Repulsion was the attraction with Mick Jagger.
FILTHY EMPIRE Heaven’s Basement (Shock) A balls-out honest rocker from a bunch of Brits for whom screeching Slash-style solos and screaming Def Leppard backing vocals aren’t something to hide from your hipster relatives. Rather something to parade around in ripped jeans and cut-off denim jackets
BE Beady Eye (Sony) After the ill-conceived Different Gear, Still Speeding that was Beady Eye’s debut, Liam Gallagher has finally found his wings post Oasis. And boy does he soar on an album that’s as sonically adventurous as it is full of sneering, snappy and sharp Brit rockers such as Flick Of The Finger, Second Bite of The Apple and Soon Come Tomorrow.
The emo rockers who played the soundtrack for so much teenage heartache around the world are back with an “adult break up album”, having grown up side by side with their fans.
What: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Where: Vector Arena, Auckland When: Thursday, April 11 When reviewing an act like Robert Plant, you kind of hope that it’s terrible just so you have something else to write other than that it was incredible.
OPPOSITES Biffy Clyro (Warner) After five previous full-lengthers, these Scots rockers have hit a pinnacle of sorts with this grandiose, swaggering album stacked full of stadium-sized anthemic belters, primetime alt-rock and heartstring tugging ballads.
American rockers Counting Crows turned out to be lame ducks when they cancelled two concerts in as many nights in Wellington this weekend. They today annouced that their Auckland show, scheduled for today, wouldn’t go ahead either
American rockers Fall Out Boy are back from their hiatus and have just added a New Zealand date to their tour. The multi-Grammy-nominated band, comprising Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley promise a performance that will be much more than just nostalgia.
Concert organizers pulled the plug and cut power to the mics of rock superstars; Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney, after the pair sang on after the sound curfew at London’s Hyde Park, silencing the duo at the tail end of the show. Bruce Springsteen had already went past the 10:30 p.m. curfew by […]