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Music News: Monday 18th February 2013

Lisa Bentley



The 2013 Grammy’s Winners

The 2013 Grammy Awards took place this week. Here is a list of the winners.

Record of the Year: Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Album of the Year: Babel – Mumford & Sons

Song of the Year: We Are Young – Fun. feat Janelle Monae

Best New Artist: Fun.

Best Pop Solo Performance: Set Fire to the Rain (Live) – Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang – Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Kisses on the Bottom – Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance: Lonely Boy – Black Boys

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Love Bites (So Do I) – Halestorm

Best Rock Song: Lonely Boy – Black Keys

Best Rock Album: El Camino – Black Keys

Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors – Gotye

Best R&B Performance: Climax – Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Love on Top – Beyonce

Best R&B Song: Adorn – Miguel

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album: Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment

Best Rap Performance: N****s in Paris – Jay-Z and Kanye West

Best Rap Song: N****s in Paris – Jay-Z and Kanye West

Best Rap Album: Take Care – Drake

Best Country Solo Performance: Blown Away – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album: Uncaged – Zac Brown Band

Best Blues Album: Locked Down – Dr John

Best Reggae Album: Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff

Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off – Jimmy Fallon

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Historical Album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Boxed Set) – Beach Boys

Producer of the Year, Non Classical: Dan Auerbach

Lady Gaga Cancels Tour

Lady Gaga has had to cancel her tour due to health problems. She has had to cancel 22 dates of her American tour whilst she undergoes surgery for her hip. The Born This Way singer issued the following statement regarding the cancellation: “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not work. To the fans in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now. I would do anything for you. I will hopefully heal soon as possible and be at 500 per cent again, which is what you deserve.”

Festival News

More acts have been added to this year’s Open’er Festival. It has been announced that Modest Mouse and Editors will be playing along with Alt-J.

Manchester’s Parklife Festival has announced that The Maccabees, Johnny Marr and Example are now on the bill. Plan B and Everything Everything will also play the event.

Chubby Checker lays Law Suit

Twist Again singer Chubby Checker is seeking damages after a company who has designed an app has used his name without his permission. The Chubby Checker app apparently estimates the size of a man’s penis.

Win Your Artwork on a Record

Want to see your artwork on a band’s record release. Well here’s your chance. The Secret 7” Project is being hosted as a Record Store Day event and fans can win the chance to see their art work on the releases of Haim, Public Enemy, Elton John, Nas, Laura Marling and Jessie Ware’s releases. For more information visit www.secret-7.com.

Album News

A compilation album, The Best of War Child is released this week and features U2 and Coldplay. This will be the 20th anniversary release of the War Child series.

Alice in Chains new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is due for release in May.

Fall Out Boy have brought the release of their new album Save Rock and Roll forward. The album will be released in April. FOB has issued a statement explaining the albums early release: “So when we got this all rolling we didn’t expect it to be so crazy. But we weren’t kidding when we said we had the album done – so why wait? It means the world to us the way you have welcomed us back. Save Rock and Roll now out early, April 15/16 worldwide.”

Brandon Flowers has revealed that he would like to record another solo album.

Radiohead are planning to get together and record a new album by the end of the summer.

Free Cribs Album

The Cribs are giving away a free album with the issue of NME that will be released 20th February. Payola: The Demos is a twelve track album featuring demo tracks that have been recorded throughout their career.

Dappy’s Sentence Suspended

N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of assault.

Shadow Morton: 3rd September 1940 – 14th February 2013

Shadow Mortan has died aged 71. He is best known for his work producing records for 60’s girl group The Shangri-Las.

Rick Huxley: 5th August 1940 – 11th February 2013

Rick Huxley, the founding member of Dave Clark Five has died aged 72.

Tim Dog: 1st January 1967 – 14th February 14 2013

Rapper Tim Dog has died aged 46. His death was caused by a seizure after a long battle with diabetes.

Goldie Harvey:  23rd October 1981 – 14th February 2013

Nigerian singer Goldie Harvey has passed away. She complained of suffering with a headache and was taken to hospital where she later passed away. She was 31.

Mark Kamins: 13th April 1955 – 14th February 2013

Mark Kamins, the producer of Madonna’s earlier singles has passed away aged 57. Madonna has issued the following statement: “I’m very sorry to hear about Mark’s death. I haven’t seen him for years but if it weren’t for him, I might not have had a singing career. He was the first DJ to play my demos before I had a record deal. He believed in me before anyone else did. I owe him a lot. May he Rest in Peace.”

Live Announcements

Beans On Toast

Beans On Toast will be touring in March.

