This week in the Basement: a new box set of Scottish independent music of the '70s/'80s, new band Beauty Parlor featuring members of Fungi Girls, a new video from fictitious cult artist Mick Trouble, a tribute to late music writer David Cavanagh, and more.
A rainy and cool evening might not have been ideal weather for Central Park SummerStage's kickoff to their 2018 season, but it was a fitting, Glastonbury-esque soggy backdrop for a show featuring two of Britpop's most iconic voices: Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft.
"I knew instantly that it was going to be the first single," Noel says of "Holy Mountain" which features Paul Weller on organ. "There’s so much joy in it. Until the day I die, it will be one of my favourite pieces of music that I’ve ever written."
Manchester Arena has been closed since the horrific attacks outside the Ariana Grande concert on May 22 in which 22 people were killed. The venue is finally set to reopen its doors. The first show will be a benefit fundraiser on September 9 headlined by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and also featuring The Courteeners, Blossoms, Rick Astley, poet Tony Walsh, and more TBA.
Liam Gallagher's debut solo album, As You Were, is out October 6 and he recently shared new single "For What It's Worth" which is not a Buffalo Springfield cover but an arm-waving ballad very much in the "Don't Look Back in Anger" mode...
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