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Altrok Ticker 7/1/2004
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The Fall And Rise Of Camper Van Beethoven:
And so another underappreciated band from the eighties, who broke up before the alternative wave swept in, return to claim...well, probably a lot of dough. And who can blame them? From metroACTIVE.

BBC Covers Glastonbury 2004 With Everything But Jim McKay:
Here's a festival US readers might not have known about, as we wallowed in our depression over the cancellation of Lollapalooza (don't worry, Curiousa is still on for now.) Glastonbury's a multi-day summertime festival in the UK, where 100,000 revellers wallowed in the inevitable mud and caught many many bands. Oasis did well, Paul McCartney opened, very smartly, with "Jet", Belle & Sebastian played and so did BRMC (with bits of B&S's drum kit.) As if that weren't wide ranging enough, the English National Opera opened up Sunday Morning with a full orchestra blasting "Ride Of The Valkyries", and there was a set from James Brown (who's pre-festival interview with Red Dwarf's Craig Charles is up for a listen.) Did I mention P.J. Harvey? Bless 'em, there are hours of video and audio, an embarrassment of riches, available for you to enjoy for the next month. You're welcome.


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