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All Quiet Now: Big Bank Hank. Sugar Hill.

Big Bank Hank, the New York rapper who, as part of the Sugarhill Gang, released what is generally regarded as the first rap record, has died at the age of 57. The performer, real name Henry Jackson, died from kidney complications due to cancer, according to reports. Jackson formed the Sugarhill Gang with Master Gee and Wonder Mic, having a big hit in 1979 with Rapper’s Delight. The record sold several million copies worldwide and helped establish rap as the genre it is today. The full version of Rapper’s Delight ran nearly 16 minutes long and was recorded in...

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Festival: Wychwood Festival Add The Strypes, Cabbage, InHeaven & Arron Keylock
Festival: Wychwood Festival Add The Strypes, Cabbage, InHeaven & Arron Keylock
Published On: March 26, 2017
Wychwood Festival, held at Cheltenham Racecourse, announce that The Strypes will be taking to their main-stage. The four-piece Irish rock band started playing together before they were even teenagers, relentlessly gigging around Ireland and quickly becoming the hottest ticket in any town. Taking inspiration from the likes of Elvis Costello, The Stones, The Jam and many more, The Continue Reading
Live: Half Moon Run @ Roundhouse
Live: Half Moon Run @ Roundhouse
Published On: March 26, 2016
Playing their biggest headline show to date, Montréal-based indie rockers Half Moon Run returned to Camden, albeit the Chalk Farm end, just a few months after their explosive Koko show following the release of their second studio album Sun Leads Me On. Yes, I went along to their Koko show (read all about that one here) and immediately went out Continue Reading
Vision: GirlPool, 123
Vision: GirlPool, 123
Published On: March 26, 2017
Girlpool have announced that they've signed to Anti- Records and released a video for 123, the lead single from the new album Powerplant, the long-awaited follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed debut. Life has been a whirl for Girlpool since the release of their acclaimed 2015 debut Before the World Was Big. Shortly before the record Continue Reading
Live: Cabbage & Blossoms @ The Roundhouse
Live: Cabbage & Blossoms @ The Roundhouse
Published On: March 26, 2017
I like the Roundhouse. If you can accept the compromised sight lines and sound, there’s something kind of cool about watching a band in an engine shed. It’s run by a charitable trust, which means it’s looked after; your feet don’t stick to the floor. Tonight, the giant dome is hosting the NME Awards Tour 2017, sponsored by VO5 – Continue Reading

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