Richard Ashcroft: King’s College, London: Wednesday December 7

Richard Ashcroft: King’s College, London:...

The first time Richard Ashcroft stepped onstage in the capital, way back in July ’91, he didn’t take long to make an impression. Fronting the psychedelic freakouts of Verve (the ‘The’ would come later), here was a rock’n’roll singer of...

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Richard Ashcroft: Break The Night With Colour

Richard Ashcroft: Break The Night With Colour

Few people could vanish for three years and pop up, of all places, on the Live8 stage hailed as the greatest singer of all time. Richard Ashcroft can. Which is just as well, as it’s a mighty different world since he eloped, and even more so...

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Ashcroft, Richard : Science Of Silence

Ashcroft, Richard : Science Of Silence

Although the new messiah probably won't come from the home of Rugby League, of late Ashcroft's been setting himself up as a sort of shamen and, to assert his position as the people's philosopher, 'Science Of Silence' is soaked in the kind of...

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Ashcroft, Richard : London Astoria

Ashcroft, Richard : London Astoria

The laddish crowd at the Astoria would gladly march through London like a Britrock Countryside Alliance to preserve great English traditions like 'Lucky Man'. And, tonight, Dicky is sprinkling us with old Verve magic - but on his terms. Which...

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Ashcroft, Richard : Check The Meaning

Ashcroft, Richard : Check The Meaning

Dick, John Squire, Ian Brown , Morrissey. Hey, there's enough past-their-sell-by-date Mancs out there to start a football team. A team composed entirely of arrogant, over-rated and burnt out has-beens, desperately chasing former glories. Bit like...

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Various Artists : 4 Scott

Various Artists : 4 Scott

ROCK'N'ROLL very rarely loses its sense of perspective. After all, who really cares about freak global flooding and the sighting of a smog-cloud two miles wide over Asia when word comes down the wire that Julian Cassablancas has bruised his knee...

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Richard Ashcroft: London Brixton Academy

Richard Ashcroft: London Brixton Academy

Tonight, Richard Ashcroft is taking care of business. Two months after his UK tour ground to an unceremonial halt after a bizarre onstage accident in Birmingham left him with broken ribs, the ex-Verve singer has returned, fully recovered for three...

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Richard Ashcroft: New York Bowery Ballroom

Richard Ashcroft: New York Bowery Ballroom

Apparently there's something called the Super Bowl on tonight, although you wouldn't know it standing amongst all these people who are far more interested in the man on stage than any number of beefy blokes in body armour jumping on top of each...

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Richard Ashcroft: Dublin Olympia

Richard Ashcroft: Dublin Olympia

Ever get the feeling that Richard Ashcroft is winging it? Tonight certainly suggests he's running on an empty tank. Along the back wall of the Olympia is the largest motherfucker of a lighting desk you've seen since Pink Floyd. You get the...

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Osaka IMP Hall

Osaka IMP Hall

Richard Ashcroft has been both the victim and beneficiary of the beast that is expectation during the first steps of his solo career. He knows its power to get you cover stories and its eagerness to tee you up for disappointment. So to prepare...

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