IGGY GETS IN A MINI!

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Iggy and the Stooges PLAY MINI UNITED FESTIVAL IN FRANCE-

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How to describe the legendary Iggy Pop? Magnetic, unpredictable and edgy, Iggy’s performances are nothing short of iconic, and he’s got the tunes to match. A punk rock pioneer and true wild child, Iggy is riding high on a music career that spans over forty years, and shows no signs of letting up. Get ready for a wild ride! iggyandthestoogesmusic.com
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ONE MAN BANDS FEST

Bands: THE BLUES KITCHEN FESTIVAL OF ONE MAN BANDS DAY #1
DJs: Resident Blues Kitchen DJs playing Rock n Soul until late.
REVEREND BEATMAN: Surreal folk blues, gospel trash and primitive
rock’n’roll
DELANEY DAVIDSON: One man band “Ghost Orchestra” sound with slick
harmonica
and guitar work
ONE MAN DESTRUCTION SHOW: Brilliant percussion with wild guitar sounds
owed
to the garage rock era
Music: One Man Band Blues & Rock
Where: The Blues Kitchen
When: Bank Holiday Sunday 6th May 2012
Cost: Free before 9pm, £5.00 after
Time: 7pm – 3am
Address: 111-113 Camden High St, London, NW1 7JN
Phone: 020 7387 5277
Tube: Camden Town / Mornington Crescent
Web: www.theblueskitchen.com
Email: info@theblueskitchen.com

Bands: THE BLUES KITCHEN FESTIVAL OF ONE MAN BANDS DAY #2
DJs: Resident Blues Kitchen DJs playing Rock n Soul until late.
MUD MORGANFIELD: Muddy Water’s eldest son performing brilliant blues hits
and self-penned numbers
DOLLAR BILL: One man band, boogie-woogie blues sensation.
Music: One Man Band Blues & Rock
Where: The Blues Kitchen
When: Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2012
Cost: Free before 9pm, £5.00 after
Time: 7pm – 12am
Address: 111-113 Camden High St, London, NW1 7JN
Phone: 020 7387 5277
Tube: Camden Town / Mornington Crescent
Web: www.theblueskitchen.com
Email: info@theblueskitchen.com

Bands: THE BLUES KITCHEN FESTIVAL OF ONE MAN BANDS DAY #3
DJs: Resident Blues Kitchen DJs playing Rock n Soul until late.
BOB LOG III: Explosive live performance from the ultimate slide guitar
showman
HONKEYFINGER: Primal pounding drums, fuzz soaked lap steel and screeching
harmonica
Music: One Man Band Blues & Rock
Where: The Blues Kitchen
When: Tuesday 8th May 2012
Cost: Free before 9pm, £5.00 after
Time: 7pm – 12am
Address: 111-113 Camden High St, London, NW1 7JN
Phone: 020 7387 5277
Tube: Camden Town / Mornington Crescent
Web: www.theblueskitchen.com
Email: info@theblueskitchen.com

Bands: THE BLUES KITCHEN FESTIVAL OF ONE MAN BANDS DAY #4
DJs: Resident Blues Kitchen DJs playing Rock n Soul until late.
PETE MOLINARI: When Bruce Springsteen was asked what music he was
listening
to at the moment, he replied with “Pete Molinari”
Music: One Man Band Blues & Rock
Where: The Blues Kitchen
When: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Cost: Free before 9pm, £5.00 after
Time: 7pm – 12am
Address: 111-113 Camden High St, London, NW1 7JN
Phone: 020 7387 5277
Tube: Camden Town / Mornington Crescent
Web: www.theblueskitchen.com
Email: info@theblueskitchen.com

Bands: THE BLUES KITCHEN FESTIVAL OF ONE MAN BANDS DAY #5
DJs: DJ Danny “O” of The Caezars playing vintage Rock n Roll until late.
LEWIS FLOYD HENRY: A wailing pysch blues sound that will stop you dead in
your tracks
HOLLOWBELLY: Armed with a cigar box and a Jack White howl, hollowbelly’s
brand of blues is not to be missed
Music: One Man Band Blues & Rock
Where: The Blues Kitchen
When: Thursday 10th May 2012
Cost: Free before 9pm, £5.00 after
Time: 7pm – 1am
Address: 111-113 Camden High St, London, NW1 7JN
Phone: 020 7387 5277
Tube: Camden Town / Mornington Crescent
Web: www.theblueskitchen.com
Email: info@theblueskitchen.com

Bands: THE BLUES KITCHEN FESTIVAL OF ONE MAN BANDS DAY #6
DJs: Resident Blues Kitchen DJs playing Rock n Soul until late.
THE DODGE BROTHERS: BBC’s Mark Kermode takes to this stage in this
superbly
authentic blues outfit
JAKE ALLEN: Rock’n’roll and rockabilly styling’s from the “Take Me Out”
face.
Music: Blues & Rockabilly
Where: The Blues Kitchen
When: Friday 11th May 2012
Cost: Free before 9pm, £5.00 after
Time: 7pm – 3am
Address: 111-113 Camden High St, London, NW1 7JN
Phone: 020 7387 5277
Tube: Camden Town / Mornington Crescent
Web: www.theblueskitchen.com
Email: info@theblueskitchen.com

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GO-KART MOZART

The album release will follow a UK tour in May of special screenings of Lawrence of Belgravia, Paul Kelly’s intimate portrait of Lawrence, which premiered at last October’s London Film Festival to much critical acclaim. Filmed over the last eight years, the film follows Lawrence as he tries to balance a precarious domestic lifestyle with running a band and recording his latest album, now due for release as On The Hot Dog Streets.
 
