Kasabian review—raucous electro bounce fills an incredibly huge concert

‘The coat comes off after three songs’ … Pizzorno on stage in Manchester. Photograph: Myles Wright/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock   AO Arena, Manchester As the band’s terrifying live performance’s new leader, Serge Pizzorno adds fresh funk and soft rock to the group’s signature guitar anthems   The day before Tom Meighan was found guilty of abusing his […]

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After early-morning arrest, Lady Leshurr charged with assault

Lady Leshurr. Photograph: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock   The rapper and broadcaster of BBC Radio 1Xtra was detained on Saturday and will appear in court on Monday   Following a confrontation on Saturday in Walthamstow, northeast London, Lady Leshurr has been charged with assault.   Melesha O’Garro, a rapper, presenter of BBC Radio 1Xtra, and participant on Dancing […]

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Japanese Breakfast review: Michelle Zauner energizes a rainy Wednesday

Get it on, bang a gong … Japanese Breakfast at the Hackney Church. Photograph: CPUK/Avalon   Hackney Church, London Despite three prior cancellations, the composer and guitarist exudes an obvious sense of optimism   Even the most famous independent musicians cannot claim to have ever had a year nearly as successful as Japanese Breakfast’s 2021. Last […]

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Liam Gallagher alleges “angry squirt.” Noel “blocked” Oasis songs from documentary

Liam Gallagher performs at Knebworth in June. Photograph: Harry Herd/Redferns   The singer tweets that the band’s brother is “a horrible little man” for blocking the use of their song at Knebworth 22   Oasis songs won’t be included in Liam Gallagher’s upcoming documentary, he says, because Noel Gallagher, the band’s composer, has forbidden the use […]

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Trax Records is accused of not paying royalties

Marshall Jefferson performing at the Tresor nightclub, Berlin, 2001. Photograph: Jim Dyson/Getty Images   More than a dozen musicians, including Marshall Jefferson and Adonis, are suing the innovative Chicago house label   According to Rolling Stone, more than a dozen musicians are suing Trax Records, a pioneering Chicago house label, as well as Screamin’ Rachael Cain, […]

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‘I wanted it to sound like that sensation of possibility’: Courtney Marie Andrews’ wild new album

‘I wanted it to sound like that feeling of possibility,’ … Courtney Marie Andrews. Photograph: Alexa Viscius   Loose Future, the Arizonan’s most recent album, sees the end of a “dark time” in her life and rebalances her longtime ties with songwriting and isolation   Listen to Courtney Marie Andrews’ soul-searching alt-folk and country songs about […]

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