An exhibition of early photographs of Manchester music icons The Smiths – including the world-famous shot of the group posing outside the Salford Lads Club – is to go on display at Manchester Central Library. As a novice photographer, Stephen Wright captured the legend of The Smiths with his first Nikon camera in the mid-1980s…

One of the World’s Largest Private Collections of Caribbean and Latin American Music, The Gladys Palmera Collection, is now online. Gladys Palmera (based in Madrid, Spain) is the alter-ego of Alejandra Fierro Eleta and the owner of this awesome collection that includes more than 100,000 vintage recordings – discs of all formats, CDs and recordings…

Mad Cool Festival has announced the winners bands of Mad Cool Talent 2018. The 9 winning acts will perform at Mad Cool Festival 2018 from 12 to 14 July at Espacio Mad Cool (Valdebebas – Ifema) with bands like Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Jack White, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala or…

Mad Cool Festival has announced the 15 finalist bands of Mad Cool Talent 2018. The public has decided and voted for 15 acts out of the 65 semifinalists of Mad Cool Talent by Mahou on www.madcooltalent.com They will perform live on May 7, 8 and 9 in different Madrid venues, and the winners will be…

The list of titles that will be released at real live record stores on April 21, for the 11th annual Record Store Day,  is here:   The list features unreleased records by David Bowie, four LPs, including his self-titled album, a double LP set including mono and stereo versions; a heavyweight 12in single of the previously unreleased full-length…

Courtney Barnett has shared another new song called City Looks Pretty. This new track is taken from Courtney Barnett’s upcoming album Tell Me How You Really Feel out on 18th May 2018 (via Mom + Pop, Marathon Artists, Milk!). The Grammy and Brit nominated Courtney Barnett’s second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, follows…

The first “High Definition vinyl” could be in stores next year, launched by the austrian-based startup Rebeat Innovation, which has received $4.8 million in funding for the initiative. “By summer 2019 we shall see the first HD vinyls in the stores,” founder and CEO Günter Loibl told Pitchfork. In 2016, a European patent filing described…