Each special screening will followed by a Q&A session with both Lawrence and the film’s director, Paul Kelly. See attached for dates.
 
As lead singer with Felt, Lawrence was responsible for some of the most precious music of the 1980s. On touchstone indie labels such as Cherry Red and Creation, the band released ten albums and ten singles – one for each year of the decade. Though few releases troubled the charts, Felt’s cult status was assured and a mission of sorts was accomplished. Lawrence went on to form Denim and Go-Kart Mozart, bands that revelled in referencing 1970s glam and novelty rock while slyly critiquing the contemporary pop scenes. There’s been an air of tragi-comedy about Lawrence’s career at times. Felt were bumped from the cover of the NME when editors favoured a blacked-out cover to illustrate a feature on youth suicide, while Denim’s infectious 1997 single Summer Smash was scratched from radio playlists when it was released in the week Princess Diana died.
 
GO-KART MOZART
 
ON THE HOT DOG STREETS (BRUM4LP)
 
WEST MIDLANDS RECORDS
 

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SQUEEZE TOUR

 Squeeze Pop Up Shop 2012 UK Winter Tour Paul Heaton Announced As Special Guest   Following their incredibly popular 2010 ŒSpot The Difference Tour¹ British legends Squeeze return with an extensive tour of the UK this November and December!    Former Housemartin and Beautiful South front man Paul Heaton has just been announced as a special guest on all dates. Heaton and his band will be performing a selection of old and new songs from his extensive back catalogue.   It¹s been over 35 years since Squeeze burst onto the music scene and are still as vital as they¹ve ever been.  As befits one of the UK¹s much-loved acts, there is no end of Squeeze fans currently wearing their influences firmly on their sleeve, whether it be Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Lily Allen or The Feeling. With their fingerprints keenly felt throughout the fabric of popular music, it is only right that these songs, with their evergreen and popular sound, continue to be played and enjoyed live. And so since 2007, the newly reformed Squeeze have been slowly finding time to play a series of gigs and festival dates, and this coming Winter they are about to embark on a 20+ show tour across the UK.   Since founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook reformed the band with Squeeze veteran John Bentley and Tilbrook¹s Fluffers cohorts Stephen Large and Simon Hanson the band has become an instant favourite on the festival circuit with appearances at V, Oxegen, T in the Park and Latitude ­ and this year take to the stage at the seminal US Festival Coachella.   Squeeze¹s contribution to music has been noted in 2010 with the site of their first gig being awarded a prestigious PRS For Music Heritage Plaque, which has so far commemorated the debuts of Blur and Dire Straits. It joins an ever-increasing list of Squeeze accolades alongside their recent Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and their Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award, as well as the Mojo Magazine Icon Award. Chris Difford¹s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook¹s music have survived everything over the years, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and even an acrimonious breakup - but Squeeze is here to stay, still going strong and still loving every moment.   This new tour will remind fans just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK¹s music scene.   Pop Up Shop 2012 UK Tour plus special guest Paul Heaton   Fri 16 Nov Guildford G Live 0844 7701 797 Sat 17 Nov Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 851 Mon 19 Nov Bristol Colston Hall 0117 922 3686 Tue 20 Nov Plymouth Pavilions 0845 146 1460 Wed 21 Nov Brighton Dome 01273 709 709 Fri 23 Nov Bournemouth O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 Sat 24 Nov Reading Hexagon 0118 960 6060 Mon 26 Nov Cardiff St Davids Hall 029 2087 8444 Tue 27 Nov Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall 0844 871 7627 Wed 28 Nov Southend Cliff Pavilion 01702 351 135 Fri 30 Nov Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333 Sat 01 Dec Manchester O2 Apollo 0844 477 2000 Sun 02 Dec Sheffield O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 Tue 04 Dec Leeds O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 Wed 05 Dec Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555 Thu 06 Dec Norwich UEA 01603 508 050 Sat 08 Dec Newcastle City Hall 0191 277 8030 Sun 09 Dec Glasgow O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 Mon 10 Dec Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789 Wed 12 Dec London HMV Forum 0844 847 2405 Thu 13 Dec London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 Fri 14 Dec London Indigo O2 0844 477 2000   Buy online: Gigsandtours.com / 24hr cc hotline: 0844 811 0051   -Ends-   www.squeezeofficial.com <http://www.squeezeofficial.com/>
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GARY NUMAN TOUR

The Machine Music Tour starts on May 22 and is accompanied by a new DVD Machine Music: The Best Of Gary Numan, a 2DVD, 30 track limited edition set of promos ranging from ‘Cars’ to his recent collaboration with Battles on ‘My Machines’, plus classic TV clips of performances of Numan on Top Of The Pops and Saturday Night Live in the USA.
 
