Planet Slop, BBC 6 Music and more team up with Studio2 at Parr Street to celebrate Independent Venue Week.
Celebrating the 25th of Parr Street Studios, Planet Slop premieres an incredible live performance from Nu Tribe and No Fakin.
Continuing his weekly breakdowns of Black Mirror and Inside No. 9, Christy Smyth compares Arkangel and Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room. Spoiler alert.
Mark Johnstone hails the return of Wiley thanks to a newly added Liverpool date.
Planet Slop welcomes back Snips’ Dave Wain for an almost nearly festive Christmas movie guide.
News From Nowhere have returned with some more recommendations to cosy up with over the holidays.
A perfect night for 2-Tone fans, as two of the most iconic groups of the movement join forces at the Olympia.
Ahead of The League of Gentlemen’s TV return and UK tour, Alan Parry looks at the legacy of one of British comedy’s darkest gems.
Having recently staged improvised soap opera The Happening, comedy troupe Impropriety talk to Sean Broadhurst about how it came into being and the art behind improv.
The trans power punk band and LGBT social event play Sound in January.
At the time of year when Slade are ubiquitous, and ahead of their performance at Hangar 34, Shaun Ponsonby talks to the band’s legendary super yob Dave Hill about the […]
Planet Slop offer a spoiler free review straight from the red carpet of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
5 readers. 1 novel. 1 sentence. 1 syllable per word. 0 punctuation. The Sentence is coming to The Florrie.
Chibuku pile on the grime for their next Liverpool event and have peaked the interest of Mark Johnstone in the process.
As Isle Of Wight Festival announce their 50th anniversary line up, Shaun Ponsonby questions whether they should be allowed to trade off the original festival’s notoriety on the basis that […]
In arguably the finest large venue in the city, Paul Riley finds a rock icon far from playing it safe.
The festival of reggae is returning to the Baltic Triangle for a third year in June.
In the second in his series of imagined backstage stories from terrible TV shows, Shaun Ponsonby travels back to 1983 for an erotic, romantic epic set in the early days […]
Paul Fitzgerald chats to Simon Mason, author of Too High, Too Far, Too Soon, ahead of his show at The Zanzibar as part of Hightown Pirates.
Bringing 25 years of Africa Oye to a close, Shaun Ponsonby sees a performance of sheer class from French-Cameroon artist Blick Bassy.
With two new albums on the way, the soul legend talks to Mark Johnstone about living in Manchester, getting out of his comfort zone and 30 years of his classic […]
Sound City announce the first wave of acts for their 2018 edition, but there is one band exciting Planet Slop head and shoulders above the rest.
The heat is on as Burn The Shard gets closer, the Lucky 49 begin to reveal themselves and we get some solid intel on what’s going on.
Ahead of Blick Bassy’s performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Janaya Pickett talks to the French-Cameroonian artist about applying language to music, his love of Skip James, and assuming individuality.
Patti Smith confirms summer Manchester show as part of two solo UK dates.
Smoov Cyphaz is bringing a night of Hip Hop and Rap to the North Shore Troubadour in December.
The shock rock icon returns with the original band for the first time in 46 years, and welcomes Shaun Ponsonby to his nightmare.
Consigliere to both Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano, Little Steven wows Liverpool with two very different shows in one day. Superfan Shaun Ponsonby wasn’t going to miss them for the […]
Taking a trip to New Orleans, albeit via Manchester, Owen Mullen finds a pure love of music at Gorilla.
Download Festival calls upon the reunited G’n’R to headline in 2018.
With regular indie faces on stage, and some genuinely exciting MC’s relegated downstairs, Shaun Ponsonby, Vicky Pea and Lorna Doughtery think it’s time for Liverpool’s hip hop scene to come […]
Vicky Pea finally comes full circle with her reflection on Welcome To The Dark Ages… until…garhh no we’re going back!
