Musical Highlights of 2016

Below is my annual recollection of some music highlights of the year, for the good guys and gals at [sic] Magazine who introduce me to so much of it.

Although the twelve months of 2016 are likely to be remembered as much for who left us, as for what was left for us, (not to mention leave-ing) there were as always some great records, including Savages, Kiran Leonard, Ed Harcourt and Radiohead. Bowie‘s Blackstar – with the mystique surrounding the timing of its release – was a great record to start a year, and set the tone for tragedy-turn-triumph; the late Viola Beach were immortalised at Glastonbury, and also by achieving a number one album of their own (crucially, not a cash-in job), and there were countless events such as the ‘Glabstonbury’ all-day event I attended, which saw a host of bands and musicians generously coming together for a worthy cause. Here follow my ten highlights of the year. Continue reading

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The Stone Roses – Etihad Stadium – 17th & 18th June 2016

A short video and some photos from two of the Stone Roses’ 2016 Manchester shows. A fantastic couple of days, ending up at Star and Garter. What the world was waiting for.

 

Poll: Mansun Fans – What Are You Hoping For In 2014?

2014 looks like being an exciting year for fans of Mansun. Ten years since the band’s split, 2013 saw a flurry of public activity and interviews (details below). But what are you hoping for this year? You can choose multiple options, or add your own answer! (I will list these in the post comments at the bottom of the page, or you can add them yourselves)

What are you hoping for?

The chances of a Draper solo record seem to be increasing, with the fan petition (see below) suggesting fan pressure for its release. Do you want to hear it? Or have you reservations it could only disappoint u (sic), so you would rather Mansun maintain Continue reading