MAY 2012

22 Leicester O2 Academy (+ Officers) £25 (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

23 Glasgow O2 ABC  (+ Officers) £25 (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

24 Newcastle O2 Academy (+ Officers) £25 (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

25 Sheffield O2 Academy (+ Officers) £25 (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

26 Ireland Dublin Button Factory    €22.50  (www.ticketmaster.ie)

27 DAY OFF

28 Bournemouth O2 Academy (+ Officers) £25 (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

29 Bristol O2 Academy (+ Officers) £25   (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

30 Cambridge Junction (+ Officers) £25 (www.greenmind.co.uk)

31 Birmingham HMV Institute (+ Officers) £25 (www.hmvtickets.co.uk)
 
JUNE 2012
 
1 London HMV Forum (+ Officers) £28 (www.hmvtickets.co.uk)

2 Cardiff Coal Exchange (+ Officers) £25 (www.seetickets.com)

3 Brighton Dome (+ Officers) £25 (www.brightondome.org)

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WILKO JOHNSON

Fascinating, funny, deeply personal and visually compelling, Looking Back At Me is a fascinating rock ‘n’ roll scrapbook and oral history, and genuine treasure trove, marking the first time Wilko has told his story, no holds barred. The book can be pre-ordered online from Cadiz Music here.

Within these colourful pages, the Canvey Island raised guitarist shares his recollections on everything from his Essex childhood and his Indian odyssey as a hippy, to the wild, turbulent days of Dr Feelgood and Ian Dury and The Blockheads, to his current band featuring Norman Watt-Roy (bass) and Dylan Howe (drums). Wilko also expands on his love for astronomy, art, literature, clouds, poetry, sci-fi, and Shakespeare; making him the ultimate Renaissance man of rock.

Amid the twists, turns and tangents, the autobiography features many previously unseen images of Wilko from throughout his life, as well as an array of ephemera and anecdotes from notable Wilko fans including Robert Plant, Alison Moyet, JJ Burnel, Keith Levene, Gavin Martin and Whispering Bob Harris. The book also features a foreword by Mick Farren.

Wilko will appear at an exclusive book signing at Rough Trade East at 6pm on Wednesday May 30th. The signing will be following by a Q&A and a half hour set featuring Wilko and his band. Rough Trade East is located at Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.

Read the official press release and download the autobiography artwork here – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/wilkojohnson/autobiography.htm.

Wilko is currently in the middle of a UK tour that continues at the Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Theatre tonight. Click here for the April UK tour dates – http://bit.ly/us9EIT.

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VIVE LE ROCK AT GUILFEST 2012!

VIVE LE ROCK PRESENTS GUILFEST-WITH OUR OWN VIVE LE ROCK STAGE-BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

PLUS THE BIG CHEESE STAGE – DETAILS SOON.

VIVE LE ROCK FRIENDLY HEADLINERS INCLUDE-

JIMMY CLIFF, BRYAN FERRY, NOUVELLE VAGUE AND GARY NUMAN!

TULISA / THE STRAITS / CHER LLOYD GARY NUMAN / NOUVELLE VAGUE
added to the GuilFest 2012 Line Up!

Joining the already announced Olly Murs, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra feat. Roland Gift, Tim Minchin, Jimmy Cliff, and Chic feat. Nile Rodgers.

Ex N-Dubz superstar, TULISA is confirmed to perform on the Main Stage on Saturday 14th July. Tulisa achieved massive success as a member of N-Dubz, without question one of the most culturally significant groups in contemporary British pop music. Their albums “Uncle B,” “Against All Odds” and “Love.Live.Life” have to-date sold over 1 million copies in the UK. With over 100 million views on YouTube, a No.1 bestselling book and four MOBO Award wins, Tulisa and N-Dubz are among the most powerful names in music.
Since being announced as an X Factor judge in 2011, Tulisa’s career has gone supernova. She has over 1.7 million followers on Twitter and has become a national obsession, gracing the pages of tabloids daily and the cover of magazines on a weekly basis. After winning over the hearts of the British public on The X Factor in 2011 with her warmth and honesty on the panel, Tulisa went on to win the show with band ‘Little Mix’, the first girl group ever to reach the final.

No stranger to GuilFest, Tulisa has appeared twice before with N-Dubz – but this year will be her debut appearance as a solo artist. Festival organiser Tony Scott is delighted: “It’s great to have Tulisa back again, she’s a real hit with the crowds at GuilFest!”

Formed by original members of Dire Straits, Alan Clark and Chris White, THE STRAITS will support Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra on the Main Stage on Friday 13th July. The band will be performing Dire Straits greatest hits and are the only way to authentically hear the bands’ much loved catalogue of great songs live. Dire Straits were undoubtedly one of the world’s most successful groups, with album sales of over 120 million, numerous awards including three Brit Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards; and were responsible for such incredibly popular classics such as “Sultans of Swing”, “Money for Nothing”, “Walk of Life”, “So Far Away”, and 30 million selling album title track “Brothers In Arms”. Get down to GuilFest to hear these great tracks played live by some of the original musicians on Friday 13th July.

X Factor sensation CHER LLOYD will appear on the Main Stage on the afternoon of Saturday 14th July. Easily one of the most talked about people of the show, Cher is a name on the lips of music lovers throughout the country. To date, her version of “Swag” has had over 50 million views on Youtube, and with over 600,000 followers on Twitter, around 100 million views on Youtube, the cover of RWD magazine and features in fashion bible Wonderland, Cher is one of the most recognisable new faces in the public eye. Despite only being 18, she has already had considerable success in the music industry. Her first single, “Swagger Jagger” hit the Number 1 spot in the UK singles chart, and her debut album Sticks and Stones reached Number 4 in the UK albums chart.

