Festivals   :   The Carling Reading & Leeds Weekend

Festivals : The Carling Reading & Leeds...

What¹s the verdict on the Carling Weekend? The weekend began with weather warnings and pleas by the festival organisers for people not to drive to the waterlogged Reading site. But rain hardly touched either the Leeds or Reading site all...

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Jimmy Eat World, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Cooper Temple Clause, Riv

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Jimmy Eat World,...

BRMC, three songs in: Moody, black clad, smoke covered hellspawn. Oh and there's a beaming girl in a bra and thong bouncing around onstage during 'Spread Your Love'. As incongruent stage appearances go - it's a corker. Stage invader vanishes...

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Foo Fighters, Muse, Ash, Sum 41, The Hives, A, Less Than Jake, Andrew WK, Vex Red, Sahara Hotnights

Foo Fighters, Muse, Ash, Sum 41, The Hives, A,...

How apt that a day for drummers (special mentions below for Ash Rick McMurray and Vex Red’s Ben Calvert is rounded off by one of the club’s finest... playing a guitar and singing. David Grohl has, he tells us played the Reading Festival...

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Spiritualized, ..Trail Of Dead, Cornershop, Haven, Six By Seven, The Shining, Sparta, Hoggboy, Capdo

Spiritualized, ..Trail Of Dead, Cornershop,...

The crowd thins some. Spiritualized start playing. The crowd thins a whole lot more. Two months later when the second song starts, people are finding better things to do. Like fall asleep. Sheesh, even Guns N’Roses become an attractive...

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Feeder, The Breeders, Electric Soft Parade, The Vines,  New Found Glory, Guided By Voices, The Bellr

Feeder, The Breeders, Electric Soft Parade, The...

After the year they've had, Feeder thoroughly deserve the welcome they get tonight. Making their first major appearance since the tragic and untimely death of drummer Jon Lee back in January, Grant and Taka take to the stage along with former...

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The Strokes, Pulp, Janes Addiction, Weezer, White Stripes, Dandy Warhols, Mercury Rev, Soundtrack Of

The Strokes, Pulp, Janes Addiction, Weezer,...

Jack White is sitting astride Julian Casablancas ripping from the raw strings of his guitar a fractured solo for 'New York City Cops'. And do you know what? This isn't a music journos wet dream - this is real. Jack's helping Julian...

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Polyphonic Spree, Aphex Twin  :  Carling Weekend Reading Carling Stage/Dance Stage

Polyphonic Spree, Aphex Twin : Carling...

Polyphonic Spree While The Strokes headline on the Main Stage, the real surprises are to be found elsewhere - a 25-strong group of robed Texans stealing the hearts of the entire tent with their headswimming take on Grandaddy's sonic squelch....

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Princess Superstar/UNKLE Sound System/Ladytron : Carling Weekend Reading Carling Stage/Dance Stage

Princess Superstar/UNKLE Sound System/Ladytron...

Princess Superstar She makes us wait! For ages! And then she comes on and applies her weedy voice to a crappy backing track. After all the inspiration we've seen today, it beggars belief this woman has collaborated with Kool Keith. UNKLE Sound...

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The Datsuns/Interpol/Dot Allison/The Kills   :   Reading Carling Weekend Carling Stage/Dance Stage

The Datsuns/Interpol/Dot Allison/The Kills :...

The Datsuns - Carling Stage Seeing as Reading has a reputation for unreconstructed rock, it seems appropriate that New Zealand’s The Datsuns should pay us a visit. And a very popular one it is too - their live reputation attracts the...

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Puddle Of Mudd/Hundred Reasons/Amen/Dillinger Escape Plan :  Leeds Carling Weekend Main Stage

Puddle Of Mudd/Hundred Reasons/Amen/Dillinger...

Puddle Of Mudd Their mentors Limp Bizkit aren’t even here, but Puddle Of Mudd still look they’ll always be bridesmaids. They play lumberjack metal with stadium sized holes where their souls should be, ‘Control’ rocks like a bastard, with...

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