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Music News: Monday 25th August 2014

Lisa Bentley



Chapman Denied Parole

Mark David Chapman’s recent plea for parole has been denied. Chapman was sent to prison for the murder of John Lennon in December 1980.

ASCAP Honour for Wonder

Stevie Wonder is among some of the stars honoured at this year’s ASCAP awards. Awards have also been issued to Billie Joe Armstrong and Stephen Sondheim.

Man Killed at Wiz Khalifa Gig

A man has been shot and killed at a gig in California. He was shot in a Wiz Khalifa gig. Police are currently looking for the murderer and are appealing for witnesses.

New Book from Former Belle and Sebastian Member

Stuart David, the former bassist with Belle and Sebastian is penning a book about his time in the band. It will be released in February 2015.

Problems for Paramore

Paramore’s set at this year’s Reading festival was marred with electrical problems. The audience had to wait for 15 minutes whilst engineers tried to fix the sound problem.

Live Announcements

The Barr Brothers

The Barr Brothers are heading out on tour this week.

30th August – End of the Road Festival

31st August – Electric Picnic Festival

1st September – Brooklyn Bowl, London (with Deer Tick)

14th October – The Lexington, London

23rd October – The Castle, Manchester

24th October – Whelan’s, Dublin

25th October – Beach House, Bangor

26th October – Sligo Live Festival, Ireland

28th October – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

29th October – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Dark Horses

Dark Horses will start touring in September.

9th September – Louisiana, Bristol

10th September – Cookie Jar, Leicester

11th September – King Tuts, Glasgow

12th September – Gullivers, Manchester

29th September – Shacklewell Arms, London (Album launch party)

The Howling

The Howling are set to tour with Jettblack in October

7th October – Corporation, Sheffield

8th October – Roadhouse, Manchester

9th October – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

10th October – Live rooms, Chester

11th October – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

12th October – o2 Islington Academy, London

13th October – Joiners, Southampton

The Lost Brothers

The Lost Brothers start touring this week.

28th August – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

29th August – The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

1st September – Oran Mor, Glasgow

2nd September – Gorilla, Manchester

3rd September – The Electric Ballroom, London

4th September – The Temple, Birmingham

Man Made

Man Made are heading out on an extensive tour.

13th September – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (XFM Xposure presents)

1st October – The Compass, Chester

2nd October – The Leopard, Doncaster

4th October – The Birdcage, Bristol

6th October – Academy 2, Oxford

8th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

10th October – KU Bar, Stockton

12th October – Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow

13th October – Bodega, Nottingham

14th October – The Castle, Manchester

16th October – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

17th October – Cockpit 3, Leeds

18th October – Independent, Sunderland

19th October – Think Tank, Newcastle

21st October – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

22nd October – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

23rd October – Tunnels, Aberdeen

24th October – Madhatters, Inverness

25th October – Buskers, Dundee

Tom Vek

Catch Tom Vek on tour.

1st September – Y Not Festival

5th – 7th September – Festival No. 6

3rd October – Pavilions, Falmouth

4th October – The Art Bar, Oxford

6th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

7th October – The Haunt, Brighton

8th October – Gorilla, Manchester

9th October – King Tuts, Glasgow

11th October – Cockpit, Leeds

12th October – Kazimier, Liverpool

14th October – Bodega, Nottingham

15th October – Koko, London

Released This Week

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

My Everything – Ariana Grande

Pale Communion – Opeth

Moonshine in the Trunk – Brad Paisley

Whispers – Tina Dico