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The Weeks

The Garage, London
Fresh from the southern States, The Weeks are tearing around the UK’s shores in support of the Buttons EP. With them they've brought commanding anthems and a whiskey-soaked southern drawl. Read more...

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Rasharn Powell

'Route 219'
The incredible Rasharn Powell features in the second episode of the new series from #TheGarageDoor and stuns with his beautiful vocals. Read more...


Hugh Cornwell

Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh
What a treat to enjoy a pre-Yule double whammy in the Scottish capital! Ex-Strangler Hugh Cornwell introduced his new novel ‘Arnold Drive’ Read more...


DOPExBROKE - 'Dilla Eulogy'

#TheGarageDoor is back! The second series launched yesterday with its first episode featuring London hip hop collective DOPExBROKE. Read more...

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The Rifles

Boogaloo, London
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without The Rifles’ annual knees up at Boogaloo. Read more...


The Albion Christmas Band

Kings Place, London
The recently released live album of The Albion Christmas Band’s concert at the Kings Place last year was, if truth be told, lacking a little atmosphere. Read more...



Borderline, London
There is something in the air tonight; hard to place what exactly a certain feeling that this is going to be special. Read more...


Chas and Dave

O2 Indigo, London
Greenwich had more Rabbit than Sainsbury’s when Chas and Dave took to the stage on Friday. Read more...


New Model Army

The Forum, London
Music News were privileged to be invited down to the Forum Friday night for NMA's annual December-time visit to London. Read more...


The Survival Code

Barfly, London
Following a hiatus from the live scene to concentrate on writing and recording, London Alt-Rock outfit The Survival Code are back Read more...


Chico & the Gypsies

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane stage, bathed in a purple light from the ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ set tonight made way Read more...


Secret Affair

Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London
Cairns on the left sets up Page through the middle and he hits the spot with an icy cool. The crowd goes wild and the Bridge is rocking. Read more...


Elton John

Milan, Mediolanum Forum
Elton John ended the show with the song ‘Circle Of Life’ from the very successful ‘Lion King’ a phrase that perfectly represents the show. Read more...


Rick Astley

The Palais - St Kilda
It's been over two decades since I last saw Rick Astley as a young teenager and I must say, he still has it! Opening with Together Forever at the Palais Theatre... Read more...


The Pretty Reckless

Brixton Academy, London
There really shouldn’t be any doubt after this concert that The Pretty Reckless are a serious bone-fide hard rock band. They are not the most dynamic band you a... Read more...


The Kooks

Cardiff University, Students' Union
It would be 'Naive' of me to say you hadn't heard of the Kooks before, [and] it could be fair to say that, much like me, you had firmly Read more...


The Quireboys

The Glasgow Garage
You know that you are in the company of The Quireboys when frontman Spike jokes that after the gig, folks are required to stay on and drink Read more...

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Ian Siegal and Jimbo Mathus

Edinburgh Blues Club
On Monday eve a fortnight ago, devotees of rootsy blues and Americana were treated to what can only be described as the icing on the cake of a fantastic Read more...


Andrea Bocelli

The O2 Arena, London
Bocelli is a surprisingly understated performer for one so renowned. There remains a subtlety and delicacy that at times gives the O2 arena an intimacy Read more...


Marcus Bonfanti

Upstairs @ The Garage
A cracking night of high intensity Blues and boogie from one of the best around. Read more...


Joanne Shaw Taylor

Shepherds Bush Empire
... the fans were out in force for Joanne Shaw Taylor’s show at London’s Shepherd Bush Empire and they certainly weren’t disappointed as she tore out a brillian... Read more...


La Roux

Limelight, Belfast
An old hippy once said that the last will be first and the first last. It is a maxim that La Roux should have taken to heart by playing Read more...


Darius Rucker

Shepherd's Bush Empire - London
Country-rock star hits the capital on first UK headline tour for years. Read more...


Nightmare Festival

Nightmare Festival, Camden
Set in Camden, scarred by the terrible aftermath of Halloween, this year’s Nightmare Festival had an impressive line-up of artists playing in no less than thirt... Read more...


S Club 7

Press Conference Video Exclusive
The 'Don't Stop' chart toppers reunited to perform as part of BBC's Children In Need telethon and today announced a full 2015 tour. Read more...


Robert Glasper and Jason Moran

Teatro Manzoni, Milan
It was certainly a novelty for me, that my pre gig drink should be an expresso coffee, but what could be better considering I was to see Robert Glasper Read more...


The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Garage Islington
The Steampunks were out in full regalia and there was a remarkable sense of bonhomie with fake beards and cinched waists all over. Read more...


Damien Rice

London, Palladium
When I was a young girl a fell in love with his voice, the stories he told, they way he would sing about love stories with such pain Read more...


Erlend Oye & The Rainbows

Fabrique, Milano: DNA concerti
I seemed to be one of the few who had decided to check out Erland Oye & The Rainbows, on this warm November night in Milan. Read more...


Legends Showcase - Mark Andrew

The Palms - Crown Casino
I've seen hoards of tribute shows and reviewed a number of them over the past year but l have to say Mark Andrew's Legends Showcase is one of the best. Emulatin... Read more...

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