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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
Kip Berman strutted onto the stage with his acoustic guitar and gently eased us into ‘Art Smock’ as the small but perfectly formed Hoxton Bar & Grill crowd yelped with delight. Read more...


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Lauren-Shera,-Like-Swimming

Lauren Shera, Like Swimming

The Social, London
'Come to our label showcase at the Social'. Ugh, must I? Monday night, what to expect: another evening tolerating identikit indie heroes Read more...

Danny-Bryant

Danny Bryant

The Borderline London
... mentoring from the likes of Walter Trout and Hubert Sumlin have had an effect and at London’s Borderline on Friday night he absolutely killed it with a set ... Read more...

Dog-Fashion-Disco

Dog Fashion Disco

Camden Barfly
The experimental US metal band play their first UK shows across three nights at Camden Barfly. Music News was there all weekend... Read more...


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Virgil-and-the-Accelerators

Virgil and the Accelerators

Tropic at Ruislip
The Tropic was pretty well packed out for the visit of Virgil and the Accelerators – their first show at the venue and from the crowd reaction it will not be th... Read more...

Beck

Beck

iTunes Festival, Camden Roundhouse
It’s always a pleasure coming to the iTunes Festival here at the Roundhouse, a great atmosphere always assured and tonight’s main act a veritable music icon. Read more...

Johnny-WInter---Final-performance

Johnny WInter - Final performance

Cahors Blues Festival, France
Johnny Winter was simply one of those guys who was always fixin' to die. A legendary figure, with a legendary appetite for everything dangerous Read more...

Brownstock-Festival

Brownstock Festival

Morris Farm, Essex
The sun was undecided on the Sunday of Brownstock Festival coming and going with a rhythmic regularity but importantly never threatening rain. Read more...

Rewind-Festival

Rewind Festival

Temple Island Meadows, Henley-On-Thames
80s FESTIVAL Rewind went off with a boom this weekend – and it wasn’t just the fireworks – it was the Boomtown Rat himself, Sir Bob Geldof. Read more...

The-Relentless-Stage

The Relentless Stage

Leeds Festival 2014
Leeds Festival 2014 had a line-up to boot this year, so we pulled on our wellies and made our way up north to check it all out! Read more...

Boomtown-Festival-2014

Boomtown Festival 2014

Matterly Bowl, Near Winchester, Hampshire
Utter madness... in a good way... Boomtown fair was the ultimate escape for those who love a good old fashioned rave! In the rain. Read more...

Sunflowerfest-2014

Sunflowerfest 2014

Tubby's Farm, Hillsborough, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Sunflowerfest is a weekend festival of music, arts and entertainment that takes place on a farm a dozen or so miles from Belfast. Read more...

Red-Bull-Music-Academy-2014

Red Bull Music Academy 2014

Notting Hill Carnival
The spirit of Carnival charged full throttle through the crowd under the Westway, defying the rain-soaked pavements and sombre skies to bring the heat for the R... Read more...

Cambridge-Folk-Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge
Twenty five years on from my first Cambridge Folk Festival and twenty two since my last, I thought that their 50th anniversary Read more...

Ghostface-Killah

Ghostface Killah

RBMA, Shoreditch House
Shoreditch House was THE place to be on Monday night, as hip hop heavyweight Ghostface Killah performed at an exclusive gig for Red Bull Music Academy. Read more...

Jungle

Jungle

Heineken Ignite London
With a headline performance by London-based collective, Jungle, supported by Beaty Heart, Heineken offered guests the chance to experience an exclusive gig at t... Read more...

Hevy-Fest

Hevy Fest

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent
Hevy Fest returned to it's usual festival spirit this year in Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, with cutting edge and nostalgic acts. Boasting an awesome, albeit sm... Read more...

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Umbria-Rock-Festival

Umbria Rock Festival

Italy
We flew out to the beautiful Perugia in Italy for the very first edition of the Umbria Rock Festival. Located about 40 minutes from Perugia, the beautiful town ... Read more...

Courtney-Love

Courtney Love

You Know My Name Tour - Australia
Whether you love or hate her, there is no denying that Courtney Love is hypnotic on stage. Opening with Wedding Day at Festival Hall in Melbourne, on her ‘You K... Read more...

Standon-Calling

Standon Calling

Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire
Standon 2014 was a bit like taking a time capsule back to the 70s. Read more...

68

'68

The Cricketers, Kingston
Josh Scogin debuts his latest seminal project the '68 in the U.K with abundant energy and promise Read more...

Darren-Coggan

Darren Coggan

Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story
Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story is part concert and part bio, and a must-see for all Cat Stevens fans. Darren Coggan’s innate ability to personify, Yusuf Isl... Read more...

Secret-Garden-Party

Secret Garden Party

Abbots Ripton, Cambridge
Last weekend we headed to Abbots Ripton for the festival full of bohemian free-loving, where glitter (and lots of it) is a must on entry... we are of course tal... Read more...

Bastille

Bastille

HP Connected, Scala
On what had been one of, if not the hottest week of the year so far, Dan Smith and co played an epic set in Scala, Kings Cross’ intimate multi story club. Read more...

Elbow

Elbow

Eden Sessions - Eden Project
Elbow and Doves have been bosom buddies since they both emerged from the Manchester Indie scene back in the late 90's, so it's not surprising to see Jimi Goodwi... Read more...

Pet-Shop-Boys

Pet Shop Boys

Royal Albert Hall - Prom 8
Pet Shop Boys go all classical - and hit a few flat notes. In recent years, pop duo Pet Shop Boys have been involved in a range of projects. Read more...

Pixies

Pixies

Eden Sessions - Eden Project
Black/Frank/Charles, whatever he's calling himself these days, leads the band, including new bassist Paz Lenchantin onto the stage and after a stuttering start ... Read more...

2000-Trees-Festival

2000 Trees Festival

Upcote Farm, Cheltenham
In the beautiful surroundings of Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, 2000 Trees festival is a gem of a find if you’ve been lucky enough…I found this festival in 2008 whe... Read more...

Raleigh-Ritchie

Raleigh Ritchie

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Thursday evening saw a host of talent grace the stage at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. The relatively small venue found itself full up with music lovers expect... Read more...

Lovebox-Festival

Lovebox Festival

Hackney, London
In the blazing hot sunshine, we headed over to Victoria Park in Hackney on Friday and Saturday for the annual Lovebox Festival. Read more...



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