from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wild or vigorous musical performance.
- n. Chiefly British A raucous party or gathering.
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- n. a raucous gathering
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Halloween Ball, GlasgowA day or two early, perhaps, for full-on Halloween hoopla, but combined with Fortified's fourth birthday party, and also that it's the club's last night in the soon-to-be-demolished Art School union building, all the essential elements for a right royal rave-up are in situ.
Now HA is back in London with an intimate rave-up featuring the DJ-producer known simply as Joe.
Constructed by a team of high-priced hitmakers led by Americana Authenticity Signifier Rick Rubin, "21" is informed, but never overwhelmed, by roots music: The booming opener "Rolling in the Deep" draws heavily from blues; "Rumour Has It" is set in a fictional universe where Dusty Springfield fronts the Ronettes; "One and Only" is an awe-inspiring gospel rave-up.
This Friday, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Front Room – otherwise known as the rather less chi-chi-sounding Foyer – over at the cultural hot box that is the Southbank Centre, will be offering you just such a refined rave-up.
The latter's '70s style echoed in the show's magnum opus, the Brownstein-led Racehorse,'' which concluded the 55-minute set with an instrumental rave-up.
The latter's '70s style echoed in the show's magnum opus, the Brownstein-led "Racehorse," which concluded the 55-minute set with an instrumental rave-up.
“If Mr. Springsteen puts out an E-Street Band project with one rave-up and several tracks containing an overarching theme of redemption, the president will certainly take that as a strong indicator of economic recovery,” said press secretary Robert Gibbs, adding that an album cover featuring an American flag would be “extremely promising.”
The milieu created by Lloyd and his designer, Soutra Gilmour, is a mix of mad militarism and rave-up.
Yet put them together with a kind of pitiless precision and gleeful tendency to turn every downer into a music rave-up, and you've got yet another entry in what has become a really impressive body of work.
This stone-cold-adorable dance-floor rave-up comes courtesy of glo-fi outfit Teengirl Fantasy, in league with Hunx and His Punx.
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