Entries tagged with: Oasis
Hell hath frozen over:
It was the bitter Britpop feud of the nineties - Oasis and Blur at each other's throats in the charts and out on the tiles.Good to see they've made up. Maybe Liam still holds a grudge? You can relive the legendary Britpop beef via video clips below.
Both rugged bands would threaten each other and the rivalry dominated both bands chart success, with record companies pandering to the division of teenage fans.
But despite Albarn, 44, saying in 2007 making up with Noel, 45, would be the end of Britpop the pair were happy to give each other a mellow squeeze at the BRIT Awards last night (2/20).
It seems Albarn had forgotten Noel Gallagher's famous wish he 'would 'get AIDS and die' and his own 2007 pledge: 'I can't make it up with Noel. Britpop would be over and heaven forbid that we'd ever admit we'd all grown up!' -[Daily Mail]
As for the BRIT Awards themselves, Mumford & Sons were named best British group; Coldplay was named best British live act; and Adele went home with Best British Single for "Skyfall." Full list of BRIT winners is here.
Blur will play their first North American shows in ages at Coachella 2013.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Buzzcocks / Bon Iver / Squeeze
"The earlier part of the afternoon felt a little sleepy. People waking up late after Friday, taking their time getting to the festival, and the earliest bands on the bill usually have a gentler style of music anyway. That all changed, for us at least, with the arrival of the Buzzcocks, those spiky, rapid-fire elder statesmen of melodic British punk, on stage in the Gobi tent.Before Radiohead closed out Saturday with a near-2 hour headlining set, Coachella-goers were treated to live music by Jeff Mangum, the Buzzcocks, Squeeze, fIREHOSE, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bon Iver (videos & setlist HERE), Andrew Bird, The Shins, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, A$AP Rocky (who played at the same time as Radiohead), Feist, Noel Gallagher, Destroyer, Grace Potter, The Head and the Heart, and many more.
Founders Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle look older now -- it's been 35 years or so since they launched the band --but their voices are strong, their rapid-fire guitar riffing still delivers an electric current to the brain. And, bonus for fans on Saturday, the short length of many of their songs meant you got a whole lot of Buzzcocks packed into a 55-minute set." [Orange County Register]
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Liam Gallagher @ Terminal 5
"It's easy to look at a band like Beady Eye and make easy pronouncements about the bombast of their music based on the circus that is the Gallagher brothers. When Noel threw in the towel and walked away from Oasis in 2009, it seemed almost inevitable after years of well publicized public quarrels and multiple band "breakups."One night after they played DC, and just a few weeks after Noel visited NYC, (the rest of Oasis) Beady Eye headlined a show at Terminal 5 in NYC (on 12/9). More pictures and the setlist from that one, below...
But if you expected animosity and bitter feelings from Thursday night's Beady Show at the 9:30 Club, you would have been sorely disappointed. What was on display was a milieu that was equal parts professionalism, bombast and the pure rock 'n' roll swagger that one would expect from a front man who was named the Greatest of All Time by Q magazine in 2010." [DCist]
By Bill Pearis
I'm heading to the M for Montreal festival tomorrow which will keep me busy and entertained, but here's what I'll be missing this week while I'm there.
Like last night, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are playing tonight (11/15) at the Beacon Theater and there are still (pricey) tickets available for the show. He'll then head to California for a few shows, and will be back in America in March (no NYC date yet). All Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds tour dates are at the bottom of this post.
As someone who gave up on Oasis about two songs into Be Here Now, I was a bit surprised by how much I like Noel Gallagher's new album, which debuted at #1 on the UK album charts. While nothing strays very far from his wheelhouse, it sounds like he might have been saving up his best songs for himself. "Aka...What a Life!" is a dancefloor stomper that works surprisingly well, and the songs that revel in pomp and strings sound great loud. It's a good album. There are videos for "Aka...What a Life!" (featuring, um, Russell Brand) and "If I Had a Gun" at the bottom of this post and Spotify users can listen to the whole album.
