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Preview: Coachella 2013

 
By on Friday, 8th February 2013 at 9:00 am
 

The behemoth event known as Coachella consistently delivers a line-up that makes all us UK-based festivalers turn from smug Glastonbury relishing revellers into green-eyed monsters, praying for cheap trans-Atlantic flights. This year of course is no different, as the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has drawn in both the best home-grown talent, and the reticent prime cuts of British exports.

You only have to look at the headliners on the Fridays. Blur and The Stone Roses are two bands with a fanatical following from years ago and who still have already inspired a ticket buying frenzy that has seen the 3-day event sell out in record time. The re-formed Stone Roses promise to bring their archetypal brand of faux mope rock to American shores, while Blur will assault the assembled masses with waves of Britpop and shouting, plus probably some kind of Damon Albarn pomp. But that’s allowed, he’s like royalty, yeah? Now that’s just two of the bands and in all honesty, that’s enough to sell out the event for me. But if you have been lucky enough to grab one of the proverbial golden tickets to the sold-out event, then here’s a little more of what you have to enjoy at this orgy of talented fellows.

The Gaslight Anthem will be making an appearance midway down the bill, and will be bringing a bit of ‘Hometown Glory’ (see what I did there) to Coachella. Mercury Prize winners and golden trio of the recent British indie scene the xx will also be performing a set in support of their (now not so) new record ‘Coexist’. Alongside Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith will be Franz Ferdinand performing slightly lower down on the bill than you’d expect of a band with their formidable reputation. On the same day, Saturday, dance groove titan Moby will be performing, as well as Sigur Ros, Hot Chip and New Order. I did tell you it was an orgy of talent, eh?

To finish the weekend off then, what better way to do so then a dosing of nostalgia served with a hearty portion of topless men, with long or shaven, hair jumping about on stage. I of course refer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will be closing the event.

Coachella 2013 is already sold out, but we’ll be keeping an eye on things in Indio 12-14 April and 19-21 April.

 

The Stone Roses / June 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 30th October 2012 at 8:30 am
 

The Stone Roses‘ very short (for now) UK tour will stop at London’s Finsbury Park and Glasgow Green next June. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 2nd of November, at 9:30 AM.

Friday 7th June 2013 – London Finsbury Park
Saturday 8th June 2013 – London Finsbury Park
Saturday 15th June 2013 – Glasgow Green

 

The Stone Roses Reunite for 2 Manchester Shows in June 2012, World Tour to Follow

 
By on Tuesday, 18th October 2011 at 3:50 pm
 

Some of us never thought we’d see the day…but the day has come. The Stone Roses have reunited. Ian Brown said this afternoon at an electric press conference regarding their decision: “This is a live resurrection, and you’re invited, so you better be there.”

As for where is the “there”, the initial announcement has been for the legendary Britpop band to play two massive shows at Manchester’s Heaton Park (75,000 capacity) next summer, on Friday 29 June and Saturday 30 June 2012. Tickets for these shows will go on sale this Friday (21st of October) at 9:30 AM. Tickets are £55 apiece, not including handling fees.

There was also a mention of a world tour to follow, but no further details have been made on when and where else the band will play. We at TGTF will keep you informed as more information becomes available.

Friday 29 June 2012 – Manchester Heaton Park
Saturday 30 June 2012 – Manchester Heaton Park

 

20th Anniversary of The Stone Roses Iconic Debut Album

 
By on Friday, 24th July 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

The Stone Roses (side)It continually notches high amid those countless ‘greatest album ever’ polls, and back in 2006, NME even went as far as to declare it the ‘best British album of all time’. If you hadn’t guessed already, we’re talking about The Stones Roses iconic self-titled debut album, which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this 2009.

The new-romantic and cheesy-rock faze of the 80s was over, and a fresh wave of music was swiftly sweeping the country. As the 90s approached, the infamous Madchester movement started storming our charts, and along with the likes of Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets, a fresh-faced Ian Brown led the movement with his band’s eclectic indie-dance.

Recording began on the album in June 1988 and was completed in February 1989. ‘The Stones Roses’ was finally released upon the world on May 2nd of the same year. The record was produced by John Leckie, who had already worked with a number of legends including John Lennon, Pink Floyd and Simple Minds. Initial reception of the album was positive, despite only reaching 19 in the record charts. Still – brimming with epic tracks including ‘I Wanna Be Adored’, ‘She Bangs the Drums’ , ‘Waterfall’, ‘Made of Stone’ and ‘I am the Resurrection’- ‘The Stone Roses’ was musical history just waiting to happen. Combing wavey guitar-pop with acid house-synths, the soundscape was like nothing anyone had heard before – basically, in one word, it was immense.

Indeed, without The Stones Roses and said debut album, half of the music we hear today wouldn’t exist. The band went on to influence the likes of Oasis, Blur and Manic Street Preachers, who consequently went on to influence our Kasabians and The Enemys of 2009. Without The Stone Roses, there would be no Brit-Pop, and without Brit-Pop, who knows what would have been around nowadays.

Basically, 1989 was a vital year for music, and 20 years on, The Stones Roses want us to celebrate it all over again. In August, the band will be releasing three remastered, super special anniversary editions of their now legendary debut album. To learn more, check out this website especially dedicated to the festivities. While you’re here, why not also check out the links below, which detail all three editions which will be available to purchase from August 10th.

The Collectors Edition, £79.98, including CDs, DVD, USB, vinyls, book, art prints and other goodies, The Legacy Edition, £24.98, including 2 CDs and DVD, The Special Edition, £8.93, CD.

 
 
 

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