Friday 03 July 2009
As Blur's reunion reaches an extended crescendo this week with a triumphant Glastonbury gig and their Hyde Park shows, it only seemed right and proper that this week's Spotify playlist would be Britpop thermed
Sunday 21 June 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
As much as anything, this box set charting the development of British pop from 1956 to 1964 confirms that the medium is indeed the message.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Allen was the principal wheel in the engine room of Fela Kuti's monumental Afrobeat, a driving yet relaxed kit-drummer for the ages.
Sunday 17 May 2009
A first album in 10 years by the Good Egg of proto-Brit pop, and if Ian Broudie's themes have acquired a sense of melancholy and reflectiveness with the passage of life, then his breezy pop formalism remains as, well, breezy as ever.
Sunday 22 March 2009
If we must have mainstream pop about mature romance, then we should ask that it always be sung by Colin Blunstone. The Zombies' frontman's pipes are a miracle of softness and tensile strength.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
After a morning stop for a few live sets, I gathered my official SXSW music badge and visited the offices of C3 – the folks behind Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. I got a sneak peak into some new music, including a country-style collaboration between Heartless Bastards singer Erika Wennerstrom and the Black Angels.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/mixtape-i-cant.html">MixTape: I can't believe I like Keane</a>
Wednesday 15 October 2008
I have officially surprised my musical taste with a band which I formerly thought were a big pile of appalling musical rubble, toppled off with some poppycock; let's just say I wasn't very keen on, er, Keane.
Wednesday 24 January 2007
I WANT YOUR JOB... HAIRDRESSER
Friday 03 February 2006
Sunday 22 January 2006
Tuesday 22 November 2005
Friday 11 November 2005
Tuesday 08 November 2005
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 3 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?