Unlike Beady Eye, Noel has no problem playing Oasis songs (he did write them after all) so you're probably gonna get "Don't Look Back in Anger" and "Wonderwall" (and probably some deep cuts) along with the entirety of his new album. Actually, you can look at last night's setlist, and pictures too, HERE.
Los Campesinos! release their new album Hello Sadness today and are here for two shows: tomorrow (11/16) at Bowery Ballroom and then Thursday (11/17) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. All tour dates are at the bottom of this post.
Their first album made since (amicably) losing vocalist/keyboardist Aleksandra, Hello Sadness finds LC! "maturing" a bit: code for being less manic and shouty than previous albums. Which is fine, you can't do that forever, and it suits the tone of lyrics. (It's a massive breakup album.) There's a fair amount of wallowing going on, but you also get some terrific singles too, like "By Your Hand" which has a giant, stick-in-your-head chorus and is downloadable at the top of this post.
Chicago's Heavy Times and Brain Idea are here this week, playing Shea Stadium on 11/17 and Party Expo on 11/18. Both are worth checking out. Heavy Times just released Jacker on Hozac Records and you can check out "Future City" at the top of this post. As I said previously, it's one big snarl of an album and if you dig Obits and "I Wanna Live" era Ramones (or the HoZac label in general), this is right up your bowling alley.
Brain Idea, meanwhile, make the kind of jangly guitar pop that was inescapable on college radio in the '80s. (Flying Nun and the paisley underground scene come to mind.) An MP3 for "Oh I'm Free" from this year's Mexican Summer-released Cosmos Factory EP is at the top of this post.
Cover to new Total Control/Oh Sees split 12"
The band I'm most bummed about missing this week is Australia's Total Control, whose album Henge Beat is one of my favorites of the year. They're here for three shows: tomorrow night (11/16) at St Vitus, and then opening for tourmates Thee Oh Sees on Thursday (11/ 17) at 285 Kent and Friday (11/ 18) at Le Poisson Rouge. All Oh Sees/Total Control dates are at the bottom of this post.
I'm just gonna quote myself here:
Although their web presence is minimal and enigmatic, Total Control's lineage is not: Daniel Young is in Straightjacket Nation, and Mikey Young spends time in Eddy Current Suppression Ring and both are also in UV Race. (Fellow UV Racer Alistair Montfort, plus Zephyr Pavey and James Vinciguerra round out the live line-up.) After a string of 7"s the band released Henge Beat back in August, a real corker of a debut album. It divides its time between motorik synth workouts, jittery post-punk and more Eddy Current style stormers, with a nice layer of repetition repetition repetition coating the whole shebang.You can stream one of the album tracks at the bottom of this post. If you go to one of the shows, be sure to pick up the split Total Control/Oh Sees tour 12" too.
The Strange Boys
And finally, Austin's Strange Boys are here this weekend, playing Friday (11/18) at Mercury Lounge, Saturday (11/19) at Glasslands and then a free in-store at Generation Records on Sunday afternoon (11/20, 4PM).
The band's first album for Rough Trade, Live Music, came out last month and knocks a lot of the dust off the band's grubby, in-the-red twangy R&B but I don't think it's necessarily to their detriment. There is grub to spare, and if you like dive bar rock n' roll and can't get enough of things that sound vaguely like early-'70s Rolling Stones you'll probably dig. Check out an MP3 of "Me and You" at the top of this post. None of their records have really captured what they're like live, anyway, which is the best way to experience them for sure. So go check out a show this weekend.
That'll do it for this week. Some day-by-day picks follow for shows not mentioned above.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Hopefully you got tickets to Youth Lagoon's sold out show at Mercury Lounge tonight. Or did you go last night?
