“Friday night!” It was a refrain Karen O, the extravagant frontwoman of resurgent New York art-rock heroes the Yeah Yeah Yeahs repeated throughout the band’s triumphant main stage performance that highlighted the first night of the vaunted Coachella music festival 2013.
On Saturday, March 23, 2013 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Britpop wars were finally put to rest when Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon (with modfather Paul Weller on drums) performed Blur’s “Tender” together at the fourth night of the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts, as curated by Gallagher. The event has generated a much-shared photo that is making the Facebook rounds on the pages of people of a certain age, who are reacting with what could only be called glee that is tempered with at least a dash of disbelief. For those not initiated into or too young to remember the halcyon days of Britpop, here’s why it matters.
Damon Albarn, the man behind ’90s Britpoppers Blur and animated act Gorillaz, is one busy man. He’s worked with his fair share of notable players, from soul legend Bobby Womack and the Clash’s Paul Simonon […]
The U.K.’s largest awards show was a success last night! The 2012 Brit awards provided big wins for six time GRAMMY winner, Adele, and our favorite British band, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Coldplay[/lastfm]. There were awesome performances by […]