Levi Weaver’s beaming and energetic when he arrives at The Black Lion with his missus, Heather. Both are bright-eyed souls with a distinct east US accent that fills the room immediately. The two are living the (authentic) musician’s dream – a #vanlife travelling from place to place, making gigs work for them and fund their … Continue reading Levi Weaver + Fugitive Empire – Gig Review, 2012
[ photos by Kate Green.] “POP. MUSIC. WILL. NEVER. BE. LOWBROW,” growls the voice, bellowing through the concert hall. The wrap-around Terminatoresque goggles flash up these same words in LED lights. This piece is a response. A stick-em-up. In September 2010, The Sunday Times Magazine published an essay by Professor Camille Paglia entitled: ‘Gaga and the … Continue reading GAGA. WILL. NEVER. BE. LOWBROW
NEW YORK MAGAZINE has reported that Paul Greengrass is writing ‘Memphis’. It will be the biopic of Martin Luther King Jr. Arguably an investigative journalist at heart, Greengrass’ research is apparently looking at the year in which Luther King Jr. was assassinated: 1968. There is as much conspiracy surrounding his assassination as there is … Continue reading Paul Greengrass to direct Memphis?
Sexy dress! Sexy dress! Sexy dress. Sexy tux! Oh look Angelina turned up! Sexy dress… How do you solve a problem like making an overblown awards ceremony interesting? For many, the 68th Golden Globe Awards spelled a night of back-patting and Academy Award predictions. For others, it’s watching the motion picture elite swan around, dine … Continue reading RICKY GERVAIS: GOLDEN GLOBES’ MOST CONTROVERSIAL HOST?
Paloma Faith, In A Manner of Speaking JOURNALIST SALI HUGHES SAID – ACTUALLY, TWEETED IT, BEST: “Everyone going batshit mental over Paloma Faith: have you never said something on Twitter on a bad day, that made you sound a bit of a dick?” Exactly. The temptations are always there: to VENT AND TYPE FURIOUSLY … Continue reading Paloma Faith, In A Manner of Speaking
STADIUM ALBUM AND FOURTH effort by Kings of Leon ‘Only By The Night’ has just outsold Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame ‘in the UK. According to figures by the Official Charts Company and the BPI, the fashionista darlings (yes, fashionistas: they launched their own clothing range with Parisian boutique label Surface to Air, Vogue link here) … Continue reading Kings of Leon outsell Lady Gaga by a fraction
AMERICA’S GOLDEN BOY Mr Justin Timberlake put paid to any rumours that he is about to hit the studio to record any time soon. Timberlake is currently the cover of Entertainment Weekly, to coincide with the US release week of the box-office topping Facebook film, The Social Network. In the feature piece, he is evasive … Continue reading Justin Timberlake: Yes, He’s An Actor
KANYE WEST HAS CHANGED HIS WAYS. A year since the 33-year-old notoriously crashed Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, he has apparently controlled his ego and ‘found himself’ after suffering heavy criticism from fans and press following the incident. The Chicago-born rapper said sorry endlessly in public and on Twitter. Carrying the scars of a public backlash … Continue reading Kanye West Says Sorry To Taylor Swift