Not sold out and actually free is múm's Kría Brekkan who performs tonight at Church of the Advent Hope along with Julianna Barwick and Aaron Roche, with artwork by EyeBodega.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
"As Oasis' guitarist and chief songwriter, he spent a decade at the helm of Britain's biggest band. Last month, he celebrated his solo album debuting at No. 1 on the UK charts. Brother Liam's new band, Beady Eye, only managed No. 3.Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds began their two night run at the Beacon Theatre last night (11/14) and conclude their visit to NYC with a show TONIGHT (11/15). Tickets are still available. Though Gallagher has launched this new band with a new album, he wasn't afraid to dip his toes into classic Oasis material like "Wonderwall" and "Supersonic". The full setlist is below, under the rest of the pictures and two videos from the Monday night show.
But Noel Gallagher -- whose band High Flying Birds [is on tour now] -- isn't strutting.
"The only thing I was certain of with this album was that (mellow tune) 'The Death of You and Me' be the first single," he said from London. "I just thought now wasn't the time for grandstanding. I thought it was time to be a little more cool and calm."
You could read between the lines and guess there will be no Oasis reunion. Fans have buzzed about the band touring for the 20th anniversary of 1995 blockbuster "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?"
Gallagher told me it won't happen. [Boston Herald]
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have announced another set of East Coast dates for March 2012, though none in NYC (yet?). The updated tour schedule, video, setlist and more pictures are below...
"Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are pleased to confirm their debut tour of North America.Noel is the only member of Oasis that isn't in Beady Eye which is Liam's band that also has upcoming North American dates. Beady Eye play Terminal 5 in December. Noel will play Beacon Theater on November 14th. Tickets go on Internet/Fan Club presale Thursday, 9/8 at 10am. General sale begins 24 hours after that. All dates and a video below...
Noel announced earlier this week on Los Angeles Radio Station KROQ that the band are scheduled to play a number of cities this November in support of their debut album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds', which is released through his own label Sour Mash Records / Mercury Records in North America on Tuesday 8th November.
The band will be premiering new songs off the debut album, as well as running through some of Noel's penned songs from his days in Oasis."
Legendary NYC baroque pop band The Left Banke reformed earlier this year, but only with original members Tom Finn and George Cameron. Unfortunately Michael Brown and Steve Martin (not that one) -- who did the songwriting and singing, aren't actually involved. Regardless, two shows happened at Joe's Pub in March. .
The show reunited original band members Tom Finn and George Cameron for the first time since 1970 and presented a powerhouse of "Baroque pop" to an audience palpably loving every nostalgic note and nuance of the songs that first came out of our transistor radios so many years ago.Check out some videos from the Joe's Pub shows below.
Joining forces with Tom, George and [lead singer] Mike [Fontale] were Paul Alves on lead guitar, Mickey Finn and Joe McGinty on keyboards / synths and on drums, Rick Reil who is the drummer for the Grip Weeds. Anyone who knows the work of The Left Banke knows that strings were a part of their studio sound and that was not forgotten at Joe's Pub. Susan Aquila on violin and Eleanor Norton on cello provided the subtle elegance of the Baroque pop sound and completed the formula for total aural pleasure!
The crowd was respectful, perfectly quiet at all times and riveted to the stage from beginning to end. Every song was musical perfection and the audience clearly recognized and appreciated that. At times, the performers actually seemed somewhat surprised that the audience's reaction was so warm. Maybe Tom and George never truly realized the legacy of The Left Banke but I think after that night, they might finally understand. [Rob Pollack]
The Left Banke, as described above, have two more shows scheduled this summer including one on July 20 at Littlefield with The Ladybug Transistor and another on August 20 at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. Tickets are on sale for the Littlefield show and the Bearsville show.
Tom Finn recently spoke to Rock Edition about future plans for the band:
Will you continue to mainly play in New York, or do you think you'll make it out to other places?Sundazed reissued The Left Banke's first two LPs, Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina and The Left Banke Too, earlier this year. Order the reissues on CD/LP and stream the albums at Sundazed's website or pick them up at Other Music in NYC where they are currently on prominent display.
Well, I just contacted Andrew Sandoval, who produced our CD release 'There's Gonna Be A Storm' back in 1992. I asked him if he'd be interested in getting involved and he said, "Absolutely." I told him that we're looking for a great double-bill. Left Banke/Zombies or Left Banke/Hollies or something like that.
