Washington Square Serenade is another substantial chapter in what looks like becoming an epic songbook.
Maybe it was inevitable that when Steve Earle moved to...
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Earlier in the year promoter Vince Power engaged in a very vocal spat with the BBC when the broadcaster used money from the UK licence fee to promote the London Hackney Weekender, featuring huge acts like Jack White, Deadmau5, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and Florence + The Machine. Power felt it fundamentally damaged his ability as a commercial promoter to successfully present the same acts to a ticket-buying public. Why should a publicly-funded body, he questioned, be allowed to queer the pitch for commercial promoters?Read More
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Watching Steve Earle and The Dukes is like rooting for a nag you know has a shot at the cup if it would only get the lead out. I’ve seen this lot a few times over the last 15 years, and tonight was possibly the closest they’ve come to an all-out tour de force, yet there’s always the sense that they’re holding out on that extra ten per cent.Read More
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The Magnetic Fields' Stephin (sic) Merritt was of course simply havin' a larf when he wrote those lines but he put his finger on something here all the same.Read More
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