Cult musician Captain Beefheart is at the centre of a weekend of specially created events across Liverpool to celebrate his life and works.
The Toronto native comes to Liverpool for an incredibly rare show. Paul Fitzgerald has the lowdown.
A crowdfund has been set up in order to send a group of young people from Liverpool to New York as part of the World ADP Riot Tour.
Wednesday night may not be raring for a party, but Shaun Ponsonby finds a warm reception for Childhood.
Positive Vibration brings another reggae legend to Liverpool as part of Music Week. As if Shaun Ponsonby would miss this one.
Celebrating 20 years of the Bella Union label at Leaf for Liverpool Music Week, Paul Fitzgerald finds an evening of true celebration.
Having only known Jungle for two weeks, Graham Smillie takes a chance and catches them at the Invisible Wind Factory. Do they convert a new fan?
Having a little look back at our adventures so far in Liverpool Music Week 2018.
Liverpool Sound City 2018 to return to its award winning metropolitan roots for May festival.
As the Abstract Orchestra makes an inevitable return to the city, DJ2Kind watches them triumph in a re-imagining of a hip hop classic.
Wu Tsang interrogates reality in new commission Under Cinema featuring critically lauded singer Kelela.
Ahead of Mike Garson’s performance at the O2 Academy, Christy Smyth talks to Bowie’s long-time pianist about Aladdin Sane, the underrated albums of the 90s and life with the Thin […]
We’ve teamed up with News From Nowhere to bring you some reading recommendations that may have missed your radar.
As Justin Timberlake returns to headline the Superbowl halftime show, Shaun Ponsonby looks back at the American media’s appalling display following his 2004 appearance with Janet Jackson.
Liverpool Music Week brings us the good times, and it leaves Shaun Ponsonby wondering how many hits you can fit in one show.
Traveling down to London’s O2 Arena, Shaun Ponsonby became one of the first people to view the items on display at the world premiere of the official Prince exhibition.
Slop’s Vicky Pea teams up with Snips’ Dave Wain to bring you a spooky selection of seriously shocking Halloween films.
The unique showcase that is Liverpool’s Secret Circus returns for two new events of unpredictable performance art.
Fiesta Bombarda reveals its carnival offering for New Years Eve at the Invisible Wind Factory.
Mark Johnstone gets his skank on as Reel Big Fish fuel the fire at the O2 Academy.
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it; Andrew Nicholls takes in the House of Suarez annual Vogue Ball at the Invisible Wind Factory.
Alan Parry quizzes comedian Paul Foot on his wacky inspiration, ties, politics, piglets and more ahead of his live show at Liverpool’s Slaughter House.
Impropriety’s improvised soap opera The Happening is coming to the end of its run at 81 Renshaw Street. Sean Broadhurst returns to take in the penultimate episode and reflects on […]
Stephen Lewin finds The Shipping Forecast void of answers but brimming with the seeds of essential conversations courtesy of Downtown Boys.
Paul Riley embraces the Freak Scene – and the whiskey – and the rock – at Loner Noises’ Freak Scene All-Dayer.
Sean Broadhurst talks to Man Booker Prize 2017 winner George Saunders about obsession, capitalism and satire in the age of Trump.
A celebration of rock, ska, punk and reggae, Mark Johnstone reports on the Fueling The Fire welcomeing Reel Big Fish as the headliners for this year’s trek.
An odd pairing? Not at all! Stephen Lewin travels to Leeds for a formidable double header.
Paul Fitzgerald enjoys two full hours of unremittingly joyous Congolese wonder at the Liverpool Philharmonic’s Music Room with Kanda Bongo Man.
Sean Broadhurst is witness to a mushroom related murder in the improv county of Kazimier-shire in Episode 4 of The Happening.
The laughs turn to genuine emotion for episode three of Impropriety’s improvised soap opera, and Sean Broadhurst finally avoided becoming part of the show.