Or even a new group. What's the name of that great new group, Sebastian somebody?
Belle and Sebastian?
Yeah. They supposedly idolize The Left Banke, so maybe we can get on a show with them.
That would be a great fit. It makes a lot of sense.
There's another guy who really loves us from Oasis. Noel, I think. He's come out and said that he thinks The Left Banke is the greatest band ever, and that he would like to do some of our songs. So, we'll see. Maybe we can do something with them.
The Littlefield show happens three days after The Ladybug Transistor finish their tour which hit Knitting Factory earlier this month. The band will go on a West Coast tour in September which includes MusicfestNW.
All tour dates and videos below...
Beady Eye at Webster Hall in June (more by Jessica Amaya)
Beady Eye (Oasis minus Noel Gallagher), who made their public NYC debut at Webster Hall last month, are returning to North America this fall for a short tour. The tour ends in NYC on December 9 at Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/15) at noon. "The band will be joined by Matt Jones on keyboards and Jeff Wootton on bass for all dates."
Beady Eye recently made a video for their track "The Beat Goes On." The video, which you can watch below, was filmed at the band's Isle of Wight performance and directed by Charlie Lightening. The band are releasing the song as a single on their own label with the previously unreleased track "In The Bubble With A Bullet" as the b-side. The single comes out July 18.
Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher has been working on some stuff of his own. He's set to release the solo album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in the UK on October 17 on his own Sour Mash label, and in the US on November 8 on Sour Mash and Mercury. According to Noel's website, he and his band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will tour this fall. No dates have been announced yet. He's also said that he's completed a second album "which is a continuation of his collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous." That album is set to come out in 2012.
In other news, Liam says that Noel lied about how Oasis split up in 2009.
"I got diagnosed with laryngitis for the V festival - I wasn't hung-over," Liam said.All Beady Eye tour dates, video, and Noel's album tracklist below...
"I do gigs when I've been hung-over. I'm a big boy. I'm not going to cancel a gig because I've got a headache."
photos by Jessica Amaya
Beady Eye @ Webster Hall
"...in the Fall of 2009 the Oasis brothers, Noel and Liam Gallagher, get into a heated argument, which may or may not have involved the destruction of one or more musical instruments, Noel quits the band, Liam and the other band members decide to carry on. Fast forward to the spring of 2011 when what essentially boils down to Oasis minus Noel Gallagher drop their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, under the new moniker Beady Eye." [Live4Ever]Beady Eye, who are sort of Oasis without Noel, played their first public NYC show at Webster Hall on Thursday (6/23). I say "public" because one day earlier they also played a full set at the Ed Sullivan Theater as part of the "Live from Leterman" series which you can watch in its entirety below.
The Webster show was opened by New York locals The Dig and is pictured in this post. Beady Eye played their entire debut Different Gear, Still Speeding, including the iTunes bonus track "Man of Misery." They also covered the World of Twist song "Sons of the Stage" in the encore.
Full Webster setlist, more pictures from the show and the Letterman video, below...
Didn't get tickets to one of the three sold out North American Beady Eye shows? Now there's a Philly show too. Tickets for the June 25th gig at the Theater of the Living Arts go on sale March 25th. All dates and a video, below...
by Bill Pearis
Liam Gallagher is ruling Glasgow before he has even come on: 2,000 voices roar his name, mixing this with a booze-sozzled chant that carries on throughout the gig: "Beady! Beady! Beady fuckin' aye!"That's a review of Beady Eye's show in Glagow this past Friday night. The band, basically Oasis minus Noel Gallagher, released their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, last week. It pretty much sounds like what you think it going to, though guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell (who was in Ride) show that Noel wasn't the only one capable of writing melodies that sound a lot like The Beatles and The Las. When it sticks to rockers, it's actually pretty good.
