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Comedy

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Derek – Series 2

I was never a huge fan of Gervais. The Office was undeniable genius but everything after that seemed to be a pale pastiche of his previous character. His stand up I could take or leave, moments of unique hilarity ruined by unnecessary crassness. So when I heard he was going to play a man with [...]

Maria Esposito

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Slowdive Announce N. American Tour

Shoegaze band Slowdive have announced that they will be returning to the US and Canada for an autumn North American tour. The tour will kick off at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club on October 22 and conclude in Los Angeles on November 8. Check below for the full list of dates and venues. 10-22 Washington, DC [...]

Jessica Blanchard

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Arctic Monkeys Alleged Tax Evasion? Let’s Listen to Songs About Money

There’s some buzz going around that Arctic Monkeys, among other Brit celebs, have allegedly been involved in a controversial tax evasion scheme. According to the Times, “George Michael, four members of Arctic Monkeys, Sir Michael Caine … are among more than 1,600 people who tried to shelter £1.2 billion through one of Britain’s most aggressive tax avoidance [...]

Jamie Blanchard

Using pop culture in home design

One quick and easy way of injecting energy and personality into an interior is by introducing pop culture influences.  The term pop culture is a catch-all phrase for the trends, iconography and images seen widely in the mass media.  Today, pop culture is as rich and complicated as ever and the scope for including it [...]

Reviews

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This New Video by Britpop Band James Will Probably Make You Cry

You may want to skip this one if you’re feeling particularly emotionally fragile today. Britpop band James have released a video for their new single “Moving On” that tells a bittersweet story about the circle of life and death. In less than 4 minutes, the video will cause you to feel the universal emotions of [...]

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Britpop Bookshelf: Life by Keith Richards

Keith Richards is one of the best known and respected guitarists of the Brit rock scene. He’s wild, a little strange, sometimes unintelligible, but always interesting. The same can be said of his memoir, Life. In the book, Richards reflects on everything from his early life growing up in a council estate and his love [...]

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The Smiths Singles Retrospective

There have been reissues. There have been repackages. And now it’s time to reevaluate the songs. So, put on your tacky badge, and let’s take a look at the seventeen Smiths singles that were released from 1983 to 1987. In just four short years, the Manchester-based band broke on to the scene — confusing, titillating, [...]

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This New Video by Britpop Band James Will Probably Make You Cry

You may want to skip this one if you’re feeling particularly emotionally fragile today. Britpop band James have released a video for their new single “Moving On” that tells a bittersweet story about the circle of life and death. In less than 4 minutes, the video will cause you to feel the universal emotions of [...]

Travel

Tips for festival season on a budget

Summer, for music lovers, is the time for festivals. However, to make the most of these opportunities, it is often necessary to get by on a low budget. With a little penny-pinching and some forward planning, festival season does not have to break the bank. Getting there and back The most important part of festival [...]

Style File

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Style Profile: Jake Bugg

Young songwriter Jake Bugg is wearing a Bottle Green Stripe Collar Pique Polo in the video “Two Fingers”. Here’s a screen cap below. We’ve written a little about Jake here and are mostly fans. Some songs better than others but on the whole worthwhile. My opinion is i’d like to see what he does on [...]

Mod Monday

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My Rare Britpop/Indie Cd Collection Is For Sale!

Selling lock stock my cd collection of rare britpop and some “indie” cd’s. There are singles, ep’s and albums. All cd’s are burnable and useable condition with cases. I’ve checked twice. I also have these on MP3 if for some reason one doesn’t happen to work. Below is the entire list of 174 cds. Being [...]

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