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Ed Sheeran Announces Huge Tour

Following his triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance, Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his nationwide 2018 UK stadium tour, marking the biggest tour of his career to date! Kicking-off at Belfast’s Boucher Playing Fields on 9 May, Ed will follow … Keep Reading

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Deaf Havana Gear Up For A Summer Of Festival Appearances

Ahead of the release of their fourth album, ‘All These Countless Nights’ on So Recordings in January, Deaf Havana frontman James Veck-Gilodi said “this album needs to take us to a higher level.” …and it did just that. A career best UK Albums Chart Top  chart position and sell-out UK headline tour followed, a … Keep Reading

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Depeche Mode Return To the UK & Ireland November 2017

After European and North American Tours, Depeche Mode to Return for Four Arena Shows in UK and Ireland. Following an incredible, sold-out homecoming show on Saturday night at London Stadium, Depeche Mode are excited to announce that they will return to the UK and Ireland for … Keep Reading

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Radiohead Announce Huge Manchester Show

Following the enforced cancellation of their two dates at Manchester Arena, Radiohead have announced that they will now play Manchester Emirates Old Trafford on Tuesday 4 July. This one night replaces the two previously announced shows at Manchester Arena. Existing … Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical Aftershow, Albert Hall, Manchester

FAC 51 The Hacienda’s aftershow for the fully sold out return to Castlefield with Hacienda Classical sees it back at Manchester’s Albert Hall… …following the concert with 808 State and joined by DJ’s Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and … Keep Reading

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Thee Oh Sees Set To Play Manchester Academy

Transformer, the Manchester series of alternative-live music events, is thrilled to announce that Los Angeles four-piece Thee Oh Sees will headline its sophomore show. Taking place at Manchester Academy on Wednesday 14th June, the experimental rock outfit will receive support … Keep Reading

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DMA’s Announce UK Summer Tour

DMA’S return to the UK for a handful of headline shows around their festival appearances at KENDAL CALLING, SECRET GARDEN PARTY and Y NOT. Tickets can be purchased from DMS’s Website Since DMA’S burst onto the scene, they have hardly … Keep Reading

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Cabbage Announce UK Tour

Having sold out every headline date they have played this year, Cabbage have announced details of a headline tour for September & October 2017. They will be supported by Doncaster’s The Blinders, Liverpool’s Queen Zee and The Sasstones, and Proletariat, … Keep Reading

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ALT-J UK Expand UK Dates With 5 New Ones

ALT-J today announce a five date UK tour for September. Tickets for the new shows will go on general sale at 9.00am on Friday 2 June. The tour will follow the release of the band’s third album, RELAXER; their headline … Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Roasts ‘Havana’

The Roasts are back after their Debut EP ‘A Night Of Fright Is No Delight’ New single by Manchester band, The Roasts The Roasts are back after their successful debut EP released earlier in the year with new single ‘Havana’. … Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Cabezudos ‘Tempting Fate’

Cabezudos are back after their 2016 debut EP ‘She Waits’. After their well received debut EP came out in 2016, Cabezudos have come back on the music scene with their new single, ‘Tempting Fate’. The blues rock/alternative 4 piece really … Keep Reading

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Anteros Reveal ‘Cherry Pop’

Today, Anteros reveal the video for their new single ‘Cherry Drop’, the latest to be released from their new EP ‘Drunk’ which is out now on Distiller Records. To celebrate the release, the band will play a headline show at … Keep Reading

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The Kendall Connection Reveal Their True Colours

Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.(Wikipedia). The Kendall Connection have taken this … Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Hey Violet

We spoke to Rena Lovelis and Casey Moreta of  Californian power pop band Hey Violet, ahead of the UK leg of their current European tour. Is this your first European tour? Casey: We’ve been here before. Rena: We came in 2015. Casey: … Keep Reading

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Palace, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Having previously been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Maccabees, Foals and Kings of Leon, tonights gig was something I was most certainly looking forward to. With ‘So Long Forever’ dropping late 2016, the band have had some fantastic reviews … Keep Reading

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Watch Dave Grohl Announce Huge Foo Fighters Show In The UK

