With all due respect to Mr and Mrs Smith, Jay Z and Beyoncé, that Tidal festival looks like a long evening for not too many rewards. If what is was was Hov, Bey, Nicki Minaj and Prince, you think, OK, four heavy hitters, sure we are all sick to our back teeth with Jay and Beyoncé, but if they bring their “A” game, and Minaj remembers how to rap again, it might be worth the while. But it isn’t. Instead it is virtually a hell on earth 12-12-12 no sleep till hammersmith.
Here is the line up:
That’s too much. Either you are there til 4 in the morning, or it is some kind of weird crap where everybody is jamming or… wait a second, what is Thomas Rhett doing there? If you give all the big names half an hour each, and every else quarter of an hour, and it starts promptly at 8pm, you won’t be out of there until 4am. And if you aren’t, well then what are you doing?
There is no cachet for big stars anymore, they are always playing around town If you haven’t seen Jay Z a dozen times so far it is because you don’t want to. He won’t stop playing around town at ridiculous prices. Beyoncé performed four days ago. Plus, to reach either you have to sit through Damian Marley and, er Flatbush Zombies (whoever they are)
Personally, I wouldn’t go if you paid me while if it was just Prince I very well might.
Harry seems to have it sewn up
a superb songwriter who can fill an album with excellent country mainstreamers
lovely tribute to her single mom
a classical guitarist and composer and has released more than 30 solo albums
“The song is about a mental institution”
Freakout Records Announce The 10th Annual Freakout Festival Taking Place on November 10-13 in Ballard (Seattle, WA)
a diverse arrangement of voices and sounds
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1975 (Volume 7, Number 1)
Smith’s final freelance contribution to Creem.
putting Nigeria on the map
back at # 1 for a third non consecutive week
not a dreamer but a steely eyed businessman and pop musician