| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:20 AM
JAKE BUGG "Shangri-La" (Island/Def Jam, 2 1/2 stars)
British teenage phenom Jake Bugg still only 19 impressed with his confident, self-titled skiffle-rock 2012 debut, even if the hot-and-bothered Bob Dylan comparisons it inspired were misplaced. For...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The music was straightforward: blunt-force punk rock loaded with brawny guitars and set to a galloping beat. The ideas in play, though, were anything but simple.
Leading her band Against Me! on Monday night at the Troubadour, Laura Jane Grace roared...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A year ago this English singer-songwriter was largely unknown in the U.S. despite the fact that his self-titled debut had entered the British chart at No. 1. Today Jake Bugg is still largely unknown here, but the folks who do know him are people of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Il Divo at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Blood Sweat & Tears at Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, winners of "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent" at Miller Symphony Hall......
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Nominees for the 2013 Mercury Prize were announced Wednesday in London, and though Pop & Hiss was totally prepared to moan about the award's tragically blinkered view of British pop, the short list of a dozen titles turns out to be -- dare we say it? --...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. The Rolling Sones' 50th anniversady tour at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; Jay-Z's Made in America Festival in Philadelphia and OneRepublic at Musikfest are among more than 50......
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:09 PM
In a thoughtful Pop & Hiss post on Monday, Reed Johnson included Morrissey's "Margaret on the Guillotine" in a long list of songs by British musicians inspired -- if that's the word for it -- by the late prime minister, who died in London on Monday at the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:36 PM
With headlining performances due later by the Stone Roses and Blur, Coachella's gigantic main stage is the place to be Friday night for fans of vintage Brit pop.
But earlier on Day 1 the smaller Mojave Tent was packed with English artists as well,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ten minutes into his band's performance Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, singer Damon Albarn of Blur realized he hadn't introduced himself. So after a hard-driving rendition of Blur's song "There's No Other Way," the...
| Apr 16, 2013
*** = Recommended shows
On sale 10 a.m. Friday
Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Uncle Kracker, Friday, Aug. 30 ($20, all ages) at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.
Kopecky Family Band, Blondfire, Friday, June 14 ($12-$15, all ages) at Space.