Following their triumphant headline set at Glastonbury on Saturday night, Foo Fighters are set to play a special event celebrating The O2’s 10th Birthday, September 19th. Head to the band’s social channels to see the video announcement here O2 Priority customers can get tickets from 12pm today, with general on-sale tickets available from 4pm at AXS.com or http://gigst.rs/FooF. Last week, the world’s biggest and best rock band announced details of… Keep Reading

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Ed Sheeran Announces Huge Tour

Following his triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance, Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his nationwide 2018 UK stadium tour, marking the biggest tour of his career to date! Kicking-off at Belfast’s Boucher Playing Fields on 9 May, Ed will follow with shows in Manchester (Etihad Stadium – 24 May), Glasgow (Hampden Park – 1 June), Newcastle (St James’ Park – 8 June) and London (2 x Wembley Stadium’s – 15/16… Keep Reading

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Dead Kennedys, O2 Academy, Liverpool

Friday 23 June 2017 saw The Dead Kennedys return to Liverpool to a hugely appreciative audience. Formed in L.A. back in 1978 they quickly became the darlings of the punk scene. Albums selling by the truck load and producing iconic singles. The first time I caught them was in Liverpool in 1982, 35 years ago!!…I still remember it as a great night and was hoping that this was going to… Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical Aftershow, Albert Hall, Manchester

FAC 51 The Hacienda’s aftershow for the fully sold out return to Castlefield with Hacienda Classical sees it back at Manchester’s Albert Hall… …following the concert with 808 State and joined by DJ’s Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Herbie Saccani Manchester’s seminal techno pioneers 808 State headline with their first live show of the year in their home city and expect classic tunes such as “Pacific State”, “Cubik”… Keep Reading

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Kiefer Sutherland, Gorilla, Manchester

Kiefer Sutherland landed in Manchester, polished cowboy boot first, to deliver the live tour of his debut album; “Down in a hole”. Often when an actor makes the switch from screen to the platform of music it can generate a sense of suspicion and scorn. Will they be any good? Is this endeavour simply based on ego or self-indulgence? Are they “cashing” in? I have to confess I was full… Keep Reading

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Richard Ashcroft Set List: Castlefield Bowl + Tickets

As the count down to this Friday begins, We’ve been looking at Richards recent set lists and here’s our top pics of what we would like and expect to see… There is still time to Get Tickets Dont miss out on what is set to be a fantastic show! It appears Richards set list has been pretty consistent over recent gigs playing the usual hits, Drugs dont Work, Sonnet, Lucky Man, and… Keep Reading

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Stone Roses: Do We Need A Third Coming?

The speculation of a final split with seminal Manchester band, The Stone Roses is again rife today after their final gig of the current tour. Rumours abound of tiffs and rifts between members and a lack of new releases only add to cement the whispers. However, whilst there is no shortage of fans willing to invest economically in the band and gigs, It leads to the question of why have… Keep Reading

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Europe, Helvíti stage, Copenhell

Not The Final Countdown The Swedish legends proved that they are far from dead, and gave a blast of a show: Europe is probably known in most people’s minds as “The Final Countdown” guys. This afternoon they made sure that fact disappeared as quick as the rain, as they kicked off their massive show on the biggest stage. They were all over the stage, guitarist John Norum hid a bit… Keep Reading

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Architects, Pandemonium stage, Copenhell

Extreme Measures Architects, the UK five-piece, had chaotic conditions during their show at Copenhell last night, but this didn’t kill it: As the show started very late, 12.15am, and the rain was pouring down at this point, you’d think the crowd would be scarce. But no – “Nihilist” came on for starters, followed by “Deathwish” and “These Colours Don’t Run”, and frontman Sam Carter screamed: “If this is a metal… Keep Reading

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Punch Cabbie, Live Wire Lounge, Chicago

Punch Cabbie brings the noise to LiveWire Lounge! The lights dimmed as Punch Cabbie took the stage and the fans cheered in excitement. Punch Cabbie played with fire tonight.  After much excitement from the three opening bands, Punch Cabbie started their set around 12:30am. LiveWire Lounge is a small venue, but the room was filled with fans ready for the impending onslaught to their ears.  Overall the band sounded tight.… Keep Reading

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Prophets Of Rage, Helviti stage, Copenhell

