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Bestival 2011: Blondie, Ronson And The Cure Go Mad In Dorset

BESTIVAL 2011 In photos:


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Mark Ronson and Dave Mckay (zutons) perform 'Valerie' in honour of Amy Whinehouse at Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset, 30th July 2011.

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Posted: 2nd, August 2011 | In: Music | Comments (5)

Latitude Festival 2011 In Photos: Pink Sheep Pamloma Faith’s Rain Dance

THE Latitude Festival 2011 In Photos. To Southwold, then, for the Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk. The weather is wet. Blame Paloma Faith’s rain dance and the Longitude…

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Posted: 16th, July 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Creepy Taylor Momsen Gets Women To Strip Off While She Gyrates On Stage (Video And Photos)

THERE are people in this world who just can’t get enough attention. They crave it so much that they’re prepared to fling away their dignity just so we take some notice of them. However, in the case of Taylor Momsen – star of Gossip Girl and now treading the sticky floors of various gig pits with The Pretty Reckless – she’s prepared to lose everyone else’s dignity too.

Momsen – who we must remember is a mere SEVENTEEN years old – is rather fond of getting her boobs out in an attempt to shock all concerned. At one show, she got her rack out while her mum was stood in the front row. Was mother dearest egging her on? Seeing as Momsen was a child-star (she was in The Grinch and was very nearly chosen for the lead role in Hannah Montana), there’s a strong chance she’s the kind of pushy mother who will do anything to have fame, vicariously.

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Posted: 11th, July 2011 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1)

T In The Park 2011 ( Photos): Beyonce Knowles Showcases The Thighs

T IN The Park 2011 – in photos. Having introduced the fans to her genitalia at Glastonbury, Beyonce Knowles showed her thighs. Bit by bit each part of Beyonce takes centre stage. By the time she in her 70s, we’ll be ready for her pancreas…


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Beyonce performs at the T in the Park music festival at Balado Park near Kinross.


Posted: 9th, July 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Cher Lloyd’s Swagger Jagger Is Dire: But Is It Terrible Enough To Be A Hit?

CHER Lloyd is that boil washed Cheryl Cole tribute act who arrived on the X Factor with her unsympathetic backstory and Romanian playground styling. Cher survived the freak zone, the crying zone and the hate zone. She is now in the beyond parody zone, the star of a video and a song that, as one commentator puts it, explains why kids should stay in school. It also explains what Cheryl Cole’s legacy to the entertainment business is.

You can call her a crappy singer of crappy songs dressed in crappy clothes in a crappy video. But let no man say Cher Lloyd is not true to her word. As she said:

“You haven’t seen the last of me, definitely not. I’m going to use this as my platform and I’m going to make sure I’m the biggest goddamn thing to ever come out of The X Factor.”

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Posted: 5th, July 2011 | In: Music | Comments (8)

Giorgio Tuma – In The Morning We’ll Meet Review

AAH British summer evenings. Flying ants, pesky kids up way past bedtime, irritating car alarms. What more could you wish for? Well how about a soundtrack that conjures up images of trysts on golden Spanish beaches and the view from rolling Tuscany hills? Yep your summer evenings in 2011 should belong to the Italian Giorgio Tuma whose new album In The Morning We’ll Meet is available on CD via Elefant as well as Spotify.

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Posted: 1st, July 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Beyonce Knowles’ Freddie And The Dreamers Dance At Glastonbury: Photos

WASN’T Beyonce Knowles just terrify. as she sang and danced at Glastonbury, one of Somerset’s sledding music festivals? She was. Anorak loved the bit where she showed us her Fame Wall – you know, those photos of restaurant owners and staff stood by famous people, like snooker legend John Parrot, Jimmy Savile, and in Beyonce’s case, her husband, Jay Z, and Barack Obama. The other highlight was Beyonce doing The Freddie, the move made famous by Freddie & The Dreamers. It’s always good when a top act does a dance any drunken fool can do at the wedding of work’s Christmas do. Thanks Beyonce. For caring. you knocked us bandy – literally…


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Beyonce performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Music Festival held at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

Posted: 27th, June 2011 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (4)

Glastonbury 2011: Christopher Shale’s Death Is More Entertaining Than The Wombles

GLASTONBURY 2011 – Day 3:  Christopher Shale’s death is entertaining the voracious media. The Oxfordshire Tory’s demise – his body was found in a toilet – is the biggest show in town. And it might just save Glastonbury from the shame of featuring The Wombles. Not The Wombles – the anarchists. The actual Wombles, the OCD freaks of Wimbledon Common. Cynics might get the feeling Glasto needed a spot of controversy deeper than Mike Batt’s Wombsemble…