Electronic music pioneer GARY NUMAN is confirmed to headline The Second Stage on Saturday 14th July. Most famous for his number 1 singles “Cars” and “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”, as well as his 3 number 1 albums “Replicas”, “The Pleasure Principle”, and “Telekon”, as well as another 31 top 50 UK singles, Gary is known as one of the most influential electronic music artists of all time, cited by artists as diverse as Beck, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Queens of The Stone Age, Wu Tang Clan and Magnetic Man.

Ground breaking French project NOUVELLE VAGUE will be supporting Gary Numan on The Second Stage on Saturday 14th July. The brainchild of producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, Nouvelle Vague have gone from strength to strength since the unanticipated worldwide success of their eponymous debut album (Over 200,000 copies!). The band have found themselves playing their unique twists of post punk hits and more to crowds all over the globe and have received universal critical acclaim wherever they go. Their covers of hits such as XTC’s “Making Plans for Nigel”, The Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks”, and New Order’s “Blue Monday” have cemented their appeal amongst music lovers everywhere and organisers are delighted welcome them back to GuilFest for the first time since 2009.

There are a huge number of acts still to be announced for the already fantastic lineup at this year’s festival. Make sure you keep an eye out for announcements over the coming weeks as GuilFest 2012 takes shape. Don’t forget that as well as music there is a wealth of other entertainment at the festival, including great theatre, comedy, the amazing KidZone and many other attractions designed to appeal to the entire family. Right next door to the site there is even Guildford Lido, a 50m outdoor swimming pool with showers, and Spectrum Leisure centre – with a wealth of indoor activities including swimming, ice skating and ten pin bowling!

Make sure you get your tickets quick! This year is looking to be a sellout! Please call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or see the website at www.guilfest.co.uk for full details.
 

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FRANK TURNER XMAS TOUR

 Following last Friday’s massive sold out headline show at London Wembley Arena; Frank Turner will embark on a full 16 date UK tour in November and December. To coincide with Record Store Day on 21st April Frank has also released a specially limited edition 7’ vinyl of his new AA single ‘I Still Believe’ and ‘Somebody To Love’.       Frank Turner has had an exceptional couple of years; a huge sold out 2011 UK tour culminating at Hammersmith Apollo, Main Stage sets at Reading and Leeds, winning two AIM Awards for Best Live Act and Hardest Working Act, a top 12 album ‘England Keep My Bones’ and his biggest headline show at Wembley Arena.       This year also saw general release of Frank’s ‘Second Three Years’ - a collection of live tracks, sessions, cover versions, b-sides and lost songs from the past three years. The collection features live recordings of the traditional folk song ‘Barbara Allen’ from Shepherd’s Bush and the show-stopping ‘Father’s Day’ from Union Chapel both in 2009; covers versions of Springsteen, Nirvana, NOFX and Flanders & Swann to name a few as well as session tracks from Radio 1 and the bonus tracks featured on the limited deluxe edition of ‘England Keep My Bones’.      Incredibly limited double AA sided coloured vinyl 7” featuring  A: I Still Believe and AA: Somebody To Love available only on RECORD STORE DAY 21st April. Available digitally from 30th April (both on Xtra Mile Recordings).     This new tour see Frank go to all corners of the UK, with special guests to be announced soon. It’s going to be a corker!     NOVEMBER 2012  SUN 11           NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY                                   0845 413 4444  MON 12         LEEDS O2 ACADEMY                                              0113 244 4600  TUE 13            LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY                                    0844 477 2000  WED 14          SWANSEA BRANGWYN HALL                             0844 871 8803  THU 15           READING HEXAGON                                            0844 871 8803  SAT 17            NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY                                  0844 477 2000  MON 19         SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY                                      0844 477 2000  TUE 20            NORWICH UEA                                                       01603 508 050  THU 22           MARGATE WINTER GARDENS                             0844 871 8803  FRI 23             WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL                        0870 320 7000  SAT 24            LEAMINGTON SPA ASSEMBLY                            0844 854 1358  SUN 25           LINCOLN ENGINE SHED                                       0844 888 8766  MON 26         OXFORD O2 ACADEMY                                          0844 871 8803  WED 28          BRIGHTON CORN EXCHANGE                            01273 709 709  THU 29           SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL                             023 8063 2601     DECEMBER 2012  SAT 01            BATH PAVILION                                                     01225 330 304   
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FIELDS OF NEPHILIM -XTRA DATE

 Academy Events and Kilimanjaro presents  FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM  EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND     * O2 Academy Leeds: October 30th *     O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: October 31st      Fields of the Nephilim have just added an extra show in the UK. This comes after a huge demand for tickets for their previously announced Halloween show in London. As a result they return to Leeds, the stronghold of Gothic-Rock, for their first performance in the city for many years.     Frontman Carl McCoy says: “We are honoured that so many want to come and celebrate with us. Rather than adding a second date in London we decided to venture further afield. Leeds has always held a special place in our hearts and we are very much looking forward to returning there once more."     Tickets go on pre-sale TODAY. Full details will be published on the band website at www.fields-of-the-nephilim.com and on the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/fieldsofthenephilim      There are still a few tickets left for the Shepherds Bush show. Check the band’s website – www.fields-of-the-nephilim.com – for details or click the following link: http://tiny.cc/1x7ucw     Fields Of The Nephilim will also be playing live at the huge Mera Luna Festival in Germany this summer with further performances and festival appearances yet to be announced.     Fields Of The Nephilim have also been nominated for the Best British Band Award at Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods at London’s Indigo2 on Monday 11th June. Their long-awaited ‘Ceromonies’ album and DVD has just been released to critical acclaim and Fields Of The Nephilim will be announcing details of brand new studio recordings later this year.   
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RAMONES FIRST BIO!

