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Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, Carl Barat to play SXSW 2015

Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, Carl Barat to play SXSW 2015

James Bay, Bishop Nehru, The Big Pink, Thee Oh Sees and Ibeyi will also appear at the festival in Austin, Texas

Midweek Chart Update: Ben Howard and Slipknot battle for Number One album

Midweek Chart Update: Ben Howard and Slipknot battle for Number One album

While Mike Read's 'UKIP Calypso' lands just outside the Top 20

Mike Read withdraws 'UKIP Calypso' song following racism complaints

Mike Read withdraws 'UKIP Calypso' song following racism complaints

Political song involved Read singing about Nigel Farage's party in a mock Caribbean accent

Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure

Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure

The venue is home to NME's annual CMJ showcase

Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'

Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'

Radio 1 DJ has recruited Foals, SBTRKT and The 1975 among others to re-score 2011 film

Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace

Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace

The DOT and Streets artist reveals his latest collaborator

O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow

O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow

Pre-sales for live dates start tomorrow (October 22)

Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies

Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies

Ravenscroft also worked with Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Abba, Daft Punk and Duffy

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but 'a bit of fun'

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but 'a bit of fun'

The controversial track criticises 'open borders' and 'illegal immigrants in every town'

Rapper who cut off his penis becomes stand-up comedian

Rapper who cut off his penis becomes stand-up comedian

Christ Bearer – aka Andre Johnson – was in hip-hop group Northstar

Today's new album releases: Slipknot, Thurston Moore, Ben Howard, The Coral and more

Today's new album releases: Slipknot, Thurston Moore, Ben Howard, The Coral and more

LPs from Scott Walker & Sunn O))), Andy Burrows, Mark Lanegan Band and TI are also released

Reggae performer and 'The Tide Is High' writer John Holt dies

Reggae performer and 'The Tide Is High' writer John Holt dies

The former member of The Paragons passed away on Sunday (October 19)

Government official commits suicide following death of 16 fans at South Korea concert

Government official commits suicide following death of 16 fans at South Korea concert

A further 11 people who attended the open air show in Seongnam are seriously injured

Guitar signed by members of The Smiths, The Stone Roses and New Order stolen from charity auction

Guitar signed by members of The Smiths, The Stone Roses and New Order stolen from charity auction

Pair of maracas signed by Happy Mondays' Bez also taken from Chico's Kickin' Cancer Fundraiser ball in Manchester

K-Pop band 4Minute release statement following death of 16 fans at South Korea concert

K-Pop band 4Minute release statement following death of 16 fans at South Korea concert

A further 11 people who attended the open air show in Seongham are seriously injured

Man gets life in prison for killing a teenager over loud music

Man gets life in prison for killing a teenager over loud music

Michael Dunn will not receive parole

'At least 16 dead' in South Korea gig disaster

'At least 16 dead' in South Korea gig disaster

The incident occurred at a show in Seongnam by Korean girl group 4Minute

UK vinyl sales set to top one million for first time since 1996

UK vinyl sales set to top one million for first time since 1996

Annual vinyl sales approach 18-year high

US sales figures show no album has gone platinum so far in 2014

US sales figures show no album has gone platinum so far in 2014

Lorde and Beyonce are currently at the 750,000 mark

Ex-Wu Lyf frontman Ellery Roberts returns as LUH – hear new song now

Ex-Wu Lyf frontman Ellery Roberts returns as LUH – hear new song now

'Unites' is first material to be heard from new project with Ebony Hoorn

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