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Jake Bugg at 02 Academy Brixton, London – Gig review and photos

November 10, 2013
Jake Bugg at 02 Academy Brixton, London - photo by Lauren Towner, Music Vice Magazine

The Gig: Jake Bugg supported by The Family Rain When: 24 October 2013 Where: o2 Academy Brixton, London In One Word: Humbling Arriving at Brixton Academy on a cold and wet October evening isn’t the most enthralling idea of a night out, but the air outside the Academy was thick with...
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Virgin Records celebrates 40th anniversary with ‘Disruptions’ exhibition

October 21, 2013

Launched in 1973, Virgin are marking their 40th anniversary with a free exhibition in London. “Virgin Records: 40 Years of Distruptions. The Exhibitions.” is set to open its doors on October 24 at the Victoria House and will run until October 29. The exhibition features rare photographs from the last 40...
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Pixies to play London’s 2013 iTunes Festival

July 10, 2013
Pixies group shot

Pixies have been confirmed to play the 2013 iTunes Festival that is held at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday, September 25. The iTunes festival is free to the public, and can be streamed via the official app available on the iTunes Store and with Apple TV.  The festival, running from...
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Arctic Monkeys debut new song at the Majestic Ventura Theatre (22/5)

May 23, 2013

Arctic Monkeys played a new song, “Do I Wanna Know?”, from their forthcoming fifth album at their sold-out show at the Majestic Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA last night (22/5). It was the band’s first live show after almost a year after they performed at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in...
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Muse cancel Scandinavian live dates

November 29, 2012

Muse have tonight cancelled gigs in Stockholm, Malmo and Oslo due to frontman Matt Bellamy breaking two bones in his foot. The statement from the band’s Facebook page is as follows We’re very sorry to have to announce that Muse’s forthcoming shows in Oslo, Stockholm and Malmo have been cancelled as...
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Album review: General Fiasco – Unfaithfully Yours

August 13, 2012
General Fiasco - Unfaithfully Yours

Title: Unfaithfully Yours Artist: General Fiasco Record Label: Dirty Hit Release Date: 30 July 2012 In One Word: Maturing Having already matured from their 2010 debut album Buildings, General Fiasco are back this year with Unfaithfully Yours. Unfaithfully Yours is more mature both musically and lyrically as Buildings conveys a sense of youthfulness where as Unfaithfully Yours is darker in...
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Tonight’s (July 26) Blink 182 Brixton Academy gig has been cancelled

July 26, 2012

Blink 182 have this afternoon cancelled tonight’s (July 26) gig at Brixton Academy due to the illness of bassist Mark Hoppus. The band have also announced that the show will not be rescheduled but ticket holders can contact their point of purchase for a refund. The statement reads: It is with...
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The Enemy announce details of new album and comeback UK tour

February 21, 2012

The Enemy have today announced details of a comeback UK tour along with details of their highly anticipated third album. Streets In The Sky, that has been produced by The Bronx’s Joby Ford, will be released later this year but the band will release the first single  “Gimme The Sign” tonight via...
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Jay Reatard documentary ‘Better Than Something’ set for theatre screenings across America

February 10, 2012

After a solid run through the festival circuit in 2011, the Jay Reatard documentary Better Than Something has announced its first official string of screenings throughout the U.S.. It premiers Friday, March 2 in Brooklyn and then moves into Memphis, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. Better Than Something mixes candid interviews with Jay Reatard and...
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Album review: The Maccabees – Given To The Wild

January 9, 2012
Album review: The Maccabees – Given To The Wild

Title: Given To The Wild Artist: The Maccabees Label: Fiction Records/Universal Music Released: 10 January 2012 In one word: Progress It comes as no surprise to me that after almost three year gap after releasing their second album Wall of Arms, that The Maccabees would come back with a more mature,...
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