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THE CHARLATANS: Northwich 2 Days & Whats Left To Come…

The Charlatans have been collating their own festival in Northwich which started this week and is lasting for 10 days. Time to get down there if you’ve not done so already!! The 10 day Charlatans festival in Northwich will be featuring an exhibition, showing rare Charlatans memorabilia, a week of live bands at The Salty Dog pub, film screenings and podcasts – Craig Parkinson will be hosting The Two Shot… Keep Reading

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The MCC Guid Guide 17th – 28th May

The Manchester Creative Collective are stoked to be working alongside Flick of the Finger to bring you a bi-weekly pick of local gigs for all the tip-top live music that’s taking place in the North West. Those who lament the so-called death of live music, need to give their head a huge wobble and look at some of the gems we have selected over the next week or so. We… Keep Reading

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Manchester’s Original Acid House Pioneers, 808 State Announce 2018 UK Tour

Manchester’s original acid house pioneers, trailblazers for the entire UK acid house and techno scene return for a UK tour at the end of 2018. Still guided by an enduring spirit of experimentation and individuality, “808 State : 30” sees the band perform fan favourites from their five major albums in an entirely new set which also features exclusive new material from the band’s upcoming sixth album, “Transmission Suite”. Now… Keep Reading

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Greta Van Fleet SELL OUT 5 Debut UK Shows!

Fast rising US rockers, Greta Van Fleet will be playing a slot on the Zippo Encore stage at this year’s Download. Barely out of their teens, this will be the band’s first appearance at the legendary rock festival at Castle Donington. They have also now completely sold out their first UK headline tour, with the venues already having had to be upgraded to cope with demand. Later in the year… Keep Reading

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Blue October, O2 Ritz, Manchester

Supported by Broken Witt Rebels, Blue October return to Manchester. Almost a year to the day, Blue October, consisting of Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey and Will Knaak, return to Manchester’s Ritz, and put on an astonishing show. The night was opened by the Birmingham-based, soulful rockers, Broken Witt Rebels. With his gritty, Caleb Followill-esque (Kings of Leon) vocals, Danny Core’s power boomed throughout the quirky venue.… Keep Reading

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Editors Announce 14 UK Dates For 2018

Editors today announce a full UK tour for October, culminating in a headline show at London O2 Academy Brixton on 24th October. Tickets go on sale at 9.00am this Friday from here and ticketmaster. The tour announcement follows three sold out album launch shows at Birmingham Town Hall, Manchester Cathedral and London Clapham Grand to celebrate the forthcoming release of eagerly anticipated album ‘Violence’ (released this Friday on Play It… Keep Reading

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Travis Take ‘The Man Who’ On Tour

Following their triumphant headline show at On Blackheath Festival last September and due to popular demand, Travis, one of Britain’s best loved bands play their classic album ‘The Man Who’ live in full for two limited runs this June & December. Released 19 years ago, ‘The Man Who’ sounds as fresh today as it did then. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned… Keep Reading

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Morrissey, Leeds First Direct Arena

Every time I see Morrissey play I think it will be the last time, and yet after twenty five plus concerts here I am again finding myself excited at seeing this legend on stage ….. maybe Morrissey’s only happy when he’s up on the stage? Waiting in the cramped, narrow pit in front of the stage watching the obligatory thirty minute film bombarding the audience with iconic cultural images from… Keep Reading

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Don Broco, Birmingham O2 Academy

After receiving rave reviews from their newest album Technology, Don Broco hit Birmingham’s o2 Academy to show fans that they can put as much power in to these songs live as they could on the record. With support coming from Yonaka and Man with a Mission, it was clear that we were in for a fun-filled, exhilarating evening. Yonaka, hailing from Brighton, were the first band of the evening. Taking… Keep Reading

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The Arctic Monkeys announce HUGE Europeans festival dates for 2018!

