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Metallica Live At The Etihad Stadium

Last Night, Metallica’s WorldWired Tour brought them to Manchester for one hell of a show Despite the rain soaking the stage and the crowd, Metallica gave the crowd everything they had and more.  The night was kicked off by Bokassa and Ghost, two fine bands who were a perfect fit to get the crowd ready for the onslaught of metal that Metallica always deliver, and last night was no exception.… Keep Reading

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Henry’s Funeral Shoe – New Album: “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” Out On 20th September 2019

Hailing from South Wales, Henry’s Funeral Shoe is thrilled to announce brand new album “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” due for release on 20thSeptember 2019. To coincide with the new record announcement, the Welsh duo is launching the first single “Everybody Says Hi”. With “Smart Phone Rabbit Hole” the Clifford brothers created a modern, complex yet familiar record; filled with no fillers, the listener is taken on a powerful roller-coaster ride… Keep Reading

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Celebrating 20 Years of Taking Back Sunday – Birmingham, 13th June

20 years is a large milestone for a band, so Taking Back Sunday made the effort to celebrate their anniversary in style. Treating fans to a throwback set of their debut album ‘Tell All Your Friends’ in full, this was going to be an evening to remember. Geoff Rickly from the band Thursday was the first to entertain the crowd. Gracing the stage with just an acoustic guitar, Rickly captivated… Keep Reading

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Gov’t Mule Reveal Live Video for ‘Mr. Man’

Gov’t Mule have revealed the video for Mr. Man taken from their forthcoming live album and film package. Talking about the song, Warren Haynes says; “This is a cool version of Mr. Man which is a song we stopped playing for a while but recently brought back. Glad we captured this version which  breaks down at the end and goes somewhere different than the usual arrangement.” PRESS HERE to pre-order the live album/film… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine Reveal ‘Watchagonnado (live)’

Supersonic Blues Machine have revealed the live version of ‘Watchagonnado’. It’s taken from their upcoming live-album, ‘Road Chronicles: Live!’ on 12th July 2019. Talking about the song, Fabrizio Grossi says; “It has a thumping funky-soul hop to it that it never fails to get the crowd involved , which makes it twice as fun for us on stage playing it. One of our favorites to play live and i guess you… Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical Returns With New 2019 Set To London’s Royal Albert Hall & Isle Of Wight Festival

Hacienda Classical Returns In Summer 2019 With Manchester Camerata Orchestra With A New & Updated Soundtrack As It Moves Into Its Fourth Year Since its very first shows in February 2016, Hacienda Classical has played more than 40 concerts in the UK and internationally with audiences well in excess of 300,000. This year’s Summer 2019 concerts for Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra,  see the show come… Keep Reading

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New Yorkers’ Hollis Brown Release New Album ‘Ozone Park’ Today

Hollis Brown, today release their new album Ozone Park, via their new home at Cool Green Recordings / Mascot Label Group. Hailing from New York, the beginnings of the quartet was born out of a garage in the Ozone Park neighbourhood of Queens on a steady diet of psychedelia and basement jams in Greenwich Village. Their first show came at the legendary Greenwich Village bar, Don Hill’s– which had hosted the likes of Blondie,… Keep Reading

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DeWolff Reveal Video For ‘Tombstone Child’  (live)

Psychedelic-blues renegades DeWolff return with the live video for fan favourite. ‘Tombstone Child’ taken from their new live record ‘Live & Outta Sight II,’ which will be released on Mascot Records on 14th June, 2019. The video was shot in December of last year during DeWolffest 1.5 at TivoliVredenburg/Utrecht and talking about the video Pablo van de Poel says; “We saved the best for last: check out our brand new live… Keep Reading

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Crown The Empire Have Just Dropped New Video

Texan metalcore masters Crown The Empire have released a brand new video for track Sudden Sky. Speaking on the latest video, Crown The Empire says “We’re born into this world with nothing. No preconceptions. No knowledge of how we got here. No awareness of what or who we are. This is where conformity begins.” “Today, our society is being shaped by the digital revolution.” continues Crown The Empire “Technology is… Keep Reading

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Help Celebrate Manchester’s Amazing Music Heritage…

