Beastie Boys; Open’er Festival, Poland, Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1

Beastie Boys; Open’er Festival, Poland,...

Show 1//Main Stage To say this festival is a bit militant would be an understatement. NME had to be smuggled into the no drinking, no smoking, no facial hair, no fun festival in the back of a lorry. But your contraband reviewer makes it...

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Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

From fighting for Tibet to proving white boys can rhyme, there’s 100 reasons to worship the Beastie Boys. But, plugging in a wah-wah pedal and writing an album of indulgent jazz-funk instrumentals is certainly not one of them. Although...

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Beastie Boys : To The 5 Boroughs

Beastie Boys : To The 5 Boroughs

Geography is hip-hop's proudest fetish. Forget riches, bitches and snitches, it's districts that get all the love in real hip-hop. While a million artists have repped their set in the 31 years since Kool Herc began cutting together breakbeats in...

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Beastie Boys : London ICA

Beastie Boys : London ICA

Today I've been having a bit of tea," says Ad Rock, fiddling with the collar of his lawyer-from-Frasier shirt. "It's good for the throat. Does anyone here have a scone?" So when does the time come to let the beat drrrrrop? At what point in life's...

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Beastie Boys : Ch-Ch-Check It Out

Beastie Boys : Ch-Ch-Check It Out

Do they still spit on cripples? And what the fuck has MCA been doing to himself? He sounds destroyed, like he's spent the last seven years curled up in a piss-stinking alleyway smoking Tarmac through a hole in his throat. While Ad Rock and...

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New Yorkers Against Violence : New York City Hammerstein Ballroom

New Yorkers Against Violence : New York City...

Tonight, the first of two benefit shows organised by the Beastie Boys to raise money for those affected by the September 11 atrocities, there's something for everyone. The ideology behind the event is noble - to promote peaceful resolution to the...

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Beastie Boys : Alive

Beastie Boys : Alive

Otherwise known as the New One from B-boy mega-retrospective '...The Sounds Of Science' and a tune which, either by intent or accident, seems to fuse elements from every Beastie era. Old-skool clunkbeats and jabbering juvenile surrealism from,...

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The Sounds Of Science

The Sounds Of Science

They use the mic like Picasso used paint. They've got more stories than JD's got Salinger. And, oh yes, they like their sugar with coffee and cream. Just in time for the millennium, the Beasties plant their flag on 15 fast-fading years of phat...

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Beastie Boys : Scientist of sound

Beastie Boys : Scientist of sound

So the long, tedious reign of the Beastie Boys continues. We must bow before them and worship everything that bears their touch for they are the hip-hop kings. That's what everyone keeps telling me anyway. But sod that. Boring ....

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Beastie Boys : Remote control

Beastie Boys : Remote control

A correspondent to our Angst page recently poured scorn on our 'No Sell Out' issue and by contrast, named the Beastie Boys as the saviours of modern music. Strange that D it's hard to see how anyone could think these men are going to save us...

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