Scottish power-popsters Teenage Fanclub have been confirmed as the Sunday headline band for this year’s Indietracks Festival. The much-loved band, known for their chiming Byrds-esque guitars and West Coast harmony vocals, will play the Outdoor (Elefant) Stage at Indietracks.
More than 50 bands are playing this year’s Indietracks Festival, including Camera Obscura, Rose Elinor Dougall, Emmy the Great and Au Revoir Simone. Other bands playing include BMX Bandits, Lucky Soul, Frank and Walters, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Butcher Boy and Manhattan Love Suicides.
Teenage Fanclub, hailing from Belshill near Glasgow, formed in 1989. They are most renowned for their critically and commercially successful albums Bandwagonesque, Songs from Northern Britain and Grand Prix, and are currently working on their ninth studio album.
The third and final Creation single by The Bodines before they signed to Magnet was the 1986 single ‘Heard It All’ backed on the 12 ” by ‘William Shatner’. Here both songs can be heard recorded live at the ULU in 1986, the quality is that of a bootleg, but I often find these capture the gig far better than any professional recording. Continue reading →
Bob Mould and his Band have announced a tour of the US, kicking off October 7 in Boston, MA.
Mould will perform tracks from both his Husker Du and Sugar days, as well as material from his latest album ‘Life And Times’.
The dates announced so far are:
Boston, MA Paradise (October 7)
New York, NY Irving Plaza (8)
Washington, DC 9:30 Club (10)
Chicago, IL Metro (12)
Minneapolis, MN First Ave (13)
Seattle, WA Neumos (15)
Portland, OR Doug Fir (16)
Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (19)
San Diego, CA Belly Up (20)
Baby Amphetamine were put together by Alan McGee and Joe Foster in April 1987. The band consisted of three shop assistants from the Virgin Megastore and was Creation’s reaction to manufactured pop. Although the band only released one single, Chernobyl Baby (who needs the Government?), they made the cover of the NME in 1987 and this article makes for some interesting reading Continue reading →
After spending much of this decade creating his sonic soundscapes, Stephen Lawrie returned to the stage recently backed by the rather good 93millionmilesfromthesun to perform a selection of classic tracks by The Telescopes.
The curators for ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas, 2009 will be MY BLOODY VALENTINE. The event will take place at Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, England from December 4th – 6th, 2009. Continue reading →