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May 2016

NEW MUSIC: Blink 182 – California

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BLINK-182, the punk pop favourites of a generation, are back with their highly anticipated seventh studio album, CALIFORNIA, set for release on 1 July 2016 on BMG. The band have premiered their brand new single, BORED TO DEATH, and revealed details of their massive North American summer tour. The tour kicks off in July in San Diego and runs through until early October, taking the band to almost 50 cities…

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Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Rødovre, 27. May 2016

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Round 2 of the greatest rock band in Denmark, is even better than round 1. This Friday night showed a band of international superstar format! When Dizzy Mizz Lizzy won the Danish Championship Of Rock (DM I Rock) in 1993, it started a rocket launch of a career, resulting in the – now classic – ’94 self titled release, followed by “Rotator” in ’96. Superstardom was in the cards for the…

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Bruce Springsteen, Etihad, Manchester

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Not many performers have fans queuing up 48 hours before the gates open to ensure they get the best possible spot for one of the world’s most enduring artist, the boss Bruce Springsteen has always had a bond an infinite contact with his fans. The rain has been coming down all day, no one is complaining, after all we are in Manchester. We have our own brand of sunshine here, you…

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It’s A Mixed Bag & Some People Will Be Going Nuts!

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So The News Is Finally Out FOTF has been sitting on the news for a couple of days and now the line up has been announced we can all breath a sigh of relief… however!  Wednesday 15th June Blossoms Chronixx Friday 17th June The Coral Buzzcocks Saturday 18th June Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Audio Web Sunday 19th June Courteeners Songhoy Blues

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Happy Birthday Spike Island

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What an eventful day in music history… The Smiths, Stone Roses, Liam Gallagher and Buddy holly make the music new headlines. There are many music events which have taken place over the past century. Here’s just a few which made the headline on this day 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets released their first record, ‘That’ll Be The Day.’ A UK No.1 and US No.3 hit. The song had its…

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EXCLUSIVE: Soulfly Live at The Whisky a Go Go, L.A

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It’s funny how things turn out. A long time ago I made a list of bands that I wanted to see before I get too old to do this anymore. That list has long since been completed with more than a few additions. So I decided on a new list…venues. But I didn’t want to make it easy. The Whisky a Go Go was on that list. Never thought I’d…

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REVIEW: Ulysses – Law And Order

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Ulysses – Law and Order The Sweet, David Essex Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Supergrass, The Faces, Humble Pie, The Darkness, T-Rex, Slade, even the Bay City Rollers all have one thing in common… They all know how to write a catchy tune or two. Well now they have something else in common… The soon to be MIGHTY Ulysses. You see, this band are on a mission to make sure we…

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Pink Floyd Stamps From Royal Mail

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Royal Mail unveils stamps to mark 50 years of Pink Floyd A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of British rock group Pink Floyd have been unveiled by Royal Mail. Ten stamps will be on sale from Thursday, marking five decades since the band turned professional. The collection include the band’s most famous album covers as well as live performance shots. Pink Floyd became known for its innovative album covers,…

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BREAKING: Gun Fire At New York Music Venue

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One person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a music venue in New York. Police said the shooting happened at Irving Plaza, near Union Square, Manhattan, where hip-hop artist TI was due to perform on Wednesday evening. No-one has been arrested and the motive for the shooting is unclear. Witnesses reported panic inside the concert hall when the shots rang out. Police have sealed off…

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KASABIAN: First Live Show of 2016

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Bridlington, one of Yorkshire’s seaside towns and buzzing with excitement as the hoards of Kasabian fans are queuing up outside in the cool sea fret, they know inside its going to get hotter than hot, and so suffering the cold in your T-shirt and shorts is a small price to pay for tonight’s sweatbox show.   Its been a while since Kasabian have played a gig, in fact this is…

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INTERVIEW: The Beatniks

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The Beatniks are a Mod/Beat band from Southend in Essex. Formed from the ashes of previous incarnations, the current line-up has been together since the spring of 2014. There are some exciting times to look forward to with the release of their first 7” vinyl and accompanying music video, so look out for The Beatniks playing a stomping set of original songs, cover versions and instrumentals at a venue near…

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Connie’s Acid House Party 3

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DJ Pierre, Godfather Of Acid House, Returns to Manchester for Third Charity Fundraiser Acid House Legend DJ Pierre returns to Manchester on Saturday 4th June to play one of his signature sets to raise funds for the Tiny Steps charity in aid of a young local girl called Connie, who has a rare form of epilepsy. The second event last year was hailed by all attendees as one of the…

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NEW MUSIC: Civil Civic – The Hunt + Dates

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The return of CIVIL CIVIC will be a relief to many who have waited patiently since 2011’s epic debut album, RULES. The electronic soundscape masters return with an explosive new single, THE HUNT today, the first track to be taken from their new album scheduled for release this Autumn. Concocted from the intrinsic production skills of Aaron Cupples and Benjamin Green, the Melbourne duo have spent the last four years…

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Editors, Royal Albert Hall

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Editors’ own variation of dark indie guitar rock draws on influences from both older and contemporary bands. Their influences include Echo & the Bunnymen, Joy Division, The Strokes, The Walkmen, Elbow and R.E.M. The band draw their musical style particularly from the latter two bands’ debut albums Asleep in the Back and Murmur. While often compared to Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen by the media, the band commented…

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Kasabian Announce Warm Up Shows

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Two warm up shows have been announced before the bands two headline shows at the King Power Stadium May 28th and 29th Leicester titans Kasabian head for two warm up shows at Bridlington Spa May 24th and The Swindon Oasis May 26th. Currently holed up in a studio recording their sixth LP, vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and songwriter Serge Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews will play two shows…

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Kasabian – Bumblebeee

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Bumblebeee was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 2nd track on 48:13. It was released as the second single off the album on 3 August 2014. Described by Serge as a “Beastie Boys dub with a sort of Zeppelin, Rage Against The Machine chorus”, Bumblebeee was the first song that was written for the album and reportedly got its title from the buzzing sound that starts the song. Speaking…

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NEW MUSIC: DEAD – You’re So Cheap + Tour

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DEAD! are a London based four piece that will be hurtling your way this year; if you haven’t already encountered them then you probably will soon. The band’s new single, YOU’RE SO CHEAP, their first since signing to Infectious Music, has already received BBC Radio 1 airplay, which they celebrated with a sold out London show. YOU’RE SO CHEAP is a dirty, riff-filled punk rode ode to the anxiety and…

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NEW MUSIC: Garbage – Empty + UK Tour Dates

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Garbage have today released a new music video for their single “Empty” from their forthcoming album Strange Little Birds due out on June 10th on the band’s own STUNVOLUME Records. The video reunites the band with award-winning director Samuel Bayer who directed the group’s music videos for “Stupid Girl”, “Only Happy When It Rains”, and “Vow”. Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in…

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BREAKING: Austria Concert Gun Rampage

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A gunman has opened fire at a concert in the western Austrian town of Nenzing, killing two people before shooting himself dead, police say. Eleven other people were reported injured as the man appeared to fire randomly at about 03:00 local time (01:00 GMT). The facts and what is known so far… VIENNA – Police say a gunman has fired shots into a small crowd attending an open air concert…

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Nordic Noise Festival 2016

Nordic Noise Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a little gem of a festival among the bigger ones. On 13-14. June, the small festival had its 4th. anniversary. Poor audience turnup, but musically we were in for a few surprises… The 4th. year of this smaller, but cooler, festival, was very intimate. This was my first Nordic Noise experience, but I’m proud to have witnessed it. Read on about what it was…

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