Tag: free

The Guardian festival blog: Art Ensemble of Chicago review – still free and funky after 50 years | Music

One of the great jazz artists of the past half-century, comparable in class and curiosity (if not box-office clout) with the 60s groups of Miles Davis or John Coltrane, has been the Art Ensemble of Chicago. The 1960s offspring of that city’s civil rights-inspired Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, they have been devoted […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Wormwood Scrubs blues: inside the gig mixing prisoners with the free | Music

Fifty years after Johnny Cash gave the most famous prison concerts of all time at Folsom and San Quentin, the British penal system finally has an equivalent. On Thursday night, the Grammy-winning African American folk singer Rhiannon Giddens delivered an intense and emotionally charged concert at HMP Wormwood Scrubs before an audience of both inmates […]

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NME Festival blog: FKA Twigs breaks free in enchanting ‘home with you’ video

“You can take the girl out of the suburbs but you can’t take the suburbs out of the girl.” FKA twigs has released new single ‘home with you’ – and it’s accompanied by a video directed by twigs herself. The track is the latest effort to emerge from Tahlia Barnett’s upcoming second album ‘MAGDALENE‘, which […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch the crazy moment masses of Lollapalooza fans scale festival fence to get in for free

The large crowd knocked down one of the festival’s fences as they evaded security Lollapalooza kicked off this weekend in Chicago, and some fans took it to the extreme to get themselves inside the festival. A video circulating on social media shows a mass number of people storming the fences of the festival, which takes […]

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NME Festival blog: Aurora’s Glastonbury guide to a free, peaceful and happy life

“It’s quite a good life when you’re free” “People often ask me how it is to be me,” Aurora tells NME backstage at Glastonbury 2019, “which I find to be an odd question, but then I sit down and I think about it. I think the biggest difference between me and many people that I […]

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NME Festival blog: Endgame’ re-released in cinemas this week for ‘Bring Back’ event – plus, free posters!

And viewers can get their mitts on an official ‘Endgame: Bring Back’ poster…. Avengers: Endgame is being re-released in participating cinemas this week with a new scene, post-credit surprises, and merchandise for lucky fans. The Marvel blockbuster has for months vied with Avatar (2009) for the title of the biggest ever worldwide box office record. As […]

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NME Festival blog: Girls To The Front IV: come down to NME’s next free gig night

Girli will be headlining the show at London’s Shacklewell Arms Girli will headline night four of NME‘s Girls To The Front series: free events which support female and non-binary artists. Following the release of her debut album, ‘Odd One Out’ we’re thrilled to announce that Girli will be bringing the pop party to London’s Shacklewell […]

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NME Festival blog: Here’s how much Starbucks made in free advertising from ‘Game of Thrones’ coffee gaffe

They didn’t have to lift a finger. Starbucks has reportedly scored an estimated $2.3 billion in free advertising from Game of Thrones, after an errant coffee cup was spotted in a scene of the fantasy show. On Sunday, eagle-eyed fans of the acclaimed drama noticed that the cup appeared during a feast at Winterfell Castle, causing […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch The Killers perform ‘Land Of The Free’ for the first time at special Las Vegas show

The anti-Trump anthem was released back in January The Killers have performed their recent single ‘Land Of The Free’ live for the first time – check out the video below. Brandon Flowers and the band, who are gearing up for a return to Glastonbury this June, performed a special show on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (April 1). […]

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