Given The Who’s recent postponement of their scheduled Fall 2015 North American tour due to Roger Daltrey’s health issues, Fathom Events’ cinema screenings on Thursday, October 8th of The Who’s terrific new concert film, The Who Live In Hyde Park, was well timed.
Nicky Weller, the sister of The Jam’s frontman Paul Weller and co-curator of the exhibition on The Jam that is currently being held at London’s Somerset House, discussed the exhibition in an e-mail Q&A with Goldmine.
A fantastic tribute show to The Who and The Small Faces featuring Who’s Who and The Small Fakers took place at The Garage in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, October 18th.
Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and company brought The Who’s 1973 album Quadrophenia to life with a magnificent performance at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Wednesday, November 14th.
The Glasgow-based Mod revivalist band Button Up have released a terrific, four-track EP of covers of Mod classics titled Covered.
Whether you liked them better Mod or with Rod, both incarnations of The Small Faces/The Faces have gotten their Rock Hall due as British Invasion visionaries.
BBC 6 Music recently aired an excellent four-part special about The Jam. The four parts can now be heard on demand on the BBC 6 Music Web site. It is a must-listen for fans of The Jam.
BBC Radio 2 is broadcasting a terrific two-part special on Pete Townshend that features The Who’s guitarist telling his own story. The first part has been broadcast and can be heard on demand on the BBC Radio 2 Web site.
Glasgow’s Button Up harken back to the Northern Soul sound with their brilliant single “Listen To Your Heart (Beat).”
BBC 6 Music broadcast an interesting and comprehensive two-part documentary this past Thursday and Friday that concerned the legendary London Mod band The Small Faces.