What kind of band are Spoon? Describing them as a rock band just doesn't cut it. The label is too simplistic. Calling them an indie band also undermines the complexity of their material. Art rock makes them sound inaccessible. They're not. Yet, without really residing in any specific musical enclave
The last time I saw Radiohead was during the spring of 1992. A quarter of a century ago, down in the dark and dingy basement bar of Bradford's now defunct Queen's Hall, the unknown Oxford band were supporting a jokey Irish outfit called The Sultans Of Ping FC. They were
The band started up back in the 80's, and they are definitely still going strong now 37 years later with a grand world tour and a most convincing sound on their latest album ”Spirit”. We went to cover one of the first shows on the current ”Global Spirit Tour” with
I've always been a music fanatic, which means that every holiday or event in my life usually has ties to music. AIR MILES have a fantastic program called AIR MILES Stage Pass which allows Collectors across Canada to use their Dream Miles towards some of the hottest concerts across Canada. On July second,
I was elated to be asked to review Parklife for my fourth year in a row, Manchester has become my home and this year more than ever it felt so important for everyone to come together and have a massive party. Primarily it should be mentioned how amazingly organised the
A U2 fan told me she stood over 12 hours in line in the 97 degree heat to see the iconic Irishmen this past Sunday. She was not alone. Thousands of other die-hard fans braved heat exhaustion outside Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium just to ensure a good spot in the
Sheryl Crow's last visit to Manchester accompanied the release of the criminally under-appreciated, country-themed record Feels Like Home. The 2014 show was therefore littered with a hefty spread of the album's best cuts, of which there are many. The release represented a real high point in the re-emergence of the
Waves of melodic guitar, pedal boards and ghostly vocals are signatures of Slowdive and its cherished “shoegaze” genre.
For the British band, a 22-year hiatus of new material ends tonight with their sold-out engagement at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall.
The anticipated album, simply titled Slowdive, has just been released and runs the
I hadn’t heard much about Hey Violet before their gig at Sound Control in Manchester apart from that they had supported 5SOS on tour and gained a mass of fans from it. What captured me was their performance, it was constantly hyperactive filling the small Manchester venue with squeals of
On the 30th of April, The Barrowlands hosted The Hunna and welcomed a large crowd to listen to them on their 2017 tour. With two support bands playing, the night had plenty of music with Kovic kicking off the night prior to Coasts getting the crowd shouting right before The