The first RAMONES bio is here-written by the band! Joey Ramones posthumous album is out in May on BMG records! 1234!

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VIVE LE PUNK N ROLL-MAY 6TH!

  • Sunday, 6 May 2012

  • 19:00 until 02:00

 
Vive Le Rock Magazine in association with Gypsy Hotel Proudly Presents:

VIVE LE PUNK’N’ROLL!

STARRING:

THE GRIT
– London’s premier Punk’N’Fuck”N”Roll band returns after a short hiatus and are ready to tear the house down!

RODDY RADIATION AND THE SKABILLY REBELS
– Guitarist with the legendary 2-Tone band The Specials and writer of top hits like “Concrete Jungle” and “Rat Race”

999
– The bruising power-pop punk guitar attack behind “Nasty Nasty”, “I’m Alive”, “Emergency” and other classics!

Plus a full supporting cast of cabaret and circus stars including fire performer ROXY VELVET, unicylist COUNT ADRIANO & Balinese Burlesque Brunette SURI SUMATRA!

DJ’S:
Ray Gange (The Clash Rude Boy)
Paul-Ronney Angel (The Urban Voodoo Machine)
Hugh Gadgit (Vive Le Rock)

Doors 7pm
Drinkin’ & Dancing till 2am!

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND SUNDAY 6 MAY 2012

THE GARAGE
20-22 Highbury Corner
Tube: Highbury & Islington
London
N5 1RD

TICKETS HERE:
http://www.hmvtickets.com/events/5512?REFID=MAMA_GARAGE

AND HERE:
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=491892&referral_id=mamagroup&interface=garage1

Tickets are also available from All Ages Records, Camden & Haunted Tattoos + Strummers Studios, Holloway Rd.

Sponsored by Jaegermeister.

