Tag: Oasis (Band)

  • ROCKING THE LENS

    When is comes to rock photography, Josh Cheuse is the “primary agent provocateur” — at least, that’s what Jim Jarmusch calls him. We believe it, because the native New Yorker, whose work has been featured in the Brooklyn Museum, as well as shows in Paris, Moscow, and Tokyo, seems connected to everyone in the industry. […]

  • Alberta Cross

    In Songs of Patience, their latest, these Brooklyn-based British transplants have crafted the perfect backdrop to a Bushwick loft party experienced only in the moment, lest it be forgotten by all who were hooked into the social pipeline enough to know it even happened. Oasis and New Order lie close to the surface in the […]

  • Little White Lies

    A bloated spin on The Big Chill, Little White Lies follows a septet of grating, mostly Gen X Parisians as they half-guiltily decide to proceed with their summer-holiday plans in Cap Ferret after one of their clique (The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin) lies in intensive care after a motorcycle accident. How these friends met is never […]

  • Beady Eye

    Last month, Noel Gallagher hit the Beacon with his post-Oasis outfit, the High Flying Birds, and now this week we get his brother Liam’s Beady Eye at Terminal 5. (Don’t think they’re not comparing the two rooms’ capacities.) Oasis’s moral center and sonic architect, Noel is still the responsible one, but there’s also a cranky […]

  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

    In the wake of the irreconcilable infighting that disbanded Britpop superband Oasis, the creative force behind “Wonderwall,” “Champagne Supernova,” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” gathered the scattered shards of a bruised ego and came back with High Flying Birds, his solo debut. The album fuses Noel’s uncanny ear for brooding power ballads with an […]

  • Fall Arts: (What’s the Story) Noel Gallagher?

    Throughout much of the 1990s you’d have been hard-pressed to find a source of shameless rock-star swagger more dependable than the Gallagher brothers of Oasis. Liam on vocals, Noel on guitar, both of them armed with bushy eyebrows and what-do-you-want scowls—the pair epitomized an aggressive hauteur that musicians (other than Kanye West) just don’t seem […]

  • Beady Eye

    This English band is most often described as ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher’s new project. However, Beady Eye actually features every member of the last version of that Britpop institution minus Liam’s brother, Noel; on their recently released debut, Different Gear, Still Speeding, Beady Eye only reveals Noel’s absence through their uniformly terrible lyrics. With the […]

  • The Brown and Fuzzy Ascent of Spiritualized

    For Britpop fanatics, 1997 was a year like none other. Oasis’ Be Here Now immediately became one of the fastest-selling albums in U.K. history; as for their rivals, Blur’s eponymous fifth record yielded “Song 2,” a/k/a “That ‘Woo-Hoo’ Song.” Meanwhile, Radiohead released OK Computer—enough said. And the Verve, led by a tall, dark, and sort […]

  • The Sadies

    Long considered the countrified opener to Canadian stalwarts such as Blue Rodeo and the Tragically Hip, Toronto rock outfit the Sadies are finally having their moment. Nominated for the Polaris shortlist this year, Darker Circles sees the band at their gloomiest and most mellifluous, full of bastardly barstool confessions, finger-plucked guitar solos, and slacker laments […]

  • FOLK ON THE FRINGES

    His most popular tag, “freak folk,” implies some sort of birthright insanity; it’s entirely possible that Venezuelan-born Devendra Banhart is crafting his peyote sheik persona deliberately in every step. (His middle name is Obi, after the Star Wars master, so expect no less of a plan.) At any rate, his tremulous, volatile lo-fi jams fit […]