7th March – The Horn, St Albans

9th March – Threshold Festival, Liverpool

10th March – The Cookie Jar, Leicester

11th March – Kraak Gallery, Manchester

12th March – The Monarch, London

The Big Reunion Tour

The Big Reunion Tour will take place in May. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

3rd May – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

4th May – Manchester Arena, Manchester

5th May – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

6th May – AECC, Aberdeen

7th May – SECC, Glasgow

8th May – Liverpool Arena, Liverpool

9th May – Nottingham Arena, Nottingham

10th May – BIC, Bournemouth

11th May – Cardiff Arena, Cardiff

12th May – LG Arena, Birmingham

13th May – Brighton Centre, Brighton

14th May – o2 Arena, London


Bromheads will be heading out on tour in April.

15th April – Rainbow, Birmingham

16th April – Borderline, London

17th April – Green Door Store, Brighton

18th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

19th April – Bodega, Nottingham

21st April – King Tuts, Glasgow

22nd April – Independent, Sunderland

23rd April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

24th April – Cockpit, Leeds

25th April – Leadmill, Sheffield

26th April – Sugarmill, Stoke

Cloud Boat

Cloud Boat will be touring in the upcoming months.

5th March – Waiting Room, London

6th March – Bulls Head, Birmingham

7th March – Trof, Manchester

9th March – Start The Bus, Bristol

29th May – The Lexington, London

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez will be touring in April and May.

26th April – Ritz, Manchester

27th April – Rock City, Nottingham

29th April – Waterfront, Norwich

30th April – Leadmill, Sheffield

1st May – o2 Academy, Bristol

2nd May – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

5th May – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

David Ford

Check out David Ford on his Spring 2013 tour.

20th March – The Cellar, Southampton

21st March – Tunnels, Bristol

22nd March – o2, Oxford

23rd March – Picturedome, Homfirth

24th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester

27th March – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

28th March – Cluny, Newcastle

29th March – Fibbers, York

30th March – Norwich Arms, Norwich

31st March – Portland Arms, Cambridge

3rd April – Scala, London

4th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

5th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th April – The Venue Theatre, Dublin

7th April – Belfast Empire, Belfast

Dinosaur Pile-Up

Dinosaur Pile-Up will be touring an epic number of live dates. Are you going?

23rd February – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

24th February – Horn, St Albans

25th February – The Garage, London (NME Awards Shows with Fidlar)

26th February – Academy, Oxford (with Fidlar)

16th April – Uni Solus, Cardiff (with Lower Than Atlantis)

17th April – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton (with Lower Than Atlantis)

18th April – Academy 2, Manchester (with Lower Than Atlantis)

19th April – QMU, Glasgow (with Lower Than Atlantis)

20th April – Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds (with Lower Than Atlantis)

24th April – Joiners, Southampton

25th April – Prince Albert, Brighton

26th April – Flapper, Birmingham

27th April – Think Tank, Newcastle

29th April – Tunnels, Aberdeen

30th April – Beat Generator, Dundee

1st May – Duchess, York

2nd May – Fruit, Hull

4th May – Live At Leeds, Leeds

5th May – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

6th May – Bodega, Nottingham

7th May – Cargo, London

Ed Harcourt

Ed Harcourt will be touring the UK in May and June. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.co.uk.

16th May – 18th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

29th May – Colston Hall 2, Bristol

30th May – Cadogan Hall, London

31st May – Slade Rooms, Wolves

2nd June – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

3rd June – St Philip’s Salford, Manchester

4th June – Library Theatre, Sheffield

6th June – Holy Trinity, Leeds

7th June – Scandinavian Church, Liverpool

9th June – Sage 2, Newcastle

10th June – NCEM, York

11th June – Arts Centre, Norwich

Egyptian Hip Hop

Egyptian Hip Hop are touring in March.

1st March – Nice n’ Sleazy’s, Glasgow

2nd March – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

4th March – XOYO, London

5th March – Fleece, Bristol

6th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

8th March – Gorilla, Manchester

John Fullbright

Tickets for John Fullbright’s tour are available via www.wegotickets.com.

8th April – Bush Hall, London

10th April – The Glee Club, Nottingham

11th April – St Bonaventure’s, Bristol

13th April – King Tut’s, Glasgow

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has announced details of a one off performance in London. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk

20th February – The Forum, London

Local Natives

Tickets for Local Natives European tour in October and 2013 are available via www.livenation.co.uk. Check out their UK dates.

