Tag: outer

The Guardian festival blog: Bluedot festival review – up, up and away for musical trip to outer limits | Culture

‘We are going to travel to the moon this evening,” proclaims Jarvis Cocker as he walks through the crowd while a recording of the Apollo 11 launch countdown plays. Whooshes and whirrs then emanate from the stage as he performs a rare outing of the 1992 Pulp B-side Space. Located at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bluedot […]

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NME Festival blog: Lorde battles Outer Stage Syndrome and a puny PA during earnest and heartfelt All Points East set

Lorde headlines the second stage at the Victoria Park festival, and gets swamped by the soundclash “This song is about pirates,” Lorde sounds like she might conceivably be saying, although it’s impossible to tell. Certainly, the subsequent song, ‘Ribs’, is long on rattle beats and deep sea throbs but disappointingly short on rum-based shanty verses […]

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NME Festival blog: Arctic Monkeys bring outer space to the cemetery at masterful Hollywood Forever show

The Sheffield band’s third show back is a welcome return in their adopted hometown of Los Angeles If the idea of Arctic Monkeys doing a concept album about living on the moon caught you off guard, then it only takes until the second song at their third show back (May 5) to make you realise […]

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The Guardian festival blog: The vinyl frontier: why do we keep sending music to outer space? | Music

What item would you choose to sum up humanity if you were, like Captain James T Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, seeking out new life and new civilisations? A “five items or less” sign from a supermarket, with a note explaining why it should be “fewer”? Maybe a selection of press cuttings about the Greggs […]

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