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Peter Hall might be focused on different kind of wilderness after Hunter Hall exit

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:15:41 GMT

Conservative Liberal MP Peter Dutton has stood up for big business, saying they're being bullied into supporting marriage equality after the Coopers beer boycott. Conservative Liberal MP Peter Dutton has stood up for big business, saying they're being bullied into supporting marriage equality after the Coopers beer boycott.

Irish garage punks Otherkin offer Brighton date

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:51:01 GMT

Fresh from wowing festival crowds across Europe last summer, Irish garage punks Otherkin are back with their new single Bad Advice. Spokeswoman Molly Turnley said: "A song about the push and pull impulses of a relationship, the ups and downs and everything in between, Bad Advice finds Otherkin at their most vital, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in two and a half minutes of visceral punk pop.

The Warren launches Three Minute Heroes backed by Joe... 1

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 02:34:43 GMT

A major Hull music project to give young people a voice, backed by a foundation in memory of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer, is being launched today. The Warren Youth Project will unveil Three Minute Heroes, back by the Joe Strummer Foundation and Hull City Council, today with the worldwide release of an album of powerful music expressing the concerns of a generation later this month.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' 'Let's Face It' Turns 20: Why It's Better Than You Remember

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:05:37 GMT

Looking back on alternative music of the late '90s, it's really easy to conflate "S" words like Sugar Ray , swing, Smash Mouth , Squirrel Nut Zippers , and ska. On the surface, these shiny-happy genres and stupidly named bands symbolize the frivolity of the Clinton years -- a time when bowling shirts and frosted tips were totally acceptable and the biggest issue dividing the nation was Dawson vs. Pacey.

DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:34:07 GMT

I probably should have bought a Powerball ticket after this year's Academy Awards, because the unthinkable happened. No, not the mistaken announcement of La La Land as the evening's big winner, but the fact that my favorite film of 2016 actually took the Best Picture Oscar, a confluence of events that never, ever happens.

Dropkick Murphys headline ShamrockFest, lead singer Al Barr discusses opioid epidemic

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:42:44 GMT

Ready for ShamrockFest, the daylong Irish culture and music festival taking over RFK Stadium Saturday? Well strap on your green and bring your desire to overdrink while you rock out to a slew off the greatest traditional and nontraditional Irish folk, punk and rock bands. But pace yourself or else you'll pass out in a port-a-john and miss the festival's headliners, Dropkick Murphys.

U2's 'Joshua Tree' Turns 30: Looking Back on the Most U2 of All U2 Albums

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:58:09 GMT

However you feel about U2 , there's really no denying the first three singles off The Joshua Tree . They also happen to be the first three tracks on the album, an '80s cultural touchstone released 30 years ago today .

Hope and Anchor: Legendary Upper Street gig venue's star-studded...

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:10:54 GMT

James Smith, general manager, Andy Skelly supervisor and Nick Q, entertainments manager at the Hope and Anchor. Picture: Polly Hancock Upper Street's Hope and Anchor is legendary to music fans thanks to its enviable gig roster in the '70s and '80s.

Judge Dredd

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 01:20:12 GMT

Grim, gun-toting lawman Judge Dredd was launched on the comic stands in 1977. Now aged 40, the character's satirical take on authoritarian attitudes is as relevant now as ever, argue his writers.

Full Show Audio: Umphrey's McGee Welcomes Jeff Grady In Idaho

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:43:32 GMT

Umphrey's McGee held the second of two shows at The Hive in Sandpoint, Idaho Thursday night. UM utilized a songlist rather than a fully written pre-show setlist for the improv-heavy performance that featured special guest Jeff Grady sitting-in on a The Clash cover.


Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:29:29 GMT

When we were still innocent babes, pop songs prepared us for the things that couldn't be prepared for. Sex. Heartbreak.

Micky Dolenz, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:25:44 GMT

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Micky Dolenz , vocalist/drummer from The Monkees, the fifth annual interactive Downtown Freedom Seder, Chicago's own Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more. This April Fool's Day, BETCHES is excited to announce its latest comedy tour, Betches Who Brunch.

The Magnetic Theatre presents a new play about a fictional rocker

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:10:21 GMT

In the 1990s and beyond, Terry Tempest was one of the biggest rock stars out there - an icon with a magnetic presence who filled concert halls and ruled the radio. But that was then, and it's been a while since Tempest and his band, The Storm, made much of an impact.