The Mancunian punk legends played a blistering set in Manhattan before a very enthusiastic crowd on the eve of Pete Shelley’s 60th birthday.
Johnny Marr will be touring the United States in April and early May in support of his new album, The Messenger.
The Who’s Pete Townshend delivered the inaugural John Peel Lecture in Manchester, England yesterday, an event which was broadcast live on BBC 6 Music. The lecture can now be heard on demand on the BBC 6 Music Web site.
The Stone Roses announced at a London press conference yesterday that they will be reuniting for two shows in Manchester next June, which will be followed by a world tour.
Johnny Marr recently stopped by the studios of XFM Manchester to be interviewed by XFM DJ Clint Boon. The interview was part of the celebrations marking the fifth birthday of XFM’s Manchester station.
Like many longstanding bands, the Buzzcocks have something of a built-in fanbase that will come to see them whenever they come to town. But the Buzzcocks do not take their fanbase for granted at all. They delivered a fantastic, high-energy show that left everyone happy.
by John Curley—Welcome to the Sounds From Across The Pond blog. In this blog I will be discussing the best of the music from the UK. I will be covering many genres—rock, pop, electronica, punk, indie—and discussing bands and artists from the classic-rock era all the way up to today.