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Gov’t Mule May-June 2019 European Tour

Gov’t Mule will be returning to Europe in May for a run of 11 show as part of their international ‘Spring Tour’. Beginning in the UK and calling through France, Belgium, Germany and finishing in the Netherlands. No two Gov’t Mule shows are alike, as the band draws on the more than 300 songs in their repertoire (and often a host of special guests) to create a unique experience each… Keep Reading

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Announce New Album ‘The Traveler’ And New Song ‘Woman Like You’

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will be releasing their brand new album ‘The Traveler’ on 31st May. This will be accompanied by a series of European shows through the summer. 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 become is even more magnetic, still pushing his Fender Strat where others fear to fret. As a… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Embrace, Albert Hall, Manchester

Jam packed in for The Good will Out! Celebrating 20 years of The Good Will Out, Embraces fans pack out Manchesters Albert Hall.   First released in 98, The Good Will Out firmly sits as one of the finest albums release in the past 20 or so years, going gold on the first day of release and becoming one of the fastest-ever-selling debut albums by a British band. The album is… Keep Reading

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CLUB: Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Chez Damier, Graeme Park, Greg Wilson and Tom Wainwright are Announced for Manchester, Albert Hall

FAC 51 The Hacienda returns to The Albert Hall Manchester for a special club night Friday 17th May, its first this year in its hometown sees DJ legends Roger Sanchez and Todd Terry grace the decks as the two top US heavyweights head the bill. Joined by fellow American Chez Damier, the trio of American DJ’s have all come to soundtrack both FAC 51 and the dance scene worldwide and… Keep Reading

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Kris Barras Band To Support Black Stone Cherry On July UK Shows

Following a string of sold out performances on their biggest UK headline tour to date over the past month The Kris Barras Band have been announced as main support to US rockers Black Stone Cherry across 5 special shows in Ireland, Scotland and Wales including the stunning Caerphilly Castle which has now sold out.  The band has become one of the hottest rising stars over the past 12 months. Releasing the mesmerising ‘The Divine And Dirty’ in… Keep Reading

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Monster Truck Unveil New Video For ‘Denim Danger’ Ahead Of UK Tour

Ahead of their upcoming European Tour, Monster truck have unveiled their new video for Denim Danger.  Speaking about the track, Singer/Bassist Jon Harvey explains “Denim Danger is a classic Monster Truck song about an imaginary street gang Equal parts Sons Of Anarchy and West Side Story. It’s become a crowd favourite because it talks about having pride in your town and people love wherever they are from or grew up”.  The band will… Keep Reading

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Live Review: Haken, Manchester Academy 3

Haken kicked off their latest tour once again in Manchester, selling out the Academy 3 to showcase Vector, the band’s latest album. Opening with the first three tracks from Vector you knew this was going to be a special night. The band were so tight, not a note out of place and sounding incredible. The packed room was loving it, and this time the sound guy wasn’t wearing his headphones!… Keep Reading

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Stray Cats Announce First Album In 26 years + 40th Anniversary Tour

All revved up and red hot, The STRAY CATS are back. Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), LeeRocker (bass, vocals) and SlimJimPhantom (drums, vocals)–original founding members of the iconic and acclaimed American rock and roll trio–are celebrating their 40thanniversary in 2019 with a new album and tour (*see tour dates below). The STRAY CATS have titled the album 40. Marking their first new album in 26 years, it will be releasedMay 24 via Surfdog Records and distributed by Mascot Label Group (CD, LP, Digital) in Europe and the UK (CD, vinyl, digital). The song… Keep Reading

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Yngwie Malmsteen Unveils Cover Of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Yngwie Malmsteen will release Blue Lightning globally on March 29th via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group To call Yngwie Malmsteen a ‘maestro’ or ‘virtuoso’ is to state the obvious. But such terms don’t do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists who have copied a small part of the vast musical spectrum that defines him, but nobody comes close to achieving what he has over a period of nearly four decades. This… Keep Reading

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Henge Release new Video for ‘Demilitarise’

Alien ravers HENGE are launching their new single, DEMILITARISE, with a tour and video that pays tribute to one of their favourite Earthlings – Professor Stephen Hawking. Before he died one year ago, Professor Hawking, the visionary physicist and cosmologist, said he believed that human aggression could bring civilisation to an end and that space travel was needed for the species to survive. To mark the anniversary of his death… Keep Reading

