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  • The special flavour of rock’n’roll Beijing 20 Apr 2019 17:33 BBC Image copyright Getty Images The indie bands of the Chinese capital, Beijing, have their own raw, distinctive sound, says the BBC's Stephen McDonell - partly because they are so isolated from the rest of the rock'n'roll world. High-top black …
  • 20 great pictures from a sell-out Stockton Calling 2019 20 Apr 2019 12:14 Evening Gazette It was a sell-out as Stockton Calling returned today. The one-day music festival kicked off its ninth year at 2pm, with more than 70 bands booked across nine Stockton -based venues. Lucky ticket holders were able to watch a blend of headline and emerging …
  • From garage jams to the big stage in one month for young duo 20 Apr 2019 11:04 Northern Star NOT many musicians can say they've played at one of the biggest music festivals in the world after just one month of forming their band. But young new duo on the scene Palm Valley can. The two boys took out the title of Bluesfest 2019 Busking Grommet …
  • Lizzo: Cuz I Love You review – on the bright side of history 20 Apr 2019 08:13 Guardian Weekly Lizzo is a dab hand at getting people’s attention. Her third album, Cuz I Love You, opens with a holler that instantly pushes all the dials far into the red. “I’m crying…. cuz I love you!” she bellows, a cappella, on the title track before the band tumble …
  • Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki after three years of marriage - The Independent 20 Apr 2019 05:12 Google Adele has split from her husband after three years of marriage, her representatives have confirmed. The singer, who gave birth to their son Angelo in 2012, married charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in a secret ceremony in 2016 after five years of dating. …
  • Arts world needs to make money to survive in real one – Kevin Buckle 20 Apr 2019 01:17 Evening News I was shocked this week to see that Edinburgh council had almost tripled the rent of the Stills Gallery at the bottom of Cockburn Street. A petition had been set up and yes that confirmed “This year we face an almost trebling of our rent, from £16,000 a …
  • Jeff Andrew Amps It Up: Of Monsters, Murders, and the Impending Apocalypse 19 Apr 2019 23:24 Straight.com   One expects Jeff Andrew to inhabit some dark underground of folk music, singing relatively serious songs about vagabonds, police abuse of power, abandoned buildings, Wobblies, and street punks wrongly accused of murder. It’s not exactly playful enough to …
  • The Cranberries without Dolores just isn't The Cranberries 19 Apr 2019 21:09 Irish Independent That was the moment when The Cranberries could have done what many other bands in a similar situation have done - quietly quit and return to more stable, more ordinary lives. "But we kept going," he says, "and got through a tour supporting …
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