Eels – Live at the New Theatre Oxford review

Last Sunday (March 23), I went to the New Theatre in Oxford for the Eels show. Before moving to England I didn’t know much about the Eels – even though the founder of Eels, Mark Oliver Everett, AKA E, is originally from Virginia and now LA. Here in England though, the handful of musicians that […]

Watch Elbow interview + acoustic Grounds For Divorce, video

This just in: a cool video interview with members of Elbow! I’ve been enjoying their latest single, “Grounds For Divorce”, and the video for the song has been getting airplay on TV. I like the rootsy, bluesy vibe of the song, a different feel for what’s out there at the moment, pleasing new and old […]

Guillemots LIVE at Carling Academy Oxford review + tour dates

Guillemots played downstairs at the Carling Academy Oxford on Monday, March 10th. I’ve seen them play quite a few times, and the set that they played Monday night was possibly one of their best. Fyfe Dangerfield’s voice was on form, sailing through the high notes – and with Fyfe the notes do tend to get […]

Duffy LIVE at Carling Academy Oxford review

I had the pleasure of seeing Duffy play live at Carling Academy Oxford (Zodiac) Sunday night, March 9th. It was a sold out show, with Duffy and her 6-piece band performing upstairs. I was surprised that she wasn’t playing downstairs in the larger capacity venue. It was a bit snug upstairs, packed, but more intimate. […]

Eurovision 2008 – Andy Abraham (X Factor) to represent UK with “Even If” – watch video

Andy Abraham was voted in as winner on BBC’s Eurovision: Your Decision Saturday night and is now set to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The show will take place in Belgrade, Serbia. With the three judge panel consisting of John Barrowman, Carrie Grant and Terry Wogan, it was a close call […]