touring

Loitered Lens: Macy Gray

A throatful of gravel and a bag of class, Macy Gray rules the pink feather boa onstage at Koko, London...

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Benoit Pioulard new album March 4th

Hymnal is the fourth kranky album by Thomas Meluch under his musical alias Benoit Pioulard, following Précis (2006), Temper (2008) and Lasted (2010). It was written and recorded throughout a year...

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Ultraista: Cable Club [live]

Trouble is, I’d rather see RADIOHEAD instead. And I don’t even like Radiohead....

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Scott Kelly, Live

Bringing some much-needed light to London's Black Heart next week, Kelly will play songs from both of his most recent albums: Songs of Townes Van Zandt and The Forgiven Ghost in Me....

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House of Burlesque: Shipwrecked [Review]

The questions here are, is Burlesque exploitative? Does it reinforce cultural and sexual attitudes that are complicit in sexual harassment or is this just a great medium of feminist expression and a...

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Gary Numan UK Tour Dates

These concerts will feature brand new songs from the forthcoming 'SPLINTER’ album (due in 2013), plus new versions of tracks from 2011's ‘DEAD SON RISING’ album, which are currently being worked...

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Peter Gabriel Plays So

The album upon which 'Red Rain', Don't Give Up' and the ubiquitous 'Sledgehammer' featured will be played in its entirety, along with a showcase of tracks spanning the artist's career...

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Loitered Lens: Nightwish

‘this gig was really about the new vocalist. Nightwish are the sort of band where the songs are bigger than the singer, but their material can be challenging regardless of who is singing it....

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Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal

A 2 year voyage for this, the largest ever collection of Andy Warhol works in Asia, which will tour from Singapore to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing Tokyo. ...

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Panic Room: On Performance

'It's always a balancing act when you're drawing up a set list; I think people would be surprised to know how many hours we literally spend agonizing over it'. UK rock band Panic Room talk about live...

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RIP: Mitch Lucker 1984-2012

RIP: Mitch Lucker 1984-2012 - Trebuchet remembers...

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House of Burlesque: Interview

'Burlesque provides a vital platform for women to be in control of the portrayal of their own bodies and minds.' Interview...

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Deftones UK Tour

The Deftones have nothing left to prove. They have 'the rock' and now they want to share it with you....

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Rival Sons: Electric Ballroom

It’s not too difficult to understand the appeal of Rival Sons. They do classic rock extremely well. Jay Buchanan is without doubt a charismatic lead vocalist who, despite his relatively small...

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Dropkick Murphys Announce Album/Tour

Dropkick Murphys whittle their shillelaghs, sup the cream off the top of a few wee pints o' the black stuff and get set for an album launch and Euro tour starting in, where else? Dublin!...

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Loitered Lens: Anneke Van Giersbergen

Anneke Van Giersbergen brings it to London's Borderline. Photoessay....

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Loitered Lens: Howlin’ Rain

They started firing shots from the guitar like armour piercing rounds, and with that you just knew this was going be jaw-droppingly brilliant. ...

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Jeff The Brotherhood [Live]

Jeff The Brotherhood are amongst the new wave of noisy duos to create a substantial buzz. Although the Nashville band have now been in existence for more than a decade - including drummer Jamin's...

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[Video] A Winged Victory for the Sullen

A Winged Victory for the Sullen's 'Requiem For The Static King Part One' directed by Christopher Hewitt...

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2:54 Cover Adamski/Seal

When ZTT bit the dust, Seal went from being an edgy urban electronica act to something more akin to a one-man Lighthouse Family. That said, 2:54 have channeled the bleak and sterile undertones of...

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Rupert Stroud [Single]

Putting in the miles, sofabeds and service-station all-day breakfasts, Rupert Stroud has been touring hard in the UK all summer. All grist to the mill, and meaning that when 'Twisted Games' and 'No...

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Listener [Live]

Performing a set covering both old and newer material, Listener create an electric, vacuous atmosphere of mystification and strike the crowd near-dumb. The usual glazed, blank looks at the back of...

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Loitered Lens: Public Image Limited

Bowie may have snubbed the closing ceremony, Fatboy Slim may have been caught miming by the second loop of the supposedly live soundtrack, and the faint strains of the Sex Pistols may well have been...

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Teengirl Fantasy Live Dates

'a form of discourse between the band and their instruments'. Coo! Does it count if it's just the keyboardist shouting at the pitchbend wheel for being sticky? The rest of the description...

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The Mercy House: Interview

The genre obsessions have to stop, I guess something is going right when everyone becomes the great ‘opinionizer’, but I think that’s what can be exciting about music, take something out of the...

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HEVY Festival

When your guitar feedback section is so long that your guitarist has time to have a crafty check of his iPhone, maybe it's time to just get on with the song already. HEVY Festival is HUGE. This...

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Viza: Interview

So do they think that music can change the world? Chris told me, “I think it could. I think it allows people, it gives people an outlet. It gives people I guess the right to think freely or...

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The Social Club: Mini Interview

We choose to play happier stuff! You have to hold back your money shot and focus on strong songwriting. At first listen the songs sound simple but they’re much deeper than that – Lew...

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30 shades of WOMAD

Despite the 'small is beautiful' ethical basis of the festival where buying a branded plastic bottle contributes to a distant solution, offering an option to feel good without getting personally...

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Loitered Lens: The Members

The Members are: JC Carroll, Chris Payne and Rat Scabies...

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