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Oasis Live By The Sea Cover

Oasis DVD Review: Live By The Sea

Oasis DVD Review: Live By The Sea

Back in the days when we watched things on VHS Oasis’s Live By The Sea concert video was in constant rotation in my house. Or, at least until I bought “There and Then.” Recorded live at Southend Cliffs Pavillion on April 17, 1995 this concert is one of the last appearances of Tony McCarroll on […]

Feeling down in the dumps? Bis will cheer you up!

“Have you heard of Bis?” Its one of my all time biggest let down questions when screening new people in conversation and scoring their coolness stats. Well, you may remember them from the britpop invasion of the 90’s. They were a band of 3 super cool ultra caffeinated misfits from Glasgow, Scotland. Their names were […]

Pulp - Freaks

Pulp Album Review: Freaks

The second album by Pulp, Freaks, is darker and less optimistic than their folksy debut, It. You can hardly tell that it’s the same band. This is due in part to the a massive personnel change, leaving Jarvis Cocker as the only consistent thread. Freaks sees the addition of Russell Senior (guitar, violin) and Candida […]

Liverpool band Cast Magic Hour Album Cover

Cast Album Review: Magic Hour

Yes, there’s more to this album than Beat Mama.  1999 brought the third record from Cast, and with it the band seemed to have settled into a nice zone musically. To me Magic Hour shows Cast at a stage seemingly comfortable in what they do well with solid British Pop and Rock sensibilities all the […]

Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller Performing “Tender”

Well, the ’90s truly are over. The once-famous Blur vs. Oasis feud is over. At this past weekend’s Teenage Cancer Trust benefit show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller took to the stage for a rendition of the Blur single “Tender.” Those four men are insanely talented […]

Chrrrist, Whatever Happened To Strangelove?

In the Spring of 1998, it was announced that promising Bristol Britpop/Alternative-Rock act Strangelove had broken up. In their long run as a band, they spawned Top 40 hits and opened for successful alternative acts, such as Suede and Tindersticks. They performed to thousands of dedicated, pale-faced fans at Shepard’s Bush Empire. Since their sudden […]

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Mod Mens Pick Of The Week

Hello Monday! Why did you come out of nowhere! Go away already! Monday sucks! (Unless you have today off?) The proper way to say a week around the BPN office is to not do any work at all. Since I have some time to burn I’ll just look at clothing! First understand that as a […]

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Mod Monday: Shift Dress and Heels

Shift dresses are a staple of 1960s mod fashion. These short dresses often featured bright colors and geometric or angular accents. This dress from ModCloth hits all of the standard mod shift dress points. Bright color? Check! Straight lines giving it some structure? Check! Twiggy herself would probably have rocked this dress on Carnaby Street […]

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