Steve Hillage and his band SYSTEM 7 will team-up with Japan’s leading progressive rock band ROVO next month for their first-ever concerts on UK soil, following a rapturously received Japanese tour.
The UK dates are;
Manchester’s Ritz on Friday March 7th, followed by London’s O2 Academy Islington (March 8), Brighton’s Concorde 2 (March 9) and Leamington’s Assembly (March 10). Tickets for all 4 concerts are available now from musicglue HERE
SYSTEM 7 & ROVO collaborated on 2013’s highly acclaimed studio album PHOENIX RISING, watch the video for single “Hinotori” HERE
With eight musicians on-stage, including two live drummers, the PHOENIX RISING concert should be spectacular in both sound and vision.
PHOENIX RISING – THE MUSICIANS
Steve Hillage [Guitar – Programming]
Miquette Giraudy [Synthesiser]
Yuji Katsui [Electric Violin]
Seiichi Yamamoto [Guitar]
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki [Drums]
Yoichi Okabe [Drums – Percussion]
in Harada [Bass Guitar]
Masuko Tatsuki [Keyboards]
Two headliners, Flaming Lips and Wild Beasts, are confirmed in the festival's first lineup announcement for 2014, which also features John Grant, The Horrors and Yo La Tengo.
Says festival founder Simon Taffe: "I am very excited to have finally got the Flaming Lips, one of the best live bands in the world today, playing End of the Road on Saturday night. It's also a great honour to have the Wild Beasts back to play a headline spot, plus some of the most interesting live bands around at the moment – White Denim, John Grant, Yo La Tengo and many more."
The full A-Z list of artists confirmed today are;
East London band BLEECH will release their second LP 'Humble Sky' on 10th March The trio comprising of sisters Jennifer and Katherine O'Neill with Matt Bick on drums have been creating a stir since the release of their 2012 debut album 'Nude', so the new album is highly anticipated.
The band will also be on tour in April and dates are below;
Tickets are on sale for ATP's Jabberwocky, which is a brand new two-day festival for London, brought to you by ATP, Pitchfork, and Primavera Sound.
Featuring Neutral Milk Hotel, Caribou and many more the event takes place at the Excel Centre in London on 15 & 16 August.
So if you are not in Wales for the Green Man Festival or Holland for Lowlands, then tickets are £35 for one day and limited £60 tickets for two days which you BUY HERE NOW
More information can be found HERE.
A new London show has been announced by Owen Pallett will perform at Oval Space on 21st May in support of his new album being released on Domino Records in May.
You can Buy tickets here
"There are some who say you should never give up on your dreams. After trying to make this happen since ATP began, my childhood dreams are finally coming true as we are proud to present Neil Young and Crazy Horse in Iceland. Year of the Horse indeed." So says ATP founder, Barry Hogan.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse will play Laugardalshöllin, Engjavegur 8, 104 in Reykjavík, Iceland a few days before Iceland's ATP's Weekend event which has already been announced.
Full details HERE
Tickets are on sale from Monday 10th February at 10am HERE
The break seems to have done The Hold Steady the world of good listening to the recently unveiled 'I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You', the first song to be taken from their new album called 'Teeth Dreams.' which is available on March 25, 2014.
There are UK dates as well …
2 May Liverpool Sound City Kazimier
3 May Leeds Live In Leeds
5 May London Bush Hall
6 May Manchester Academy 3
7 May Brighton Great Escape Concorde 2
This March UMC/Mercury will re-release Therapy?’s 1994 album,Troublegum as a 3 CD Deluxe Edition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album’s original release. Yes, it's 20 years ago!
There will be a short run of UK shows by Therapy?, also in celebration of Troublegum’s 20th anniversary.
The set on each night will feature Troublegum in its entirety plus a host of other musical treats from around the same era of their recording career, and will include rarely heard B sides, the ShortSharpShock, Face the Strange and Opal Mantra EPs.
The dates are:
02/04 Bristol, Trinity
03/04 Manchester Academy 2
04/04 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
05/04 Nottingham Rock City
07/04 Glasgow, The Classic Grand
08/04 Norwich Waterfront
09/04 London Scala
11/04 Southampton, The Mo’ Club
The support on the tour will be hotly-tipped British rockers, Lonely The Brave.
Tickets are HERE
J. Roddy Walston & the Business formed in 2002 in Walston’s hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee.
The band includes guitarist/vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist/vocalist Logan Davis, and drummer Steve Colmus and, will be providing a rockin' night out for your listening pleasure.
The group will play a string of intimate shows in the UK this February
Sun 23Feb 2014 Glasgow Broadcast
Mon 24Feb 2014 Bristol Louisiana
Tue 25Feb 2014 London The Borderline
Wed 26Feb 2014 Manchester Night & Day
Band website for all the details is HERE
Attitude is Everything supports the music industry to make live music events more accessible. Having begun as a pilot project in 2000, AIE are now a fully independent charity and part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Organisations.
They encourage events organisers to go beyond legal obligations set out in 'The Equality Act' and implement 'Best Practice', providing a fair and equal service to their Deaf and disabled customers.
Club Attitude is all about demonstrating best practice access and creating great gigs that anyone can attend. This year, Club Attitude is moving to a new venue, the Islington Assembly Hall which, is a beautiful venue next to the Town Hall on Upper Street. The accessibility is excellent so it provides the perfect setting for their next gig.
Married indie-pop duo, Summer Camp will be headlining Club Attitude on Wednesday 26th March with support artists, DJs and special guests to the announced over the next few weeks so watch this space.
The last two Club Attitude events took place at Village Underground and were headlined by Slow Club and Wave Machines. Both events sold out so we'd recommend buying you tickets HERE asap.
Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing, is his first release on French label, Talitres and comprises a collection of songs written before his car accident, whilst touring Spain during the summer of 2011. The songs took on a new light during his recuperation and he began sending them off to people around the world including The Twilight Sad and his Texan side-kick, T. Nicholas Phelps. With their help Micah began to create a record.
Micah was subsequently invited to record in Santander, Spain, at Moon River Studio. For two weeks and two days, with the assistance of engineer by Fernanda ‘Mac’ Macava, Micah realised what was to become ‘Micah P. Hinson and The Nothing’, working with local musicians - The Aquattro String Quartet.
According to Micah, “A grand amount of time and a grand amount of love was put into every song.”
April 2014 Tour dates
Tue 22: Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre
Wed 23: Brighton - Komedia
Thu 24: Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
Fri 25: Nottingham - Bodega
Sat 26: Gateshead The Sage
Sun 27: Glasgow - Broadcast
Mon 28: Manchester - Ruby Lounge
Tue 29: London - Union Chapel
Wed 30: Bristol – Thekla
The group has shared the track ‘Disremember/Dismemberment’ from the album for your listening pleasure above.
Drawing in guitar, flute, percussion and synth, the Montreal and Toronto-based siblings Allie, Jaclyn and Trevor Blumas really have an expansive approach to their music that can leave the listener enthralled.
Photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick