An invite to the first music festival outside the UK was enticing particularly with the calibre of line-up on offer at Primavera Sound 2018. The festival has built up a reputation for delivering stellar line-ups and now in it’s eighteenth year and getting bigger every year, it takes place in the almost guaranteed Barcelona sunshine at the end of May. This is it’s eighth year at the Parc Del Forum offering twelve stages, delivering a blend of top acts doing the festival rounds, smaller up and coming artists and local names to delight an international crowd in attendance.Read More
This Saturday night gig was part of Freakender, a series of shows held throughout May with an emphasis on garage and psych music. The trio involved with putting these shows on do so throughout the year culminating in a Freakender festival in September.Read More
The Stag and Dagger Festival still keeps the indie music lovers entertained for a day of up and coming as well as established music, and the main stretch of Sauchiehall St in Glasgow busy on a May Sunday, now in it’s tenth year. There was enough going on throughout the eclectic line up to keep most interested or enthused by music, and clearly by the time we turned up everyone had indulged a little too much in the alcohol and the responses to the music from the crowd had a slight twist.Read More
Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session is widely regarded as one the best performed for MTV. Back in 1993, they played a stripped-down which broke from the programme’s norm by including mainly lesser-known songs and covers. The idea of trying to recreate that storied performance seemed a daunting task.Read More
Pussy Riot, the infamous feminist protest punk group known for staging stunts in their home of Russia hit the headlines when two of their members ending up imprisoned as a result.
Their protest in an orthodox church named a ‘Punk Prayer’ was to highlight their opposition to Putin’s regime and his vision of his country, landed three of their members with two-year jail sentences for which they served 21 months.Read More
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