Johnny Marr’s set at yesterday’s Coachella included a bold choice, the Smiths’ classic, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.’ This is his most recent public performance of a Smiths song. Earlier in the year, he tried his hand at ‘How Soon Is Now?’ at the NME Awards. What do you think of his […]
Edtior’s note: we liked this album so much we wanted to review it twice. It’s shocking that it took twenty-five years for Johnny Marr, architect of the Smiths’ inimitable sound and one of the most influential guitarists of all-time, to finally release his solo debut. Since the Smiths’ split in 1987, Marr has not been […]
Get excited, my fellow Americans: the legendary Johnny Marr hits our shores in April for a US tour! He’ll spend March playing around the UK before heading across the pond. The most exciting thing about his US tour is that his Las Vegas and Santa Barbara dates are with New Order. Could we have an […]
The Coachella 2013 lineup was literally just announced and hot damn, it’s an exciting one. The first night is headlined by Blur and the Stone Roses. The lineup rounds itself out with many more of our favorite groups here at Britpop News: Johnny Marr, Jake Bugg, New Order, Franz Ferdinand, and Spiritualized. Friday, April 12 […]
Interested in hearing some happy pop-rock music with influences of (obviously) the smiths, and …the smiths? Lyrically it’s simple, but musically it’s full of some great riff’s and guitar playing. The song called “Upstarts” will be on Johnny’s solo album ‘The Messenger.’ I’m digging it and even the cheesball music video (but who pays for […]
Happy Halloween and a very happy birthday to Johnny Marr!