Oasis may be no more, but if this lot are missing Noel Gallagher, it doesn't show. Still, it's hard to pinpoint exactly what Liam does that has made him the sort of idol who comes along once a generation. He wears a motorcycle jacket buttoned up (helpful for dodging the traditional Glasgow welcome of hurled beer). He edges a hand towards his private regions (not quite a Michael Jackson crotch grab, more like scratching an itch). He stands motionless and casts, yes, a beady eye over the crowd. Yet somehow his presence in this medium-size hall (as opposed to an Oasis-size arena) is formidable. [The Guardian]
Beady Eye have just announced their first ever American dates, including a June 23 stop at Webster Hall. Tickets ($40) for that show go on sale this Friday (3/11) at noon.
A couple Beady Eye videos are below, along with their cover art and announced North American tour dates....
A STATEMENT FROM NOELThe title of this post is from an email I just received. Below that is a funny tweet, and below that is a statement from Noel.
28 August 2009
"It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.
"Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."
Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester - June 4, 2009 (Man Alive!)
Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher has promised 70,000 fans their money back after two major power cuts during their gig in Manchester.A similar situation went down in NYC recently at a Junior Boys concert, though Oasis will have to give back much more money than the Junior Boys will (and the Junior Boys show has been rescheduled).
Technical problems plagued the band's first homecoming gig at Heaton Park on Thursday night, with the show being disrupted for half an hour.
Fans paid £45 for tickets for the show, the first time Oasis had performed in Manchester in four years.
Noel said: "Thank you very very much, this is a free gig - let's have it.
"Anybody who has kept their ticket will get a full refund." [BBC]
Videos from the Oasis show (which make it seem normal) below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
More pictures from last night's show at the Garden, below...
Ian Brown is the only obstacle to a Stone Roses reunion, the band's former bassist Mani said this week. And if the Manchester band are ever to get back together, it will be up to fans to twist Brown's arm.In the meantime we've got Blur, and The Specials.
"Me, John and Reni are up for doing it and Ian just needs some working on," Gary "Mani" Mounfield told the Channelbee website. Counting Mani, guitarist John Squire and drummer Alan "Reni" Wren, that's three-quarters of the band accounted for. But frontman Ian Brown is stone-hearted, and has hardly spoken to the others since their acrimonious split in 1996.
"Next year is the 20th anniversary of the first album," Mani continued. "It's the ideal time to do it. It's something I would love to do before we are all fat and bald. Start the campaign." [Guardian]
Also there's Oasis, who play Madison Square Garden in NYC TONIGHT (Dec 17).
Neil Young played the same venue last night, and the night before.
Krallice in Brooklyn (more by Leia Jospe)
Ryan Adams' Top 9 Albums of 2008
Testament, The Formation of Damnation (Nuclear Blast Americ)That list via Filter. Ryan Adams' next NYC show is at MSG with Oasis on December 17th. All dates below...
Krallice, Krallice (Profound Lore)
The Killers, Day and Age (Island Records)
The Smiths, The Very Best of The Smiths (Rhino)
Metallica, Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)
Mariah Carey, E=MC 2 (Island)
Coldplay, Viva La Vida (Capitol)
Fleet Foxes, Sun Giant EP (Sub Pop)
Ihsahn, Angl (Candlelight)
Counting Crows are playing the first three shows at the end of October at the new Wellmont Theater in NJ. Tickets for all three shows are on sale (@ 10am).
Oasis announce today the American leg of their Dig Out Your Soul world tour. The tour, the band's first US tour in 3 years, kicks off on December 3 in Oakland, CA and includes the band's triumphant return to NYC's Madison Sq. Garden on December 17th. This US tour follows Oasis' biggest ever UK arena tour which sold over 180,000 tickets within an hour of going on sale. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals will be Special Guests on all dates.No rescheduled date at Terminal 5 - just much larger venues this time around...
Oasis is set to release their seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul on October 7th. The album and the Noel Gallagher penned first single, "The Shock of the Lightning," mark the first Oasis music to be released on their own Big Brother label. Dig Out Your Soul sees Dave Sardy return to the producer's chair following his work on their 2005 album, "Don't Believe The Truth." Recorded at Abbey Road and mixed in Los Angeles, all four members once again contribute tracks.