Protesting & Revolution without the “hell yeah”. They say the weakest link is what makes the difference. Prophets Of Rage is, by many, called the leftovers from Rage Against The Machine. This evening they proved 90% otherwise. Entering the biggest stage on the festival, Helviti saw a visit from Prophets Of Rage, the ensemble of legends from Rage Against The Machine, coupled with Chuck D. and DJ Lord from Public… Keep Reading

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Copenhell 2017

110% energy from the Hertforshire quintet! Copenhell 2017 started out for our Denmark team, with nothing less than 200 mph with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes on the Pandemonium stage: Right from the get-go, Carter and his team made the smallest stage explode with energy. The audience was engaged from the first second to the last, and with their devilish punk-rock, they had the stuffed crowd in their hands. Carter’s… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Roasts ‘Havana’

The Roasts are back after their Debut EP ‘A Night Of Fright Is No Delight’ New single by Manchester band, The Roasts The Roasts are back after their successful debut EP released earlier in the year with new single ‘Havana’.  A hybrid of 80’s pop, and the current indie scene, this single is a great follow-up to their EP ‘A Night Of Fright Is No Delight’, which went down a… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Cabezudos ‘Tempting Fate’

Cabezudos are back after their 2016 debut EP ‘She Waits’. After their well received debut EP came out in 2016, Cabezudos have come back on the music scene with their new single, ‘Tempting Fate’. The blues rock/alternative 4 piece really show off their talent, and also their influences with this new single. The song starts with a slightly Led Zep/Black Sabbath intro, with heavy bass, and classic rock guitar tone,… Keep Reading

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Anteros Reveal ‘Cherry Pop’

Today, Anteros reveal the video for their new single ‘Cherry Drop’, the latest to be released from their new EP ‘Drunk’ which is out now on Distiller Records. To celebrate the release, the band will play a headline show at London’s Sebright Arms on April 27th. Watch the video for ‘Cherry Drop’ here, featuring cameos from Two Door Cinema Club and Sundara Karma. Anteros are a London indie pop four-piece… Keep Reading

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Foo Fighters Announce New Album ‘Concrete And Gold’

Foo Fighters Bring A Gang Of The World’s Best Rock N Roll Bands Together For 12 Hours Of Non-Stop 100% Live Music at Cal Jam 17 – Oct 7th at Glen Helen Regional Park. Line up Includes Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Babes In Toyland, Japandroids, Bob Mould & Many More “I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters… Keep Reading

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Paramore, O2 Apollo, Manchester

After a formidable 3 years of almost nothing from the Paramore camp, the band come back to the UK with a bang. A month since their fifth album After Laughter hit the shelves, the time had finally come for fans to cherish the new material. On the 18th June 2017, Flick of the Finger were lucky enough to catch Paramore tear down the Manchester o2 Apollo – a venue they… Keep Reading

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Deaf Havana Gear Up For A Summer Of Festival Appearances

Ahead of the release of their fourth album, ‘All These Countless Nights’ on So Recordings in January, Deaf Havana frontman James Veck-Gilodi said “this album needs to take us to a higher level.” …and it did just that. A career best UK Albums Chart Top  chart position and sell-out UK headline tour followed, a testament to the quality of the quintet’s efforts and a reward for the testing periods that helped shape its narrative. “We have been doing this for rather a long time, so over the… Keep Reading

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Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul, Manchester Academy

On a night so hot that Stevie Van Zandt might easily have thought he was back playing in New Jersey rather than Manchester, the man who has been Bruce Springsteen’s second in command on and off since 1966 brought his spectacular show to the Academy. The tour which is in support of Van Zandt’s first new album in 18 years, Soulfire, is visiting Manchester as the only UK date and… Keep Reading

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The Richard Ashcroft Quiz: Bet You Don’t Get 10/10

With the count down to Castlefield Bowl well under way How well do you know the ledged that is… Richard Ashcroft…?? The full line up for Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl is as follows? Fri 30th June – Richard Ashcroft – Get Tickets Sat 1st July Hacienda Classical– Get Tickets Sun 2nd July – A Beautiful Day featuring The Levellers – Get Tickets Thu 6th July – Arcade Fire – Get Tickets Fri… Keep Reading

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