In his short-lived but extraordinary life, Buddy Holly left behind a body of work so enthralling, his enduring influence is nearly impossible to overstate. The melodic joy and fierce independent streak at the core of his artistry is profoundly felt on Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-song collection of indelible Holly covers by a rich assemblage of current musical visionaries and creative kindred spirits. Fantasy/Concord will release Rave On Buddy Holly June 28, 2011.
The English do not know how to do summer. Sad, but true. We give it a go, with open-toe sandals, knotted handkerchiefs, flowery shirts and cocktails with those little paper umbrellas…but then a band like Best Coast hop over for a tour date or two and show us how it’s really done. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. They usually get some favourable adjectives thrown at them – surf garage pop punk California – rearrange as preferred.
Carl Barat has cast further doubt on the continuation of The Libertines‘ reunion which began with a hugely successful appearance at last year’s Reading/Leeds festival, saying any future projects for the group ‘might not happen’.
U2 have signalled their intention to ensure elements of their familiar ambitious, big budget live productions will not be lost when they make their long awaited debut on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage in June.
Irish instrumentalists And So I Watch You From Afar have made their new album ‘Gangs‘ available to stream and download digitally on Bandcamp.
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