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18 February, Issue 10
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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hyde Park
Just a quick email to let you know we have 250 extra tickets for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, London on Saturday 19th June. The main batch went on sale a couple of weeks ago and sold out in 2 hours, so please hurry. Click here for tickets
The Streets, Brixton Academy
Fri 21st May 2004, UKP17.50
Mike Skinner's music divides many, but for me the conversion was simple - show me a copious and knowing wink to ska and I'm anybody's. Though let's face it this is a crunch year for The Streets. Follow-up albums by innovative artists are notorious for failing to deliver. But I'd like to think that if anyone can pull it off it'll be Mr Skinner. Last tour the gigs would start with a 'Ghost Town'-inspired 'Let's Push Things Forward' and move on to the get-you-through-the-bad-times Stay Positive inducing a state of audience harmony in their wake. Now there's the prospect of a whole new album's worth of material to be showcased. I've got my ticket already and I urge you to join me for their return to the Academy to find out why. (Peter D. Clee) Click here for tickets
All Goes Dark At Brits
- Lowestoft lads The Darkness lead the charge at music industry awards
LOWESTOFT band The Darkness led the charge at last night's Brit Awards held in London's Earls Court.
The (tongue in cheek?) glam-rock revivalists picked up best British album, best British group and best British rock act at the event. The gongs go some way to alleviate the band's failure to pick up last year's Mercury prize and the number one spot at Christmas, despite being widely plugged to do so.
Other awards went to Daniel Bedingfield (British male singer), Dido (best British female singer and best British single), Fame Academy runner up Lemar (best British urban act) and Justin Timberlake (International male solo artist).
The long-running Brits have garnered a reputation for greasing the wheels of the music industry which is hardly surprising considering that they are run by - you guessed it - the British music industry. The event is thus primarily used as a showcase for the major labels most marketable talent rather than the most creatively innovative. Witness the dire Duran Duran picking up a 'Outstanding contribution to music' award for evidence of this.
Despite this historic malaise several credible artists do seem to slip through each year. Last night's saviours were the glorious White Stripes who grabbed best international group. Wisely they chose to stay away from the ceremony. Recognition and credibility, smart move.
Basement Jaxx, who picked up best British dance act, were the only noteworthy homegrown talent to emerge victorious.
Top Five Gigs
1. The Streets - Brixton Academy
2. Zero 7 - Brixton Academy
3. Lambchop - Shephard's Bush Empire
4. Elbow - Brixton Academy
5. Cursive - The Garage
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The Streets, Brixton Academy
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Music: Classical and Dance
Carmen, ENO, London Coliseum
Tuesday 7th October 2003, 7.00 PM
Jonathan Millers sultry staging of Carmen turns up the heat until emotions reach boiling point beneath the sweltering sun. Youll find yourself swept away in a torrent of passion, spectacle, tension and drama. The timeless love triangle of the free-spirited gypsy girl Carmen, her infatuated lover Don José and the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo never fails to capture the imagination of audiences of all generations.
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2. The Tempest
3. The Sleeping Beauty
4. The Barber of Seville
5. The Magic Flute
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Music: Jazz, Blues, Country
Jamie Cullum, Carling Apollo Hammersmith
Tue, 29th June 2004, 7.00 PM
The rising young star of the trad-jazz world is anything but traditional, bringing a glimmer of pop glamour to the perceived smokey filled room of the jazz scene. Click here for tickets
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