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On This Day | 25th March…

Tommy Lee Flashes Fans, John Lennon and Yoko Ono Have A Sleep Over And Motown Celebrate 25 years. 1958, Having been sworn in as Private 53310761 the previous day Elvis Presley received the regulation short back and sides haircut from army barber James Peterson. Presley would earn $78 per month as an army private. 1958, Buddy Holly appeared at The Gaumont Theatre in London, the final date on his only… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 24th March…

Yoko Cashing In, £73p Beatles Tickets, Simon & Garfunkel First Number 1 and the Motown World Loses Uriel Jones 1962, The Beatles appeared at The Barnston Women’s Institute, admission was seven shillings and six pence, ($1.05). 1966, Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with ‘Homeward Bound.’ Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque… Keep Reading

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Eliza and the Bear – NEW ALBUM!!

After the success of recent singles ‘It Gets Cold’ and ‘Friends’, plus numerous sold-out shows around the UK Eliza and the Bear will release their eagerly anticipated eponymous debut album on 8th April via Capitol Records (5SOS, Sam Smith etc).   7-Apr-16 London, Islington Assembly Hall 13-Apr-16 Birmingham, Institute Library 14-Apr-16 Bristol, Thekla 15-Apr-16 Manchester, Academy 3 16-Apr-16 Glasgow, Garage Eliza and the Bear have returned with yet another glowing… Keep Reading

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The Hunna Sell Out UK Tour!

**MARCH & APRIL UK TOUR NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT** GET YOUR TICKETS FOR MAY AND JUNE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT TOO!!! “Where is the next band producing indie classics that can break through into the mainstream and give the public an act they can believe in again? Well, there’s finally another contender in the shape of The Hunna. Ones to watch for the year ahead.” – Shortlist After three raucous… Keep Reading

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Declan McKenna Announces New Track & Tour Dates!

DECLAN MCKENNA has unveiled the ‘Leelah’s Law’ inspired video for his track Paracetamol. Written about transgender teenagers, the lyrics reflect the hyperbole and misunderstanding often found in the reporting of these sensitive cases, and the shines a light on the lack of LGBT narratives that don’t minimise the characters to their trauma. At just 17 Declan has already achieved so much. Since the release of his demo ‘Brazil’ last spring, the young artist has… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 23rd March…

Imagine If This Never Happened? Pete Townsend says he regretted forming The Who, Oasis got paid 100 quid a gig and The Smiths first ever London gig… 1961, Elvis Presley had his seventh UK No.1 single with ‘Wooden Heart.’ The song was based on a German folk song and was featured in Presley’s film GI Blues. 1964, John Lennon’s book of verse and rhyme ‘In His Own Write’ was published in… Keep Reading

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Interview: Pet Shop Boys

At the end of 2015 Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant answered some questions about the new album, Super, which comes three years after the brilliant success of Electric, their highest-charting album in the UK and USA for 20 years.  • You toured your last album Electric for a long time – when did you start to write Super? Neil We started to write this album in London in 2014. The first song we wrote was… Keep Reading

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Album Set For Release Through Mute On 1st April 2016. Brooklyn art rock band Yeasayer seemed to emerge fully formed in 2007, when their debut album All Hour Cymbals introduced audiences to a cosmic fusion of kraut-rock and worldbeat inspired textures. They found a broader audience with the leftfield synth-pop of their breakthrough follow up, Odd Blood and with 2012’s Fragrant World, an album of scintillating avant-garde electronica, Yeasayer completed… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 22nd March…

The Jam & Frankie Valli Go To One While It’s another Brick In The Wall For Led Zeppelin… 1965, ‘Bringing It All Back Home’, Bob Dylan’s 5th studio album was released. The album was the first of Dylan’s LPs to break into the US top 10, and it also topped the UK charts later that Spring. The lead-off track, Subterranean Homesick Blues became Dylan’s first single to chart in the… Keep Reading

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Dantevilles – Sea Of Change

Dantevilles With their rubber soles trekking Manchester’s rainwater through the corridors which lay between genres, the four-piece collective hold open the door and offer their alternative take on British guitar music. With a desire to conceive something fresh, they maintain a raw central aesthetic as they invite you round their craft. Follow on: facebook twitter Soundcoud Keep Reading