Here it is, the announcement that we’ve all been patiently waiting for… (no, Donald trump has not been impeached sorry to be the bearer of bad news) After three years , the Sheffield party starters, The Arctic Monkeys have just announced their first UK festival slot for 2018 and it comes from TRNSMT Festival. With support from the likes of Blossoms, Miles Kane and Nothing but thieves, this festival looks… Keep Reading

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Scarlet Fever Seven Miles Out Arts Centre, Stockport

I first saw Scarlet Fever as a support act at Night and Day. Their short set that night, made enough of an impression to drag me out to Stockport on a cold, snowy, Friday night to catch their headline set at Seven Miles Out Arts Centre. Formed just two years ago by school friends Louis Clark, Ellis Ferrington and Oli Mitchell and soon to be joined by Lee Campbell the… Keep Reading

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Marsicans Announce Headline Tour

Marsicans are a young indie band from Leeds whose driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music. The four-piece released their debut single in 2015 and have worked relentlessly since. 2017 was the busiest year to date for Marsicans. They signed to Lab Records and X-Ray Touring; their EP hit a million plays on Spotify; singles made the BBC Radio… Keep Reading

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The Darkness, O2 Academy, Leeds

Give me a “D”…..Give me an “arkness”, and don’t let the bells end! Christmas comes early as Lowestoft’s finest ever rock band come back to Leeds to rock out with their bells out. It has been almost 15 years since ‘Permission to Land’ graced the record shelves of stores that no longer exist, however, The Darkness are still packing a punch and have a pre-xmas tour to play and a… Keep Reading

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Future Islands, Manchester Apollo 24th November 2017

When you trek out to the Manchester Apollo on a cold miserable night you hope the journey is going to be worth the effort. In the case of Future Islands on Friday evening every frozen bone was worth it. The band, originally from Greenville North Carolina but now based in Baltimore Maryland, are being called one of the best live acts around, and in front man Samuel T Herring they… Keep Reading

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New Music From Shed Seven ‘Nothing to Live Down’

Shed Seven release ‘Nothing to Live Down’ which premiered on Chris Moyles’s Radio X Breakfast Show. The single is taken from their new album ‘Instant Pleasures’ which charted last week on the Official UK Album Chart at number 8 and is released on BMG. Instant Pleasures also charted at number 1 on the independent album chart and on the album vinyl chart. ‘Nothing to Live Down’, gives a nod to… Keep Reading

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Alice Cooper, Manchester Arena

You would have thought that as his 70th birthday approached Alice Cooper would be starting to take it easy and tone things down a bit but tonight’s show at The Manchester Arena was a full on performance lasting almost 2 hours, covering 14 0f Alice’s 27 studio albums including the latest one, Paranormal. As the pa booms out “you have been chosen to spend a night with Alice Cooper” the… Keep Reading

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Manic Street Preachers Arena Tour Announced for 2018

‘Resistance Is Futile’, the band’s 13th studio album, is due for release on 6th April 2018 on Columbia/Sony (the album is the band’s 13th consecutive release for the label). Of their first new recordings in four years, the band said: “The main themes of ‘Resistance is Futile’ are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic – in many ways… Keep Reading

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Black Lips UK Dates

Atlanta flower punk pioneers Black Lips are rolling on. After their headlining appearance at Reading & Leeds this summer, the band have now announced a number of UK and European live dates, including a return to the capital in late November to headline an always raucous Fluffer Pit Party. Earlier this year through Vice Records, Black Lips released Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?. Produced by Sean Lennon at his studio… Keep Reading

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James Announce One Off Manchester Show for 2018

James are proud to announce an intimate and special one-off charity show in Manchester for 2018 An intimate evening with James and special guests will raise money for the “We Love Manchester Emergency Found”, an aid set up to help support people in the wake of the Manchester terror attack this summer. Special guests will be announced in the coming weeks for this unique and intimate show. The band said:… Keep Reading

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Rise Against UK Tour with Sleeping With Sirens

Melodic Hardcore band Rise Against are hitting the UK and Europe for a full tour, bringing Sleeping With Sirens along for the ride. Their brand new, 5/5 Kerrang! Magazine rated album ‘Wolves’ is out now via Virgin Records. The first single off the new record, Violence, has now over 7 million streams. Watch it below! You can catch Rise Against and Sleeping with Sirens at the following dates: 1st November – O2… Keep Reading

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