Pet Shop Boys Announce Winter Tour

Pet Shop Boys have announced new live dates for 2009. The duo play Manchester Apollo and London’s O2 Arena this week (18th and 19th June), and Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 13th July. The pair will take their recent album ‘Yes’ on the road again in December following the announcement of arena shows in Birmingham and […]

The Rumble Strips Announce Album Launch Gig

The Rumble Strips have announced they will play a very special album launch gig in London on July 15th @ London’s Wilton Hall, the world’s oldest and last surviving grand music hall. There will be a mini-orchestra backing them, with strings scored by Owen Pallet. Mark Ronson will also be DJing at the event. Tickets […]

Pixies and Blur Both Play Secret Gigs

Blur and The Pixies both played secret gigs in East London last night to mark the release of new albums. Blur joined a long list of illustrious acts who have played in-store at Rough Trade East on Brick Lane in support of their new compilation Midlife, while The Pixies performed at Village Underground in Shoreditch […]

The Meat Puppets Stream Gig Online

Kurt cobain’s favourite band the Meat Puppets are currently streaming a live gig they performed last friday online. The set included; “Sewn Together” “Go to Your Head” “Monkey and the Snake” “Rotten Shame” “Oh Me” “Smoke” “Touchdown King” “Plateau” Click here to listen to the show. The band are currently on tour in the U.S.

The Knife Release Preview of Opera

Swedish electro outfit The Knife have released a preview of their forthcoming opera which is based on Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The preview, which can be seen below, is called ‘Colouring The Pigeons’ and is part of the opera ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’. The completed show is expected to be debuted this coming November […]

Mumford & Sons Announce UK Tour For The Autumn.

The quartet will head out on the 12th September for 20 dates, starting at Glasgow King Tut?s and concluding on the 11th October at Northampton?s Roadmender. Tickets are on sale now from Mumford & Sons will also be appearing at this year?s Hard Rock Calling, Blissfields, Oxegen, T In The Park, Bestival, Standon Calling, […]

Faith No More For Reading and Leeds Festival

Promoters Festival Republic have announced that the headline act on the NME /Radio One Stage at The Reading Festival on Friday 28th August and The Leeds Festival on Sunday 30th August will be Faith No More. The newly reformed rock legends, headlined Download Festival at the weekend and have completed a short tour. Other headlineers […]

Starsailor’s James Walsh to Play Rare Acoustic Show

The Break Sessions night at The Library in Islington, will present a sizzling line up on Wednesday 17th June in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Alongside headliner James Walsh from Starsailor, the summer special will feature the best of the 90’s, with Mark Morriss from The Bluetones and a rare performance from Dodgy frontman Nigel […]

Blur Announce Secret London Show

Following their comeback gig in Colchester, Blur have announced on their website they will be playing a secret gig in London tonight. A statement on the website reads: “To celebrate today’s release of Midlife: A Beginners Guide To Blur’: Blur will be playing a short live set somewhere in London tonight (June 15).” The first […]

Ghost Of A Thousand Cancel Download Peformance

Download Festival’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage headliners Ghost Of A Thousand have pulled out of this weekend’s (June 12-14) event. The Brighton band were due to headline the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage on the Saturday (June 13) of the festival, but have pulled out due to urgent family matters. A statement from the […]