Wolf Alice play as part of Revive Live Tour

As part of the The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour, Wolf Alice have announced September gigs. In order to help revive the grassroots music scene the string of intimate gigs starts in Stoke on Trent on September 25th then calls at Frome, Swansea and Southampton The band states “As part of the Revive Live campaign,…

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No talking please, I’m listening to the band

“This is a place for music lovers. If you want to talk to your friends when the bands are on, please use the other bar.” The above sign is plastered prominently on the venue door at The Trades in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, my favourite small venue. It’s a welcome sign; I’m one of those gig…

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Independent Venue Week: check out your local

Shake off the flu, ease up on dry January and get out to a gig this week – all in order to support Independent Venue Week, which takes place between Monday 23 – Sunday 29 January. 148 venues around the UK are taking part in IVW this year. The project, which is staged nationally but retains a strong…

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