Here's your summer events guide for the month of June, including all things music, arts and ents.MusicPaul Brady & Theo Katzman, Cork Opera House, June 1 The veteran Irish singer has formed an unlikely alliance with the vocalist/guitarist from American funk band Vulpeck.The Pirates of Penzance, Cork Opera House, June 2The second of the venue’s concert performances (rather than full-set operas) features music from Gilbert and Sullivan’s timeless operetta.Forbidden Fruit Royal Hospital Kilmainham, June 1-3An eclectic mix of headliners ranges from Elbow and First Aid Kit to Jon Hopkins and Skepta.Michael Dwyer Festival Allihies, Co Cork, June 7The Beara village comes alive to the sound of traditional music in memory of the late Ardgroom musician.Malahide Castle Dublin, June 7-22An impressive roster of gigs includes Snow Patrol (June 7), The Cure (June 8), Mumford and Sons (June 14 & 15), Lana Del Rey (June 22), as well as the likes of George Ezra and Liam … [Read more...] about Summer Events Guide: What’s on in June
American lana del rey
Tyler, the Creator’s new album, IGOR, has topped the Billboard 200 charts for the first time. According to Nielson Music, the American rapper’s fifth full length album had 74,000 sales and racked up 122 million streams since its release last week. His 2017 album, Flower Boy, narrowly missed out on the coveted top spot and was beaten by Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life record. The rapper made his first UK visit in four years last week after being banned from the country in 2015 by then home secretary Theresa May. He tweeted his delight at the prime minister’s resignation on Friday, posting: “Theresa gone, I'm back.” May banned Tyler from the UK after stating his lyrics encouraged “violence and intolerance of homosexuality.” She also went on to say his songs “foster hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts.” Tyler, who has refuted these claims, told the Guardian at the time, that being … [Read more...] about Tyler, the Creator scores No. 1 album with IGOR
Patrick Ryan USA TODAY Published 3:36 PM EDT Apr 8, 2019 Billie Eilish is just your average teenager – if every kid her age had a driver's license, Invisalign and nearly 3 billion streams to date. At 17, the singular pop rebel has achieved more than most artists do in their entire careers: She's charted five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (including "Bury a Friend," which peaked at No. 14), racked up 15 million followers on Instagram, performed at Lollapalooza, and sold out three headlining tours in a matter of minutes. On Sunday, her debut album, "When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 313,000 equivalent album units (a combination of album sales, song downloads and streams). It's the second largest sales week for an album this year, after Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" debuted with 360,000 units in February. From celebrity supporters to rumored Illuminati ties, here's everything … [Read more...] about Billie Eilish: Meet the 17-year-old with the No. 1 album in the US
BILLIE EILISH is a very modern kind of pop star. She’s both a product of the internet and someone who’s been carefully nurtured by the big corporations. She makes music that sounds as if it’s been expertly finessed, but she and her brother wrote, recorded and produced all of her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” at home on their own. While the idea of “authenticity” has come to be increasingly distrusted in pop (it tends to mean old white dudes with beards and acoustic guitars harking back to Bob Dylan), hers is offered as proof that she is a real reflection of teendom, rather than a focus-grouped, committee-driven idea of it. If you search for her on Instagram, you’ll find 1.9m posts under #billieeilish; there are hundreds of thousands more posts about her under different hashtags. You can find online advice about which of her lyrics to use as captions (“When you’re feeling deep and philosophical,” … [Read more...] about Is Billie Eilish really changing pop stardom?
There was a brief moment earlier this week, on what is technically the first day of spring, that the clouds parted and gave us a brief taste of what a blue sky looks like. Then it started raining again. No matter - this was the week that saw the cream of the nation's hospitality industry gather under one roof for the Northern Restaurant and Bar exhibition, that saw Ikea launch £1 fish and chips, and Janet Jackson not-so-subtley Photoshop herself onto the top of the Glastonbury line-up. Looking ahead, Not Quite Light festival will kick off towards the end of next week, and Manchester Day has just revealed its theme for this summer's celebration. Friday March 22 Preview - Festival / ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 If your appetite for Latin American cinema has recently been whetted by the amazing Oscar-winning film Roma, then make sure you get down to HOME this weekend – as the annual ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival makes a welcome … [Read more...] about Things to do in Manchester this weekend: March 22 to 24