With their famous fans including Laura Mvula, Don Letts and Robert Glasper, Soulfultiz is a little excitable for Moonchild’s Manchester show next week.
The only all-female line-up at the Liverpool Comedy Festival, Sean Broadhurst took in Laughter Locker and found it a refreshing antidote to a male dominated industry.
Liverpool Music Festivals shortlisted for multiple 2017 UK Festival Awards.
As Metallica prepare to bring their WorldWired tour to the Manchester Arena Paul Riley takes a trip down memory lane.
Kicking off the much anticipated Raskit Tour in Liverpool, Christy Smyth finds Dizzee Rascal well and truly back in the corner.
Greg Davies brought his You Magnificent Beast tour to Liverpool Comedy Festival, and Alan Parry found a man with the energy of a man half his age.
Having unwittingly become part of the show during episode one of Impropriety’s improvised soap opera, Sean Broadhurst was determined not to let the same thing happen at episode two.
Sakura presents her photo gallery from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Manchester Arena.
As part of Liverpool Comedy Festival Vicky Pea attends her first Cabaret show, with a twist.
Planet Slop’s Paul Riley, Brian Sayle and Vicky Pea present their review and photo gallery from this year’s Liverpool Psych Fest.
Ghosts Of is a new online series that sees a group of friends tackle some of the British Isle’s spookiest spots.
An improvised spoof soap opera? Why not? Sean Broadhurst takes in episode one of Impropriety’s The Happening.
The gig may have been downsized, but Jesus and Mary Chain triumphed regardless, according to Paul Fitzgerald.
Gentlemen start your engines, and may the best woman win! Shaun Ponsonby sees something in Drag Race that he doesn’t get from any other reality contest.
As Liverpool finally gets a regular Grime night, Shaun Ponsonby speaks to We Are Grime’s Alexa Humphries about the importance of providing a central platform for a style of music […]
Different Trains 1947 to premiere in Liverpool before showings in London and India.
Ahead of Galactic Funk Militia’s biggest show to date at the O2 Academy, Shaun Ponsonby speaks to band leader Mook about the present, the future, and the power of The […]
With Tate Liverpool’s Portraying a Nation exhibition showcasing Germany during the rise of Hitler, Niloo Sharifi looks at the work of Dix and Sander with one eye on the current […]
Do’s, don’t’s, when’s, where’s, how’s, who’s and more from Planet Slop’s Vicky Pea.
As The Jesus and Mary Chain prepare to bring their Damage and Joy tour to Liverpool’s Academy, Planet Slop’s Jon Heathen looks forward to their wall of sound.
Liverpool Mental Health Festival takes place across two weeks in October with a range of events.
The 16th Liverpool Comedy Festival kicks off this week with 150 shows across 18 venues.
Paul Fitzgerald enchants us with a brief history of American singer-songwriter John Murry ahead of intimate show at the Naked Lunch Cafe.
Ahead of their performance at the Unity Theatre, cabaret troupe Teatro Pomodoro speak to Ally Goodman about their new show, Cabaret From The Shadows.
With Australia’s POND making a Liverpool appearance, Brian Sayle catches them launching this year’s anticipated Psych Fest.
An incredible second wave of acts is shaping LMW 2017 as the best yet.
Vicky Pea attempts to get to the bottom of Badger Kull… and discovers a training course?
Vicky Pea attempts to weave a narrative through the three days of Welcome To The Dark Ages.
One of the world’s biggest superstars comes to Blackpool. Shaun Ponsonby takes in the first ever Livewire Festival, starring the one and only Will Smith.
Vicky Pea dwells on the prospect of The People’s Pyramid and wonders why this isn’t bigger news?
Vicky Pea hereby bestows her remains to The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu for the purpose of building The People’s Pyramid.
Vicky Pea jumps head first in to Mumuland to get a job, an answer and a tattoo.
