Kingham, Oxfordshire, 31/8/2013...1/9/2013
Nick Dent-Robinson is impressed by the Big Feastival, the annual food and music event staged by Jamie Oliver and Blur bassist Alex James at James's farm in Oxfordshire and which this year saw sets by Basement Jaxx, the Feeling, Rizzle Kicks, Dodgy and KT Tunstall
Goldsmiths College, London, 24/6/2009
At an intimate gig at Goldsmiths Collge, and their first London show since they reformed, Anthony Middleton watches Blur play a set of surprising emotional and artistic integrity
Think Tank (2009)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon Blur's 2003 seventh and last album to date, 'Think Tank'
The latest signings to ex-Blur guitarist Graham Coxon's Transcopic label, madcap humorists Mower have just released their second album, 'People are Cruel'. Julia Willis talks to the trio about their first eighteen months together
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles this year's Big Feastival, which run by Alex James, the bassist with Blur, is taking place between the 23rd and 25th August in his native Oxfordshire.
Kingston, Oxfordshire, 25/8/2017...26/8/2017
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys this year's Big Feastival, Blur bassist Alex James' annual festival of food and music in Oxfordshire.
One Night Only
Barbican, London, 28/11/2009
After Blur's reunion shows of this summer, Anthony Middleton watches guitarist Graham Coxon at the Barbican in London play an excellent solo set with a backing band that inlcudes in its line-up folk elder statesman Martin Carty and also Robyn Hitchcock
Graham Coxon/Tom Vek
Hammersmith Palais, London, 18/2/2005
At an NME gig in London Anthony Dhanendran watches former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon play an energetic set at the Hammersmith Palais, Highly touted new talent Tom Vek sadly, however, proves to be less impressive
Back for a second year to the Reading Festival, Ben Howarth over the course of it first two days takes in such varied sights as Bowling for Soup, Mull Historical Society, Polyphonic Spree, the Ataris and Blur...
Denzil Watson meanwhile makes his annual day trip to Reading's counterpart in Leeds and watches mixed performances by the Libertines, the Kills. Doves, Beck, Black Motorcycle Rebel Club and Blur
Live at the Zodiac
Graham Coxon has come a long way since leaving Blur. Anthony Strutt examines his new DVD, which was filmed at an Oxford gig and showcases all four of his four solo albums