Music Roundup: The Bewitching Brilliance of Esben and the Witch

We fell madly for Esben and the Witch‘s goth-tinged soundscape upon hearing the eerie “Marching Song” last fall. And this week, the Brighton, England trio finally brings their long-awaited debut album, Violet Cries, to …

Music Roundup: Keane Members Change Into Mt. Desolation

Out today is the self-titled debut album from Mt. Desolation, a lovely sepia-toned collection of sweeping alt-country tinges from Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin of the chart-topping British group Keane.

An American’s Guide to Glastonbury

by Lindsay Davis

Please welcome Lindsay Davis to the ever-growing roster of Anglophenia contributors. Lindsay will be helping me cover the world of British music, starting this week with a post about the Glastonbury music festival in the UK.

Why Did Amy Winehouse Really Punch That Dude at Glastonbury?

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Noel Gallagher’s Anti-Jay-Z Comments Ripple Through the Media

Noel Gallagher‘s comments about Jay-Z have triggered a healthy backlash. The Guardian‘s Dan Hancox gets to the heart of the matter: “What did Gallagher mean when he (inaccurately) lauded Glastonbury’s …

Noel Gallagher Slams Glastonbury for Inviting Jay-Z

“Black American” To Headline Glastonbury 2008: Jay-Z?

Glastonbury will have a “black American headliner” this year, says festival organizer Michael Eavis. BBC NEWS looks at the contenders, including Rihanna, Beyonc, Kanye West, and the current frontrunner, Jay-Z.

Glastonbury 2007: Shirley Bassey Narrowly Escapes Death!

Gliding across the stage in diamond Wellingtons, Dame Shirley Bassey looked elegant and winning as she performed before an enraptured audience at this weekend’s Glastonbury. The Welsh songstress may have been safe from the …