The Chameleons winter tour now includes Membranes for two shows

Mem­branes added to Chameleons tour. Look­ing way ahead, if you can bear to think of it, there’s the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to leave pre-Xmas mania aside and dip into the warm cocoon of a local venue to see The Chameleons plus – for Lon­don and Man­ches­ter only – Mem­branes. Pio­neer­ing post/punk band – CHAMELEONS – will…

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The Wedding Present celebrate Bizarro

The Wed­ding Present cel­e­brate the 35th anniver­sary of their sem­i­nal album Bizarro, and will be per­form­ing it live and in full at shows this autumn. They will also play hits from their back cat­a­logue. The shows will see the David Gedge-led indie leg­ends per­form­ing a 90-minute set that will include the 1989 album, togeth­er with…

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Seafoam Green headline at The Lexington – photos

It’s not been easy to get to see the rous­ing Amer­i­cana band Seafoam Green play live, but Dave O’Grady and Muire­ann McDer­mott Long made two appear­ances in Lon­don last week­end. They head­lined a packed out Lex­ing­ton (good to see the place so full on a Mon­day night) and they real­ly rocked.  The line­up also included…

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Independent Venue Week at The Trades Club

While we spend Jan­u­ary snug­gling under duvets lis­ten­ing to lash­ing rain and howl­ing wind, the night time econ­o­my takes a hit. One area that can’t afford to lie dor­mant is grass­roots music venues. Per­fect­ly timed, Inde­pen­dent Venue Week is an annu­al cel­e­bra­tion of these unique, inti­mate places and aims to entice music fans out with…

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Beans on Toast on tour 2024

Eng­lish Folk hero – Beans on Toast – will be tak­ing his brand new live band out on tour for the first time this Feb­ru­ary and March. With a new-look out­fit com­pris­ing Scot­tish gui­tar wiz­ard / folk song­smith Mem­phis Ger­ald, honky-tonk roy­al­ty King Killer­ship, per­cus­sive pow­er­house Abbi Drums, and fes­ti­val poet extra­or­di­naire Bassie Gra­cie; Beans and the band will be smash­ing out tunes from his highly…

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Gigs 2024: The Lottery Winners, Heather Small, Sasha, Electronica in the Tower

Time to start fill­ing up the diary with some choice gigs for 2024.  Man­ches­ter band The Lot­tery Win­ners cer­tain­ly cap­ti­vat­ed fes­ti­val crowds last year. And they’re set to play at Black­pool Tow­er on the 5th April next year. Tick­ets avail­able:Buy tick­ets for Lot­tery Win­ners at Black­pool Tow­er The Fifth Floor, Fri­day 5th Apr 2024 Sasha is set…

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Peter Hook & The Light play Manchester; New Order in Cardiff

An inti­mate, one-off evening of con­ver­sa­tion with Peter Hook, at The Star & Garter in Man­ches­ter, home to the mur­al of Joy Divi­sion. Pro­ceeds from this spe­cial Head­stock event will sup­port men­tal health char­i­ty Shout. The gig will take place in mem­o­ry of Ian Cur­tis who lost his life to sui­cide in May 1980.  Buy tickets…

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Squeeze announce 50th anniversary tour 2024

TICKETS GO ON SALE 10:00AM, FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER HERE To cel­e­brate their momen­tous 50th anniver­sary, British music leg­ends Squeeze have announced a mas­sive UK tour for 2024. They will be per­form­ing a list of hits and rare gems from their exten­sive back cat­a­logue and will be joined by spe­cial guest Bad­ly Drawn Boy. Squeeze’s songs were writ­ten by Chris Dif­ford and Glenn Tilbrook, the…

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She’s In Parties with debut EP ‘End Scene’ and gigs

The dream-pop band She’s In Par­ties have had a great year so far with appear­ances at Live at Leeds, Board­mas­ters, Lat­i­tude, Truck, Ten­e­ment Trail and The Great Escape First Fifty show­case to being longlist­ed for this year’s Glas­ton­bury Emerg­ing Com­pe­ti­tion. And now there’s a run of live per­for­mances this month, see below. The band start­ing with a sup­port slot with Bleach Lab on the…

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TDC Tunes and RJ Electronica: venue Film Atelier’s farewell concert

Film Ate­lier is a small venue in Cat­ford – a cafe with its own recipe teas, a dark room/film devel­op­ment stu­dio, an art gallery and con­cert venue. Unfor­tu­nate­ly it is to close short­ly. I can’t stand to hear of yet anoth­er venue clos­ing. But here we are – again.  There is to be a farewell concert…

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