Jim Bowen passes away aged 80

Jim Bowen passes away aged 80 Former host of Bullseye (and the only true one in our hearts) Jim Bowen has died at the age of 80. He had spent several weeks in hospital and died peacefully on Wednesday morning. A broadcaster and comedian, Bowen is best known for having hosted the game-show Bullseye during […]

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“There’s a lot of criticism on the internet about everything so I try to ignore all of it” – An interview with Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms

“There’s a lot of criticism on the internet about everything so I try to ignore all of it” – An interview with Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms In the middle of touring their latest album, Going Grey, The Front Bottoms decided to pop by Portsmouth as one of their dates. I talked pre-show with […]

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Fifty Shades of Abusive Relationships: Why ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is anything but romantic

Fifty Shades of Abusive Relationships: Why ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is anything but romantic Disclaimer: This article discusses reasons why Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t a loving and consensual relationship and refers to things that may make the reader uncomfortable as a result. I’m in no way trying to police people’s literary or film choices, […]

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Review: Frank Turner – ‘1933’

Review: Frank Turner – ‘1933’ In the run-up to Frank Turner’s May 4th album, Be More Kind, Turner and the teams at Xtra Mile Recordings and Polydor Records have purposefully leaked its first track. ‘1933’, written in response to an article referring to the alt-right movement as punk rock, is described by Turner as “a […]

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This Month in Local Live Acts: February

This Month in Local Live Acts: February After the mania that was September and October, January was a much-needed break from gigs. I know, I never thought I’d write those words either, but three back-to-back gigs a week was a lot. Anyway, now that it’s February and I have a dissertation due in two months, […]

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Grumpy Cat sued a coffee company… and won

Grumpy Cat sued a coffee company… and won – NME The viral cat nicknamed Grumpy Cat has won a lawsuit against a coffee company. A picture of the feline – actual name Tardar Sauce – was first shared on Reddit in 2012 and went viral because of her feline dwarfism and underbite, which people thought […]

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Lady Gaga teases new version of ‘Joanne’

Lady Gaga teases new version of ‘Joanne’ – NME Could Gaga perform it at the Grammys? Lady Gaga has teased an upcoming music video for a piano version of ‘Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)’, the title track of her fifth album. Released in October 2016, the record went platinum a year later and […]

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