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On This Day | 21st March…

A busy day in the world of music. john Squire leaves The Stone Roses, Beatles first gig at The Cavern + more…  1956, Elvis Presley appeared at the 4,000 seated YMCA Gymnasium in Lexington, North Carolina. Also on the bill, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, featuring June Carter, Rod Brasfield, Hal and Ginger. Tickets cost $1 for general admission and $1.50 for reserved seats. 1961, The Beatles played their… Keep Reading

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Reef | Manchester Academy 17th March 2016.

Reef are an English band hailing from Glastonbury. In its self a statement worthy of an accolade or two. Who else could pass off Glastonbury festival as just another local gig? The band members include Gary Stringer on vocals, Jesse Wood on guitar, Jack Bessant on bass and Dominic Greensmith on drums. Coming on stage at an almost full Manchester Academy 2. 900+, the band seemed right at home, acknowledging… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 20th March…

1960, Elvis Presley started his first recordings since being discharged from the US Army. A 12 hour session in a Nashville recording studio produced his next No.1 single, ‘Stuck On You’. Scotty Moore and Bill Black, who had quit Presley’s touring band in 1957, were in the studio with him for the last time. 1964, The Beatles appeared live on the UK television program Ready Steady Go!, miming to ‘It… Keep Reading

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Jo Harman at Nells Jazz & Blues

I’ve seen Jo Harman perform quite a bit and every time I cry. This can be quite awkward when part of the reason for being there is to photograph the show. I don’t get tearful because I share a close personal connection with the deep sentiment that a number of her songs convey; fortunately for me, I don’t. I get moist in the eyeball because I’m moved by the spectacle… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 19th March…

1958, During his only UK tour, Buddy Holly played two shows at the Regal Cinema in Hull, Yorkshire. Also on the bill, Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, Des O’Connor, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra. 1962, Bob Dylan’s debut album Bob Dylan was released in the Untied States. Initially poor sales led the record to be known around Columbia Records as ‘Hammond’s Folly’ (John Hammond was producer of Dylan’s… Keep Reading

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ADAM FRENCH DEBUTS BRAND NEW TRACK ‘EUTHANASIA’  “Figuring out the difference between life and existence has always been a massive contributor to the way I write music.” Says, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Adam French. “My favourite lyrics are honest and personal!”  ‘Euthanasia’ is a perfect example of both this lyrical ambition and his deft touch with melody. Based around atmospheric guitars and a rolling breakbeat, the song deals with the universal… Keep Reading

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Dirty Thrills

Quickly re-writing the history books are Dirty Thrills, an exciting and charismatic rock ‘n’ roll quartet, straight out of the London grind. With the perfect musical blend of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in their music, this group is most definitely one to watch out for. Fronted by the son of ex-Moody Blues singer Nicky James, this unique outfit are bringing back old skool rock ‘n’ roll, whilst all… Keep Reading

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Paul and Jacqui are embarking on their impressive SOLD OUT UK tour. All dates listed below – let us know which you are going to… ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ is the new album from Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott. This record is the second from Paul & Jacqui following the critically acclaimed ‘What Have We Become’, which saw them return together on record for the first time since the multi-million… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 18th March…

1965, The Rolling Stones were each fined £5 ($8.50) for urinating in a public place, following an incident that had taken place at a petrol station after a gig at the ABC Theatre in Romford, Essex, England. This was after the last show on their fifth UK package tour with The Hollies, The Konrads, all girl-group Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Dave Berry and the Cruisers. 1965, John Lennon gave… Keep Reading

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Buck & Evans The Half Moon Putney

Last summer I attended the inaugural Ramblin’ Man Fair hosted by Team Rock. It was an event with a very specific demographic: less than fifteen sew-on band patches on your denim jacket? You need to consider an alternative festival, sir… The main ‘Classic Rock’ stage had some very significant acts upon it, any one of which could have qualified for free bus travel had they not arrived by executive helicopter.… Keep Reading

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