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A Sad Day For Maccabees Fans

It’s always a sad day when a cool band calls it a day! The Maccabees have announced their split after 14 years together. in a statement “The decision has obviously been an incredibly difficult one, given that The Maccabees has been such a huge part of our lives until now,”  Image: © Maccabees     Keep Reading

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Noel Gallagher headlines Y Not Festival. Full Images & Review

Y Not Festival returned to its usual place in the Derbyshire Dales for its 11th year this month. This festival has steadily increased in size and after winning last year’s ‘Best Mid-sized’ event it jumped from a crowd size of 18.000 to 25,000 and sold out with weeks to spare. Despite the increase in size, the organisers have done well to maintain that boutique feel that has made it one… Keep Reading
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Buying Tickets Just Got Better! has launched and is set to be the new name in town for live shows and events accross the UK. 2016 shows include; Rod Stewart, The 1975, Busted, The Specials, Justin Hayward, Airbourne, Coheed and Cambria, Richie Sambora, We Are Scientists, Frightened Rabbit, Band of Horses, Local Natives, The Divine Comedy, The Hunna, The Christians, James, The Zombies and Kula Shaker! HOW ABOUT THAT! Looking for local shows? Ticket Select cover the entire UK from the smaller towns to the largest cities which include:  Birmingham | Edinburgh | Leeds | Liverpool… Keep Reading

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LISTEN HERE: The Coral New Single ‘Million Eyes’ + December Tour

The new single, ‘Million Eyes’ taken from the band’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Distance Inbetween’ has been announced The Coral have announced details of a headline UK Tour and new single, ‘Million Eyes’. The December tour, which takes in O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Manchester Academy and Liverpool’s Olympia, is the influential Hoylake quintet’s second headline UK tour this year and follows the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Distance Inbetween’,… Keep Reading

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Wilson Pickett “In The Midnight Hour”

Wilson Pickett’s first album, from 1965, was a bit of a hodgepodge, including singles from as far back as 1962. Three of these tracks were actually issued as singles by The Falcons (for whom Pickett sang lead) before he started his solo career; others were issued as singles before Pickett broke through as a national star with the title track. This 12-track album doesn’t really suffer as a result, however.… Keep Reading

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Eagulls Announce Joint Headline Tour With Protomartyr

Eagulls have announced details of short UK joint headline tour with acclaimed Detroit punk band Protomartyr. The band is also set to support Parquets Courts and Suede  later in the year and also appear at a number of UK and European festivals over the summer. Having previously toured the UK in May, a run that culminated in an ecstatic sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, the full list of… Keep Reading

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Ghost Live at Myth, Minnesota

Ghost came to the Minnesota area on Thursday, July 28th to play for a packed house at the Myth! I got the main floor was full of people ready to see the show! Macabre opened the show and it seemed there were a few people that were familiar with them. [foogallery id=”6059″] After the first song, they told a gruesome story about the next song they were going to play.… Keep Reading

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The Who & The Prolific Photographer – Art Kane

There are four names always on or near the top of the list of all time great Rock ‘n’ Roll bands: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who. The Who were formed by sheet-metal worker Roger Daltrey in 1963. The line up, after a couple of adjustments, established itself with Daltrey on lead vocals, Keith Moon on drums, John Entwistle on bass and Pete Townshend on guitar.… Keep Reading

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Leatherneck – Lighting Up The Tilt Sign’ EP

Leatherneck sign to Close To Home Records and announce ‘Lighting Up The Tilt Sign’ EP Following the release of their double A-side single Monochrome/Derailed last year, North West grunge quartet Leatherneck are back and have revealed the video for their new track ‘Caffeine’. This is the first taste of their new EP ‘Lighting Up The Tilt Sign’, which is out on the 5th August via Close To Home Records. Recorded… Keep Reading

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Pixies Announce New Album & World Tour With Paz Lenchantin On Bass

Album’s First Single, “Um Chagga Lagga,” Now Available at Pixies announce that their sophomore “post-reunion” album, Head Carrier, will be released on September 30 (Pixies Music/[PIAS]). The 12-track collection of the band’s unique aural mix of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance and surf rock was produced by Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) and recorded at London’s Rak Studios from mid-February through to mid-March this year. Fans will get a first… Keep Reading

