Words: Gery Hristova
For the first time in three years, the Teenage Cancer Trust is back with their annual concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The lineup is headed by the British rock legends The Who. They started the concerts back in 2000 and as patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust and the frontman Roger Daltrey has driven the Royal Albert Hall shows every year.
Some of the big names who will perform at the event this year are YUNGBLUD, the legends Madness, The Who, who will play a very special acoustic show and the iconic Liam Gallagher, who will perform alongside the global superstar Ed Sheeran.
In 2020, when the concert was about to celebrate 20 years of legendary moments, COVID-19 shut them down, with lockdown starting on the day of the first scheduled show. 2021 went the same way, so it is a more than welcome return for this vital charity event, which will run from 21-27th March. This year will feature Don Broco on Monday 21st March, followed by An Evening of Comedy hosted by Joel Dommett with some special guests on Tuesday, March 22nd.
You can buy your ticket here.
The official trailer for one of the most anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures dramas ‘Elvis’ is out. The film, directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (‘Mullin Rouge!’,’ The Great Gatsby’), explores the life and music of the Kind of Rock, starring Austin Butler (Elvis) and Tom Hanks as Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
The film will focus on the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager and one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley, who is portrayed by Olivia DeJonge (‘Better Watch Out’, ‘Undertow’).
The story will cover 20 years of Presley’s dynamic life, from his rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.
Watch the trailer here:
This February, East-London boutique & retailer Goodhood is teaming up with contemporary London label Folk to unveil a collaborative capsule in celebration of Daniel Johnston’s life and work.
The one-man-band guy was made popular by Kurt Cobain, who wore his ‘Hi How Are You?’ teeshirt in photos, was a high school loner and underachiever who became an eccentric underground hero to like-minded outsiders. Daniel Johnston left a legacy of impressive output – inspiring many artists and thinkers across the globe. Goodhood and Folk are paying homage to Johnston’s craft with a selection of shirting, tees and homeware accessories featuring Goodhood’s favourite Daniel Johnston illustrations.
A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the ‘Hi, How Are You Project’, a non-profit organization with the mission to remove the stigma around mental health. The collection will be available in-store and online at goodhoodstore.com from 24th February 2022, whilst stock lasts and the prices will start from £55-£250.
The iconic Catherine Tate’s character Nan hits the big screen as this time she goes on a wild road trip from London to Ireland with her grandson Jamie (Mathew Horne) to make amends with her estranged sister Nell (Katherine Parkinson). Militant vegan arsonists, raucous rugby teams, all-night raves and crazed cops on motorbikes all make for a proper day out. An origin story that mixes Nan’s present with her past, we finally find out what’s made her the person she is today.
The Nan Movie will be released nationwide on 18th March 2022 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
You can watch the trailer here:
Art Vinyl today launched a one-off exhibition that includes previously unseen photography of The Beatles in a unique window installation at The Hari, Belgravia London. The exhibition that runs until 2nd April showcases the work of renowned pop culture photographer, Tommy Hanley, who captured some of the most iconic music stars between the 1960s and 1970s. This collection of work includes artists such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, through to The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Marc Bolan and Tina Turner.
The candid photos of the world’s best-known band and a selection of stars from the time had been taken over the course of thirty-years. Yoko Ono Lennon has also granted permission to include a number of Hanley’s iconic images of John Lennon from her private collection, notably the famous ‘Imagine’ images in 1971.
The Art Vinyl window installation at The Hari sees 48 specially selected Beatles and Beatles related exclusive photographs that showcase and include images produced from Hanley’s original negatives. Notably, Jimmy Nichol who temporarily replaced Ringo Starr, while he was in Hospital, pictured with only Bongos to drum, John and Yoko at Tittenhurst Park after the Beatles split up and the first image of the three remaining Beatles following the tragic death of John Lennon.