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Nirvana baby recreates iconic album cover 25 years later :0

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:21:21 GMT

Nirvana's groundbreaking album Nevermind was released 25 years ago Saturday - and the naked baby from the famous record cover has recreated it as an adult. Spencer Elden, 25, made a splash - this time wearing swim trunks - in a California pool to honor the legendary grunge band, he told The Post.

Sounds Around Town with Dave Franklin

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:35:37 GMT

Tonight at The Victoria you can experience that altruistic nature as a whole bunch of familiar faces line up in support of Alan McGee's brilliant Musicians Against Homelessness project. Echoing his same maverick spirit, the bands playing represent the more challenging, creative and left-field end of the spectrum.

Things To Do Tonight 9/21

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:32:16 GMT

Sigur RA3s Sigur RA3s are scaling back the frills on their current tour, but beefing up the content. The Icelandic band will perform without any backing musicians as they run through two long sets of brand-new material and completely reworked older stuff.

Things to Do Music

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:23:01 GMT

WARPAINT, FACIAL, GOLDENSUNS Tonight's Warpaint show comes just two days before the LA outfit releases their third full-length, Heads Up . 2014's Warpaint was a haze of expansive indie rock, but the forthcoming record's first single, "New Song," turns a new leaf with four minutes of dynamic dance pop.

The Five Greatest Sidekicks In Music

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:47:04 GMT

Like Phife before him, Big Boi kept OutKast tethered to earth with his streetwise smooth talk, allowing his more abstract partner to achieve transcendence. And he's worked his ass off the last decade to keep the brand alive, making it easier for Andre to drift around, blowing minds with random guest verses, without everyone badgering him for an album.

Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart to perform at Rock & Roll Hotel DC

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:25:30 GMT

Jah Wobble was there at the very birth of punk when teenage friends John Lydon and John Simon Ritchie launched the Sex Pistols. The friendship with Mr. Lydon led to Mr. Wobble joining the snarling singer's post-Pistols band, PiL , in which he helped create two albums of pure power and brilliance.

Evening digest: here's what you missed in the news today

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:07:45 GMT

A man jumped on the bonnet of a blue Peugeot 206 which was parked outside The Baron pub, on Regent Street, on August 29 between 10.30pm and 11pm. Services between Leicester, Derby and Nottingham and also down to Cambridge and Stansted Airport were brought to a halt after the lorry hit the bridge at Rugby Road.

The Wans - Run Baby Run EP Review

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:52:33 GMT

Cleverly named to sound like a drawled "the ones", Nashvillian power trio The Wans packs a mighty rock punch on its six song "Run Baby Run" EP. From an unknown band discovered halfway through an indie label's PR subsidiary, to a wrecking ball of an act working with one of contemporary music's heaviest hitting producers, the band polishes hard rock into a memorable, infectious gem well within the space of several short releases.

Hinckley friends to rock out in celebration of The Clash

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:37:40 GMT

The friends reunited in April to mark the 25th anniversary of a Nirvana album and they are back to honour frontman Joe Strummer A group of former school friends are to put on a gig celebrating "one of the best songwriters of all time". The class of 1996 from the former John Cleveland College in Hinckley will perform top hits from English punk rock band The Clash.

Thrival Countdown: Q&A with Metric's James Shaw

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:47:53 GMT

During his enrollment at the Juilliard School, James "Jimmy" Shaw, co-founder of the band Metric, found the curriculum a little stiff - his professors, he said, didn't appreciate his abundant creativity. So within the first month of attending the School of Music, Shaw started a band, sold all of his trumpets, took a train to Harlem, New York, to buy weed and wrote hundreds of songs that would ultimately inspire his work as the guitarist of Canadian indie rock band Metric.

Four of the band members of the Sex Pissed Dolls

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:30:48 GMT

Much like their phonetic forebears in the 1970's I would be surprised if there is a more divisive touring punk outfit on the scene at the moment than Sex Pissed Dolls. To some exciting, spirited, empowering female champions of the original punk scene and beyond, to others a poor misogynistic karaoke act to titillate the over 40 male audience.

Watch Jonathan Rhys Meyers As Joe Strummer In The London Town Trailer

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:37:34 GMT

Jonathan Rhys Meyers played a fictional version of David Bowie in Todd Haynes' great 1998 movie Velvet Goldmine , and now he'll take another crack at playing a beloved British rock star. In the new movie London Town , Meyers plays the Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

See Jonathan Rhys Meyers Play Joe Strummer in 'London Town' Trailer

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:03:42 GMT

The upcoming film London Town tells the story of a Clash -obsessed teenager who crosses paths with Joe Strummer by happenstance in 1979 and finds his life changing as a result. It stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the punk singer and Daniel Huttlestone as the teen, Shay.

REWIND: Taking art seriously

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:39:44 GMT

It was officially opened on Saturday, September 1, 1956 by Swindon mayor NV Toze and Arts Council vice-chairman Wyn Griffith. The Methodist Central Hall in the town centre had previously doubled as an arts centre.

Flashback: Righteous Brothers Play 'Lovin' Feeling' at Hall of Fame

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:05:59 GMT

Watch the Righteous Brothers perform "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a sad history of inducting acts right after key members pass away.

Feature / 41 minutes agoMy life in 10 songs by Brian Fallon

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 07:30:00 GMT

On July 29, 2015, The Gaslight Anthem implied two words that strikes fear into the heart of every music fan: indefinite hiatus. In a statement to the fans, they wrote: "We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record."

The English Beat set to recreate ska sounds of the 1970s and 80s at The Robin 2

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:21:16 GMT

The Birmingham based band became one of the most popular and influential acts of the British Two Tone Ska movement - along with the likes of The Specials, The Selecter and Madness - after they burst onto the music scene in 1979 at a time of social, political and musical upheaval. They scored a series of UK chart hits with their soul, reggae, pop, punk tunes and toured the world with acts including David Bowie, The Police, REM, The Clash, The Talking Hands, The Pretenders and The Specials before calling it a day in 1983 after three studio albums.