Ahead of a celebration of The Hit Factory as part of Blackpool’s Livewire Festival, Banjo re-assesses the much maligned 80s pop trio, and chats to one of their biggest stars; […]
Sakura presents a photo gallery as Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst delivers a gig of the year contender to the pleasure of his fans.
Musicians Against Homelessness boasts massive two day line up to raise funds for Crisis.
Robert Plant will play Liverpool’s Olympia as part of UK & Irish tour this autumn in support of his new album Carry Fire.
Planet Slop has a pair of tickets to give away to this years Festival No.6. Find out why and how you should enter here.
Liverpool music blog The Music Manual is set to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a special Summer Shindig.
As the team behind Wrong Festival announce an all-day celebration of the freak scene, Shaun Ponsonby talks to head honcho Michael Edward about the development of Wrong, Loner and the […]
Following issues at Y Not, Hope & Glory and BoomTown, Shaun Ponsonby believes that we’re hearing about failing festivals in 2017 as often as we heard about dying celebrities last […]
Liverpool Disco Festival 3 reveals first set of acts for October takeover of the Baltic Triangle.
Adam Chapman reviews the now legendary Sunday of Hope and Glory 2017.
Heading down to London solo, Nelson experiences Afropunk in all it’s multicultural glory.
The legendary Liverpool night out has revealed their ambitious plans for Christmas 2017.
An obviously unsuitable venue, a clear lack of organisation and a promoter whose shows have appeared on Rip-Off Britain. Why was Hope and Glory given permission to go ahead?
Mark Johnstone savours the arrival of Van Morrison to Liverpool.
In the first of his short stories based on the backstage antics of bland TV shows, Shaun Ponsonby imagines the events surrounding The One’s Show’s Christmas party.
An alternative to Pride? Shaun Ponsonby thinks that Queer Rrriot was not only a rousing success, but that it is imperative that it continues.
As the Mercury Prize shortlist is announced, Shaun Ponsonby argues that the award has never been all its cracked up to be.
Having stopped paying attention to Gary Numan by the early 80s, Graham Smillie decides to pop along to the Exhibition Centre and discovers why the artist retains such a massive cult […]
With the Brighton duo stepping up a gear to arenas, Glenn Gibson hails the return of the new kings of UK rock
Sakura presents a gallery of the bearded behemoths as they bring their Tonnage Tour to Manchester’s O2 Apollo.
Returning for it’s 5th year, LIMF overcomes the obstacles to retain it’s central place in Liverpool’s summer gig calendar.
Two huge live shows featuring two icons come to Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre this week with Gary Numan and Brian Wilson celebrating 50 Summers of Love.
Michael Edward anticipates a night of big hits as Placebo prepare for their 20th anniversary tour.
The works of renowned American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein are to be shown at Tate Liverpool.
Michael Edward looks forward to a visit from the self proclaimed minimalist rock trio.
Planet Slop sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Chester Bennington who has died aged 41.
Africa Oyé and Mellowtone add another international star to their series of live celebratory dates.
Glyn Akroyd exclusively premieres Limerance’s debut single, Shine On, with Planet Slop.
As Nick Cave make the bold step up to an arena tour, Banjo traces his journey so far.
George A. Romero, the Godfather of the Dead, has died after a short battle with cancer.
Yes, Glastonbury happened. In fact it feels long ago in the memory now, but that can’t be helped. Upon returning this year we promptly fell apart, hit down with the […]
With Detroit legends The Gories headlining, Mark Greenwood heads to Magnet for a whopper of a night from Harvest Sun.
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth have overtaken Gangnam Style as the most popular video on YouTube, but Shaun Ponsonby finds it the musical equivalent of a Happy Meal toy.
Hot off the heels of their second festival, the reggae specialists are bringing Big Youth and Horace Andy to the Baltic Triangle.
With Queen Zee & The Sasstones releasing their first music video, Shaun Ponsonby gets an exclusive behind the scenes look at these grotesquely beautiful stars in the making.
