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Music News: Monday 23rd January 2012

Lisa Bentley

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Etta James: 25th January 1938 – 20th January 2012

Soul singer Etta James has lost her battle with leukemia just five days short of her 74th birthday. The singers hits included I Just Want To Make Love You and At Last.

Obama Ba-rockin’ New York

President Obama wowed crowds at a New York theatre by breaking out into the classic Al Green track Let’s Stay Together. If the ‘Pres’ doesn’t get re-elected we think he should change careers because that politician can sing.

Lana Del Rey Backlash Started Already

Much hype has surrounded Lana Del Rey who broke into public consciousness last year with her track Video Games, however her recent performance of American TV show SNL has been the focal point of criticism this week. SNL usually only invites established artist onto their television show thus making her performance all the more intriguing. Let us know what you think of the performance.

Bruno Mars Cocaine Case Closed

The Bruno Mars cocaine case has now been closed. The Marry You singer has stayed out of trouble as stipulated in his plea deal. Mars has also paid a sum of $2,000 and performed 200 hours of community service along with the other conditions set.

Weller Welcomes Twins

Paul Weller has welcomed twin boys to their family. He and his wife Hannah named their sons John Paul and Bowie.

Katy Perry Signs To Sims

Katy Perry has agreed to allow her likeness to be the star of Sims. She will feature in The Sims 3 Showtime.

LL Cool J To Host Grammys

It has been announced that rapper and actor LL Cool J will host the 2012 Grammys. This years’ show will see performances from Foo Fighter and Bruno Mars.

New Ramones Book

A biography of the late Johnny Ramone is set to be released. The guitarist in one of the most influential punk bands started writing the book when he became ill with prostate cancer. It has been eight years since the Johnny Ramone (real name John Cummings) died and currently only one member of the original line up survives.

Sinead O’Connor Enters Hospital

Troubled singer Sinead O’Connor has entered hospital to help her deal with depression. The Irish singer has been making headlines recently with her on again/off again marriage.

Tribute To Amy

Details of a concert have been announced to honour the late Amy Winehouse. The proceeds of the concert will go the The Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity set up by her father Mitch after her death. It has been rumoured that both Lily Allen and Jessie J have already signed up to perform.

Honour for Don McLean

Don McLean and the Dubliners have won a lifetime achievement awards. BBC2 Folk Radio honoured the Irish band due to over 50 years playing traditional and recognisable Irish music. Don McLean is most famous for his hit song American Pie.

Live Announcements

Alt-J

Alt-J has been announced as the main support for Wild Beasts.

Sun 11 March – Warwick University
Mon 12 March – Norwich University
Tue 13 March – Colchester Arts Centre
Wed 14 March – Exeter Phoenix
Thu 15 March – Falmouth Pavillion
Fri 16 March – Cardiff Coal Exchange
Sat 17 March – Liverpool O2 Academy

Apple Cart Festival

Dates for the Apple Cart Festival have been announced. Along with the announcement of dates comes the first announcement of bands that will be playing. The early line-up includes Noah and the Whale, Jeffrey Lewis, Marcus Foster and Nenah Cherry among a plethora of others.

3rd June – Victoria Park, Grove Road, London

Awolnation

7th February – Night and Day, Manchester

8th February – Arches, Glasgow

9th February – HMV Institute, Birmingham

10th February – HMV Next Big Thing, the Garage, London

Black Keys

3rd February – Capital FM Arena, Nottinham

4th February – Corn Exchange, Nottingham

6th February – Apollo, Manchester

7th February – Apollo, Manchester

9th February – Alexandra Palace, London

10th February – Alexandra Palace, London

11th February – Alexandra Palace, London

Bosco Del Rey

6th February – Shaklewell Arms, London (FREE SHOW)

7th February – Madame JoJo’s, London (White Heat £5)

Breton

27th March – Academy 2, Dublin, Ireland

28th March – Corsica Studios, London

29th March – Islington Mill, Manchester

30th March – A Nation of Shop Keepers, Leeds

Capital Sun

24th January – Camden Eye, London

28th January – The Rainbow, Birmingham (Single Launch)

6th February – The Bedford, Balham

29th February – The Flapper, Birmingham (supporting Brother & Bones)

Cass McCombs

5th March – Band on the Wall, Manchester

6th March – Stereo, Glasgow

7th March – Leaf, Liverpool

9th March – Union Chapel, London

Crowns

17th February – Truro, Bunters

18th February – Jericho’s Brasserie, Launceston

20th February – Cavern, Exeter

22nd February – The Old Blue Last, London

25th March – Central Station, Wrexham (with Sharks)

26th March – Star & Garter, Manchester (with Sharks)

27th March – Rainbow, Birmingham (with Sharks)

28th March – King Tuts, Glasgow (with Sharks)

29th March – Stereo, York (with Sharks)

31st March – Rock City, Nottingham (with Sharks)

1st April – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (with Sharks)

2nd April – The Croft, Bristol (with Sharks)

3rd April – The Lexington, London (with Sharks)

4th April – Green Door Store, Brighton (with Sharks)

5th April – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (with Sharks)

6th April – Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Damn Vandals

18th January – The Bowery, London

4th February – The Workshop, London

14th February – The Buffalo Bar, London

1st March – The Underbelly, London

6th April – The 12 Bar Club, London

Diana Vickers

Diana Vickers will be playing two February dates. Ticket details are below.

8 Feb – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
9 Feb – Cargo, London

Dirty Three

26th May – ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror @ Alexander Palace, London

8th – 10th June – No Direction Home Festival, Nottinghamshire

The Drums

26th February – o2 Academy, Liverpool

27th February – Roundhouse, London (NME Awards Show)

28th February – o2 Academy, Oxford

Eugine McGuiness

3rd February – Barfly, London (Domino Night at HMV Next Big Thing)

7th February – White Heat at Madam Jojo’s, London

20th April – Rock City, Nottingham (with Miles Kane)

21st April – Barrowlands, Glasgow (with Miles Kane)

22nd April – Ironworks, Inverness (with Miles Kane)

25th April – Academy, Leeds (with Miles Kane)

26th April – Academy 1, Manchester (with Miles Kane)

27th April – Academy, Bristol (with Miles Kane)

28th April – Forum, London (with Miles Kane)

Hype Theory

24th January – The Garage, London

4th February – The Ivy, Sheerness

9th February – Classic Grand, Glasgow

10th February – The Jam Jar, Dunfermline

24th February – The Hermit, Brentwood

2nd March – The Vic Inn, Derby

5th March – Koopas, Swansea (with Jet Pack)

6th March – Central Station, Wrexham (with Jet Pack)

8th March – Soundhouse, Leicester (with Jet Pack)

9th March – Club Revolution, Peterborough (with Jet Pack)

10th March – The Krispin Klub, Kettering (with Jet Pack & Threads)

LetLive

4th February – Academy, Dublin

5th February – Academy, Dublin

7th February – Guildhall, Southampton

8th February – UEA, Norwich

10th February – o2 Academy, Bristol

11th February – Uni Great Hall, Cardiff

12th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

13th February – o2 ABC, Glasgow

15th February – Academy, Manchester

16th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

17th February – Roundhouse, London

The Longcut

23rd February – The Hop, Wakefield

24th February – Underachievers, The Roadhouse, Manchester

25th February – One Man Melt, ULU, London

26th February – Magic Pudding, Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford

Los Camposinos!

20th March – Phoenix, Exeter

21st March – Thekla, Bristol

22nd March – Electric Ballroom, London

23rd March – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

24th March – Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham

26th March – Academy 3, Manchester

27th March – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool

28th March – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

29th March – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

30th March – Waterfront, Norwich

31st March – Leadmill, Sheffield

Make Do And Mend

20th May – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (with Hildamay www.twforum.co.uk)

21st May – The Hydrant, Brighton (with Hildamay www.seetickets.co.uk)

22nd May – Joiners, Southampton (with Hildamay www.seetickets.co.uk)

23rd May – The Fleece, Bristol (with Hildamay www.ticketweb.co.uk)

24th May – Old Blue Last, London (www.musicglue.com/pinkmist)

25th May – The Peel, Kingston (with Hildamay www.baquetrecords.com)

28th May – Sub 89, Reading (with Evarose www.seetickets.com)

