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Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014

16 Bands You Cannot Afford To Miss At CMJ 2014

Starting on Tuesday, CMJ Music Marathon is just that - a five-day endurance test of a festival where over 1,000 new bands play hundreds of venues throughout New York City. We've got our own NME showcase at Glasslands on Wednesday night, with Fat White Family just announced as the (not so) secret special guests. Read more about that below, along with all the other acts playing CMJ we think you need to take note of.


Jeremy Allen

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10 Awful Things About British Festivals That Should Take A Hike

As of this morning you can add native American headdresses to a list of items vendors are prohibited from selling at Glastonbury 2015 without prior authorisation. The list includes everything from booze and fags to candle flares and flags, and it got us thinking about other things that should be banned from festivals that are antisocial, offensive and above all REALLY ANNOYING! Now we don’t want to get too prescriptive here, but let’s be certain about this, there are clowns out there who need to be stopped.


NME Blog

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7 Things We Like This Week (8/10/2014)

Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, it's the BFI Film Festival to the Breaking Bad Collector's Edition Blu-Ray. Shoes: Dr Martens 1461 Dr Martens have long been donned by musicians, from the 2-Tone groups of the '80s to Blur and Elastica in the '90s. The brand's 1461 shoe might not be as well-known as their stomping boots but they pack in just as much attitude.


Kevin EG Perry

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014

Austin City Limits 2014: 5 Things We Learned

Zilker Park in the heart of south Austin is home to 358 acres of rolling grass, a gorgeous swimming hole at Barton Springs and, for two consecutive weekends in October, some of the best and biggest bands on the planet. The first weekend has just wrapped up and while headline sets from the likes of Beck, Eminem and Pearl Jam have dominated most of the headlines, here's five things we learned from exploring the Texan capital's biggest outdoor festival: 1.


NME Blog

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About UK Festivals In 2014 In One Mighty Infographic

Counting down the hours till next summer and the advent of festival season 2015 already? Us too. In the meantime, we wanted to know everything about your festival experiences over the summer, from the bands you saw to the drugs you took. Here's a breakdown of how NME readers responded - in infographic form.

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