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The Jesus and Mary Chain Week – Day 4: Bobby Gillespie, Military Drummer

TO CELEBRATE THE RECENT RELEASE OF OUR 33 1/3 ON  THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN’S PSYCHOCANDY, WE’RE PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE FOURTH AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF JESUS AND MARY CHAIN WEEK BY AUTHOR PAULA MEJIA! Before he became the force fronting Primal Scream, Bobby Gillespie started out playing two trash can lids as DIY drums in his […]

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The Jesus and Mary Chain Week – Day 3: JAMC on ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’

TO CELEBRATE THE RECENT RELEASE OF OUR 33 1/3 ON  THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN’S PSYCHOCANDY, WE’RE PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF JESUS AND MARY CHAIN WEEK BY AUTHOR PAULA MEJIA! The BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test, launched in 1971, was a music program that featured performances by luminaries including Elton John, Curtis Mayfield and

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The Jesus and Mary Chain Week – Day 2: “Upside Down” and Creation Records

TO CELEBRATE THE RECENT RELEASE OF OUR 33 1/3 ON  THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN’S PSYCHOCANDY, WE’RE PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF JESUS AND MARY CHAIN WEEK BY AUTHOR PAULA MEJIA! The idea of a band being properly “discovered” at a concert or a musical showcase like, say, South by Southwest, is becoming a thing

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The Jesus and Mary Chain Week – Day 1: The Infamous Belgian TV Interview

TO CELEBRATE THE RECENT RELEASE OF OUR 33 1/3 ON  THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN’S PSYCHOCANDY, WE’RE PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF JESUS AND MARY CHAIN WEEK BY AUTHOR PAULA MEJIA! There often comes a time in a young band’s life when they must decide how to handle newfound media attention, and being asked to

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Back to School sale – 30% off all new and bestselling music books!

Just one week left in Bloomsbury’s September sale! Prepare yourself for another grueling semester by filling your brains with interesting facts on the sounds that surround you. Find yourself examining your summer spent at Coachella a bit differently with The Pop Festival, or discover how a once belittled record label evoked the ultimate revenge by securing

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Hip Hop Headphones: Songs from a Scholar’s Critical Playlist

TODAY’S POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLOOMSBURY INTERN MAX MALTER! For years, friends and colleagues of scholar James Braxton Peterson would call on him for help: we want to discuss hip-hop culture in the classroom, we want to listen music critically with our students, we want to understand the politically conscious aspects of hip-hop… where do we

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Video Vault 108: Skylar Gudasz – “I Want To Be With You In The Darkness”

THIS WEEK’S ‘VIDEO VAULT’ IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLOOMSBURY INTERN MAX MALTER! I like to think there’s a mysterious ingredient that allows some artists to invest a crazy amount of emotion into their music, despite working under the same constraints of time, space, and money as everyone else. Whatever it is, Skylar Gudasz has figured it

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