21 strangest concert venues
What makes a concert special? Is it just the quality sound of the band you came to see? Or, at least in part, the relevance of the environment? This list…

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Dave Grohl: "If the song dedicated to your ass comes first, this is a clear problem"
After almost thirty years of rock and roll, Dave Grohl is still playing real rock, making films and television shows, and trying, according to him, "not to seem like a…

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We must try to distinguish good performers from bad performers. Interview with Selfieman
Selfieman is a new project of multi-instrumentalist Nikolai Stravinsky, a member of such groups as Cockroaches !, Missiles from Russia and Fairy Dragee. Selfieman's debut album, consisting of 8 tracks,…

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What is brit pop?

Britpop as an independent phenomenon appeared in the early 90’s and began to spread with great speed in different directions, like a wave. Moreover, some of the groups that gave him birth existed for a long time, and some appeared along with this trend.

In the early 1990s, gloomy grunge dominated America, and anti-star techno and indie rock in Britain. They were anti-star because the compositions were quite long, psychedelic and did not fit on the radio. In addition, British musicians of the early 90s, who grew out of the movement of independent, dark post-punk and Gothic and the Manchester movement, deliberately rejected the stellar image. All were brewed in their own club juice. Gradually, a certain vacuum formed in the ranks of indie groups, which was filled by Continue reading

Britpop non-stop

Do you scornfully call popular music the word “pop”? Really, you should not be so categorical. Not everything is bad, which is called the word “pop.” Especially if it is combined with the prefix “brit”.

Britpop is a variety of alternative rock that originated in the UK. It is characterized by melody, a catchy chorus – in the spirit of the famous The Beatles, just in a new round of development. The history of this movement began in the late 80s, when the British thoroughly tired of the fake, artificial pop. Young musicians realized that modern songs lacked sincerity, real feelings and decided that they had to “return to the origins” of English rock and roll – that is, to the good old music of the hip 60s. Listeners liked this idea. A real sensation was the emergence of groups such as Happy Mondays or The Stone Roses from Manchester, who played high-quality Continue reading

Pretending to be a successful person. Interview with the Chebose Group

To illustrate the interview with Vasya Goncharov, the leader of the rock band “Cheboza”, we photographed all the current members of his band separately and combined all this into one picture from pure hooliganism in “Photoshop”. It turned out to be like the cover of one of the records of the legendary Beatles band. Vasya looked at this creative and waved his hand: leave it. This is how the continuation of the MEGA BIT photo project goes, within the framework of which in the last release the singer Tanya Zykina almost adopted a pig. Tanya pretended to be Tori Amos. Why not? Today it’s so fashionable to pretend; the main thing is that at least some concept is present. Continue reading

The punk godmother Nina Hagen remains true to herself: the punk grandmother attracts attention among the German mainstream
Nina Hagen rarely gives balanced, thoughtful answers to questions. But she hesitates when answering the question of how to behave, realizing that you are 60 years old. “Probably, as always,…

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Rock music is gradually leaving Russia to where it came from - to England. Interview with the Underwood Group
"The playing time of this album is the same as the bubblegum chewing time, while the gum is still sweet," the musicians of the Underwood group say. The fans of…

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Endless Story: Interview with Blur
In recent years, everyone has already managed to say goodbye to Blur: quietly say "bye" or roaring "Parklife!" And what did the members of the group do when everyone was…

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Plunging into anxiety: an interview with Palma Violets
Doomed love and paranoia: Palma Violets about their new, defiantly British album. The city of Austin, Texas, subdued the noise of rain, while Sam Fryer and Chilly Jesson are sitting…

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