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The Wombles performing on the Avalon Stage, at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday 26 June, 2011. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Posted: 26th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comments (5)

Glastonbury 2011 Photos: The U2 Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Pole Dancers And Welly Henge

GLASTONBURY Day 2: The rain continued to fall, giving everyone watching the show back home some sense of joy and relief that the BBC had dispatched 274 members of staff to cover the event in the kind of forensic detail Sherlock Holmes would applaud. In our great Photos of Day 2, you will sew Bono, Mr G9, singing songs in front of big neon messages of mottos you can fit on a T-shirt and the names of places they like, or remembers in his prayers.

In the crowd, a few members of pro-tax protest group Art Uncut inflated a 20ft balloon emblazoned with the words “U Pay Your Tax 2”. The balloon was removed by security. Taxes have no place at a big corporate music venue. It’s the last taboo. If Europe needs a Tea Party movement to hook up with Sarah Palin’s supporters in the US, U2 are shoo ins for the official protest song.

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Posted: 25th, June 2011 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1)

Glastonbury Day 2 2011: Shady Wayne Rooney And Neon Coleen Blend In (Photos)

FACES of The Day: Wayne Rooney and Coleen Rooney have been blending in backstage at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. Wayne has been blending in with the people who wear sunglasses in the rain. Coleen has been blending in with the vat of Strongbow Cider in the Scrumpy Bus. If she falls in, unless she flashes the whites of her teeth, we might never see her again…

Take care, Coleen. You’re ok… Just a little bit further…

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Posted: 24th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Face Of The Day: The Glastonbury Festival Bible Reader

GLASTONBURY 2011 gives us Our Face of The Day. While you were watching the Master Musicians of Joujouka on the Pyramid Stage, she was reading TheBible..?

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Posted: 24th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Chrissy Iley Tallk Bravely To Andrea Corr: Wallow In This

ANDREA Corr, formerly tabloid favourite Andrea Phwoar of The Corrs, is talking to Chrissy Iley in the Telegraph. Iley is not afraid to be brave in the face of fame:

Now 36, she’s as gorgeous as ever, svelte and smiling in a Vera Wang top with flawless skin and sparkling eyes.

And then it got braver:

She is coming up to her second wedding anniversary to Brett Desmond, a hedge-fund manager and son of the Irish billionaire Dermot Desmond, whom she married (in front of celebrity guests including Bono) at a golf club in County Clare.

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Posted: 24th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Face Of The Day: The Glastonbury Mud Surfers

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Posted: 23rd, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Glastonbury 2011 Photos: U2 – ‘Shite, Arse, Tax Dodgers’

GLASTONBURY 2011 in photos: The graffiti says U2 are “shite, arse , tax dodgers”. We offer this without comment…


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Festival goers make their way through the mud at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.



Posted: 23rd, June 2011 | In: Music | Comments (8)

Vegetarian And Contrarian Morrissey Likes Lady GaGa’s Meat Dress

MORRISSEY is, as you may have guessed by his constant bleating, a vegetarian. He’s so staunchly vegetarian that he actually makes people decided to eat only meat, just on the off-chance it could irritate him. Constant haranguing never stopped people from doing what they do, rather, only provokes them to do more as an act of snidery.

Mozza has, in the past, walked out on shows because the smell of festival burger vans was making him feel sick, which is a bit rich when you consider that the overriding smell of a festival is faeces and badly rolled joints.

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Posted: 22nd, June 2011 | In: Music | Comments (2)

Glastonbury 2011 In Photos: Fans, Bands, Survival Skills Muddy Bogs

GLASTONBURY 2011: In Photos: The mud. The fans. The bands. Hideous toilets that the UN would condemn. A stranger in your tent, or yurt if you’re a thirtysomething stood in a muddy field with your mates, their mates and someone’s kid called Rufus who was taken out of school early to get a life experience. Squalor. Seasoned campaigners with wheelbarrows. The aching realisation that the plastic dickheads in the liveried camper trucks and the rooms in guest houses got it right. The low of getting sopping wet to the bone marrow and the high of not caring. The chance to be one of the mob up for a good time. The fantastic music  and the student with his bongo drums. The mix of the good and the bad. And the good tipping the balance…


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Festival goers make their way through the mud at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

Posted: 22nd, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Adele Is Amy Winehouse In A Fat Suit: Wino Gives The Fans What They Want In Belgrade (Video)

AMY Winehouse has been giving the fans what they demand in Belgrade. The hacks accuse Wino of disappointing the punters by being drunk and behaving badly on stage. Pah! She gave ’em what they wanted.

