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Catching Up With Mansun's Paul Draper

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

Draper was kind enough to speak with me detailing everything about The Anchoress, an L.A. rapper also called Mansun and the real story behind his mysterious solo album.

We Could Be Kings: Looking Back at '90s Britpoppers Gene

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

It's hard to define the overarching sound of '90s Britpop. Bands like Oasis produced straight-up "lad" rock while art school graduates Pulp explored more experimental roads. In the midst of the UK's '90s indie guitar pop boom came Gene, a London-based four piece.

Was Britpop A Government Conspiracy?

Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

In the early '90s a genre of music called Britpop swept the UK, making bands such as Blur and Oasis famous. While the explosion of the genre seemed or...

Weekly Concert Guide: Grouplove, Cold War Kids, King Krule and Body Language

Art Tavana | Posted 10.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

Nothing is quite like seeing a great gig. Something happens; a collective tingling of "Spidey-Senses" towards a moment in time that we, the select group of fans, experience together through live music that will never happen again (at least not in that exact form).

Get to Know the Auteurs

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

A trip into the annals of '90s UK rock history will open the listener up to a world of amazing bands such as The Auteurs, the first of many musical endeavors by legendary English songwriter, Luke Haines.

An American Britpop Girl in London

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Kayley Kravitz

Traveling as a teenager with mom and dad is vastly different from traveling in your twenties with friends.

Mansun's Legacy

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Kayley Kravitz

hough they were often lumped into the Britpop category, Mansun's sound and message were very different from those of their contemporaries. The band drew their sound from new wave and even progressive rock.

Where Do I Start With Suede?

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

Pulp had a sizable fan base in college radio crowds. Recently, they received the adoration of hipsters everywhere by being prominently featured at this year's Coachella festival and cruise. But what of my beloved Suede?

Revisiting Britpop in 2012

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home
Kayley Kravitz

Just as it had been in the swinging '60s, London was hip again. The '90s ushered in an era known as "Cool Britannia." Of course, most Americans didn't care but oddly enough, some of them (myself included) identified strongly with Britpop.

Speaking With England's Hottest New Band -- Morning Parade

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

For Morning Parade the dream they always wanted is only in its infant stages. "I get to play live and tour with my best friends," said Sparrow, a testament to what is important for this band -- not the money, not the fame.

After 14 Years Pulp Returns to NYC

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The last time Pulp performed in New York City was 14 years ago. Despite so much having changed since then, after nearly two decades away from the Big Apple, Pulp showed they never lost their touch.

From Madonna to Mogwai, Swervedriver's Resurgent Sonics Achieve Escape Velocity

Scott Thill | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Scott Thill

With a sonic heat signature that converged somewhere between the raw power of The Stooges and the cerebral trips of Sonic Youth, Swerdriver's four full-lengths and underestimated rarities have grown in relevance with the flight of time's arrow.

The Heartbreaks Get Fashionably Loud at Fashion Night Out

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

On the opening night to the fashion world's biggest week, Fashion Night Out turns the streets of New York City into runways, the neighborhoods into the most trendy block parties and the stores into music venues

Duran Duran by David Lynch: Romance, Redemption and Rocking Good Fun

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

Duran Duran's guys have been lovers, not fighters, and they've endured incomprehension and ridicule for their devotion to beauty. They've also sold millions upon millions of records.

Brother and The Dig Wow Mercury Lounge

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Seven songs, 30 minutes, a performance that we will be talking about for years to come. When we look back years from now on the music of this day and ...

Meet England's The Heartbreaks

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

The Heartbreaks are bringing posh looks and catchy hooks back to rock and roll. Inspired by their small town and the sea, this Britpop band is about to make big waves in the music world.

Catching Up With Andy Rourke of The Smiths

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

When it comes to icons of the indie world, none are bigger than The Smiths. Bassist Andy Rourke opens up about his time in Manchester's iconic band and his current endeavors.

Fran Healy's Life on the "B-list": Busking, Beatles, Berlin and more

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Last Thursday night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Brandon Flowers joined Fran Healy onstage for a cover of Travis's 2001 singalong, "Side." As the tw...