Help us celebrate Manchester’s amazing rock music heritage with a permanent photography exhibition at the University of Manchester Music matters and Manchester is a city inextricably linked to its musical heritage, so here more than anywhere, it really matters. Indeed the music of Manchester is so deeply ingrained in the DNA of the City that you cannot imagine rock music or the city without it. ‘There is a Light That… Keep Reading

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Distractions Summit and Showcase 18 – 20 July 2019 

Manchester has always been a place where technology, innovation and radical thought have shaped industry, politics, music and culture. Artists and innovators see the power of technology as the ultimate enabler of new music, art, and design, it gives emerging talent the means to both produce and distribute experimental music. This is the core value of new festival Distractions, which is a brand new three-day summit in Manchester that debates… Keep Reading

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Cancer Bats Announce Summer UK Tour Dates

Cancer Bats have announced a run of summer shows in the UK this coming August and we are crazy excited. Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released their latest studio album The Spark That Moves on April 20, 2018. A critic and fan favourite, the album hit #4 on the iTunes Rock chart, was featured on numerous Best of 2018 lists… Keep Reading

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Geddy Lee – Announce UK Special Events To Celebrate The Best Seller “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book Of Bass” In June

Geddy Lee, vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush is coming to the UK for 3 special events to meet longtime fans while signing copies of his best seller “GEDDY LEE’S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS”. The events will take place in three different locations across the UK: London (signing), Manchester (Q&A + signing) and Glasgow (signing). One ticket for the event grants you… Keep Reading

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band New Album ‘The Traveler’ Out Today

The new album from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band ‘The Traveler,’  is released today. Last week the band also announced that they will be returning once again to headline the Outlaw Country Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair this July and have added extra dates to their UK tour for November. Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early-’90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch songcraft. The 41-year-old he’s… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender 2019: Sunday

Day 2 of the Warrington based festival, and it delivered an absolute storm of talent From solo acts, to some of the best bands on the scene at the moment, Neighbourhood Weekender showcased some truly class talent. Kicking it off were a high-spirited WhenYoung, who after performing on the Viola Beach Stage last year, took to the 2nd Stage this time around, and what a performance it was. A perfect… Keep Reading

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Riot Fest Returns to Douglas Park For it’s 15th Anniversary

Ever wished you could listen to some killer live tunes, jump on a Ferris Wheel, then catch a freak show? Welcome to Riot Fest.  Riot fest is an annual music festival held in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.  There will be five stages (Yes…I said 5), a section for the circus side show, more bars than you know what to do with – and excellent people watching. This years lineup… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender 2019 Saturday

George Ezra, Primal Scream, hold court on day one of Neighbourhood weekender 2019. Neighbourhood Weekender returned for its second year, with a stellar line-up. As the gates opened on the Saturday the fans didn’t stand on ceremony in getting in and quickly filling the stages as the artists began to perform. Over Three stages, first up on the main stage is Sea Girls, a band that are set on taking… Keep Reading

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VOLA Announce September 2019 UK Tour

Copenhagen’s VOLA have announced their September 2019 European Tour which includes 4 shows in the UK in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Nottingham. To celebrate this they have revealed the brand new video for ‘Ruby Pool’. The tour is hot on the heels of their triumphant tours with MONUMENTS and Haken and the release of ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd,’ which came out in October on Mascot Records, which has led Prog Magazine to declare… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: DMA’s Set To Release MTV Unplugged Album

DMA’S second album FOR NOW found the Sydney trio’s fan base swell with a rush of new devotees. It earned three ARIA Music Award nominations for Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release, while their growing status in the UK saw it reach #13 on the official album chart. Now the band are set to release the MTV UNPLUGGED LIVE album on 12 July. It was recorded at… Keep Reading

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MUSE: The Simulation Theory World – What you need to know…

Enhanced Experience! First and foremost… Metro strikes in Manchester that weekend… So plan well ahead! The Simulation Theory World Tour will feature an exciting new Enhanced Experience Package that allows access to an exclusive Mixed Reality Pre-Show Party, powered by Microsoft, with three original virtual reality games, inspired by tracks from Simulation Theory. Additional Enhanced Experience perks include a premium concert ticket, show specific poster, interactive photo experience with props and memorabilia from… Keep Reading

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