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Music News: Joe Bonamassa, Sheffield Arena

The celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joe Bonamassa plays Sheffield Arena next Monday. Joe Bonamassa has added three more concerts to his April 2017 UK tour including a Sheffield date performed in the Arena’s intimate Steel Hall setting on Monday 24th … Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical After Show With 808 State

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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Adore // Repel Announce May Tour Dates

Adore Repel are a four-piece from Wakefield, West Yorkshire; a fiercely independent band with their own record label, who are currently building their own studio, who operate without a booking agent or manager, and embrace everything that has always been … Keep Reading

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Dream Theater European Tour Dates

Roadrunner Records’ group Dream Theater has announced additional European spring dates for their “Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour,” which will see the pioneering group celebrating the 25th anniversary of their milestone RIAA gold-certified album, “Images & Words.” Added … Keep Reading

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Santana To Kick Off 2017 Summer Tour

If you missed Carlos Santana’s 2016 reunion tour, you are in luck. Sandwiched between numerous Sirius XM “An Intimate Evening with Santana Greatest Hits Live” dates at the House of Blue in Las Vegas; he is expanding his foot print outside … Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Spoon ‘Hot Thoughts’

Spoon have revealed the new video for their title-track ‘Hot Thoughts’. The video was filmed on the final night of the band’s Eno residency at SXSW recently and arrives ahead of their performance on Later…with Jools Holland tonight and their … Keep Reading

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Slam Dunk Festival 2017

THE GOSPEL YOUTH, OCEAN GROVE, VUKOVI, AREA 11, SYLAR, HOMEBOUND, CASEY AND MAKEOUT ANNOUNCED FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2017 JOINING HEADLINERS ENTER SHIKARI PLUS BEARTOOTH, NECK DEEP, TONIGHT ALIVE, DON BROCO, AGAINST ME! AND MANY MORE ACROSS THE FESTIVAL MORE … 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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INTERVIEW: Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett, 67, gained prominence as the guitarist of Genesis, one of the defining bands of the Progressive Rock era. With a flourishing career spanning nearly 50 years, including a prosperous solo career, he has released more than 30 solo … Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Baz Warne of The Stranglers

“I think it’s what’s known as an embarrassment of riches”, frontman of The Stranglers says in advance of their ‘Classic Collection’ tour. Baz Warne, 52, is the vocalist and guitarist for The Stranglers, one of the UK’s most influential bands. … Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Kasabian ‘Are You Looking For Action?’

Kasabian have released their new single ‘Are You Looking For Action?’, the second to be taken from the long play. Following their performance on Later…with Jools Holland, the band recently played three amazing sold-out shows at Kentish Town Forum and are set to headline Reading & Leeds Festival later this year. With their awesome new album ‘For Crying Out Loud’ out on 5th May. ‘For Crying Out Loud’ full tracklisting:… Keep Reading

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Attila (support: Carcer City+The Word Alive), Pumpehuset, Copenhagen

Very poor audience turn-up, but the ones that were there, had a party: Pumpehuset, Copenhagen: Attila (US) last visited Copenhagen in March 2016, when they were touring with Hollywood Undead. Back then, I touted that they were “a band so good, they should have their own tour”. And here they are – could they carry their own weight? They brought along Carcer City (UK) and The Word Alive (US). Carcer… Keep Reading

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Factory Set To Release New Single ‘Step A Little Closer’

Four-piece Liverpool-based band Factory are making waves, so hold on and expect their new upbeat single to increase the size and intensity. ‘Step A Little Closer’ is a dazzling and funky little rocker loaded with enough character and swagger to allow a warm, inviting ambiance of California sunshine to ooze through, sounding somewhat like a modern take on The Beach Boys. It’s subtle, but it’s there, which not only gives… Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical After Show With 808 State

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 808 State Live, Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering, Herbie Saccani Manchester’s seminal techno pioneers 808 State headline with their first live show of the year in their… Keep Reading

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Lechlade Festival 2017 Announces Weekend Headliners

Lechlade Festival organisers have received a record number of applications from bands and performers for the 2017 music festival. Applications closed on 30th November with over 900 applications waiting to be considered by the festival team. “We listen to every single application,” said Festival Director Jennie Rainsford, “the team meet regularly over 4 months to listen to and watch the submissions, we call it our ‘Listening Lounge’ sessions. We pride… Keep Reading

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Maximo Park Announce Intimate Manchester Record Shop Gig

To mark the imminent release of their latest studio album ‘Risk to Exist’ – MAXIMO PARK – are delighted to announce a series of special live appearances in record shops across the UK this April. The alternative pop experts will be treating fans to a series of intimate in-store live appearances at participating record shops, plus the unique opportunity to meet the band and get your copy of the new… Keep Reading

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Music News: Cotton Clouds Festival 2017 Revealed

Announcing the arrival of an all-new festival that has its feet firmly off the ground… Get ready for:  Cotton Clouds Festival 2017. Featuring a stratospheric line up and set amidst the heavenly vista of the stunning Peak District National Park, Cotton Clouds is a wonderful new addition to the UK festival calendar. Taking place on 12th of August and boasting a bill that’s simply bursting with pop pedigree, the one-day extravaganza… Keep Reading

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New Music: The Wonder Years announce Two UK shows alongside 2000 Trees festival

Following on from an incredible headline tour of the UK earlier this year, which saw them play to a sold out crowd at London’s Koko. Philadelphia’s The Wonder Years have announced two special UK shows in Nottingham and Kingston in July The dates are in addition to the band’s previously scheduled appearance at 2000trees Festival in Cheltenham. Beach Slang, Muncie Girls and The Dirty Nil will support at Nottingham Rock… Keep Reading

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Music News: Boss Hog Share New Video ‘Shh Shh Shh’

Following the release of ‘BROOD X’, BOSS HOG’s first full length album in 17 years. New York City garage-punk-blues five-piece have revealed a sinister new video for ‘Shh Shh Shh’. Speaking of the track and video’s conception, Cristina Martinez explains: “The lyrics began as an exercise in free association. I imagined a place of chaos, panic, and loss of control and that’s what emerged. Aaron Lazar, the director, presented a… Keep Reading

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Paramore – New Song, Album Details, TOUR!

