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Pappy's / Idiots of Ants / The Penny Dreadfuls / The Real MacGuffins, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Monday 23 August 2010
Sunday 08 August 2010
Any album which opens with a line as simple, and fundamental to what rock'n'roll is about, as "I wish he was my boyfriend" is on the right tracks, and Best Coast never falter thereafter.
Friday 18 June 2010
Louise Wener, a Britpop sensation (with her band, Sleeper) turned novelist relates her first career, which lasted through the 1990s, to a "one night stand", albeit it, a great one.
Friday 28 May 2010
Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle said today she wanted to help "smash the taboo" that surrounded people who have to wear colostomy bags.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Sunday 11 April 2010
The best retro-soul band in the world gets back to top form with a sassy collection of 1960s-style songs. (Think Back to Black with added authenticity.)
Friday 19 March 2010
Sunday 14 March 2010
Heidi, Amelle and Jade were recently asked whether, if you buy a broom then replace the head and the handle, it's still the same brush.
Friday 05 March 2010
With the departure last year of final founder member Keisha Buchanan, Sugababes finally slipped from being a band to a brand.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Nasa has turned to Nexus Management, a London-listed technology group, to defend its against internet attacks. The deal, which Nexus is expected to announce t as early as tomorrow, will see a subsidiary, Resilience Technology provide firewalls to the US space agency as it takes on hackers and computer viruses.
Album: Solex vs. Cristina Martinez & Jon Spencer, Amsterdam Showdown, King Street Throwdown! (Bronzerat)
Friday 26 February 2010
What I particularly like about Amsterdam Showdown, King Street Throwdown! is the way it defies simple categorisation, shifting shape and direction with virtually every track, and constructing weird, contradictory combinations of sounds which balance, as the poet once said, like a mattress balances on a bottle of wine.
Friday 15 January 2010
Singer-songwriter Laura Nyro was renowned for blue-eyed soul standards such as "Stoned Soul Picnic" and "Wedding Bell Blues" when, in 1971, she decamped to Philadelphia International studio to record this album of soul covers with the PI production team of Gamble & Huff, taking along her new friends Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash.
Friday 08 January 2010
Sunday 20 December 2009
Friday 27 November 2009
There are plenty of people, myself included, who will argue (far too long into the night) that alt-country icon Will Oldham (left) was at his very best on the first album to utilise his Bonnie "Prince" Billy pseudonym; 1999's "I See a Darkness". A standout on the record was the blackly comic and brilliantly brooding "Death to Everyone". Now he has revisited the track in a live recording – reimagined as a rip-roaring bluegrass meets mariachi meets Hasidic jaunty work-out. Once again it is majestic. The track arrives as an exclusive out-take from his new live album, this time released under the name Bonnie Billy, alongside Kentucky bluegrass band the Picket Line. The track is a free download from dragcity.com. It precedes the LP 'Funtown Comedown', which features songs from Oldham's back catalogue (and monikers), as well as a few covers of some country music classics. The record is released on vinyl and digital download only on 15 December. As the final line "Death to Everyone" declares, "It makes living almost seem fun". Indeed.
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