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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of assault.
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, the founding member of Dave Clark Five has died aged 72.
Rapper Tim Dog has died aged 46. His death was caused by a seizure after a long battle with diabetes.
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, 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.”
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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 has announced details of a one off performance in London. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk
20th February – The Forum, London
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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