Third Man Records and Jack White Concert Reviews: 29 June 2022 There are three simple truths about Jack White: he rocks just as hard in the UK as he does in the U.S., he’s a marketing genius, and his stores are proverbial rabbit holes of to-be-coveted merch, music history, and a staff of truly delightful people.
On a holiday a few years ago, a friend and I played The Velvet Underground’s ‘Heroin’ for two girls we’d met in a hostel. They hated it, and I can understand why. I was driving when I first heard ‘Heroin’, going home from school aged 17 in my sister’s rattling black Fiat Punto and my friend Stevie put the song on. It starts peacefully with jangly diatonic guitar chords and Lou Reed’s vocal, but I remember the drum; a single ...
The turbulent life, the endless parties, the drug addiction, the love affair with Courtney Love, and the enormous success of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Cobain’s death, like his life, had such an impact on the music scene that no one can say “Nevermind”.
It would seem that speaking of veganism and extreme metal in the same sentence goes against common sense especially if we seek to make a direct association between veganism and extreme metal.
In April 2011 Kinshasan bands Konono N°1 and Kasaï Allstars, Argentinian musician Juana Molina, US alt. rockers Deerhoof, Swedish psych-folk band Wildbirds & Peacedrums, and Matt Mehlan from US agit-pop makers Skeleton$ embarked on a tour of fifteen international festivals, spanning ten countries. This was the original incarnation of Congotronics International, the collective behind the charmingly effervescent ‘Where’s the One’ album, and the result of a lightbulb moment from Marc Hollander, founder of Belgian record label Crammed Discs.
It’s a wrap! After three years of pre-producing, mastering, and mixing, with five singles released and one big premiere, Mama Feet finally unleashed to the world their second album, “Something Blue”, alongside their most ambitious video so far: “Someone to Die For”.
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak released their highly anticipated album in November 2021. The album is representative of their ‘70s Funk and Soul influence which is effortlessly echoed throughout the piece as well as their live performances. In this review, I will be discussing the unexpected collaboration between both . Paak and Mars as well as the success of their project.
40 years ago today, legendary British metallers, Iron Maiden released their third studio album. 1982’s The Number of the Beast is proof that the “difficult third album” doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad one – sometimes you just happen to strike platinum.
When have you over-listened to an album? Knowing each track inside out seems like a logical point; nothing’s new, nothing’s surprising, you see each musical bend in the road coming a mile off. But that’s not necessarily true. Great albums – like all great art – change with second, third, or ninth visits and can strike you differently at different times and in different places. This is a review of Ants from up there.