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ENGLISH BEAT-BOXSET

 SHOUT!  FACTORY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF  THE ENGLISH BEAT¹S ENTIRE CATALOG  INCLUDING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS   NEW  BOX SET TITLED THE COMPLETE BEAT  IN STORES JULY 10 ALONGSIDE NEW COMPILATION  KEEP THE BEAT: THE VERY BEST OF THE ENGLISH BEAT   THE  ENGLISH BEAT ON TOUR NOW   PERFORMED  APRIL 13 AT 2012  ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME CEREMONY                         <https://www.yousendit.com/download/M3BsSmI4NDJJMHRjR01UQw>     The English Beat  Photo Credit: Adrian Boot  Click for Hi-Res       Shout!  Factory has announced a reissue campaign of The  English Beat catalog, beginning with a July 10  release of a new single-disc compilation titled Keep  The Beat: The Very Best Of The English Beat, which  is accompanied by a new introduction written by Rhoda Dakar  of The Bodysnatchers, and a new box set  titled The English Beat: The Complete Beat.  The 5-CD Complete Beat box set features all 3 studio albums  with bonus tracks, remastered from the original tapes; 2 discs of  bonus material most of which is previously unreleased on CD‹  three sessions recorded with the legendary John Peel for  his show on BBC Radio 1, tracks from a  live show recorded at Boston¹s Opera House, and 12²  and dub versions of some of the band¹s biggest singles ‹and  a booklet with rare photos and an essay by music scholar Alex  Ogg. Both releases have been produced in collaboration with the band.    Fans buying  the box set on Shout! Factory¹s website will also receive  a bonus ­ the first ever release of The English  Beat: Live At The US Festival, in a 2-disc CD/DVD  set, part of Shout! Factory¹s new line of US Festival releases.  Pre-order at http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257717.    The Beat was  formed in 1978 by Dave Wakeling (vocals, guitar)  and Andy Cox (guitar). Band members Ranking  Roger (vocals), David Steele (bass), Everett Morton (drums), and Lionel  Augustus Martin a/k/a Saxa (saxophone), would then each find their way to the lineup via their own unique  path. ³People just appeared as required. It had a kind of  kismet feel,² says Wakeling.       <https://www.yousendit.com/download/M3BsSmI4Q1AwVWxEZU1UQw>  The Complete Beat artwork  Click for Hi-Res   <https://www.yousendit.com/download/M3BsSmI4Q1BVVGs4RmNUQw>  Keep  The Beat artwork  Click for Hi-Res        The Beat got  their start in Birmingham amidst a burgeoning punk scene, developing  a new sound at the same time that The Specials,  and Jerry Dammers¹ Chrysalis-backed subsidiary, 2  Tone, rose to fame. After releasing their version of ³Tears  of a Clown,² the band broke straight into the Top 10. Within 6 months of playing their first gig, The Beat was on  top of the charts and performing the first of many performances  on Top Of The Pops.    The Beat released   I Just Can¹t Stop It in 1980, featuring  the singles ³Hands Off . . . She¹s Mine,²  ³Mirror In The Bathroom,² ³Too Nice To Talk To,²  and ³Best Friend,² which was accompanied  by their rebuttal of Thatcherism, ³Stand Down Margaret.²  Their next release, Wha¹ppen?, expanded their sound with calypso and also shades of Mediterranean rhythms,  samba and world beat ‹ as well as a deeper exploration of  reggae, too, beyond frenetic ska. By the time Special  Beat Service was released in 1982, the band¹s  popularity had grown significantly in the U.S., where they called themselves The English Beat to avoid confusion  with Paul Collins¹ group. Special Beat Service featured  the songs ³Jeannette,² the astute ³I Confess,² and ³Save It For Later,²  which would go on to be covered by Pete Townshend and  Pearl Jam.      THE  ENGLISH BEAT  on Tour       Apr 16 Wooly¹s Des Moines, IA  Apr 17 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE  Apr 19 ACM @ UCO Rocks Bricktown Oklahoma City, OK  Apr 21 Blueberry Hill St. Louis, MO  Apr 22 Skully¹s Columbus, OH  *w/  Squeeze  Apr 23 Bergen County Performing Arts Center * Englewood, NJ  Apr 25 Count Basie Theatre* Red Bank, NJ  Apr 26 Carnegie Hall of Homestead* Munhall, PA  Apr 27 Rams Head Tavern* Baltimore, MD  Apr 28 Roseland Ballroom* New York, NY  Apr 29 Cat's Cradle * Carrboro, NC  May 04 Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach, CA  May 05 Mozambique Restaurant Laguna Beach, CA  May 10 Dixon May Fair Dixon, CA  May 11 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA  May 18 Avalon Ballroom Santa Clara, CA  May 26 Downtown LV Outdoor Festival Las Vegas, NV  May 31 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA  Jun 22 Motorcity Casino Hotel Detroit, MI  Jul 04 Palisades Charter High School Pacific Palisades, CA  Jul 15 Bay State Cruise * Boston, MA  Jul 19 Bottle & Cork * Dewey Beach, DE  Jul 20 Stephen Talkhouse Amagansett, NY  Jul 27 Monte De Oro Winery Temecula, CA  Soon after,  however, the band began to dissipate, splitting up to form General  Public and Fine Young Cannibals, with  Ranking Roger and Wakeling going on to release solo albums. The  latter¹s adventures with Miles Copeland¹s IRS Records  resulted in him relocating to America. That prefaced the slightly  unusual but largely amicable situation whereby various reformations  of The Beat have been spearheaded by Ranking Roger in Britain and  Wakeling in America.    Ogg writes in  The Complete Beat essay, ³while The Beat¹s  original lineup played together for four short years, their brief  but memorable existence yielded three increasingly experimental  albums that continue to reward repeat visits, five of the finest  hit singles of the era and, often forgotten in the ledgers of great  bands, hundreds of intoxicating live shows. They were a core part  of the still-influential 2 Tone movement, but beyond that, they  were intrinsically a wonderfully gifted songwriting unit, drawing  on a serendipitously assembled cast of contributors who found themselves  able, through either skill or simple instinct, to fluently combine  reggae and pop traditions without compromising either. This box set incorporates practically their entire recorded output, and the  absolute dearth of chaff is a small and lovely miracle.²    The English  Beat are currently on tour and appeared at The 27th  Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony  on April 13th, performing their hits ³Save It For Later,²  ³Mirror In The Bathroom,² ³Tears Of A Clown²  and ³Tenderness.² For more information on tour dates,  please visit http://www.myspace.com/officialbeatspace    Shout! Factory  is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering  and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing  their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers  the world over. Shout! Factory¹s DVD offerings serve up classic,  contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live  music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with  extras. The company¹s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated  boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled  album reissues and indispensable ³best of² compilations.  These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that  has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation  and commercial reinvention. With its fingers on the pulse of pop  culture, Shout! Factory continues to impact the entertainment media landscape through acquisition of top quality programming for home entertainment releases. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com <http://www.shoutfactory.com> .          TRACK  LISTINGS       Keep  The Beat: The Very Best Of The English Beat Track  Listing  1. Mirror In The Bathroom  2. Doors Of Your Heart  3. Save It For Later  4. Twist & Crawl  5. The Tears Of A Clown  6. Best Friend  7. I Confess  8. Ranking Full Stop  9. Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret  10. Get-A-Job  11. Jeanette  12. Too Nice To Talk To  13. Can¹t Get Used To Losing You  14. Sole Salvation  15. Hands Off . . . She¹s Mine  16. End Of The Party  The  English Beat ­ The Complete Beat 5-CD Set Track Listing  Disc 1: I Just Can¹t Stop It (1980)  1. Mirror In The Bathroom  2. Hands Off . . . She¹s Mine  3. Two Swords  4. Twist & Crawl  5. Tears Of A Clown*  6. Rough Rider  7. Click Click  8. Ranking Full Stop*  9. Big Shot  10. Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret  11. Noise In This World  12. Can¹t Get Used To Losing You  13. Best Friend  14. Jackpot  *Not on original U.K. release Disc  2: Wha¹ppen? (1981)  1. Too Nice To Talk To*  2. Doors Of Your Heart  3. All Out To Get You  4. Monkey Murders  5. I Am Your Flag  6. French Toast (Soleil Trop Chaud)  7. Drowning  8. Dream Home In NZ  9. Walk Away  10. Over And Over  11. Cheated  12. Get-A-Job  13. The Limits We Set  14. Psychedelic Rockers**  15. Hit It**  16. Which Side Of The Bed?**  *Not on original U.K. or U.S. release  **Bonus Tracks     Disc  3: Special Beat Service (1982)  1. I Confess  2. Jeannette  3. Sorry  4. Sole Salvation  5. Spar Wid Me  6. Rotating Head  7. Save It For Later  8. She¹s Going  9. Pato And Roger A Go Talk  10. Sugar & Stress  11. End Of The Party  12. Ackee 1 2 3  13. What¹s Your Best Thing**  14. March Of The Swivel Heads**  15. Cool Entertainer**  16. A Go Talk (Tappy Luppy Dub)**  **Bonus Tracks BONUS  BEAT  Disc 4 ­ 12" & Dub Versions  1. Hands Off . . . She¹s Mine (Extended)  2. Twist & Crawl (Extended)  3. Stand Down Margaret (Dub)  4. Too Nice To Talk To (Dubweiser)  5. Psychedelic Rockers (Dubweiser)  6. Doors Of Your Heart (Extended)  7. Drowning (Dub)  8. Hit It (Extended)  9. Which Side Of The Bed? (Extended)  10. Save It For Later (Extended)  11. What¹s Your Best Thing (Dub)  12. Cool Entertainer (Extended)  13. Jeanette (Extended)  14. March Of The Swivel Heads (Extended)  15. I Confess (Dave Allen Remix) Disc  5 ­ Peel Sessions & Live In Boston  Peel Session ­ November 5, 1979  1. Tears Of A Clown  2. Ranking Full Stop  3. Click Click  4. Mirror In The Bathroom  5. Big Shot  Peel Session ­ September 22, 1980  6. Too Nice To Talk To  7. Psychedelic Rockers  8. Monkey Murders  9. Walk Away  Peel Session ­ March 29, 1982  10. Spar Wid Me  11. To The End Of The Party  12. She¹s Going   13. Save It For Later  14. Sole Salvation  15. Pato And Roger A Go Talk  Opera House ­ November 19, 1982  16. Best Friend  17. Tears Of A Clown  18. Twist & Crawl  19. Get-A-Job/Stand Down Margaret       www.myspace.com/officialbeatspace  www.twitter.com/EnglishBeatFans  www.facebook.com/EnglishBeatFans    
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DEXYS SINGLE n’ TOUR

 Dexys   Announce details of single.   Dexys have announced details of the release of the first single from their forthcoming album.  She Got A Wiggle will be released through BMG Rights Management on Monday 28th May 2012. The single is taken from their forthcoming fourth album, One Day I’m Going To Soar, which is released a week later on June 5th.  Their first album in 26 years following the release of Don’t Stand Me Down in 1985, it features previous members Kevin Rowland, Mick Talbot on keyboards , Pete Williams on bass and Jim Paterson (who co-wrote some of the tracks) on trombone and will be released under the Dexys name.  They play a number of shows in May. The list of current shows is as follows: MAY 4th                   Treorchy, Wales                    Parc & Dare Theatre 6th                   Glasgow                                Cottiers Theatre SOLD OUT 7th                   Whitley Bay                            Play House 8th                   London                                   Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT  Tickets for the Whitely Bay show are available via www.gigsandtours.com and are priced at £28 and the Treorchy tickets are available via www.orchardentertainment.co.uk priced at £25.  These are the only UK headline shows the band will be confirming at this time. There are plans for more later in the year, but no more will be added to this current run in May.    Dexys also have been announced to play both the Latitude festival on July 13th and Lounge on the Farm on July 12th. 
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SEX PISTOLS

Nearly 35 years to the day since its original release, Universal Music confirmed today that they will re-release the Sex Pistols alternative national anthem – ‘God Save The Queen’ on May 28th. It will be exactly 35 years and a day after it was first released, in a barrage of controversy the likes of which the UK had rarely seen. No one had ever dared question the Monarchy so publicly; and it wasn’t without its repercussions. Members of the band were attacked in the streets; and Government Members of Parliament even called for the Pistols to be hung at Traitors’ Gate!   

Originally released on May 27th 1977, during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, ‘God Save The Queen’ made its mark in history. The BBC amongst others refused to play it and although it technically out-sold the Number 1 record of the week (The First Cut is the Deepest by Rod Stewart) ‘GSTQ’ peaked at Number 2 in the singles charts. The powers-that-be refused to acknowledge it but the Sex Pistols were Number 1.

On the Jubilee holiday itself, June 7th 1977, the Sex Pistols arranged their own Jubilee tribute with a boat trip along the River Thames in full view of the Houses of Parliament. After playing a handful of songs Police boarded the boat and arrested several people; including the band’s then manager Malcolm McLaren.

Their now legendary album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ will also be re-issued in September of this year as an expanded and repacked release to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of its release. More details on the reissue will follow shortly.

The band have also announced that a limited edition 7” picture disc of their first ever single ‘Anarchy In The UK’ will be released on April 21st for Record Store Day.