With Liverpool International Music Festival returning for it’s fifth installment, Planet Slop brings you all you need to know for this year’s festival.
With the rock legends making a rare trip overseas, Shaun Ponsonby joins the sold out crowd in Hyde Park for Tom Petty’s long awaited 40th anniversary tour.
Mark Greenwood gets all sorts of stoked to welcome The Gories to Liverpool.
As electronic music heads The Waveform Transmitter reveal charity record and event, Shaun Ponsonby talks to mastermind Ste Knight about the project.
Seeing his favourite band in the flesh, Paul Riley braves the tourists for Radiohead’s massive gig in Manchester.
With Glastonbury reactions highlighting the debate over elite and popular art, Alan Parry ponders the purpose of contemporary pop music.
A funk and soul all-dayer? Don’t mind if we do! Shaun Ponsonby checks out Craig Charles’ Beats, Beer & Boogaloo at Camp & Furnace.
After an article on the death of the guitar led to mourning from some, Shaun Ponsonby argues that it isn’t worth your tears.
The groundbreaking collective are launching their new album at the Capstone Theatre, Shaun Ponsonby reports.
In a lame attempt for legitimacy, Shaun Ponsonby writes a supposedly mandatory article about Glastonbury, and looks at the major differences between two of 2017’s headliners.
As Africa Oyé turns 25, Shaun Ponsonby basks in the glory of what is arguably the best weekend on the Liverpool calendar.
With the only UK date for Springsteen’s right hand man being in Manchester, Shaun Ponsonby finally gets to see one of his heroes playing a solo set in the flesh.
An amazing line-up is set for AFROPUNK’s second London Festival, and Christina McKenna can hardly wait.
Craig Charles’ Beats, Beer and Boogaloo takes over Camp and Furnace, Shaun Ponsonby reports.
Ahead of Africa Oyé‘s landmark 25th festival, Janaya Pickett talks to director Paul Duhaney about the past, present and future of the UK’s largest celebration of African culture.
Having won Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards, Shaun Ponsonby finds Liverpool’s reggae festival upping the ante.
As Bat Sabbath head to the Arts Club, Brian Sayle gears up for a heavy night in homage to the Godfathers of Metal.
Following a General Election of twists and turns Paul Riley presents his thoughts on an inept Tory Campaign, and the challenges ahead for both Labour and Brexit.
Shaun Ponsonby keeps his eyes on the political and asks how audiences can possibly act surprised or offended when prominent, outspoken artists incorporate their views into their live shows.
As Steven Speilberg looks into rebooting Animaniacs, Shaun Ponsonby pays tribute to one of his most beloved cartoons.
On the eve of Positive Vibration’s second festival, Soulfultiz headed to Art of Reggae Exhibition at Constellations.
Shy Billy premiere their latest single, Waiting Gracefully, exclusively with Planet Slop.
A perfect marriage of rock & soul, Shaun Ponsonby checks out California’s Vintage Trouble in Manchester.
Ahead of the broadcast of it’s second episode, Chris Burgess unlocks legendary Liverpool writer Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC series Broken, starring Sean Bean and Anna Friel.
Anyone expecting Sonic Youth’s greatest hits would have been sorely disappointed, but David North finds Thurston Moore’s celebration of The Mersey Sound captivating regardless.
Sakura was at The Ritz to see Liam Gallagher make his live return on a poignant night in Manchester.
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia announce second wave of acts plus special stage curators.
With Sound City’s tenth anniversary celebrations moving them to a new home, and some extra special one-off shows, Shaun Ponsonby and Paul Riley took in the sights and sounds.
Check out all you need to knows for Africa Oyé’s landmark 25th edition.
24 Kitchen Street and CMD Presents bring a huge line-up to highlight the continuing impact of gentrification in Liverpool.
A line-up that rivals All Tomorrow’s Parties at it’s zenith, Michael Edward heads to Manchester for a humungous night at the Victoria Warehouse.