For a limited time, every Oasis ticket order made through Ticketmaster, comes with the option to upgrade to a special package containing your concert ticket, the brand new "Dig Out Your Soul" cd, and an exclusive Oasis t-shirt available ONLY in this promotion.
Tickets for the shows go on sale October 3 at 10am.
As a result of the incident on Oasis' Canadian tour, when Noel was attacked by a stage invader Oasis, are now being forced to announce that tomorrow night's show at Terminal 5, New York cannot go ahead as planned.I guess that means DON'T look for Oasis in the Subway Friday.
Noel fell heavily on to his monitor speakers when he was pushed suddenly from behind by his attacker and suffered bruising to his ribs and hip. Unfortunately, he still has not recovered from his injuries and so he will not be able to perform tomorrow.
All tickets can be refunded at point of purchase.
...there will be a whole slew of musicians singing the same tune in the Big Apple on Friday, as the performers will be covering nothing but new Oasis songs in various locations as a special promotion around the band's not-so-secret NYC show the same night at Terminal 5.The non-injured one maybe?
The band's label tells Spinner that one of the Gallagher brothers may even be making a surprise appearance with one of the acts, who are volunteers from MTA's Music Under New York Program... [Spinner]
Oasis @ Toronto's VFest (Kyle Gustafson)
An on-stage attack on Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher has forced the British rock group to postpone its much-anticipated concert at the John Labatt Centre tonight [Sept 9].The Terminal 5 show in NYC is still on for now. Video of the attack below...
A new date for the show will be announced soon, event organizer Live Nation said. Tickets for tonight's show will be honoured at the makeup date.
The attack happened Sunday night at Toronto's Virgin Fest when a man rushed at Gallagher from the back of the stage and shoved him from behind.
Gallagher fell heavily on to his monitor speakers, leaving him with injuries to his hip and ribs. He has been advised by doctors to rest. [The London Free Press]
Oasis is pleased to announce a rare club show in New York prior to the release of their upcoming album. This intimate show will take place at Manhattan's Terminal 5 on Friday September 12th.All tour dates (including a bunch with Ryan Adams) below...
The appearance at NY's Terminal 5, which will be re-configured for the show, provides an extraordinary opportunity to see Oasis perform new material from their forthcoming studio album "Dig Out Your Soul" to be released Oct 7. on Big Brother Recordings/Reprise.
To apply for the chance to purchase tickets exclusively through oasisinet.com, click here!
Registration will close at midday on Wednesday the 3rd September. Successful applicants will be notified by email.
"I think [Radiohead have] lost the plot," Kubler said
Finn (Hold Steady) @ McCarren Pool (more by Kyle Reinford)
Hold Steady guitarist Tad Kubler has caused the Internet to go nuts with his comments on Radiohead, which he made over the weekend to BBC6 Music. "I think they've lost the plot," Kubler said when asked the now-standard-in-every-music-interview question about Thom Yorke et al's recent album In Rainbows. "What are they doing? Where are they going? What's happening? I don't get it any more. They lost me. I still appreciate what they're doing, or what they're trying to do. But I think they're trying too hard not to be Radiohead. That seems a little ridiculous to me." Kubler then went on to praise... Oasis. Ooh, burn! Yorke and his bandmates were unavailable for comment, but the Internet was more than happy to rush in and fill that particular void... [Idolator]The tour is called the "Rock and Roll Means Well Tour". The bands are The Hold Steady and Drive By Truckers. It's a great bill, but I think there should be plenty of NYC tickets to go around since the NYC shows are at Terminal 5 (a venue both bands have played before) two nights in a row (Nov 6 & 7). That said, tickets go on presale Tuesday. All dates for both bands (with and without each other) below...
Ryan Adams & Kim Gordon - May 2008
In anticipation of the tentative fall release of their new album, Cardinals have announced an additional run of headline dates kicking off September 25 in Schenectady NY. On-sale information will be posted on www.ryan-adams.com as it becomes available/Dates below...