Tag Archives: John Grant

new XTC doc ‘This is Pop’ airing now on Showtime; Colin Moulding & Terry Chambers release new EP

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The new documentary features interviews with chief songwriters Partridge and Colin Moulding, as well as guitarist Dave Gregory, drummer Terry Chambers, plus producer John Leckie and fans Stewart Copeland (The Police), Clem Burke (Blondie), John Grant, Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap, The Simpsons), Miles Kane (Last Shadow Puppets), and more.

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Creep Show (John Grant + Wrangler) announce debut LP, share “Pink Squirrel”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

You may remember that for Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary, there were some celebratory shows in London featuring unique, one-off pairings. One of those was John Grant and Wrangler (the current band of Cabaret Voltaire co-founder Stephen Mallinder). That collaboration now has a name, Creep Show, and a debut album, Mr Dynamite, due out March 16, 2018 via Bella Union.

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Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, John Grant & more covered Scott Walker @ Royal Albert Hall (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The BBC held a concert in celebration of the music of Scott Walker on Wednesday, July 25 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, as part of the annual Proms classical music festival. The event focused particularly on material from Walker’s first four solo albums following his departure from The Walker Brothers, released from 1967 to 1970…

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Arc Iris made a video for “Paint With The Sun,” touring (dates and Q&A)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Arc Iris, the chamber pop band fronted by former Low Anthem member Jocie Adams, returned earlier this year with their second album Moon Saloon on Bella Union. They’ve now made a video for “Paint With The Sun” off that album, which mostly has shots of Jocie singing and tons of trippy effe…

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Rough Trade celebrating 40th anniversary w/ collab shows (Angel Olsen / Raincoats, Protomartyr / Pop Group, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: John Grant with Wrangler, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor with Scritti Politti, and more.

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Glastonbury announces 2016 lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Beck, New Order, Disclosure, Earth Wind & Fire, ZZ Top, The Last Shadow Puppets, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes, Sigur Ros and many more.

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Recap: Elbow @ Electric Factory

Source: The Swollen Fox

Elbow @ Electric Factory, 5.13.14 - by Wendy McCardle

Photos and words by Wendy McCardle

As of late, it seems every review I’ve read about Elbow overuses the terms “everyman,” “common” and “ordinary.” Sure, these longtime mates from Manchester, England aren’t pretty boys and they don’t spend their shows firing cannons of butterfly shaped confetti like fellow Brits Coldplay, but who cares? Last night at the Electric Factory, under a massive backdrop depicting the cherub gracing the cover of their sixth and latest album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, Elbow put on a performance that was nothing short of miraculous.

Singer-songwriter John Grant set the tone ...

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The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #51 – John Grant

Source: Fuzzy Logic

When it comes to year-end lists, y’all know I don’t mess around. I don’t post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2013 there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I have pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2013 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and yes, even dessert). And now, friends, it’s time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of one heck of a crop indeed. ...

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