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Parquet Courts and why you should go to their gig

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"ANYTHING THAT does not come from tradition is plagiarism," declared the Catalan surrealist Salvador Dalí. It is a willfully contradictory, deliberately oxymoronic statement, but it does get to the heart of New York indie-rockers Parquet Courts.

Album review: Parquet Courts

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DO I like Parquet Courts's Sunbathing Animal because it is good on its own merits, or is it because I love Pavement and these guys so obviously do as well?

Take no prisoners: the return of Whipping Boy

IT IS not easy to look towards the future right now. A Budget delivering cuts which will hurt the weakest in society, rather than the most comfortable, came this week. The euro totters on the brink of extinction. The recession will not end any time soon.

The Phantom Band - from mayhem to motorik

EVOLVING FROM a loose collection of friends who met regularly for jam sessions and wild, mayhem filled gigs, The Phantom Band have transformed themselves into one of the most exciting acts to emerge in recent years from Scotland’s rich independent music scene.

Damo Suzuki - 21st cettury nomad

IT WAS a time when the world was opening up. Our World, the first satellite television production, broadcast The Beatles performing ‘All You Need Is Love’ to 400 million people across the globe in 1967.

Celebrate the music of Nick Drake in Kelly’s

NICK DRAKE, one of the greatest and most romantic figures in British folk music, died 35 years ago this year, and to mark the occasion, his life and music will be celebrated in Galway.

Denim delights

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Tommy Hilfiger’s winter denim range draws inspiration from late 1960s America, an era defined by counter culture, liberated attitudes and political, musical and social revolution.

She hangs brightly - Hope Sandoval to play Róisín Dubh

SHE WAS the gentle but sensuous and hypnotic voice of Mazzy Star. Today she takes that voice into quieter, more sparse, musical realms backed by My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig. She is Hope Sandoval.

 

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