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March 2017

Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles ‘Always Something’

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From the moment it bursts out the gate, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles’ latest track, ‘Always Something’, is a grabber. The guitars—a sinewy brigade of melodious chunk—power the track, while Billy’s fluid vocals allow the tune to ebb and flow through many moods. The song tells a give and take tale of not-quite-right romance and missed opportunity. “Based on actual events,” remarks Bibby. “But I never like to go…

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A Thousand Horses & The Cadillac Three Announce Record Store Day Releases

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Record Day store releases April 22nd. Big Machine Label Group’s A Thousand Horses and The Cadillac Three have announced they will both have special, limited-edition vinyl releases for Record Store Day. A Thousand Horses will be releasing Live From London (Metropolis Studios), which features live ‘in-the-studio’ versions of their hit singles ‘First Time’ and ‘Travelin’ Man’ from their debut album Southernality. Recorded in just one take, the release also features…

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Santana To Kick Off 2017 Summer Tour

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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 of Las Vegas on his 2017 Transmogrify Tour. The tour picks up steam on June 23rd and 24th at two sold out shows at Chateau Ste Michelle in Woodinville, Washington.…

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NEW MUSIC: The Magpie Salute Self Titled Album

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The Magpie Salute have announced the release of their self-titled debut album on June 9th through Eagle Rock, Entertainment. Produced by Crowes guitarist and co-founder Rich Robinson, the musically tight and expansive album was recorded live-in-the-studio in front of an audience at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York, except for the brand-new studio track ‘Omission’. The album carries special significance as it marks the last recorded work by Eddie Harsch,…

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Music News: Devilskin on tour with Sumo Cyco

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Devilskin follow a hugely successful joint headline tour accompanying their friends Halestorm and Disturbed, with the announcement of a 10 date UK co-headline tour alongside Sumo Cyco in March. Devilskin will tour their explosive live set throughout the UK, starting on March 14th in Manchester, including the Underworld in London on Wednesday 22nd. Devilskin exclaimed; “We are really excited to be returning to the UK for some killer shows with…

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Black Lips announce new album “Satan’s graffiti or God’s art?”

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Atlanta flower punk pioneers Black Lips have announced that their first album in three years, Satan’s graffiti or God’s art? , is set for release May 5th in the UK through Vice Records. Produced by Sean Lennon at his studio compound in upstate New York throughout 2016, the album is the group’s most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock…

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New Music: Maximo Park unveil new single ‘Get High (No I Don’t)

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Taken From Forthcoming Album ‘Risk To Exist’ Which Is Released April 21st on Daylighting and Available to Pre-Order. ‘Get High (No I Don’t)’ Video Directed by James & James, featuring Choreographer / Dancer Robby Graham of Southpaw Dance Company. Maximo Park today unveil the latest single from their forthcoming album ‘Risk To Exist’ (out April 21st). The rampaging ‘Get High (No I Don’t)’ is another barbed, yet danceable, salvo from…

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Marc Almond Buxton Opera House 27/3/17

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Marc Almond has had a rich and varied career, first, as half of Soft Cell, the New Wave synth pop duo of the 1980’s then on to Marc and the Mambos an experimental collective embracing the avant garde art scene of the period before becoming a respected solo artist releasing over 20 albums many to critical acclaim. More recently he has become a regular on the 80’s Rewind Festival scene…

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Slade Announce UK Tour

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SLADE – Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 30 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits….plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world. SLADE’S chart career has…

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Creeper Release ‘Misery’ Video

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After the release of their debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’, Creeper unveil the video for ‘Misery’; the third and final music video to complete the trilogy. It’s no secret that the Southampton punks have been blowing up a storm lately, with the release of their debut album Eternity, In Your Arms that hit the shelves on the 24th March. But just days after the roaring reviews have come in,…

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Kasabian ‘You’re In Love With a Psycho’

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Kasabian Release official video for ‘You’re In Love With a Psycho’ The band have shared the new video for their single ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’, which stars Noel Fielding and Stephen Graham Today (March 30th) has seen the release in full after the band teased fans with clips of Fielding’s involvement with behind-the-scenes footage that was released earlier this month. Catch Kasabian on their UK tour in April as…

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NEW MUSIC: Black Stone Cherry ‘Cheaper To Drink Alone’

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Black Stone Cherry show off their best acting chops in the new video for ‘Cheaper To Drink Alone’, the latest single to be taken from their Top 5 album, ‘Kentucky’ (Mascot Label Group). Directed by Blake Judd and featuring Lzzy Hale & Joe Hottinger of Halestorm and comedians Ron White & Alex Reymundo, the video is set at a speed dating event, with the band members playing the roles of…

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Salute Music Competition Launches

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An exciting new competition has launched for musicians. Salute Music Competition is offering a cash prize of £50,000 for the best new original music by a UK performer. Most musicians are now aware of how corrupt the music industry is, with major record companies being corporate media conglomerates that still behave like loan sharks, but with less ethics. For those musicians not wishing to go down the glorified karaoke competition…

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Weirds Announce New Album ‘SWARMCULTURE’

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LEEDS PSYCH GRUNGE FOUR-PIECE WEIRDS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘SWARMCULTURE’ FOR RELEASE ON 12TH MAY Step into the kaleidoscopic world of WEIRDS, and you’ll be engulfed in a glorious, sonically technicoloured smog. After honing their craft over several years on the Leeds circuit, the band are now armed with colossal debut album SWARMCULTURE set for release 12th May on Alcopop! Records. The record establishes WEIRDS trademark sound as one that features…

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New single: The Microdance “Get Darker”

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A little darker than previously When I encountered The Microdance back in September 2016, I drew parallels to bands like The Cure and Simple Minds. I said they had a weird name, which I still think, but so are The Cure’s name, isn’t it 😉 Music-wise, this time it’s a little different. It’s still floaty, thick, psychedelic and dark, but “Get Darker” gets a little more raunchy than the last…

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Haken, Academy 3, Manchester

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Haken took to the stage Friday, on day three of their 21 day 10th anniversary tour. That’s ten years of creating some of the greatest prog’ you’ve probably never heard. Support was provided by French outfit The Algorithm and Pennsylvania natives Next to None. First up, Next to None, as they walk on the stage I’m wondering if these young lads are on work experience as roadies, until they pick…

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Judah & the Lion, House of Blues, Chicago

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Judah & the Lion pack the House of Blues in Chicago. The crowd roared and sang along as frontman Judah Akers started the night off with his second to none energetic stage presence. Judah and the Lion were supported on this tour by Wilderado.  They are based out of California and frontman Maxim Rainer could barely contain his excitement to be playing for the Chicago crowd.  They delivered an emotionally charged rocked-out set.…

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Dungen, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago

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Dungen plays score to historic animated film The Adventures of Prince Achmed. The packed-in crowd went silent when Dungen took stage and the animated film started to roll.   Dungen’s task was to create an original soundtrack to the oldest viewable animated film in history.  Its plot is thickened with tales of an African Sorcerer, Aladdin, a prince, a witch, a flying horse, and flaming mountains.  While it is a silent film, the…

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All Time Low, Manchester Apollo

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All Time Low take to the Apollo stage with an explosive set Starting the ATL live at the ripe age’s of just fifteen/sixteen the band have built solid foundations on which they have formed great success.  With well-earned recognition for their success, the group has won two AP Awards and two Kerrang Awards, landed the title of “Best Pop Punk Band” at the Top In Rock Awards, and were named…

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INTERVIEW: Steve Hackett

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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 albums, 7 Genesis albums and has worked with super-group GTR. Now he is about to embark on a new tour and looking forward to the release of his forthcoming album…

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