We’ve not had new music from Paramore since the release of their deluxe rendition of their self-titled in 2014. But today, after a long and anticipated wait, the band treated fans to their new song ‘Hard Times’. With the new 3 piece line-up that brings previous drummer Zac Farro back in to the band after bassist Jeremy Davis’ departure in 2015, Paramore are back. Their new album ‘After Laughter’ is ready to hit… Keep Reading

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Adore // Repel Announce May Tour Dates

Adore Repel are a four-piece from Wakefield, West Yorkshire; a fiercely independent band with their own record label, who are currently building their own studio, who operate without a booking agent or manager, and embrace everything that has always been so healthy about the DIY ethic. ADORE REPEL are fiercely proud of new album EMPTY ORCHESTRA and rightly so. They area taking to the road in May to promote the… Keep Reading

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Music News: Royal Blood – new album and intimate headline tour May 2017

Hot on the heels of the announcement that their eagerly anticipated second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ will be released on June 16th and the unveiling of lead single ‘Lights Out’, Royal Blood build on that momentum with the confirmation of a series of intimate shows in support of the album. Commencing next month, these will be the first UK headline shows since March 2015. The dates –… Keep Reading

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Music News: Joe Bonamassa, Sheffield Arena

The celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joe Bonamassa plays Sheffield Arena next Monday. Joe Bonamassa has added three more concerts to his April 2017 UK tour including a Sheffield date performed in the Arena’s intimate Steel Hall setting on Monday 24th April. Tickets are priced £61.60, £72.80 & £84 including booking fee when booked online at www.sheffieldarena.co.uk or through the ticket hotline on 0114 256 56 56. Tickets booked in person… Keep Reading

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The Saw Doctors, O2 Academy, Leeds

Tonight a virtually sold out Leeds O2 played host to Galway’s own The Saw Doctors. Formed in 1986 by Leo Moran and Davy Carton, the Celtic rockers have gone through a number of lineup changes but Leo and Davy have remained a constant. The gig was rescheduled due to Carton’s throat operation in the Autumn of 2016, but tonight he was back on form and ready to lead the party.… Keep Reading

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The Magpie Salute, Under The Bridge, London

Rich Robinson and Marc Ford are back together and in fine form as The Magpie Salute. Playing Black Crowes, solo material and an assortment of classic cover tunes this “new” band are only on their 7th official gig but the future is bright. To say the anticipation is high for this reunion of Marc Ford and Rich Robinson, and the 4 night run of shows ‘Under The Bridge’ at Chelsea… Keep Reading

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Kasabian & Cabbage Smash, Llandudno

It’s 6 o’clock on Tuesday evening and I’m sitting at home in Disley feeling pissed off having been turned down for a photo pass for the Kasabian/Cabbage gig in Wales, the first of a short UK tour of smaller venues. Suddenly a text message from Eoghan guitarist in Cabbage………GOT YOU 2 GUEST LIST PLACES… Cue a mad dash down the M56/A55 to arrive at the venue in Llandudno just after… Keep Reading

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Dream Theater European Tour Dates

Roadrunner Records’ group Dream Theater has announced additional European spring dates for their “Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour,” which will see the pioneering group celebrating the 25th anniversary of their milestone RIAA gold-certified album, “Images & Words.” Added due to overwhelming demand, the new dates will begin on April 18th at Birmingham, England’s legendary Symphony Hall and will include an unparalleled live set of “Images & Words” in… Keep Reading

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Single review: Supercharger “Rottenburg” (Gain/Sony)

A swingin’ round of Sin City themed hard rock If there’s a hell, then Avatar and Supercharger will definitely be playing there all the time. Here’s a fresh single from Danish quintet SUPERCHARGER With three albums behind them, Copenhagen five-piece SUPERCHARGER knows how to write songs. Their high pace theatrical style seeps through all their songs, and there’s a clear New Orleans type of subliminally tone underneath it all. Now… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Spoon ‘Hot Thoughts’

Spoon have revealed the new video for their title-track ‘Hot Thoughts’. The video was filmed on the final night of the band’s Eno residency at SXSW recently and arrives ahead of their performance on Later…with Jools Holland tonight and their UK tour at the end of June. Spoon’s new album ‘Hot thoughts’ is out now! Catch Spoon Live: June Tues 27th- MANCHESTER, Gorilla Wed 28th – GLASGOW, The Arts School Fri… Keep Reading

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Circa Waves Reveal New Video For ‘Goodbye’

Circa Waves reveal the new video for ‘Goodbye’, the third single to be taken from their second album ‘Different Creatures’, out now on Virgin EMI. The video incorporates the momentous live footage from the band’s sold out UK tour, which saw the band tour the length and breadth of the UK to heaving moshpits and rave reviews. Co-produced by Alan Moulder (Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins), ‘Different Creatures’ is the… Keep Reading

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