Visit www.sexpistolsofficial.com  and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sexpistolsofficial

 

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GALLON DRUNK

Gallon Drunk’s other two core cohorts – multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Terry Edwards on bass, saxophone and percussion and the mighty Ian White on drums and percussion – have together with Johnston distilled their intuitive and utterly inimitable musical vision into a collection of impassioned songs, imbued with rage, menace and frenzied abandonment, linking them as kindred spirits to the likes of The Gun Club, The Stooges, and Link Wray. “It’s quite an angry record,” sums up Johnston.
 
Opening with the exhilaratingly sleazy, deranged rock ‘n’ roll of “You Made Me” (the first 7” inch single to be pulled off the album), The Road Gets Darker From Here immediately and irresistibly plunges you into its own dark and crazy underworld. The insistent slide guitar-driven “1,000 Years” sets the stage for an eruption of total guitar fury with “Hanging On”, that is then followed by the ominous melancholia of “Stuck In My Head”, to which guest singer Marion Andrau (of the London-based French group Underground Railroad) contributes her haunting vocal in a Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood-style duet with Johnston. Next in line is “Killing Time”: classic unfettered Gallon Drunk with all the do-or-die abandon that implies. Hurtling inexorably to the finish line, the fever dream boogie of “The Big Breakdown” blusters mightily into the wayward big band swagger of “I Just Can’t Help But Stare”, before the final track, an enigmatic psychodrama entitled “The Perfect Dancer” envelopes the listener in a whirlwind of hallucinatory guitars, Hammond organ and hypnotic voodoo drums, ending the album in a haunting finale.
 
Having over the years inspired countless bands — from early PJ Harvey to The Jim Jones Revue — to dig into the raw vitality of primal blues and garage rock and roll, Gallon Drunk have reemerged with an album that embodies the quintessence of all they are and always have been about. Make no mistake: Gallon Drunk are most definitely back!
 
The Road Gets Darker From Here track listing:
 
You Made Me
Hanging On
A Thousand Years
Stuck In My Head
 
Killing Time
The Big Breakdown
I Just Can’t Help But Stare
The Perfect Dancer

Live Dates:
18th April London The Lexington http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=492067
21st May London Rough Trade Shop East – In-store (Free Show)
22nd May Cambridge Portland Arms
http://www.seetickets.com/Event/GALLON-DRUNK/Portland-Arms/615467
24th May Brighton Sticky Mikes’s
http://www.seetickets.com/Event/GALLON-DRUNK/Sticky-Mike-s-Frog-Bar-Jam-/615968
25th May London Nambuca
http://www.seetickets.com/Event/GALLON-DRUNK/Nambucca/615972

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GIANT GIANT SAND

Premiered on Rolling Stone’s website on Friday, we’re pleased to give you a little taster of what to expect from Giant Giant Sand’s new album Tucson which is due out on Fire Records in June. "Forever and a Day" is an early scene in this ‘country-rock opera’ of sorts and sees Howe Gelb in peak song-writing condition. Howe will be over in London playing a solo show on 31 May (postponed from Tuesday 3 April) and will be available for interviews on that day when he is here.
 
Thinking that Giant Sand could never get any more giant, Howe Gelb has done just that by regrouping, expanding and magnifying his vision with the newest version of Giant Sand, calling it (appropriately enough) GIANT GIANT SAND. As a sort of homage, he’s named the album "Tucson" after the town he’s called home for forty years. This self-described country rock opera, by one of music’s leading risk-takers, is set to be released on June 11th, 2012 on Fire Records.
 
Taking place in the town of Tucson, the story revolves around a "semi grizzled man with overt boyish naïveté" who sets off to escape the trappings of hometown life and embarks on a life-changing road trip; eschewing all his worldly goods and leaving behind what he has loved, encountering jail at the Mexican border, finding new old love at a train station saloon, all while ‘the end of the world’ provides the landscape game changer. The album is a dusty work of art, conjuring images of the all knowing desert and a confused river inside the cacti-strewn soundscape.

The inspiration for assembling these collaborators (or cast if you will) for an album was the idea of a country rock opera, a vision that has followed Howe for decades.

In GIANT GIANT SAND you will recognize the members all hailing from Denmark who have been a part of Giant Sand for the last 10 years (Thøger T. Lund, Peter Dombernowski, Anders Pederesen and Nikolaj Heyman) plus now including a string section, as well as the stunning pedal steel player Maggie Bjorklund.
 
In addition, you’ll be introduced to the new musicians from Howe Gelb’s native Tucson making their Giant Sand debuts along with long time collaborator Lonna Kelley lending her smoldering warble from Phoenix.
 
The Tucson GIANT GIANT SAND lineup includes Brian Lopez, Gabriel Sullivan and Jon Villa who bring their Mex-Amer-i-can plunk to the album with a permeating cumbia style of playing, drawing on South American traditional music. Joining them all is a string section from Aarhus, Denmark introduced to the band by Señor Lopez (where coincidentally the rest of Giant Sand are from) including violinists Asger Christensen amd Iris Jakobsen, who, ironically, was born in Tucson.
 
 "No man could’ve planned this mother better when fate is the founding father."
                                                                 – obscure country rock opera expression
 

‘Tucson’ will be available on CD / 2XLP / Digital Download

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HOWE GELB - Solo London Live Show Rescheduled
 
31 May - Village Underground
 
http://www.villageunderground.co.uk/events/howe-gelb
 
GIANT GIANT SAND play the Wilderness Festival 10-12 August 2012

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