Video of the Day | Coachella Preview Edition: The Stone Roses

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Madchester. It was all the rave in the late 80s and early 90s, as rock and roll and acid house and the rave scene grew out of Manchester clubs like The Haçienda before being exported throughout the rock and roll kingdom. Bands like James, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatans, and The Stone Roses emerged from the ecstasy-fueled scene, influencing as many bands as Joy Divison had a generation earlier. Not an incidental connection, in fact, as the club was founded and funded largely by Factory Records and New Order.

The scene burned itself out, the club closed, and The Stone Roses largely disappeared from public view. Disappeared, that is, until last year, when the band resurfaced and word leaked by Noel Gallagher and others indicated that a new album was finally in the works. As Coachella has become known for over the years, the surprisingly re-united band will headline the festival, marking their full return to rock and roll relevance. You know, as far as one can be relevant to the masses while shoegazing.



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Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.