Ivan Hewett Classical Music Critic 19 April 2018 • 2:58pm Every year at about this time, the forthcoming Proms season is launched. A shiny press pack is sent off to every arts journalist, packed with impressive facts and figures; how many foreign … [Read more...] about The Proms is meant to bring us the best classical music – so why does the BBC try to sell it as something else?
The iconic band will perform in Croke Park on May 17, their first performance on Irish soil since they took to the stage at Slane Castle in 2007 in front of more than 68,000 fans. "They've always wanted to kick off here, they felt good about it and this is where they have … [Read more...] about ‘Rolling Stones always wanted to kick off tour in Ireland and Croke Park will be longest set,’ says production manager
Maarten Devoldere, frontman of Belgian rock act Balthazar comes to Greece in his solo alter ego as Warhaus to perform the moody rock that has seen fans liken him to Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, as part of the promo tour for his new self-titled album. He will play the … [Read more...] about Warhaus
The Homcore music store celebrates global Record Store Day, which is aimed at promoting the culture of the independently owned record store, with a special sale of used vinyl albums brought in for the occasion and DJ sets. Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 10.30 p.m., and … [Read more...] about Record Store Day
Each year, one album taps into the hearts and ears of the public on its way to topping the Billboard year-end album chart. Times have changed, though. In the 2010s, pop stars like Adele and Taylor Swift have dominated the charts, while in the 1950s and early 1960s, musical … [Read more...] about The biggest hit album of the year you were born