NME Festival blog: 10 must-see new acts at this week’s Reeperbahn Festival, from witty punks to gorgeous indie-poppers

The action kicks off in Hamburg on September 19 Hamburg’s Reeperbahn might have a somewhat seedy reputation – it’s the city’s red light district, after all – but it’s also home to an annual festival showcasing the best new music around. That might seem like a slightly odd location to hold a festival but let’s not forgot it’s also the street where The Beatles took up residency all the way back in the… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Jeff Buckley’s manager opens up about the star’s last weeks and being told he had gone missing

Jeff Buckley‘s manager has spoken out about the musician’s last weeks and getting the call telling him the star had disappeared into the Mississippi River. Buckley died on May 29, 1997, after going for a spontaneous swim in the river. His body was found upstream in Memphis a few days later. He was 30 years old at the time. Speaking to NPR’s Talia Schlanger, his former manager Dave Lory said the musician had been “acting erratic” in the two weeks before his death. “He was trying to buy a house that wasn’t for sale,” Lory said. “He was trying to buy a car that wasn’t for sale. He proposed to Joan [Wasser, Buckley’s girlfriend]. He even applied for a job […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘South Park’ responds to Harvey Weinstein scandal in this week’s episode

South Park has responded to the scandal involving Harvey Weinstein in this week’s episode. Hollywood mogul Weinstein has been accused of rape and sexual harassment by numerous women. Weinstein’s accusers include stars such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and Cara Delevingne. This week’s South Park, which aired on Wednesday (October 11), took aim at Weinstein. The episode saw the South Park kids dividing into superheroes and arch-nemeses, the latter of which spread viral videos and fake news about the former. One scene included Cartman and his gang of super-villains asking someone why they unfollowed them on Instagram, to which the person replies: “Because you victimise innocent people and poop in little girls’ mouths. “That’s not true,” Cartman responds, before saying that they are […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Lana Del Rey and V festival: this week’s best UK pop and rock gigs | Music

1 Lana Del Rey The “gangster Nancy Sinatra” of modern pop is unflappable in her pursuit of Lynchian romance, but her latest record, Lust for Life, is also armed with eerie trap, gothic decadence, Sean Lennon, Stevie Nicks and the sort of track titles (Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind, Summer Bummer) that distil a trashy Californian charm. Echo Arena, Liverpool, 22 August; The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, 23 August 2 V festival If there’s a festival home for glossy populist acts such as Pink, Craig David, Clean Bandit, Jay-Z and Ellie Goulding to play untroubled by naked hippy hugs then it’s V, the UK’s most glamorous split-site event. Also present: Madness, future-pop makers Raye and Mabel, the cast of Towie […]

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The Guardian festival blog: The Flaming Lips and Green Man: this week’s best UK pop and rock gigs | Music

1 The Flaming Lips Summer wouldn’t be summer without Wayne Coyne Zorbing overhead in a giant inflatable ball at least once. Armed with heaving slacker classic She Don’t Use Jelly, cosmic lullaby Do You Realize?? and their 2017 material – described by the band as “Syd Barrett meets A$AP Rocky” – you’ll leave as euphoric as you are covered in confetti. Birmingham, 12 August; Bristol, 13 August; Glasgow, 15 August; Nottingham, 16 August 2 Hinds The Madrid band are masters of rabble rousing with their scrappy, sun-scorched tunes and, since the release of their debut, Leave Me Alone, they have barely been off the road. Given festival season is in its final stages, their garage rock racket ought to sound suitably […]

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