Spearheaded by BET’s acclaimed miniseries The New Edition Story, Shaun Ponsonby confesses to an unlikely series of personal obsessions.
As Mariah Carey and Gary Barlow venture into Hollywood, Shaun Ponsonby dreads the onslaught of pop stars in movies.
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With hype over LGBT characters in several upcoming movies, Shaun Ponsonby asks why we haven’t reached a point where that isn’t a big deal.
As Disney prepare their latest live action remake, Shaun Ponsonby considers whether they have any other option.
After Andrew Ridgeley paid tribute to his former Wham! bandmate at BRITS, Shaun Ponsonby answers the question on virtually nobody’s lips.
Back for his annual plea deal punishment Shaun Ponsonby breaks down the 2017 Brit Awards.
For his milestone 100th Cosmic Slop, Shaun Ponsonby shuns the celebrations to concentrate on trashing people more talented than him at the Grammys.
As every article written all week was about the protests, Shaun Ponsonby nearly gave up his column, until an astonishing announcement from Gary Barlow.
As nobody’s favourite obnoxious punching bag, Chris Brown, stirs controversy once again, Shaun Ponsonby asks why we bother to keep him around.
As 2016 ends in a mire of disappointment, Shaun Ponsonby takes a look back at the year in innocuous bullshit via self-serving conceit.
The BBC Music Awards returns for its third depressing year, and as ever Shaun Ponsonby watched it so you don’t have to.
Originally published on Getintothis As the race for the Christmas number one gets closer to the finish line, Shaun Ponsonby looks at this year’s favourites. Here we go, people! It is that […]
Originally published on Getintothis Following pretend outrage over NME’s album of the year, Shaun Ponsonby asks why anyone would care what the magazine put on top of their list. I’ve never really […]
Originally posted on Getintothis As Kanye West is hospitalised following a series of bizarre outbursts, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby asks if we should back off and let him deal with his […]
Originally posted on Getintothis As a plethora of artists ready their seasonal albums, Shaun Ponsonby exclusively reveals his own Christmas record to the nation.
Originally posted on Getintothis Following the shock result in the US election, as ever Shaun Ponsonby is focussed on the bigger issues.
Originally posted on GetintothisAs Bruno Mars reveals the first single off his new album, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby wonders when he is going to get an identity of his own.
Originally posted on Getintothis As Seasick Steve is revealed to be something of a fraud, Shaun Ponsonby responds with a resounding “so what?”
Originally posted on Getintothis With new records supposedly being broken every week and Olly Murs complaining about the lack of fairness in the charts, Shaun Ponsonby asks how much streaming […]
Originally posted on Getintothis As UB40 support Jeremy Corbyn at a weird press conference this week, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby tries to get his head around it by applying the contradictory […]
Originally posted on Getintothis As the MTV Video Music Awards desperately plod on, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby decided to watch it so you didn’t have to.
As we reach an Orwellian dictatorship where Gary Lineker is Big Brother, Shaun Ponsonby predicts a radical uprising of oppressed non-football fans.
Originally posted on Getintothis As rumours run rife regarding Adele’s involvement in the Super Bowl, Shaun Ponsonby asks how appropriate she is.
Originally posted on Getintothis As Donald Trump officially becomes the Republican nominee for the American election, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby explores the sole musical endeavour of his daughter.
Following this year’s festivities, Shaun Ponsonby ponders on the lessons he learned at LIMF 2016.
Originally posted on Getintothis With T In The Park in crisis, Shaun Ponsonby asks if the audiences at major British music festivals has chaged beyond recognition.
Originally posted on Getintothis As the rise of The 1975 continues, Shaun Ponsonby feels a sense of déjà vu with front man Matt Healy.
Originally posted on Getintothis With the country in disarray, Shaun Ponsonby decides that if the news can still afford to report on non-stories, then he can too.