Model Society

21st January – Barfly, London

4th February – Bar M, Manchester

24th February – This Feeling, Vibe Bar, London

24th March – Good Ship, London

28th April – Lexington, London

Nanci Griffith

27th February – TLT Theatre, Drogheda

28th February – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

29th February – Glor, Ennis

2nd March – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

3rd March – Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

4th March – Everyman Palace, Cork

6th March – Opera House, Wexford

7th March – Theatre Royal, Waterford

8th March – The Helix, Dublin

10th March – Concert Hall, Glasgow

11th March – The Lowry, Salford

12th March – Town Hall, Birmingham

14th March – SBE, London

15th March – London or Bristol Venue TBA

16th March – The Stables, Milton Keynes

18th March – Grand Theatre, Swansea

19th March – Del A Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea

21st March – Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

22nd March – The Sage, Gateshead

23rd March – Barbican, York

One Night Only

16th April – o2 Academy, Liverpool

17th April – Arts Centre, Norwich

18th April – Central Station Wrexham

19th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

21st April – Fat Sams, Dundee

22nd April – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

24th April – Guildhall, Gloucester

25th April – Garage, London

26th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

27th April – Kasbah, Coventry

28th April – The Duchess, York

Patterns

18th January – The Lexington, London (with Diagrams)

10th February – Mello Mello, Liverpool

6th March – Electrowerkz, London (with Youth Lagoon – SOLD OUT)

Ryan Adams

20th April – Waterfront Auditorium, Belfast

22nd April – Sage, Gateshead

23rd April – Palladium, London

25th April – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

26th April – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

27th April – City Hall, Sheffield

30th April – Palladium, London

S.C.U.M

21st February – Green Door, Brighton

23rd February – The Lanes, Bristol

24th February – Bush Hall, London (NME Awards Show)

25th February – Kasbah, Coventry

27th February – Stereo, York

28th February – Harley, Sheffield

29th February – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

The Skints

30th January – KOKO, London (with Gym Class Heroes)

17th March – o2 Academy, Leicester (with You Me At Six)

18th March – Rock City, Nottingham (with You Me At Six)

20th March – o2 Academy, Bournemouth (with You Me At Six)

21st March – Westland Centre, Yeovil (with You Me At Six)

23rd March – Great Hall, Cardiff (with You Me At Six)

24th March – University Guild of Students, Liverpool (with You Me At Six)

25th March – o2 Academy, Newcastle Upon Tyne (with You Me At Six)

27th March – SECC Hall 3, Glasgow (with You Me At Six)

28th March – Apollo, Manchester (with You Me At Six)

29th March – Apollo, Manchester (with You Me At Six)

21st March – The Ballroom, Birmingham (with You Me At Six)

1st April – The Ballroom, Birmingham (with You Me At Six)

2nd April – The Ballroom, Birmingham (with You Me At Six)

3rd April – Brixton Academy, London (with You Me At Six)

Stadium Fare

4th February – The Victoria Ace Busby Striptease presents an All Dayer, Birmingham

15th February – Memorial Hall, Sheffield (Acoustic gig supporting Nat Johnson & the Figureheads album Launch)

16th February – Bush Hall, London (Acoustic supporting Nat Johnson & the Figureheads)

19th February – Rutland Arms, Sheffield (Completely Acoustic gig with One Happy Island)

20th February – The Chameleon, Nottingham (with One Happy Island)

24th February – Shakespeare, Sheffield (with Allo Darlin and The Many Boyfriends)

The Tricks

26th January – The Globe, Cardiff

27th January – Band On The Wall, Manchester

28th January – Cox’s Yard, Stratford Upon Avon

29th January – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

30th January – The Leopard, Doncaster

2nd February – Old Queens Head, London

3rd February – o2 Academy 2, Sheffield

4th February – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

6th February – Fruit, Hull

7th February – Brudenell, Leeds

9th February – Stereo, York

10th February – Fleece, Bristol

11th February – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Tyler Ward

23rd February – Dingwalls, London (0207 403 3331)

25th February – Academy 3, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

1st March – HMV Library, Birmingham (0844 248 5037)

Yelawolf

4th May – Academy 3, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

14th May – Electric Ballroom, London (0844 811 0051)

15th May – o2 Academy 2, Bristol (0844 477 2000)

16th May – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)

2:54

2nd April – Waterfront Studio, Norwich (www.crowdsurge.com)

4th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)

5th April – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow (www.pclpresents.com)

10th April – Thekla, Bristol (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)

11th April – Green Door Store, Brighton (www.seetickets.com)

Released This Week

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The Lion’s Roar – First Aid Kit

Voyageur – Kathleen Edwards

Area 52 Roderigo y Gabriela

Dark Adrenaline – Lacuna Coil

1992 – 2012 Anthology – Underowld

Tough Love – Pulled Apart By Horses

Beyond The Sun – Chris Isaak

Something – Chairlift

E Volo Love – Francois & the Atlas Mountains

Version Francaise – Nouvelle Vague

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