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
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating