Monthly Archives April 2016

Glasgow Jazz Festival announces a bumper line-up to celebrate its 30th festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival announces a bumper line-up to celebrate its 30th festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

Today Glasgow Jazz Festival announces a bumper line-up to celebrate its 30th festival.

With some of the biggest names in Jazz, the very finest of Scotland’s homegrown talent, some of the most well-known festival faces and an array of one-off musical collaborations, the 30th festival promises to be the very best yet!

The Glasgow Jazz Festival will take place in various venues across the city from Wednesday 22 June. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City Halls, The Old Fruitmarket, St Luke’s and The Hug and Pint will all come alive with the sound of jazz during the festival’s landmark 30th edition.

Some of the stalwart performers who have been involved since the maiden year will once again grace the festival’s stage.

Glasgow’s very own Jazz Singer Carol ...

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Future|Journeys: Afrofuturism at WoWfest Liverpool

Future|Journeys: Afrofuturism at WoWfest Liverpool

Afrofuturism at WoWfest

Inspired by the work of Afrofuturist artists, writers and musicians like Octavia Butler, George Clinton and Janelle Monae, Future|Journeys looks at how we can find new ways to express the voices of the marginalised, exploring race, gender and alternative technologies for creating new ways of co-existing. Join us for a day of conversation, art and creativity, as we weave the stories of our past to create visions of the future.

– Our keynote panel features Ytasha Womack, Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo, Nikky Norton Shafau and Jon Daniel, exploring the theme and genre of Future|Journey’s and Afrofuturism.

– Immerse yourself in a series of exciting workshops, both techy and creative. Come and learn how to create your own interactive tech-art with the Arduino, combining...

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Gallery Circus release new video for ‘Holland On Fire’ and announce UK live dates

Gallery Circus release new video for ‘Holland On Fire’ and announce UK live dates

Gallery Circus


Gallery Circus have released a head-spinning new video for their excellent single ‘Holland On Fire’, out now through Killing Moon Records, as well as hitting the road for a series of new live dates this May and June, including The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and Liverpool Sound City.

Made up of identical twin brothers Daniel and Graeme Ross, ‘Holland On Fire’ is the first track to be taken from the duo’s highly anticipated ‘Chi-Town Dogs’ EP, out later this year. Produced by Dan Austin (Pixies, Doves, Mallory Knox), the record captures the brother’s raw and abrasive energy, showcased during their relentless touring across the UK / Europe...

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Carl Cox – The Final Chapter – Final DJs Announced

Carl Cox - The Final Chapter - Final DJs Announced

Carl Cox

Safehouse Management confirm the final list of DJs set to join Carl for his Final Chapter at Space, kicking off on June 14 for a record 15 weeks.   They are (In alphabetical order):

Artwork

Ben Pearce

Carlo Lio

Danny Howells

Darren Emerson

David Glass

DJ Vibe

Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink (Live)

Dubfire

Elio Riso

Eric Powell

Jack De Marseille

Joris Voorn

Just Be

Kerri Chandler

LTJ Bukem

Marco Bailey

Michel De Hey

Misstress Barbara

Philipp Straub

Pirupa

Popof b2b Julian Jewell

Saeed Younan

Stefano Noferini

Stephane Pompougnac

Steve Mulder

Tania Vulcano

Umek

These new additions to the already massive line up will certainly ensure Carl’s final Space season will be one to remember. From drum and bass legend LTJ Bukem to esteemed Dutch DJ Joris Voorn, The Final Chapter has ...

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La Roux Final Act Announced For Under the Bridge Fifth Anniversary

La Roux Final Act Announced For Under the Bridge Fifth Anniversary

La Roux

Grammy-winning electro-pop act La Roux is announced this morning as the final show of the UTB x5 series, a celebration marking the fifth anniversary of the launch of Under the Bridge.

Currently recording the follow up to 2014’s widely acclaimed Trouble In Paradise, La Roux makes a rare live appearance on Tuesday May 10th. This show offers fans the opportunity to catch the Brit and Mercury-nominated star up-close-and-personal in the intimate confines of Under the Bridge in West London.

This gig caps off a recent run of high profile shows at the venue, which included appearances from Lianne La Havas, Leon Bridges, Jack Garratt and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

La Roux performs on Tuesday May 10th and tickets (priced at £10) go on sale from www.DICE.fm this Friday April 29th at 10am...

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Sound City Reveals Host Of New Acts Including Eliza & The Bear, White and more

Sound City Reveals Host Of New Acts Including Eliza & The Bear, White and more

Sound City

The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – the award winning Sound City – has today announced more than 50 additional acts including Eliza and the Bear, White and a host of emerging talent.

Headlining the SESAC showcase on Sunday, indie rockers Eliza and the Bear promise a euphoric indie folk finale. Currently touring their eponymous new album, their track ‘Friends’ also featured on the latest Bulmers TV advert. They are joined on Sunday by Glaswegian new-wave art popsters White, electro-clash starlet Elle Exxe, The Wholls and Violet Skies.

Across the rest of the stunning Sound City site more than 50 new acts have also been revealed including Liverpool’s Feral Love in a collaborative piece with Canadians Wake Island that will see them also perform at POP Montreal ...

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Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel announce ANTS opening line up

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel announce ANTS opening line up

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel

As the 2016 Ibiza season draws nearer, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel can now reveal the opening party line-up for their cornerstone residency, ANTS. The only underground residency in the club’s high-impact event programme, the now-infamous ANTS colony will kick start proceedings on Saturday 4 June with a line-up that features ring-leader Andrea Oliva plus Groove Armada, Kolsch, Eli & Fur and more.

Having already announced two pre-season parties to whet the appetites of its valued island supporters on 14 and 21 May, the official return of the colony sees the ANTS family stronger than ever. Launched by Ushuaïa in 2013, its home-made house and techno party has become a hotspot for unruly daytime action and is expertly brought together by a fiercely creative produc...

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Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel announces live shows with Kygo

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel announces live shows with Kygo

Kygo

Following the latest announcements from Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, the daytime party hotel can now reveal that it will behosting three exclusive shows from Norwegian icon, Kygo. Returning to the White Isle for a second year, this time the internationally renowned star will be gracing the stage as the leading act as he’s set to present a trio of live performances that will be taking place on 14 July, 28 July and 25 August 2016.

Perfectly suited to the Ibizan air and the tranquil summer sounds, Kygo’s sun-drenched appearances will be joined by a host of talent from the tropical house movement including Thomas Jack, Felix Jaehn and Jonas Blue – who has recently shot to fame with hit single Fast Car ft. Dakota, garnering an epic 42.5 million views on YouTube.

Having performed last ...

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Summer Days announces Mystery Jets and more new acts

Summer Days announces Mystery Jets and more new acts

Summer Days

Summer Days – the UK’s newest boutique music and food festival – has unveiled another host of top-level acts to bolster an already incredible and eclectic line-up.

Joining the bill on Saturday night are indie rockers Mystery Jets. Currently touring their new critically acclaimed album – Curve of the Earth– they are a welcome addition to what is fast becoming a day of indie icons and innovators including Echo and the Bunnymen, Everything Everything, Circa Waves and many more.

Also featuring on Saturday’s line up are Colne legends Milltown Brothers who burst onto the indie scene in 1989 with the Coming From The Mill EP which was single of the week in NME. The second single Which Way Should I Jump started a bidding war between the majors and they signed for A&M worldwi...

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Relive The Sounds Of The Sixties At St George’s Hall Liverpool

Relive The Sounds Of The Sixties At St George's Hall Liverpool

The Sounds Of The Sixties Liverpool

Two bands who produced some of the Swinging Sixties’ most iconic songs are heading to Liverpool next month (May) to perform at St George’s Hall.

Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders will play The Concert Room at the stunning St George’s Hall Liverpool on Friday 6 May, followed three weeks later by The Troggs on Saturday 28 May.

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 1960s saw them clock up hit after pop hit – including Bend Me Shape Me; Hello Suzy; and (If Paradise is) Half As Nice, which are all internationally remembered to this day.

The hits were only the beginning, as a successful musical career has seen Andy work with legendary artistes Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix...

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