By Stuart Mackenzie
In Mac’s Tracks, Stuart Mackenzie combines music news and reviews to provide a complete investigation of various albums. This week’s episode focuses on pop punk royalty Blink 182’s recently released California. With acknowledgement of the band’s major fandom and turbulence in the recent line-up, Stuart considers the hype of the album, its sound, and the influence of new member, Matt Skiba to find out how successful a comeback Blink-182 have had.
By Carolina Morais
This podcast is aimed to all the music lovers. Listeners can expect news from their favorite performers, new albums coming out and a special guest on each show to present his Top 3 artists and songs of all time.
In the wake of the death of Lou Reed on 27/10/2013, Benjamin Bland takes a look back at his life and the reasons Reed, and his band The Velvet Underground, are considered so influential and important to the last 50 years of popular music. Featuring his music and audio clips from interviews throughout his life, the focus is on his most productive period, the late 1960s, assessing how this anti establishment figure rose from obscurity during this time to become a cult icon by his death.
Claire Dickerson, Amy Grant and Josh Greatorex
Justin Bieber arrived nearly two hours late for his first date of four at the London O2 arena last night. The 19-year-old Canadian star gave no reason for his delay but faced a barrage of abuse from many angry fans and their parents, when he finally reached the stage at 10:30pm.
Bieber is known for having a young fan base and children as young as five-years-old were seen falling asleep in their seats even before the star appeared. Many fans were forced to leave the show early to make the last trains home and parents were left unimpressed by the pop stars antics.
Susan Boyle is set to feature in a musical based on her life. The star will host the musical titled ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ on selected dates as it tours the UK with an 11-week run.
Actress Elaine C Smith, famed for her role in Rab C Nesbitt, is set to play Susan Boyle. The show will be produced by Michael Harrison.
Speaking of the tour Susan commented;
‘I am happy that the musical is being produced, I never thought my life story would end up on the stage but a lot has happened in two years and it is a very exciting prospect. I hope everyone enjoys the show and I promise there will be a few surprises along the way.’
You can view the full list of tour dates by clicking here.
Claire White, Entertainment Correspondent
Tomorrow the Bedlam Theatre hosts a fun-filled fundraiser party at the Jazz Bar on Chamber Street.
The Bedlam Theatre is entirely run by students and is the oldest student-run theatre in Britain. Situated at the foot of George IV Bridge staging over 40 shows a year the 90-seat theatre has also earned it’s place as a venue in many festivals including the infamous Edinburgh Fringe.
Thursday’s event will feature live music, DJs and prize draws and is set to raise money for the Bedlam Theatre’s Show Fund.
Music will come from KAIHO, Forget-Me-Nots, David Elams, EUSOG’S ‘Fidder on the Roof’ cast and The Foo-Birds.
Why not come along and help raise money for the cause, tickets are just £4 and available at the Jazz Bar on Chamber Street from 8pm.