Coronation Street legend Bill Tarmy will feature in the music video for Chris Stock’s single Our Time. The single will be available August 20th and all the proceeds of the track will be donated to Cancer Research UK. Make sure you get your copy and help a worthy cause.
A 20 year old man has died at this year’s V festival. The as of yet un-named man was found August 19th by festival workers and emergency first aid was give whilst waiting for paramedics however he was later pronounced dead. In investigation is underway.
This latest series of X Factor hit our screens this week. Not unused to a little drama viewers were shocked by a P!nk tribute acts feisty performance and her full on diva fit as she did not get through to the next round. Off screen, the drama continued between X Factor judge Tulisa and Sir Alan Sugar. Sugar has verbally attacked Tulisa on other occasions did the same thing via twitter during the first show. Tulisa retaliated with a full rant kicking off at the business man by citing her achievements compared to his. The drama and feud continue.
R Kelly’s upcoming week long residency aboard the Love Letter Cruise has been cancelled. The Ignition singer has pulled out due to disagreements over fees.
KISS and Motley Crue have donated $100,000 to the victims of the Aurora shooting. The money has been given. Paul Stanley aka Star Child of KISS had this to say regarding the donation – “The terror these innocent victims of the Aurora massacre must have experienced and the profound loss their families now face is unimaginable. We hope that our small gesture helps inspire others to band together in compassion and financial support for all involved in this unspeakable tragedy.”
According to recent rumours, TV funny man Harry Hill has been in cohorts with Simon Cowell to create a musical based on the TV talent show, X Factor. The musical is said to be a parody of the show, with very tongue in cheek humour.
Lady Gaga has been a very busy bee lately. The Poker Face singer is rumoured to be requesting a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss her Born This Way Foundation. She has already discussed how it can be used with American President Barack Obama. In other Gaga news, the Lady has angered PETA for reportedly wearing fur. Finally she has also released the teaser trailer for her new fragrance Fame.
Rock icon Alice Cooper surprised theatre goers this week by making a guest appearance in West End musical Rock of Ages. His performance was in celebration of the 40th anniversary of his single Schools Out For Summer reaching the UK top spot. In other Alice Cooper related news, it has been reported that he has asked Johnny Depp to join him on tour. Johnny Depp recently wowed crowds at an Aerosmith gig as he took to the stage to perform one track.
Bow Wow is being sued by a porn star. French actress Katsuni has claimed that he has used images of her for his video that were previously licenced to another video.
Noel Gallagher has made a disparaging mark towards his younger brother Liam Gallagher’s band Beady Eye. After their performance at the Olympic closing ceremony where the band performed iconic Oasis track Wonderwall, Noel congratulated “Stratford’s finest Oasis tribute band.” The brothers have been frequently caught throwing jibes about each-others respective bands and we here at MTTM do not think it will be the last time either.
In other news regarding musicals, The Flaming Lips musical based on their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot will be opening in San Diego later this year.
Three members of Russian band Pussy Riot have been charged with hooliganism and religious hatred. They have been sentenced to two years imprisonment. Prior to being sentenced Pussy Riot has received support from fellow musicians worldwide. Icelandic musician Bjork recently dedicated her performance of Declare Independence to the band and requested her audience to sing along in a hope for “freedom of speech”.
Music critic Everett True has started a campaign to get other artists to create their own Pussy Riot protest song.
Paul McCartney has offered his words of support sending the band a personal message saying “I’m writing to show my support for you at this difficult time. I would like you to know that I very much hope the Russian authorities would support the principle of free speech for all their citizens and not feel that they have to punish you for your protest. Many people in the civilised world are allowed to voice their opinions and as long as they do not hurt anyone in doing so I believe this is the best way forward for all societies. I hope you can stay strong and believe that I and many others like me who believe in free speech will do everything in our power to support you and the idea of artistic freedom.”
Jake Bugg has announced details of his debut album. The eponymous album is due for release October 15th. You can see Jake Bugg perform before then on his next tour, details of which you can find in out Live Announcements section. The release of Kanye West’s next album Cruel Summer has been delayed until later in September. Gabriel Bruce has announced a release date for his debut album Love In Arms. The album will be available for purchase October 22nd. Soundgarden have announced that their first album to be recorded and released in sixteen years will be available in the UK November 12th. Lisa Marie Presley will be releasing her latest album on October 15th through Island Records. The album, which is called Storm and Grace features collaborations with Richard Hawley and Ed Harcourt.
Killing Joke singer Jaz Coleman, who was recently reported as missing, has been found in Western Sahara. He was apparently working on a few solo projects and was unaware of the concern for his safety.
RNB singer Rihanna made it to the top spot with her new album release Talk That Talk this week. The album sold just under ten thousand copies but still managed to claim the number one spot.
Tickets for Blood on the Dancefloor are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
9th November – Audio, Brighton
10th November – Alexandra Palace, London (Vans Warped Tour)
12th November – Thekla, Bristol
13th November – The Cathouse, Glasgow
14th November – Academy 3, Manchester
15th November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle
16th November – The Temple, Birmingham
17th November – 229, London
Check out Broken Hands on their November tour.
2nd November – Concorde 3, Leeds
3rd November – Stealth, Nottingham
4th November – Louisiana, Bristol
6th November – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton
7th November – Sebright Arms, London
8th November – The Basement, York
9th November – The Compass, Chester
10th November – Lock 42, Leicester
12th November – Trof Fallowfield, Manchester
Deap Valley’s tour starts this week. Catch them at the following venues.
22nd August – Tamesis Dock, London (Communion Records Night – Sold Out)
24th August – Leeds Festival, Leeds
26th August – Reading Festival, Reading
27th August – Whelans, Dublin
1st September – 1, 2, 3, 4 Festival, London
3rd September – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
4th September – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Glasgow
5th September – The Cluny, Newcastle
7th September – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
8th September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
10th September – Sebright Arms, London
Tickets for Example’s upcoming tour can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.
11th February – BIC, Bournemouth
12th February – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
13th February – Echo Arena, Liverpool
15th February – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
16th February – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
17th February – SECC, Glasgow
18th February – AECC, Aberdeen
23rd February – Earls Court, London
25th February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
26th February – Brighton Centre, Brighton
18th February – LG Arena – Birmingham
1st March – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Foreign Beggars are touring in October
9th October – o2 Academy 2, Oxford
10th October – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
11th October – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham
12th October – Club Academy, Manchester
13th October – Stereo, Glasgow
16th October – Waterfront, Norwich
17th October – Heaven, London
18th October – Digital, Brighton
19th October – Motion, Bristol
How To Dress Well are playing three UK dates as part of their European tour.
2nd November – Twisted Pepper, Dublin
3rd November – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
5th November – XOYO, London
Jake Bugg will be touring in September, October and November.
25th August – Reading Festival, Reading
26th August – Leeds Festival, Leeds
22nd September – Loopallu, Ullapool
23rd September – Rading Rooms, Dundee
25th September – Masque, Liverpool
28th September – Black Box, Belfast
16th October – Sub 89, Reading
20th October – Gathering, Oxford
12th November – HMV Institute Temple Room, Brimingham
13th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
14th November – Koko, London
15th November – Thekla, Bristol
17th November – Club Academy, Manchester
18th November – Cockpit, Leeds
19th November – Fibbers, York
21st November – King Tuts, Glasgow
22nd November – Academy 2, Newcastle
23rd November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
You can buy your ticket for Kristina Train’s October/November tour via www.gigsandtours.com.
29th October – Band on the Wall, Manchester
30th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
1st November – Gateshead Sage, Gateshead
2nd November – Trinity Centre, Bristol
3rd November – Waterfront, Norwich
5th November – Komedia, Brighton
6th November – Glee Club, Birmingham
7th November – Scala, London
Landscapes are touring.
22nd August – White Rabbit, Plymouth (with This is Hell)
25th August – The Cookie Jar, Leicester (with This is Hell)
27th August – Fleece, Bristol (with This is Hell)
23rd September – Outbreak Festival, Leeds
11th November – Komedia, Bath (with Funeral For A Friend)
Check out Let’s Go Safari on their upcoming live dates.
24th August – On the Rocks, Bournemouth
27th August – The Vibe Bar, London
5th September – The Horatia, London
20th September – RMA Tavern, Southsea, Portsmouth
Luke Sital Singh is touring.
