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Adam Ant

Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London
It comes as no surprise that Adam Ant is still performing 35 years on from the release of his debut album; the artists life must have been written in his DNA. What's more surprising is that he can still fill the Hammersmith Apollo. Read more...

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Simone Felice

Electric Circus, Edinburgh
A week ago Tuesday, celebrated American poet and songwriter Simone Felice seduced Edinborians with his intoxicating blend of life-affirming word-smithery... Read more...


The Hoax / Well Hung Heart / Federal Charm

Islington Academy
... last night’s packed gig at the Academy showed off one of the new pretenders as well as a resurgent ‘Old name’ sandwiching the best of Anglo/American Punk Bl... Read more...


Mark Harrison, Pat Dam Smyth

Old Church St Pancras
I love the venue and both Mark Harrison and Pat Dam Smyth played memorable sets - all in all a great way to spend a Friday night Read more...

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Giuseppe Di Benedetto

75 Beat Club, Milan
Just being in the mere presence of a bona fide artist at work can both seduce and intimidate; one’s thoughts intensified as emotions are laid bare. Read more...


Backstreet Boys

The SSE Hydro - Glasgow
'In A World Like This' Tour, Live: The Backstreet Boys at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow Read more...


The Parlotones

Kensington Roof Gardens, London
The Parlotones may not [yet] be a household name here but their show at the swanky Kensington Roof Gardens drew a capacity crowd. Read more...



Oxford, The Art Bar
Taking to the stage a few moments after the rest of the band, front man Tom Rowlett orders the awaiting punters to come forward Read more...


Elvis In Concert - Viva Las Vegas

Shawn Klush and Cody Slaughter
Elvis Viva Las Vegas kicked off at Crown Casino last night to an ecstatic crowd filled with Elvis look-a-likes and adoring women. Opening night in Australia too... Read more...



The Documentary
DOPExBROKE are a London based collective of minds, bodies & souls creating an organic sound that resonates with the vibrations of the human anatomy. Read more...



Blue Note club, Milan
Music-News was present to see Verdiana, a 27 year old Italian musician, finalist in the 2013 edition of ‘Amici’, showcase her Read more...


George Michael

Palais Garnier Documentary
George Michael’s Palais Garnier Documentary premiered last night on British television on BBC 1. After “sitting on the shelf for over a year Read more...


C2C Festival - Saturday

O2 London
Music’s a funny old thing. Here I am, stood drinking a glass of neat bourbon and wearing a cowboy hat, wishing I had a pair of boots with metal spurs on them to... Read more...



Shepherd's Bush Empire
Biggest headline UK gig for former American Idol contestant. "Who?" That was the disappointing question a colleague asked when invited to see Read more...


Stiff Little Fingers

The Forum, London
The truth is there isn’t that much new to say about Stiff Little Fingers. They’ve ploughed their furrow for nigh on 40 years and had highs and lows as all bands... Read more...


Tom Paxton and Janis Ian

Barbican, London
When two American National treasures get together for the first time in the UK you are pretty much assured a worthy spectacle. Read more...


Samuel James

The Constitution, Camden
... Sam James is close to the top of the list. He is charismatic, tuneful and has a great way with an audience and is beginning to build a following that is you... Read more...

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Shoreditch Hall, London
Following her success last year on tour with The Weeknd, and debut show at Shoreditch Hall, London (which sold out within minutes), Jillian Banks Read more...


Simon Kent

The Dublin Castle
If you are all about the music and love to immerge yourself in an artist’s world, Simon Kent is probably an act you do not want to miss. For the release of his ... Read more...


The Vintage Caravan

Underworld, Camden, London
Sunday’s in Camden aren’t usually that much fun: too many people aimlessly wandering around, stopping to take photos of naff t-shirts shops, and a pain to get ... Read more...


The Ramonas

Citrus Club, Edinburgh
The Ramonas – UK's all grrrl tribute band to the mighty Ramones – showed Edinburgh's Citrus Club how to let rip and provided punters with a whale ... Read more...


Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Union Chapel
When the entire audience at the Union Chapel is pulled to its feet in an explosion of joy, when half the crowd can’t sit still for dancing and when the buzz aro... Read more...



The Live Bar, Truro
Riffed, from Truro are newcomers on the burgeoning live scene in Cornwall. Having formed as schoolfriends a few years ago these guys have built a solid reputati... Read more...


Jason Derulo

Motorpoint Arena
It seems that only a few months back fans were concerned that Jason Derulo wouldn’t be able to walk again after the injury to his neck, however the pop supersta... Read more...


The Gypsy Pistoleros

Bannermans, Edinburgh
When Gypsy Pistoleros singer Lee quit the band – bang! - back in 2011 and prior to the band’s album release, the future looked somewhat uncertain ... Read more...


Imelda May, Mundy

Roundhouse, Camden
St Patrick’s day at the Roundhouse was a classy affair with Imelda May at her rockin’, bluesy best. Dressed in monochrome striped Read more...


C2C Festival - Sunday

O2 Arena, London
If the 50,000 fans who swarmed into the O2 in London and Dublin this weekend are anything to go by, Country music is alive and kicking Read more...


The Cadillac Three

Shepherd's Bush Empire
There’s no shortage of bands plying bluesd up 70’s hard rock these days. Some are very good and manage to push forward, others are more content to just drift a... Read more...


Clean Bandit

The Laundry
Clean Bandit, the electronic pop troupe from Cambridge, held an intimate gig last night for fans at The Laundry in London Fields. With their logo - consisting o... Read more...


Edinburgh Blues Club launch

Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Wind back to 2013, when the idea of a regular blues club in Edinburgh became popular and thus did receive ample support. Main driving point was growing concern ... Read more...

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