According to a poll by XFM Liam Gallagher is the greatest frontman of all time. Freddie Mercury came in 2nd place.
Infamous music magazine NME has reached its 60th anniversary. For six decades the New Musical Express has kept us up to date with all current music sensations as well as introducing us to the best in new music. Happy Anniversary NME.
Juan Zelada released his debut album High Ceilings and Collarbones earlier this year. The singer has promised audiences a good time on his aptly named ‘Good Times’ tour that he is even offering money back to those who do not have a good time. Check out his Facebook page for more information – http://www.facebook.com/zeladaband/app_192764147499862.
Details of a new Bob Dylan album have been released. It will be the 35th studio album from the folk favourite. The album has been recorded at Jackson Browne’s Los Angeles studio.
Girls Aloud have plans to reunite and tour in 2013. The band was created on TV talent show Popstars: The Rivals and will reform for their tenth anniversary.
Guitarist Ronnie Montrose died 3rd of March. It is believed that his long battle with prostate cancer is the cause of death. Over the years of his career he worked with many artists including Van Morrison and Sammy Hagar. He was 64.
Jimmy Ellis, lead singer of The Trammps has passed away. His daughter has revealed the cause of death was comlications due to Alzeimher’s Disease. He was 74.
Etta James is to be inducted into the Apollo Theatre’s Hall of Fame. The soul singer died earlier this year aged 73. Lionel Richie will also be honoured at the event.
Alex James, Blurs bassist has confirmed that the band has big plans for their reunion tour but has lain to rest rumours of a new album. James has said that a new track will be revealed on tour.
Deceased singer Michael Jackson has reportedly had his back catalogue of music stolen. Among the stolen music was the unreleased recordings that Jackson performed with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and Will.i.am. Two men have been charged with the theft proving that they are not Smooth Criminals.
Lady Gaga hit a Twitter milestone this week as she reached two million followers. The American singer has the most followers on the social networking site.
Florence + the Machine are set to release a live album as part of the MTV Unplugged franchise. The performance was recorded in New York last year and is set for release later this year. The set includes a cover version of Otis Redding’s Try A Little Tenderness.
Cheryl Cole has reportedly teamed up with Lana Del Rey to write a track for the Girls Aloud singer’s third album. Lana Del Rey is set to produce the recording.
Jarvis Cocker has been given a half an hour program on Radio 4. It has been described by Jarvis Cocker as “nocturnal exploration of the human condition”.
Beck, James Murphy and Devendra Banhart have recorded I Only Have Eyes For You for a new art installation in America. The song will accompany the work of Doug Aitkin in a museum in Washington, DC.
Katy Perry is set to release a 3D concert movie. The concert movie will be featuring her California Dreams tour. The movie will be called Katy Perry: Part of Me.
The Raconteurs are set to release a DVD of their performance at the 2008 Jazz Festival. The DVD will be called Live at Montreux.
Melvin Benn, the organiser of Reading and Leeds Festival has promised a free beer and burger for weekend ticket holders for this year’s event. This year’s line-up will be revealed later this evening (March 12th).
Boat To Row have released details of their extensive list of live dates.
5th March – Communion, Oxford
9th March – Nambucca, London
10th March – The Haunt, Brighton
16th March – Taylor Johns, Coventry
24th March – The Jericho, Oxford
25th March – The Fleece, Bristol
26th March – Slaughtered Lamb, London
27th March – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
28th March – Bodega Inn, Nottingham
31st March – King Tut’s, Glasgow
4th April – Driftwood Sessions, London
7th May – Magpies Nest Fest, London
26th May – Mayhem In The Meadow, Poole
31st May – Empire, Leeds
2nd June – Lunar Festival, Birmingham
15th June – Big Session Festival, Derbyshire
13th July – Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury
14th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Gloucestershire
5th August – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
11th August – Farmer Phil’s Festival, Shropshire
Catch Boots Electric on his current tour.
12th March – Cockpit, Leeds
13th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
14th March – Garage, London Highbury
15th March – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
16th March – Thekla, Bristol
Chris Isaak will be playing five UK dates in October. Get your ticket from www.livenation.co.uk.
4th October – Bridgewater, Manchester
5th October – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
6th October – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
8th October – Colston Hall, Bristol
9th October – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
Tickets for Christine Soraia’s tour can be purchased from www.gigsandtours.com.
10th April – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
11th April – Pleasance, Edinburgh
12th April – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
13th April – Oran Mor, Glasgow
14th April – RNCM, Manchester
15th April – Glee Club, Birmingham
17th April – Komedia, Bath
18th April – 250, Exeter
19th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
20th April – o2 Academy, Oxford
22nd April – Open, Norwich
23rd April – Junction, Cambridge
24th April – Old Market Hove, Brighton
25th April – Union Chapel, London
27th April – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
29th April – Sugar Club, Dublin
1st May – Stiff Kitten, Belfast
Daley will be heading out on tour playing four UK dates.
13th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester
15th April – Academy 3, Birmingham
16th April – Bowery, London
18th April – The Croft, Bristol
The Heartbreaks will be touring in May. Details of their live dates can be found below. Tickets can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.
5th May – The Wardrobe, Leeds (Live at Leeds)
6th May – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
8th May – The Joiners, Southampton
9th May – Hoxton Bar and Grill, London
11th May – The Rainbow, Birmingham
12th May – Stealth, Nottingham
13th May – The Victoria Inn, Derby
14th May – Head Of Steam, Newcastle
15th May – Mad Ferret, Preston
18th May – The Bowery, Sheffield
Make sure you get your ticket for the Jaguar Skills and his Amazing Friends tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
16th March – Chibuku, Liverpool
17th March – Scala, London
23rd March – Waterfront, Norwich
24th March – HMV Institute, Birmingham
30th March – Oxford Academy, Oxford
7th April – Road Mender, Northampton
New single from Jake Bugg Trouble Town is due for release March 26th. Catch him on his tour.
