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The artist at the music festival: Art, performance and hybridity

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter explores the way that artists show their work at music festivals. Specifically, I am interested in the way that programming non-music artworks in a music festival context may affect the art and performance that is being created...

From Shed to Venue

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction: The arena as a distinct building typology Imagine approaching a building whose perimeter walls soar above you, grand and impressive. Inside, you enter a dramatic open space with continuous raked seating for the thousands...

Tom Jones

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...When Tom Jones won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1965, it ignited a career that would see over 100 million albums sold and thirty-six Top 40 hits in the UK. Born in Wales in 1940, Jones began singing at a young age but suffered from...

The Perfect Kiss: New Order and the Music Video

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...On 26 March 1985, the members of New Order assembled at their rehearsal space just outside Manchester, England, to film the video for what would be their next single, a song titled ‘The Perfect Kiss’. Unusually for the band, who had long...

“I’m a Bit of a Threat”: Immortality According to Roz Kaveney

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Roz Kaveney frequently introduces herself as follows: “I was reared Catholic but got over it, was born male but got over it, stopped sleeping with boys about the time I stopped being one and am much happier than I was when I was younger.”...

‘How Much Do One Thousand Flexidiscs Weigh?’: When Matt Met Clare

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...There’s been a big break between this and the last issue, I suppose mainly due to the BIG MOVE – my move from Harrogate and school down to Bristol and University, my adjustments to my new way of life, my new situation, and of course...

Being There

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Music moves us; it makes us feel. It can set our hearts racing and make our skin tingle. It can stir up feelings hidden in our deepest recesses and bring them soaring to the surface with uncompromising intensity. Music can make us cry when...

Branding, sponsorship and the music festival

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter examines the relationship between music festivals and sponsorship/branding in Britain. This is an important area to examine because the remarkable growth of the music festival sector over the past 20 years has been paralleled...

Spouting Slogans for the Sandinistas? The Clash and International Solidarity

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sandinista!, the fourth album by The Clash, was released in the UK in late 1980. It was eagerly awaited, following the critical and commercial success of London Calling. However, it turned out to be arguably the most controversial...