15th October – Junction, Cambridge

16th October – Waterfront, Norwich

17th October – o2 Academy Brixton, London

20th October – Sage 2, Newcastle

21st October – Arches, Glasgow

22nd October – Limelight, Belfast

24th October – Olympia, Dublin

25th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

26th October – Ritz, Manchester

27th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

29th October – University, Southampton


LULS will be touring in March.

6th March – Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham

7th March – A Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

8th March – Bowery, Sheffield

9th March – Portland Arms, Cambridge

11th March – Louisiana, Bristol (supporting Theme Park)

12th March – Joiners, Southampton (supporting Theme Park)

13th March – The Haunt, Brighton (supporting Theme Park)

14th March – Heaven, London (supporting Theme Park)

15th March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (supporting Theme Park)

16th March – The Cluny, Newcastle

Maps & Atlases

Maps & Atlases start the UK leg of their European tour this month. Make sure you get to see them.

27th February – Joiners, Southampton

28th February – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

2nd March – Art School, Glasgow

3rd March – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

4th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

5th March – Kazimier, Liverpool

6th March – Dingwalls, London

7th March – Green Door Store, Brighton

8th March – Louisiana, Bristol

9th March – Marlow Theatre Studio, Canterbury


Megadeth will be touring later this year. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

3rd June – o2 Academy, Newcastle

4th June – o2 Academy, Glasgow

5th June – Academy, Manchester

6th June – o2 Academy, Brixton

Sam Lee

Sam Lee will be touring in March.

1st March – St Mary’s Art Centre, Sandwich

2nd March – Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham

3rd March – Turner Sims, Southampton

5th March – Junction, Cambridge

6th March – The Stables, Milton Keynes

7th March – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

8th March – Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford

9th March – Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury

10th March – Folkhouse, Bristol

13th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

14th March – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

15th March – Band on the Wall, Manchester

16th March – Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

19th March – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

20th March – Greystones, Sheffield

21st March – The Epstien, Liverpool

22nd March – The Muni, Pontypridd

23rd March – Taliesin, Swansea

24th March – Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

The Smoking Hearts

The Smoking Hearts will be touring in March.

26th March – The Old Blue Last, London (Free Show)

27th March – Blue Line Studio, Bournemouth

28th March – The Parrot, Carthmathean

29th March – The 2 Pigs, Cheltenham

30th March – Bang Bar, Basingstoke


Tickets for Stereophonics upcoming tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

4th March – Electric, Brixton, London

15th March – De Montford Hall, Leicester

16th March – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

18th March – Academy, Leeds

19th March – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

21st March – Centaur, Cheltenham

22nd March – Guildhall, Portsmouth

23rd March – Pavilions, Plymouth

25th March – Dome, Doncaster

26th March – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

27th March – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Theme Park

Theme Park will be touring in March.

11th March – Louisiana, Bristol

12th March – Joiners, Southampton

13th March – The Haunt, Brighton

14th March – Heaven, London

15th March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (Sold Out)

16th March – The Cluny, Newcastle

18th March – King Tuts, Glasgow

19th March – The Harley, Sheffield

20th March – Waterfront Studios, Norwich

21st March – Temple Rooms, Birmingham

22nd March – Spankys, Nottingham


Tribes will be touring in April and May.

6th April – The Plug, Sheffield

7th April – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

8th April – Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

10th April – Waterfront, Norwich

11th April – o2 Academy, Oxford

12th April – Great Hall 2, Cardiff

4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

21st May – Oran Mor, Glasgow

22nd May – Academy 3, Manchester

23rd May – Institute Library, Birmingham

28th May – Thekla, Bristol

29th May – The Roundhouse, London

Twisted Wheel

Twisted Wheel will be heading out on tour in March.

3rd March – Venue, Derby

4th March – Cluny, Newcastle

5th March – King Tut’s, Glasgow

6th March – Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield

7th March – Academy 2, Manchester

8th March – Rainbow, Birmingham

9th March – Borderline, London

Wild Nothing

Wild Nothing will start their four date tour in March.

18th March – The Kazimier, Liverpool

19th March – Sound Control, Manchester

20th March – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

21st March – Scala, London

The XCerts

The XCerts have revealed that they will be supporting Lower Than Atlantis on their upcoming tour.

21st April – Westlands, Yeovil

23rd April – Waterfront, Norwich

24th April – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth

25th April – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Released This Week

Push The Sky Away – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Fire It Up – Joe Cocker

Live at the Royal Albert Hall – Emeli Sande

Dermot O’Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2013 – Various Artists

The Dixie Dead – Wednesday 13

Reconnect – Eminem

Jamie Lidell – Jamie Lidell

Going No Where – 50 Cent

Next Friday – Nicki Minaj

Uncovered – Little Mix