Better Than . . . self-medicating a broken heart without the keen supervision of a pair of trained English romantic-disillusionment specialists.
Slow Club is a band of fascinating contrasts. Onstage, singer Rebecca Taylor tells silly jokes and exhorts the crowd to ha ... More >>
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Thirteen years after their last North American tour, Bristol-based trio Portishead is back to, finally, tour on their latest album Third, released in 2008. They have their reasons for not doing this sooner. There have been babies and ot ... More >>
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Why have singer-songwriter Lizzy Grant and her press people taken to depicting her as a "Lolita in the hood" and a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra"? Perhaps she doesn't feel she is very interesting.
At least, not interesting enough ... More >>
Ben WesthoffToddla T comes into a room with the movement and energy of Russell Brand, hair akimbo, limbs constantly in motion. The 26-year-old Sheffield native producer -- whose real name is Thomas Bell -- also talks in a similarly manic, slang-riddled accent. In town to perform at Dim Mak S ... More >>
Andrea DomanickArctic Monkeys stole the showTV On The Radio, Arctic Monkeys, Panda Bear, Warpaint and Smith Westerns
The Hollywood Bowl
September 25, 2011
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Better than... any of these acts sound on record.
Not quite a festival, Sun ... More >>
Screen shot from The Beat Is LawJarvis Cocker on stage at GlastonburyOn August 10, L.A. Pulp fans gathered at Cinefamily for a sold-out screening of The Beat Is Law: Fanfare for the Common People, part of this year's Don't Knock the Rock film festival. The movie is Eve Wood's follow-up to the ... More >>
Who else could that be onstage?: Pulp, 2011There are those who think of Pulp as a 1990s Britpop band that duked it out (and continues to duke it out) with the likes of Oasis and Blur for the dubious title of "Best Britpop Band of the 1990s."
Those people, of course, are very, very wrong.
Pu ... More >>
Geoff NicholsonPortrait of the writer with a dead gooseWhen asked about Volkswagens -- the subject of a trilogy of his novels -- writer Geoff Nicholson says "Well, I just kind of like 'em is all."
Nicholson mainly writes novels, but he's got a blog about walking, an addendum to his book abo ... More >>
At Royal Clayton's, a British pub on the bottom level of the Toy Factory Lofts, Adam Unknown leans into a microphone as he tickles piano keys. At times, it seems as though the clang of silverware against glass wants to compete with the performer's subtle croon, but the background noise never qui ... More >>
By Ryan Leach
Nick Sanderson, former drummer of Clock DVA and the Gun Club, passed away on Monday (June 9) of lung cancer. He was 47.
(Photo: Sanderson with Kid Congo Powers)
Born in England, Sandersonâ€™s initial break came with his membership to Sheffield-based industrial band Clock DVA in 1983 ... More >>