Following obvious recent events, Shaun Ponsonby tries to explain where the country is via a classic episode of The Simpsons and the Catholic method of contraception.
Originally posted on Getintothis With 60% of the Spice Girls expected to reunite with replacements, Shaun Ponsonby wonders who the bloody hell would want to see that.
Originally posted on Getintothis Following a claim about an on-stage incident, Shaun Ponsonby explores a recent pandemic.
Seeing the frustrations first-hand, Shaun Ponsonby adds his voice to a current burning topic.
Originally posted on Getintothis As a sequel to the classic cult movie is announced, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby bemoans the laziness of constant franchise reboots.
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Originally posted on Getintothis With rumours of a Rage Against The Machine and Public Enemy collaboration, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby wonders if supergroups ever really work.
Originally posted on Getintothis Like the rest of the world, Shaun Ponsonby watched Azealia Banks’ attack on Zayn Malik in horror, so the sanctimonius cretin decided to comment on it.
Originally posted on Getintothis Announcing a new album deal with Sony, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby wonders if Robbie Williams was actually the last un-boring pop megastar Britain has produced.
With speculation rife over the identity of “Becky”, Shaun Ponsonby calls bullshit.
After dumping frontman Brian Johnson for Axl Rose after 30 years, Shaun Ponsonby bids farewell to one of rock’s most beloved outfits.
With The Smiths starting a Twitter account sending ripples of excitement through the internet, Shaun Ponsonby tries to slap some sense into everybody.
Shaun Ponsonby vents at Justin Bieber for replacing himself with a cardboard cut-out for fans who paid $2,000 for a Meet and Greet.
As America’s film and music stars come out either way on Trump, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby notices that the cooler the personality, the less likely they are to support the sleazy lunatic.
Following the cancellation of her European tour, Shaun Ponsonby listened to Janet Jackson’s discography and began to wonder if she has been a more interesting artist than her more famous […]
As social media bemoans the lazy choice of Glastonbury’s headliners, Shaun Ponsonby asks if the festival will ever be able to announce headliners without an outcry.
With another year of nothing, Shaun Ponsonby attempts to find something interesting to say about this year’s BRITS.
As another year brings another dull Grammy ceremony, Shaun Ponsonby asks when pop and rock stars became less cool than the rest of us.
With the hype surrounding the former One Direction singer’s debut solo single, Shaun Ponsonby asks why explicit sex songs are considered mature, rather than adolescent.
Rapper B.o.B. this week proved that celebrities shouldn’t control their own twitter account by lecturing his followers on why the world is flat, and Shaun Ponsonby was riled.
Shaun Ponsonby vents bitterly about the BRITS’ characteristically lazy nominations and lousy sounding Bowie tribute.
As rational human beings start giving into Justin Bieber, Shaun Ponsonby asks whether we should really buy such a transparent mediation.
Shaun Ponsonby spent his Christmas having a mini-Twitter spat with Prince about the proposed Purple Rain reissue, so he obviously wants to brag about it.
With arguably the greatest title of any edition of Cosmic Slop, Shaun Ponsonby looks at Peter Gabriel’s scientific experiments.
As controversy surrounds R. Kelly’s performance at the Soul Train Awards, Shaun Ponsonby poses some big questions.
After Justin Bieber receives abuse for wearing Nirvana and Metallica t-shirts, Shaun Ponsonby asks why this means so much to us.
As Prince postponed the sale of his European tour because of touting on an “industrial scale”, Shaun Ponsonby supports him wholeheartedly.
Shaun Ponsonby caught 80s bad boys Motley Crue on their final UK tour last week, and he was surprised to find it gave him something to ponder.
Adele returns and is accused of ripping off Tom Waits, whilst Sam Smith unveils the saddest song he’s ever written. Shaun Ponsonby wonders why people think being miserable is deeper […]
Shaking his head at the delusions of noted philosopher Olly Murs, Shaun Ponsonby pokes holes – and, in some ways weirdly agrees – with his statements.
