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Archive for June, 2011
T4 on the Beach is a one day music event held on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. The pop rock one day event consists of big name acts perfoming shorts sets in front of over 40,000 people and is also televised on channel 4. This year will see big name acts include Far East Movement, Jessie J, Hard-Fi, Tinchy Stryder, Olly Murs, Mc Fly, The Saturday, JLS, Sugarbabes and many more.
The one day music event started in 2003 as Pop Beach and was held at Great Yarmouth before changing name and title in 2005. There still seems to be tickets left and has a good selection of big name pop artists all performing on the day.
The Wireless music festival 2011 starts Friday 1st of July to Sunday 3rd of July 2011 in Hyde Park, London. The annual music festival will this year host US pop group Black Eyed Peas which will be headlining on Friday. Dance kings Chemical Brothers will be headlining Saturdays show with the indie rock band Pulp closing the festival on the Sunday. Pulp havnt perfomed at a festival for 10 years but are again playing live in 2011.
Other big name acts performing on stage will be Plan B, Tinie Tempah, The Streets, Chase & Status, Katy B, Nero, Example and many more. The three day weekend festival began in 2005 and this year has a brilliant selection of big name acts to compliment lesser known indie bands.
Def Leppard the British rock band have just released a new album, Mirror Ball: Live and more which contains a mixture of studio tracks and live recordings. The legendary rock band have been making albums since 1980 and the new album marks their 13 stuido album. Def Leppard is one of only five rock bands that has two studio albums selling over 10 million copies each in America.
The first single from the new album is Undefeated which is a studio track and is available on itunes which marks the bands first track available as a digital download. The new album also features a dvd containing both concert and backstage footage of their Sparkle Lounge Tour during 2008-2009.
Check out the video for their new single, Undefeated.
The Hard Rock Calling 2011 rock festival was last weekend on the 24th to the 26th of June 2011. This year will see The killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart and many more acts. The annual live rock festival is held in Hyde Park, London and is organised by Hard Rock Cafe and Live Nation.
The Killers will be headling the show on the Friday with rock group Bon Jovi on Saturday with the highly anticipated Sunday headliner Rod Stewart will be closing the festival. This year sees the rock festival celebrating its 40 year anniversary and looks set to be the best year so far with the list of big name artist on display.
For more info check out the Hard Rock Calling website.
No Doubt are set to release a new album this year after more than a decade since their last album Rock Steady in 2001. Since the last album Gwen Stefani has being releasing her own solo albums in 2004 and 2006. No Doubt was formed in 1986 and have released five albums to date.
The indie rock band’s new album was set to be released in 2008 but was delayed due to the birth of Gwen Stefani’s second child. The up coming untitled album was produced by British producer Mike Stent and is set to be released this year.
The US group have won two Grammy Awards and have sold more than 30 million records worldwide. At present the Billboard chart ranks No Doubt as the 89th best artist of the decade.
Check out the video for their brilliant classic song, Hey Baby.
Freshflyflashy.blogspot.com is a urban and streetwear mens fashion blog. The blog keeps updated with the latest in mens fashion and keeps their readers updated with whats hot. The online fashion blog Fresh, Fly & Flashy has been running since 2010 and does a great job of showcasing the very best in urban and street wear.
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Check out this indie graphic t-shirt which features a vintage ancient art work with a urban streetwear style designer look. The graphic t-shirt was designed by indie clothing brand Ivory Skies which are based in London. Ivory Skies use rare ancient art work combined with graphic printed t-shirt to produce a brand that stands out with its individuality.
The t-shirt is called Good vs Evil and shows two skulls looking toward each other as a mark of a clash between good and evil. The graphic designer tee is premium fitted with a semi slim cut and made from 100% premium cotton.
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Frank Ocean has just release his debut EP album, Nostalgia, Ultra. with the single being released in May, Novacane. Frank Ocean is member of the Alternative hip hip group OFWGKTA which is led my rapper and producer Tyler the Creator. The urban album, Nostalgia, Ultra was released on the 26th of June 2011 on the label Def Jam and features ten tracks.
