Oxjam Oxford has announced some of the bands who will be playing this year’s festival. So far playing the event are Family Machine, The Yarns, Evening Hymns, Empty White Circles, Robots with Souls and Black Hats among a plethora of other bands and artists. They will be playing under the headline act Fixers. Tickets are already on sale and cost just £7 so make sure you get yours as soon as possible. They can be purchased at We Got Tickets.
Severe weather has meant that this year’s Lollapalooza festival had to be closed mid event. The Chicago based festival first ensured the safety of the patrons but have re-arranged for the bands to play.
Twenty-six teenagers were hospitalised before attending a Wiz Khalifa gig in New York due to alcohol related illness. Ironically, the intoxicated youths were headed to see a show from the aptly named Under the Influence of Music tour.
Jason Noble of the band Rodan has died. The singer and guitarist lost his three year battle with cancer on August 4th; whilst it wasn’t the cancer that killed him it is believed a medication he was using led to Noble having a heart attack.
A fan of Nickleback tried to sneak into their show in New York this week. Kevin Beaudette, the 22 year old fan didn’t manage to get into the gig but did however fall down a 40ft gorge. MTTM would recommend that next time Nickleback are playing, Beaudette should just buy a ticket.
Snoop Dogg has been banned from Norway for two years. The ban comes after the rapper was caught trying to bring marijuana into Norway before his performance at a Norwegian festival. Snoop Dogg has reportedly said he is ok with the ban. We have to wonder if the ban applies to Snoop Lion too.
Poison’s Bret Michael is rumoured to be writing a movie about his life. The biopic is said to be a big budget film going through all the major events of his life and ending at his near death experience during heart surgery last year.
A Tenacious D gig in Las Vegas had to be abandoned mid set as an altercation in the crowd broke out leaving a man hospitalised with a stab wound. This seems to be a growing trend in gigs of late, recently a plethora of stabbings happened at several Swedish House Mafia gigs.
Billy Talent’s fourth album Dead Silence is set to be released September 14th. Ellie Goulding is releasing her second album, Halcyon, in October. Love her or hate her but Rhianna sure does bang out the albums. She is working on her seventh album with David Guetta. We could be getting a new Robbie Williams solo album sooner than we expected. The Take That singer has revealed that the album is nearly finished and he is just currently choosing which songs to include. Pet Shop Boys will be releasing their eleventh studio album, Elysium, in September. Sad news for Muse fans. The band have delayed the release of their new album The 2nd Law until October. Beyonce is reportedly back in the studio working on her next album.
Singer Tony Martin (born Alvin Morris) has died aged 98. The crooner, famous for songs such as I Get Ideas, To Each His Own and There’s No Tomorrow died at his home in Los Angeles.
The Pussy Riot drama continues but if you want to show your support for the incarcerated musicians then please sign the following petition – http://www.causes.com/causes/787323-free-pussy-riot-now-pussy-riot/actions/1666509.
A 24 year old man has died at this year’s Global Gathering festival. As of yet, the details of the deceased’s identity has not been revealed; the cause of death has not been revealed either.
An exhibition of work by The Horrors frontman Faris Rotter will open at The Strand Gallery in September. The exhibition entitled Creatures in Colour: Sketchbooks from Faris Badwan can be viewed from September the 18th until September 30th.
Jaz Coleman, the singer with Killing Joke has been reported missing. The band are scheduled to tour in September and have promised to try and maintain those dates however their primary concern is to find their missing singer.
Carl Barat. Barat recently joined the band on stage when they performed at London venue, Proud. It has now been announced that he will perform with the band for the foreseeable future.
Channel 4 has teamed up with David Attenborough and Icelandic pop Icon Bjork for a documentary called Attenborough and Bjork: The Nature of Music. The documentary will explore the evolution of music.
No Use For A Name singer Tony Sly has died. He was 41. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Professor Green has been angering people via twitter this week. He has reportedly called Kristen Stewart a “Slutbag” due to her recent philandering. He has also angered groups in support of people with eating disorders as he brandished bulimia as an “intelligent eating disorder.” Professor Green tried to cushion the backlash by arguing that he has OCD but finds jokes about OCD “funny”.
Axewound have announced an October tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
1st October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
2nd October – King Tuts, Glasgow
3rd October – Academy 3, Manchester
4th October – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
6th October – Underworld, London
7th October – Thekla, Bristol
Coheed and Cambria will be playing this year’s Leeds and Reading festival. The band has also announced four live dates for November.
8th November – Koko, London
9th November – ABC, Glasgow
11th November – Academy, Birmingham
12th November – Ritz Ballroom
The headlining tour from Dan Le Sac has been scheduled for October.
1st October – Coalition, Brighton
3rd October – Hodga, Chelmsford
4th October – Waterfront, Norwich
6th October – Academy 2, Oxford
8th October – Sin, Swansea
11th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
12th October – Guildhall, Gloucester
13th October – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
15th October- Academy, Leicester
16th October – 53 Degrees, Preston
17th October – London Barfly, Camden
18th October – Club Academy, Manchester
19th October – Leadmill, Sheffield
20th October – Welly Club, Hull
21st October – Engine Shed, Lincoln
24th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
25th October – Northumbria Uni, Newcastle
28th October – The Duchess, York
29th October – Sub89, Reading
31st October – Boileroom, Guildford
Deap Valley will be playing throughout August and September.