As George Osborne claims to be an NWA fan, Shaun Ponsonby questions how the Chancellor can be a fan of the gangsta rap legends, while ignoring the message in their music.
With the latest accusations of homophobia aimed at Azealia Banks, Shaun Ponsonby finds himself perplexed at her idiocy.
Shaun Ponsonby tries to desperately to put a unique, music-based spin on the recent David Cameron allegations.
Admitting that he wouldn’t even go to see the real Whitney Houston, Shaun Ponsonby is still uneasy about the proposed touring hologram.
There’s a lot of anti-passion surrounding the impending demise of 1D. Shaun Ponsonby doesn’t understand why these people even care.
Shaun Ponsonby gets the lowdown on William and Alex Ferguson reuniting with…erm…you know, the other two.
Getting distracted whilst looking for music news to waffle about, Shaun Ponsonby instead celebrates the birthday on the world’s greatest rabbit.
After making a brief observation last week, Shaun Ponsonby takes a full stab at NME’s unhealthy Noel Gallagher obsession.
With Madonna’s latest attempts to convince the world that she is a hoot, Shaun Ponsonby asks “why?” Just “why?”
As Macca receives a backlash from Lennon fans, Shaun Ponsonby gives some perspective.
As Taylor Swift successfully takes on Apple, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby wonders what other world problems she could solve.
Shaun Ponsonby tackles the Sex Pistols credit card debacle the only way he can. With quantum mechanics.
As DJ and producer Ten Walls goes on an anti-gay rant on social media, Shaun Ponsonby calls him out on all accounts.
Gary Barlow’s continued success is bad for the UK economy, or at least Shaun Ponsonby seems to think so.
As Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly blames hip-hop for America’s decline in religion, Shaun Ponsonby suggests he takes a good hard look at himself.
As The Simpsons loses one of its core cast members, Shaun Ponsonby takes a break from scouring music news to plead with the show’s staff to let it go.
With Simon Cowell this week announcing his X Factor for DJs, Shaun Ponsonby can barely contain his excitement.
As Britain heads to the polls, Shaun Ponsonby takes a look at the campaigning rock stars and celeb-u-tards in the public eye during the 2015 election.
In a week were Oasis fans made ill-informed, irrational assumptions, Shaun Ponsonby points out the flaws in the Glastonbury rumours.
As Kanye denies the existence of the Illuminati, Shaun Ponsonby takes a rational look at the myth.
As Jason Derulo announces his fourth album, Shaun Ponsonby laments him and his lazy ilk.
As the often lamented Rock & Roll Hall of Fame readies it’s 2015 ceremony, Shaun Ponsonby feels the need to defend it’s existence. Ish.
As Madonna’s accusations of ageism against Radio 1 continue, Shaun Ponsonby tells her to wake up and smell her audience.
The announcement of Kanye’s headlining slot at Glastonbury has suffered a backlash. Shaun Ponsonby is trying to convince the participants to get over it.
Before starting a supergroup Johnny Depp labelled actors-turned-musicians “sickening”, Shaun Ponsonby investigates how true this is.
In a special bumper Cosmic Slop, Shaun Ponsonby mulls over the highs and lows of what is advertised as “the biggest night in British music“.
This week, as music fans were forced to read about X Factor news, Shaun Ponsonby asks why sports fans don’t suffer a similar fate.
As Kanye West replicates Swiftgate, Shaun Ponsonby definitely doesn’t question his motives for sucking up to Jay-Z’s wife. Again.
It’s all kicking off on Blink 182: The Soap Opera with lead actors axed, cast changes and outrageous storylines, Shaun Ponsonby is not a fan.
In the second instalment of new column Cosmic Slop, Shaun Ponsonby deplores this year’s token telethon rock concert, Live Earth.
In his inaugural Cosmic Slop column, Shaun Ponsonby mulls over the need or demand for portable music players in a digital world.