Amy, as we know, is sober, a fantastic dancer, an entertainer who gives her all to the show, a raconteur, the epitome of manners who knows the correct way to eat soup in the company of her pals at the golf club, and a rare talent. But Wino is a flaccid, spinning mess of dribble and goo. It’s her act. And she is stuck with it. Such is the clamour for wrongness and sensation that Wino outsells Amy – massively.

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Posted: 19th, June 2011 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1)

RIP Seth Putnam: You Lived by Your Own Rules

RIP Seth Putnam, you were a leading light in the band Anal Cunt. You were only 43.

Seth Putnam also played with  Executioner and Satan’s Warriors, Angry Hate, Post Mortem, Shit Scum, Upside Down Cross, Adolf Satan, and Vaginal Jesus.

His aim was “to get the most offensive, stupid, dumb, etc name possible“. (He might have tried Genesis but it was taken.)

Songs included: You Were Pregnant So I Kicked You In The Stomach, I Lit Your Baby On Fire, I Sent Concentration Camp Footage to America’s Funniest Home Videos, I Intentionally Ran over Your Dog and Women: Nature’s Punching Bag.

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Posted: 17th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment (1)

Joss Stone Kidnap Plot: Police Spot Two Black Men From Manchester In Rural Devon

THE two men arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to commit robbery against the singer Joss Stone are Junior Bradshaw, 30, and Kevin Liverpool, 33. We spotted them at Exeter Magistrates’ Court.

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Posted: 16th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comments (4)

Justin Timberlake Is A Filthy Dope Fiend Who Likes Sticking Drugs Up Himself

SEXY back? Justin Timberlake is more likely to be indulging in blow-backs after he admitted that he “absolutely” smokes marijuana.

So there you go. Timberlake is nothing but a wretched stoner who is wheeling out the same ol’ line of ‘it helps me to switch off and relax’. Aye, and eat two thousand packets of Cheetos while giggling at monkey’s pissing in their own mouths in YouTube videos.

He said:

“The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”

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Posted: 16th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment (1)

Joss Stone Escapes Being Taken To Manchester – Fiat Drivers Arrested

JOSS Stone is fine. The singer of urban songs who lives in Devon has not been kidnapped by two men from Manchester. Two Northern men did not try to reconnect her with her musical roots. But they have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob the singer.

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Posted: 15th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment

Soulja Boy Was Hacked When He Did A Racist All Over The Facebook Gays

DESPITE the fact Soulja Boy can’t even hold the vaguest of notes while performing his odd, skewed take on rap-pop, he became something of a sensation. He got his swag on and everyone else forgot to utilise the primary function of their ears.

Soulja Boy, for those half a dozen people who still care, is also famous for getting involved in numerous ‘beefs’… that doesn’t mean he’s opened up a kitchen, rather, he likes slagging people off. And the latest people to face his ire are The Gays and Whitey.

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Posted: 14th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment (1)

Justin Bieber And Chris Brown Team Up To Really Hate Women Together

TOGETHER, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber have an amazing loathing for womankind. Sure, they may croon their paeans to the boobier sex, but they both quite obviously loathe them.

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Posted: 13th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comments (3)

Isle Of White Festival Photos: Brilliant Pictures Of The Fans In The Sun And The Mud

THE Isle of White Festival in photos… Did you survive the sun and then the rain? Did you slide in the mud soup and giggle – then travel for hours in the dried stink? Did you dress in a plastic burka and brave the wether? Did you sit on the beach and hope that the sun would last? If you did, you ought well be in our big gallery of photos. You know what the strs look like – this is what you looked like…



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Festival goers in the mud during the final day of the Isle of Wight Festival.

Posted: 13th, June 2011 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment (1)

Jennifer Lopez Sings In A Fallopian Tube At Capital FM’s Summertime Ball: Photos

THE Capital FM’s Summertime Ball was staged in a rainy Wembley Stadium, London. Still Nicole Scherzinger did her best to humidify the air with a legs akimbo show; much like Jessie J, who will do for the shabby white sock what Clark Gable did for the vest. Enrique Iglesias got off with fan on stage. JLS sang down the phone. The Wanted channelled the drippiness. Lisa Snowdon gave us a George Clooney-eye view. And Jennifer Lopez sang in a fallopian tube.

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Posted: 12th, June 2011 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment