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  • Miles Francis Talks Self-made Music with The Phoenix 20 Feb 2019 09:55 Phoenix Miles Arntzen, whose stage name is Miles Francis, pours his whole being into his music producing it all on his own. With eight singles and one extended play (EP), the Brooklyn-based dream pop artist is gearing up for a second EP and a performance in …
  • These artists performed at Preston's 53 Degrees before they were famous 20 Feb 2019 07:56 Accrington Observer The Preston music scene seemed to revolve around a huge metal shed for more than a decade. The University of Central Lancashire's 53 Degrees was a serious venue that became a mainstay of the indie and alternative scene during the 00's. Sadly the …
  • Foals borrow Everything Everything bassist for tour 20 Feb 2019 07:48 Contactmusic Foals are borrowing Everything Everything's bass player Jeremy Pritchard for their tour. The British group's bassist Walter Gervers quit the band after 12 years in 2017, and the band have been lucky enough to have Jeremy come on board for their …
  • Manhattan Beat: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Bakersfield Breakers, Dawes, and more! 20 Feb 2019 06:57 Aquarian Rainbow Kitten Surprise/The Hammerstein Ballroom/February 2, 2019 In the Blue Ridge Mountain college town of Boone, North Carolina, two guitar-playing and singing university students, Sam Melo and Darrick “Bozzy” Keller, began writing and composing …
  • Ozzy Osbourne cancels more tour dates due to pneumonia 20 Feb 2019 06:00 Independent Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel more tour dates as he recovers from a bout of pneumonia. The former Black Sabbath singer had already called off the UK and European legs of his No More Tours 2. Due to poor health, he has now cancelled further …
  • Ariana Grande reacts to breaking yet another chart record 20 Feb 2019 05:59 Independent Ariana Grande has responded to the news that she is the first artist to claim the top three spots on the Billboard 100 Chart since The Beatles in 1964. The pop star, who released her new album Thank U, Next last week, currently has three songs from the …
  • Sacramento-founded punks Destroy Boys are growing and moving up 20 Feb 2019 04:47 The Sacramento Bee As they practice their setlist in a rehearsal space in the warehouse district of Oakland, ripping through songs with the efficiency and scream of a bandsaw, the four members of Destroy Boys smile. It’s easy for these punks to be happy. They’re young, loud …
  • SUSTO's Justin Osborne arrives exactly where he's supposed to be on Ever Since I Lost My Mind 20 Feb 2019 04:17 Charleston City Paper It is the warmest the city has been this year, one of those mid-winter days in Charleston that seems like summer is within easy grasp. I'm at Justin Osborne's house at 10 a.m. on a Wednesday, a day I'd normally spend in front of a computer …
  • Rock star of Carnatic music 20 Feb 2019 03:25 The Hindu Waves of excitement envelope Nishagandhi auditorium in Thiruvananthapuram a little before Agam’s concert begins. Agam’s lead singer and frontman Harish Sivaramakrishan beams as he hears the applause and the catcalls all the way in the green room where we …
  • Vox fanzine: Dark dispatches from Dublin’s post-punk scene 19 Feb 2019 23:49 Irish Times “I came from England in 1978 as I thought there was a great opportunity in Dublin for punk to flourish, but instead I was confronted with a narrow-minded bunch of saps.” - Unattributed text by a member of The Pretty, possibly Paul Scully, in Vox, issue 3 …
  • The Cure announce shows for 30th anniversary of Disintegration 19 Feb 2019 17:59 Independent The Cure will perform four live shows at the Sydney Opera House to mark the 30th anniversary of their album Disintegration. Teased as the “world premiere of these performances”, the band will presumably stage more shows in other locations down the line.  …
  • Mandy Moore says Ryan Adams' unhealthy' dependency stalled her career 19 Feb 2019 17:58 Independent Actor and singer Mandy Moore has spoken out over her marriage to Ryan Adams following allegations of manipulative behaviour towards younger female artists.  A report in the New York Times spoke with several female singers who described a pattern of …
  • BTS to headline at London's Wembley Stadium 19 Feb 2019 17:58 Independent BTS will headline London’s Wembley Stadium later this year. The record-breaking Korean pop group have added two European dates to their “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour, the other being in Paris. They will play Wembley on the 1 June and Paris’s Stade …
  • Ariana Grande becomes first artist to claim top three spots on chart 19 Feb 2019 17:58 Independent Ariana Grande has become the first artist to hold the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964.  "7 Rings" has stayed at number one for a fourth week, while 'Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I' …
  • Brit Awards predictions: Who will win, and who should win 19 Feb 2019 17:57 Independent The Brits have often struggled to represent the true modern landscape of UK music. In the past few years, however, organisers have been undergoing considerable efforts to improve that by introducing a more diverse voting panel and inviting a wider range of …
  • Crowdfunded Daze Magazine crisply rises from euthanized Vue Weekly 19 Feb 2019 17:21 Edmonton Journal Daze Magazine founding editors Chelsea Novak and Stephan Boissonneault. Fish Griwkowsky / Postmedia The editors of the recently euthanized arts and culture periodical Vue Weekly did something too few of us do when robbed of something we love: they said …
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