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Baby Chaos Tour Dates

Glasgow’s Baby Chaos have announced two forthcoming dates in Dundee and Glasgow in December when they will be performing songs … Keep Reading

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The Courteeners Kentish Town Forum 3rd March 2016

The Courteeners Kentish Town Forum | 3rd March 2016 The Courteeners – What Took You So Long?  It was back in December when the Shepherds Bush Empire in London announced it had to close its doors for urgent renovation works as they had found a structural fault. The Courteeners were due to play the venue that night and the message was so late that some fans turned up to the… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 4th March…

1966, John Lennon’s statement that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus Christ’ was published in The London Evening Standard. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular then Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright, but his disciples were thick and ordinary.” Christian groups in the US were outraged resulting in some states burning Beatles records.… Keep Reading

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Reading Leeds Line Up 2016

Reading Leeds Line Up 2016 Announced Reading Leeds Line Up 2016 has been announced and its looking pretty awesome! Which are you going to? Leeds, Reading? both? the full line up is now starting to look like: Biffy Clyro (co-headline). Fall Out Boy (co-headline). Chvrches. The Vaccines. A$AP Rocky. HAIM. Jack Garratt. The Wombats. Lower Than Atlantis. Asking Alexandria. The Dillinger Escape Plan. Travi$ Scott. G-Eazy. Skindred. Five Finger Death… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 3rd March…

1969, Led Zeppelin recorded their first BBC Radio 1 ‘Top Gear’ session during the afternoon at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England. Songs recorded were ‘Dazed And Confused’, ‘Communication Breakdown’, ‘You Shook Me’ and ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’. Free, The Moody Blues and Deep Purple were also in session on the show. 1973, Slade’s ‘Com On Feel The Noize’, entered the UK at No.1, making Slade the first act… Keep Reading

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Stone Roses New Music

The Stone Roses New Music – The Manchester band, whose eponymous 1989 debut album is widely considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time, toured the world in 2012-2013, including a victorious run of three concerts at Manchester’s Heaton Park in June 2012. The band achieved massive commercial and critical success with only two albums. Their music truly defined an era in British popular culture and provided… Keep Reading

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On this day | 2nd March…

1955, Elvis Presley appeared at Porky’s Rooftop Club in Newport, Arkansas. Constantly on the road, performing night after night this was the group’s 46th show this year, 1955, Bo Diddley has his first recording session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago, where he laid down ‘Bo Diddley’, which went on the top the US R&B chart by the following June. 1963, The Four Seasons became the first group to have… Keep Reading

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Interview: The Ganjas

Interview by: Liz Our Introducing… series digs out new, undiscovered musical talents that deserve to be heard, delivering them directly into your ears. This round, we speak with Aldo Benincasa, drummer of The Ganjas. For those who may have never heard of them, they are an already well-established cult band from the Santiago music scene in Chile. The Ganjas have inspired a following over the years for the uniqueness of their generation,… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 1st March…

1958, Buddy Holly played the first of 25 dates on his only UK tour at the Trocadero, Elephant & Castle, London. Also on the bill was Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, Des O’Connor, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra. 1961, Elvis Presley signed a five-year movie deal with producer Hal Wallis. During his career, Elvis made over feature films 1967, at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles started recording a… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 29th Feb…

1964, The Hollies appeared on UK music show ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars.’ 1968, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at this year’s Grammy Awards. 2000, Eric Clapton was banned from driving for six months after speeding at 45mph in a 30mph zone near his UK home in Surrey. 2012, Davy Jones, the Manchester-born lead singer with 60s band The Monkees,… Keep Reading

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Kula Shaker | Manchester Ritz

Kula Shaker at Manchester Ritz. Images taken and © Liz Fraser for Flick Of The Finger. Kula Shaker are best known for the 1996 multi platinum ‘K’, which became one of the fastest selling UK debuts ever. After a six-year absence Kula returned with the brilliant album ‘Strangefolk’ in 2007.  Keep Reading

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BBC Sound of 2016: Blossoms

Guitar pop band Blossoms, who are hoping to become Greater Manchester’s latest musical heroes, have come fourth on the BBC Sound of 2016 list, which highlights the hottest new acts for the new year. The five members, who were all born in the same Stockport hospital, formed in 2013 and have honed their sound by rehearsing in their bassist’s granddad’s scaffolding yard. They say they are influenced by the Arctic… Keep Reading

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Libertines New Album – It Will Happen!

The Libertines say they aren’t heading back to Thailand any time soon – but a fourth album is going to happen! What can we expect from The Libertines in the next couple of months – co-frontman Carl Barat promises they’ll be working on new material. Carl and Pete Doherty formed the band in 1997. Drummer Gary Powell and Carl say although they’ll work together soon it won’t be in Thailand… Keep Reading

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Jake Bugg Announces New Album

Jake Bugg releases a stunning new album, ‘On My One’ June 17th on Virgin EMI. The explosive first single, ‘Gimme The Love’, an intoxicating mix of funky drums and wah-wah guitar, impacts April 15th. The album title takes its name from a saying in Jake’s Nottingham hometown and couldn’t be more apt. Instead of saying on my own, they say on my one. “In a lot of ways it sums… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 28th Feb…

1966, Police were called after over a 100 music fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool’s Cavern Club to protest at the clubs closure. The club had run up debts of over £10,000. 1970, Led Zeppelin played a gig in Copenhagen as The Nobs after Eva Von Zeppelin a relative of the airship designer threatened to sue if the family name was used in Denmark. 1970, Simon and Garfunkel started a six… Keep Reading

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The Vryll Society Albert Hall, 27th Feb 2016

Manchester is buzzing with anticipation… The Vryll Society Blossoms are playing their biggest headline gig in their hometown to date, after a succession of triumphs. They are definitely a cool band and very much on everyone’s lips. I’m stressing though,  as I try to park round the back of the Albert Hall, arriving as the support band The Vryll Society are due onstage. No way am I missing these lot.… Keep Reading

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New Metallica Album – Bataclan live

Proceeds will go to those injured in the Paris attacks and families of the 130 dead. New Metallica Album from The heavy metal band. Metallica are to release a live album recorded at the Bataclan in Paris, with profits going to victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks. The album, entitled “Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité, Metallica!” will feature nine songs performed in 2003 at the club where 90 people were… Keep Reading

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