The 23 year old American singer looks set to become a big star and is also working on the Jay-z and Kayne West collaborative album, Watch The Throne.
Check out the official music video for the single Novacane, the video was directed by acclaimed director and photographer Nabil.
Cher Lloyd the 17 year old from Britain’s X Factor has revealed that she wants to start her own fashion label specialising in hip hop clothing. The singer has recently started her music career and is at present recording her debut album in LA with Lady Gaga producer`s RedOne. Lloyd has expressed her desire at becoming a fashion designer and has stated “I want to create a range, hip-hop style, creative, out-there – but very affordable.”
After the X factor final Cher was signed by Syco Music which is owned by Simon Cowel and her debut album has been confirmed to be released on 12th September 2011. Her debut single is called “Swagger Jagger”, and was first heard on 20th June, the singer has also been confirmed to play at T4 on the Beach.
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At Urban Cove we scour the globe looking for the coolest and unique clothing brands around from graphic t-shirts to smart contemporary shirts. We also have a range of jackets and sweaters with urban graphics on and haver started to venture into womens clothing.
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Armin Van Burren has just release his new dance single Feels So Good which features the vocal talents of Nadia Ali. The dutch trance DJ has been voted the number one Dj by Dj Magazine for the last four years. The new single was released on the 20th June and is on his 2010 forth studio album Mirage.
We loving the new song from Armin Van Burren with some great vocals from Pakistani American singer-songwriter Nadia Ali. Its a great track for the summer with its laid back beats from the dutch dj and producer.
Check out the sexy and seductive tune in the official music video below.
Rizzle Kicks are a duo of two 18 years old from Brighton, England who mix jazz and soul with urban hip hop in which they rap over. The duo have released an EP, Shun the Non Believer but was released with out a label. The two 18 years old have taken samples from Lily Allen, White Stripes and Arctic Monkeys in which they use their MC talents over the top of, you can find their tracks on You Tube.
Their debut single Down with the Trumpets is something very original in which they use a jazz and indie background with witty lyrics on top to produce something they call “indie hop”.
Check out the official video for their debut single Down with the Trumpets.
Eminem has knocked Adele of the album charts after her 17 week reign. The rappers EP album Hell: The Sequel debuted at number one on the US billboard charts. The hip hop album is from the dup group Bad Meets Evil which consits of Eminem Detroit rapper Royce Da Five-Nine. The urban album sold 171,000 copies in its first week and quite suprising give its nature as considered as an “EP,” although it contains 11 songs. We gald to see Eminem reach the top of the charts again which is creative and brilliant musical talent.
50 Cent is best known for his rapping skills but is set to publish a young adults book in 2012. The book is about bullying which the rapper has said that will be based on ”my own childhood and adolescence”. 50 Cent signed a deal with Penguin’s Young Reader Group for a book to be called Playground and has stated the book will be a ”positive influence on all teenagers”. The book is due out in January and will be the 50 Cent’s debut as a novelist.
The rapper has been criticised for bullying other artists and has had a few high profile beefs with other rappers including Ja Rule, Rick Ross and Fat Joe.
The hip hop artist is also currently working on his fifth studio album which is set to be released this year.
Buju Banton is a Jamaican reggae musician who has been sentance to 10 years in US prision for his part in a cocaine deal. The thirty seven year old who started his music career in 1991 was found guilty of drug conspiracy and firearm charges on February 22nd 2011. He was sentanced to ten years in prison on Thrusday 23rd June 2011 when found guilty of three of the four charges. The charges were intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offence.
Barton was a major reggae star for two decades but became notorious for homophobic lyrics. In 2007 their were reports that he signed a pledge to stop singing about homophobic but Banton denied any agreement.
The reggae star won a Grammy award for best reggae album for Rasta Got Soul which was released in 2009.