22nd August – Tamesis Dock, London (Communion Record Night)
24th August – Leeds Festival
26th August – Reading Festival
27th August – Whelan’s, 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
Keane have announced live dates for later this year.
19th November – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
21st November – Olympia, Dublin
22nd November – Waterfront Hall, Belfast
28th November – Arena, Nottingham
29th November – MEN Arena, Manchester
30th November – o2 Arena, London
2nd December – Brighton Centre, Brighton
3rd December – Winter Gardens, Margate
4th December – BIC, Bournemouth
Kopek has a lot of live dates coming up. Make sure you get to see them.
27th September – Water Rats, London
28th September – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
29th September – Rock City, Nottingham
13th November – Thekla, Bristol
14th November – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
15th November – Academy 3, Nottingham
17th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
18th November – King Tut’s, Glasgow
19th November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle
20th November – Cockpit, Leeds
22nd November – The Waterfront, Norwich
23rd November – Garage, London
24th November – The Haunt, Brighton
Lemonade are heading out on tour.
13th September The Lexington, London
14th September – Start The Bus, Bristol
15th September – The Grand Social, Dublin
17th September – The Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
18th September – Sneaky Pete’s T, Ediburgh
Pale Seas will be touring.
17th August – Beacons Festival, Skipton
15th September – Southsea, Portsmouth
24th September – Joiners, Southampton
25th September – Wilmington Arms, London
28th September – The Road House, Manchester
29th September – Guildhall, Gloucester
Before the American leg of their tour, Perfume Genius will be playing some UK dates.
28th August – The Junction, Cambridge
29th August – Albert Hall, Nottingham
30th August – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
31st August – The Globe, Cardiff
1st September – End of the Road, North Dorset
4th September – SWG3, Glasgow
5th September – Glee Club, Birmingham
6th September – Union Chapel, London
Poor Moon will be playing three live shows ahead of the release of their new album which will be released in September.
31st August – End of the Road Festival, Dorset
1st September – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
3rd September – The Lexington, London
Random Impulse has a few more dates left on his tour.
10th August – Boardmasters, Newquay
18th August – V Festival, Chelmsford
19th August – V Festival, Staffordshire
8th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight
9th September – Storm Festival, Tamworth
30th September – Koko, London (SU Arts Freshers Ball)
10th October – Barfly, Camden (headline show)
18th October – Cockpit, Leeds (City College event)
19th October – Inside Out, Darlington
Sissy and the Blisters are touring.
10th August – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay Cornwall
31st August – Old Blue Last, London
25th September – The Castle, Manchester
26th September – The Opoto, Leeds
27th September – Bungalow & Bears, Sheffield
28th September – Labour Blub, Northampton
29th September – Oakfield Social Club, Reading
Tickets for Slash’s tour can be purchased via www.livenation.co.uk.
7th October – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
8th October – o2 Apollo, Manchester
9th October – NIA, Birmingham
11th October – o2 Academy, Brixton
15th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle
Check out Spector when they play throughout October and November.
11th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
12th October – Tunnels, Aberdeen
13th October – Doghouse, Dundee
14th October – Brickyard, Carlisle
16th October – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool
17th October – 53 Degrees, Preston
18th October – Leadmill, Sheffield
19th October – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds
25th October – Concorde 2, Brighton
26th October – Sub89, Reading
27th October – Rescue Room, Nottingham
28th October – Waterfront, Norwich
29th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
31st October – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle
1st November – o2 Academy 2, Leicester
2nd November – HMV Ritz, Manchester
3rd November – Sugarmill, Stoke
5th November – Duchess, York
6th November – The Hub, Darlington
7th November – HMV Library, Birmingham
8th November – Guildhall, Gloucester
10th November – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
The third single from Toy is due out in September. You can see them live at the following dates.
19th October – Plug, Sheffield
20th October – HMV Temple, Birmingham
23rd October – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
24th October – Heaven, London
25th October – Talking Heads, Southampton
27th October – Green Door Store, Brighton
28th October – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
29th October – Cluny, Newcastle
30th October – Sleazy’s, Glasgow
Two Door Cinema Club have announced live dates for September. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
4th September – HMV Library, Birmingham
5th September – Sound Control, Manchester
6th September – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
7th September – The Academy, Dublin
Frequent guest star of One Tree Hill, singer and actor, Tyler Hilton will be playing a European tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
25th October- o2 Academy, Dublin
29th October – Scala, London
30th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham
31st October – King Tuts, Glasgow
1st November – Academy 2, Mnachester
The Wooden Sky has announced UK tour dates.
3rd October – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
4th October – Windmill, London
5th October – Mad Ferret, Preston
9th October – Slaughtered Lamb, London
10th October – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
11th October – The Studio, Hartlepool
12th October – Independent, Sunderland
13th October – Oxjam, Oxford
Ei8ht – Nik Kershaw
Cut the World – Antony and the Johnsons
Mondo Sex Head – Rob Zombie