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Pale Waves ‘Eighteen’

The run of shows comes in the wake of their critically acclaimed debut album MY MIND MAKES NOISES, which was released in September last year via Dirty Hit and features the hit singles THERE’S A HONEY, TELEVISION ROMANCE, KISS and EIGHTEEN. The tour will include the band’s biggest London headline show to date at the O2 Forum, as well as a huge hometown show at Manchester Academy the following night,… Keep Reading

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Nine Shrines announce debut album ‘Retribution Therapy’ + Nimrod video

Mascot Records and Nine Shrines have announced an April 26 global release date for the band’s debut studio album RETRIBUTION THERAPY Nine Shrines blend the most extreme elements of active-rock/metal-core with well-crafted, melodic songwriting 2017’s debut Misery EP (Mascot) with the single/video “King of Mercy” surpassed one million Spotify streams, while SiriusXM Octane kept the song in rotation for six weeks just because they liked it. Sharing the stage with Volbeat, Halestorm, Chimaira, Shinedown, All… Keep Reading

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Jonny Lang + Walter Trout + Kris Barras all on ONE BILL – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London – Tues 4 June

Following a hugely successful 2018 tour, the Mascot Label Group/Provogue ROCKIN’ THE BLUES tour returns in 2019 This year with an incredible line-up featuring the platinum selling international star Jonny Lang, blues-rock royalty Walter Trout and the fast-rising blues-rock hero Kris Barras who has just won the Planet Rock Radio Award for ‘Best New Band’ The tour will be calling through Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands and the UK and will see them all come together for a final jam at the end… Keep Reading

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Pennfest 2019

Final Line Up Now Confirmed Friday 19th July And Saturday 20th July 2019  DON’T FORGET THE INTRODUCING STAGE featuring a diverse selection of exciting local and upcoming artists. Camping will be available on site from Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July, offering the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Chilterns. There will be free hot showers in the campsite plus the option to book pre-pitched tents with CAMPLITUDE. Children will again… Keep Reading

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Legendary George Benson Announces New Album ‘Walking To New Orleans’ + New Song ‘Nadine’

George Benson gets back to Americana basics on ‘Walking to New Orleans‘ The legendary jazz guitarist’s double-barreled tribute to both piano-pounding Crescent City hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry. The album will be released on 26th April via Mascot Label Group/Provogue. “I’m a great appreciator of the music made by both of those guys,” says Benson, who reanimates their genius with his signature soulful vocals and buttery solos. “Chuck Berry… Keep Reading

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DMA’S have announced that they will be returning to the UK for a headline tour in April

Tickets on sale now: The band recently completed a sold-out UK headline tour in December. DMA’S have been embraced by the UK audience, seeing their live shows consistently sell out and their performances going from strength to strength. As well as extensively touring the UK last year with their own headline dates, the band also toured with Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, Kasabian and The Kooks amongst others. The debut… Keep Reading

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Not Long Until Embrace Kick-off Their ‘The Good Will Out’ Tour

EMBRACE celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut album, THE GOOD WILL OUT, with a ten date UK tour in March next year, including a prestigious show at the London Roundhouse, playing their seminal album in full. Released in 1998, THE GOOD WILL OUT became one of the fastest selling debut albums by a British artist, certified Gold on the day of release and charting at #1 in the UK… Keep Reading

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A Special One Off Gig For Glass Mountain

GLASS MOUNTAIN have announced a special one-off performance at the legendary LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB on SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY with special guests LELO and PURA VIDA. Tickets priced £4 in advance are available now Since their uncompromising seven-minute debut release GLACIAL, Bradford quartet GLASS MOUNTAIN have built their growing reputation on beautifully crafted, often sorrowful music. Named after a David Hockney artwork, the band released GIN FLOWS THROUGH MY VEINS… Keep Reading

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Cold Water Swimmers release double a-side single “Summer Breeze” / “I’ll Be Your Witness.

The tracks are raw and honest; the songs too, the band is tight. The trio, Chris Bridgett (Guitar & Vocals), Carrie Lawson (Bass) and Selina Woolnough (Drums) got together on January 24th 2018 in Prestwich that’s the same night MES died, that means nothing we just thought we’d drop it in.  The band celebrated their recent first birthday with a gig in a boxing ring in Salford; it’s different with… Keep Reading

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