Music News Recap: New Tours and Tunes

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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BIG news for Manic Street Preachers fans:  The band has announced a long-awaited fall tour of North America.  (Check out our review of their latest album here.)

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Britpop! A Beginner’s Guide

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In reaction to American grunge’s saturation effect on the music climate in the early ’90s, a counter movement emerged in the UK that rejected the angst-filled slacker ideals of the flannel crowd.  Drawing inspiration from their nation’s rich history of great guitar-based rock and pop, British musicians provided the soundtrack to the massive cultural movement which would become collectively known as Britpop.

Keep reading about the songs that defined Britpop!