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NEWS: Pet Shop Boys Announce 2017 February Tour

As Pet Shop Boys get ready to perform four sold-out shows this week at the Royal Opera House in London, they are delighted to announce that they will return to the UK with their Super Tour early next year. They will hit cities across the UK in February 2017, playing venues in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Bournemouth. The Super Tour will see Pet Shop Boys perform songs from… Keep Reading

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Hoodoo Daze, The Old Blue Last, London

There was a certain sense of déjà vu at the gig on Tuesday night. Two weeks earlier I attended a show put on by promoter Lost in the Manor at The Finsbury in North London (definitely one of my favourite small venues, mostly because they have great stage lighting, which makes for great photos). It was three bands I’d never heard of – as is often the case – and… Keep Reading

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On This Day: 15th July, Music News & Events

A day of ups an down on this day, 15th July. A day in history that is packed with music news that includes Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Oasis, Happy Mondays, Queen and much more.  1958, John Lennon’s mother Julia was killed by a car driven by an off-duty drunken police officer named Eric Clague (Clague was later acquitted of the offence). John was 17 at the time. 1965, This weeks US Top three singles, No.3… Keep Reading

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The Last Shadow Puppets & Johnny Marr, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

How do you make an entrance at a gig in Manchester and know it’s going to work? Well if you take into consideration that most of the audience here are well clued up on Manchester’s musical heritage it shouldn’t be too hard. However I wasn’t quite expecting this. It seems like the Turner/Kane super group has just gained another member. Johnny Marr has just plugged his guitar in as the… Keep Reading

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New Order, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

If you had seen New Order back in the early 80’s you would have seen a very different group. What you got back then was a very raw, near unrehearsed performance and no encores. Exciting times, however they have come a long way since then. What you get now is a stadium worthy, tight band with a back catalogue of songs that spans back to the late 70’s. I get… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Local Natives Announce 3rd Album ‘Sunlit Youth’

Local Natives have announced the release of their third album, Sunlit Youth, out on 9 September on Infectious Music / Loma Vista Recordings. The LA five-piece broke a year of silence with a pop up show in San Francisco in April, and the surprise release of Past Lives, their first new track in three years. Following further West Coast pop up shows in San Diego and the band’s hometown, Local Natives can… Keep Reading

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Blossoms To Play Special Album Launch Show in Stockport

Blossoms To Play Special Launch Show At Stockport Plaza at Midnight on August 5th For The Bands Self Titled Debut Album Released The Same Day Blossoms will celebrate the release of their highly anticipated debut album at the Stockport Plaza. Fans who pre-order a copy of the album via the official store by midnight on Wednesday 14th July will be in with a chance of seeing Blossoms play a special home… Keep Reading

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DEAD! You’re So Cheap

Following their support tour with HANDS LIKE HOUSES in May and June and numerous UK festivals already this year [The Great Escape, Slam Dunk, Download and 2000 Trees amongst them] London based four piece DEAD! are already hurtling your way; if you haven’t already encountered them then you probably will soon. The band’s recent single, YOU’RE SO CHEAP, their first since signing to Infectious Music, received extensive BBC Radio 1… Keep Reading

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British Summer Time, Hyde Park, London

It’s Friday here in Hyde Park, and the second weekend of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has begun! Mumford & Sons were the first headliners of the sold out weekend, bringing their rousing choruses and rustic rock to The Great Oak Stage. For the first half of their set they donned their signature banjos and acoustic guitars for classics such as “Little Lion Man”, “White Blank Page” and… Keep Reading

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Joe Bonamassa, Greenwich Music Time

Joe Bonamassa is without doubt one of the foremost guitarists in the world today with a collection of superlative albums behind him and ever-increasing international recognition including a Grammy nomination in 2013. From supporting blues legend B.B. King at age 12 in 1989 he’s built up a formidable body of work including 15 solo albums in the last 13 years alone and an army of fans the world over. The… Keep Reading

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