31st August – St Luke’s Church, Islington, London
4th September – Servant’s Jazz Quarters, London
18th November – Thekla, Bristol
19th November – Village Underground, London
20th November – Komedia, Brighton
21st November – The Wardrobe, Leeds
23rd November – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
24th November – Limelight, Belfast
25th November – Whelans, Dublin
27th November – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
28th November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
29th November – The Bodega, Nottingham
Nell Brydon will be touring before the year is out.
30th November – Royal Albert Hall, London
5th December – City Hall, Sheffield
6th December – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
7th December – Guildhall, Portsmouth
8th December – International Centre, Bournemouth
14th December – Pavilions, Plymouth
Tickets for The Noisettes four date tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
12th November – o2 Academy, Oxford
13th November – Koko, London
14th November – HMV Ritz, Manchester
15th November – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Tickets for the Revival Hour are on sale. Get yours!
20th November – Band on the Wall, Manchester
21st November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
22nd November – Parr Street Studio 2, Liverpool
23rd November – Arts Centre, Norwich
26th November – Komedia, Brighton
27th November – Louisiana, Bristol
28th November – Phoenix, Exeter
29th November – Village Underground, London
30th November – Jericho, Oxford
Rolo Tamassi will be touring before the year is out.
21st October – Fleece, Bristol
22nd October – Haunt, Brighton
23rd October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
24th October – Rainbow, Birmingham
25th October – Cockpit, Leeds
26th October – Sumo, Middlesborough
27th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
28th October – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
30th October – Arts Centre, Norwich
31st October – XOYO, London
San Cisco will be playing three London shows in October.
2nd October – White Heat at Madame Jo Jo’s, London
4th October – Clash Presents at The Lexington, London
5th October – Club NME at Koko, London
Tickets for Scouting for Girls October dates are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
16th October – o2 Academy, Bristol
17th October – HMV Ritz, Manchester
18th October – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
19th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham
27th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow
Tickets for The Script’s three September shows are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
9th September – 02 ABC, Glasgow
10th September – HMV Ritz, Manchester
12th September – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Sonic Boom Six will be touring the UK extensively in November.
2nd November – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
3rd November – Soundhouse, Leicester
4th November – Academy 3, Manchester
5th November – Cockpit 2, Leeds,
6th November – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
8th November – Welly, Hull
9th November – Esquires, Bedford
10th November – Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham
12th November – The Croft, Bristol
13th November – Cavern, Exeter
15th November – The White Rabbit, Plymouth
16th November – Bunters, Truro B Side
17th November – The George, Andover
18th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
20th November – Waterfront, Norwich
21st November – The Borderline, London
22nd November – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham
23rd November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle
24th November – Meze Lounge, Newport
The Story So Far will be heading out for a tour in November.
1st November – West Coast Bar, Margate
2nd November – Kasbah, Coventry
3rd November – Sound Circus, Bournemouth
4th November – Rock City, Nottingham (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)
5th November – Academy, Manchester (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)
6th November – University, Leeds (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)
7th November – Barrowland, Glasgow (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)
8th November – UEA, Norwich (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)
9th November – University Great Hall, Cardiff (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)
10th November – Alexandra Palace, London (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)
The 1975 will be touring. Check them out.
2nd December – Cockpit 3, Leeds
3rd December – King Tuts, Glasgow
4th December – Fruit, Hull
5th December – Sound Control, Manchester
6th December – Barfly, London
7th December – Joiners, Southampton
8th December – Temple, Birmingham
2:54 have a few more dates lined up. Make sure you see them before the year is out.
24th August – Leeds Festival, Leeds
26th August – Reading Festival, Reading
31st August – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury
7th September – Bestival, Newport
9th October – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
9th November – Coal Exchange, Cardiff
9th December – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
A Symphony of British Music – Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games – Various Artists
Election Special – Ry Cooder
Hot Cakes – The Darkness
Life is People – Bill Fay
Four – Bloc Party
Devotion – Jessie Ware
Misty Eye – Aiden Grimshaw
Fragrant World – Yeasayer
Into the Diamond Sun – Stealing Sheep
Look Out Mama – Hurray for the Riff Raff