Drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins during the band’s set at New Orleans Jazz Festival, after replacing the Foo Fighters headline slot.
Live: Fred Again at Islington Assembly Hall
Fred Again is to a millennial anxiety-fueled generation, a composer and visual performer that touches them in a way far deeper than his peers in the most humbling of ways.
Entering his hometown London show and the last of his tour on the back of his Grammy nomination, the crowd were electric. Looking down from the circle into the dimly lit but soldout stalls there was a collective hum of hope, and excitement to finally be able to lose themselves in the songs that had got them through the darkness of the pandemic.
Fred’s audience isn’t a room full of strangers, more than any concert I’ve seen this year it was more like a group therapy session, where the medium of communication was dancing with abandon and singing every word to the stranger next to you and everyone attending had a mutual understanding of being one dance floor and absolutely havin’ it would save them all.
Finally, after two years of us all sitting around our computers, watching live streams, desperately trying to recreate that festival feeling, The Great Escape is back and ready to take over Brighton. For 4 days in May, music lovers, industry experts, and artists from all around the world will decent on the seaside town, ready to explore the 30+ walkable venues and discover some incredible new bands.
Today, Abbey Road Studios, the world’s most famous recording studio, announces the inaugural Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022 in association with Hennessy – the first-ever awards to celebrate the art of music photography.