Tag: Photographs

Live: Squeeze @ O2 Indigo London.

Squeeze at O2 Indigo in London It’s hard to believe that the latest Squeeze album is the band’s first new work in 17 years. Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford – the songwriting powerhouse of Squeeze – have, of course, done their fair share of writing, recording and touring with other projects in the intervening time. However, I’ve caught them live a number of times in the last couple of decades and they’ve pulled off several wonderfully entertaining and varied shows. Have they really just been in permanent reunion status all this time? Was it all just too much fun...

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Rock Media: Elvis Costello. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. Rare Photos.

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink  describes how Elvis Costello’s career has endured for almost four decades through a combination of dumb luck and animal cunning, even managing the occasional absurd episode of pop stardom. The prose is as acerbic, lyrical, honest and outright funny as the songs that have made him famous. It’s full of amazing anecdotes and revelations about an incredible life in rock and roll. If you have so much as a passing interest in the history of pop/rock music it is genuinely a must read. This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely...

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Live Review: White Reaper @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Louisville punk-rock quartet White Reaper opened the show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday night in support of Canadian indie-pop group Alvvays’ final show of their biggest UK headline tour to date. Storming through eight tracks from their debut full-length album White Reaper Does It Again, they warmed the early crowd with their high-intensity pace and punchy sound. The band is made up of singer and guitarist Tony Esposito, keyboardist Ryan Hater, and twin brothers Sam and Nick Wilkerson on bass and drums respectively. Growing up together, they eventually abandoned their college studies to concentrate on music, which...

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