Podcast: Lana Del Rey reviewed & will we actually get to go to gigs this year?


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This month marks an entire year since venues in Ireland and elsewhere have been shut down.

In the intervening year we had a summer of guesswork, shifting restrictions, reduced capacity gigs, the rise of live streams, financial support for the commercial live music sector and rescheduling galore.

Now, with the UK racing ahead in the vaccination stakes, and their plan to re-open from June 21st, Niall looks at what could actually happen this summer, in Ireland, the UK and Europe. Will we actually get to go to gigs this year?

Then, Andrea casts her critical eye over Lana Del Rey’s seventh album Chemtrails Over The Country Club in her typical considered fashion. Andrea talks the iconography of the American dream, millennial reflection, the propulsion of fame, and Lana’s exploration of artifice, wealth and class.

It’s the Nialler9 Podcast, episode 128 with Niall and Andrea.

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