14th March – Hootanannys, Inverness
15th March – Newmarket, Thurso
16th March – Ceiidh, Ullapool
21st March – Yardbird, Birmingham
24th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
25th March – Head Of Steam, Newcastle
27th March – Old Queens Head, London
29th March – The Castle, Manchester
30th March – Fibbers, York
Ex Busted and Son Of Dork artist James Bourne will be heading out on tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
12th March – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)
13th March – Academy 3, Manchester (0161 832 1111)
16th March – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)
17th March – o2 Islington Academy 2, London (0844 477 2000)
Jay Z and Kanye West have added further UK dates to their Watch The Thrones tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
18th May – o2 Arena, London
19th May – o2 Arena, London
20th May – o2 Arena, London
21st May – o2 Arena, London
22nd May – o2 Arena, London
8th June – o2 Arena, Dublin
11th June – Manchester Arena, Manchester
12th June – Manchester Arena, Manchester
13th June – LG Arena, Birmingham
21st June – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
22nd June – LG Arena, Birmingham
Looking for a new artist to listen to? Then look no further than Karima Francis who will be touring extensively over the next few months.
20th March – The Slaughtered Lamb, London
21st April – The Plugs Small Room, Sheffield
22nd April – The Albert, Brighton
23rd April – Cellar, Southampton
24th April – Louisiana, Bristol
26th April – Glee Club, Birmingham
27th April – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
28th April – Sin City, Swansea
29th April – Jericho, Oxford
1st May – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
2nd May – Eric’s, Liverpool
3rd May – Night & Day, Manchester
4th May – ABC2, Glasgow
6th May – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
7th May – Cluny, Newcastle
8th May – Madferret, Preston
9th May – South Street, Reading
11th May – Great Escape, London
13th May – Moles, Bath
14th May – Cavern Club, Exeter
16th May – Bodega, Nottingham
17th May – Hoxton Hall, London
Maximo Park are playing two intimate dates to preview their new material for their fourth album. They will also play The Great Escape festival in Brighton.
8th May – Sugarmill, Stoke
9th May – The Duchess, York
10th May – Dome, Brighton (The Great Escape)
Modern Faces will be playing throughout April.
7th April – PJ’s, Dunfermline
8th April – PJ’s, Dunfermline
12th April – The Wheelbarrow, London Camden
14th April – The Cluny, Newcastle
20th April – Moho, Manchester
21st April – Erics, Liverpool
27th April – The Vic, Derby
28th April – Sumo, Leicester
Follow Me the debut single from Peace will be released April 23rd. Check them out on their upcoming tour.
9th March – The Box, Crewe
10th March – The Rainbow, Birmingham
13th March – The Haunt, Brighton
14th March – Start The Bus, Bristol
15th March – 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff
16th March – Confession @ Moles, Bath
17th March – The Old Blue Last, London
19th March – Kasbah, Coventry
21st March – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
22nd March – The Registry, Portsmouth
23rd March – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
24th March – Unit, Southampton
25th March – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
26th March – Bumper, Liverpool
27th March – Castle, Manchester
28th March – Sleazy’s, Glasgow
29th March – Doghouse, Dundee
30th March – Mad Ferret, Preston
31st March – Edge, Luton
Rapper PW will be supporting Mindless Behaviour on their upcoming live dates.
28th May – HMV Institute, Birmingham
29th May – Academy 3, Manchester
30th May – Indigo 2, London
To find out the dates that Reverend & The Makers will be playing this year then check out the list of live dates below.
2nd June – Playfest, Pontefract
23rd June – Knebworth Park
24th June – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
30th June – Greenzone Festival, Loughborough
4th August – Y-Not Festival, Derbyshire
18th August – V Festival, Chelsford
19th August – Summer Sundae, Leicester
19th August – V Festival, Stafford
11th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle
12th October – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
13th October – o2 Academy, Liverpool
14th October – HMV Ritz, Manchester
17th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
18th October – Stylus, Leeds
19th October – Open, Norwich
20th October – o2 Academy, Sheffield
21st October – o2 Academy, Birmingham
23rd October – Concorde 2, Brighton
24th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
25th October – o2 Academy, Bristol
26th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Check out Summerlin on their four live dates in April.
22nd April – Barfly, Camden
24th April – Leopard, Doncaster
28th April – Satans Hollow, Manchester
The Temper Trap are hitting the UK. The band’s new self-titled album will be released May 21st.
9th May – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
10th May – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
12th May – Coal Exchange, Cardiff
13th May – Northumbria University Student’s Union, Newcastle
14th May – o2 ABC, Glasgow
16th May – HMV Institute, Birmingham
17th May – HMV Ritz, Manchester
18th May – Arts Academy, Liverpool
21st May – Koko, London
22nd May – Koko, London
6th July – T in the Park, Kinross, Scotland
8th July – Phoenix Park, Dublin
Tribes will be playing many times during this years’ SXSW festival. If you cannot make it to Texas for the festival never fear, the band are also playing UK dates.
21st April – The Haunt, Brighton
22nd April – Arts Centre, Brighton
24th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
25th April – Thekla, Bristol
27th April – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
29th April – Cockpit, Leeds
30th April – Oran Mor, Glasgow
1st May – Academy 2, Manchester
3rd May – Academy 2, Liverpool
4th May – Academy 2, Dublin
5th May – Stiff Kitten, Belfast
7th May – Leadmill, Sheffield
8th May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
9th May – Academy 2, Birmingham
Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka
Tuskagee – Lionel Richie
Marcus Collins – Marcus Collins
All Of Me – Estelle