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The Flaming Lips, Royal Albert Hall, London: Saturday April 22

Woah! Watch out! Tonight, singer Wayne Coyne kicks off proceedings by surfing the crowd in a gigantic plastic bubble. He then performs surrounded on...

Primal Scream: Astoria, London: Thursday April 6

"HEY ROCK’N’ROLL DOCTOR! ROCK’N’ROLL NURSE! GIVE ME A SHOT! GIMME SOME PILLS!” Bobby Gillespie, punk puritan, disciple of debauchery and 43-year-old father-of-two twists his...

We Are Scientists: The Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth: Wednesday April 5

“Y ’know,” mugs Chris Cain, practically twirling his chemistry teacher moustache in anticipation of another knockout comedy roundhouse, “it seems like we haven’t been...

Snow Patrol: Opera House, Toronto: Thursday, March 30

On this, the last night of their mini north American run in preparation for their upcoming UK dates, Dundee’s finest are doing their damnedest...

Hope Of The States: The Late Room, Manchester: Wednesday, March 29

Pissed-up Manc bruiser: “Put some bollocks into it!” Dazed Sam Herlihy: “I’m trying to put some bollocks into it! Jesus Christ!” Girl clinging to the bar...

The Long Blondes: Club NME at Future Punk, Selfridges, London: Friday, March 24

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the birth of British punk, Club NME hijacked the basement of London’s mecca of posh, decked it out...

The Subways: Various venues and dates, Austin, Texas

Despite sounding like many other grunge-themed American power trios, Home Counties heroes The Subways are currently in the process of winning hearts and minds...

The Ordinary Boys: Leeds University, Thursday, March 23

If The Ordinary Boys’ astounding career renaissance is testament to anything, it’s that there’s always hope for the humble indie band who’ve fallen on...

The Young Knives: Barfly, Cardiff: Monday, March 13

Oxford’s The Young Knives are not your typical indie heartthrobs. Trussed up in suits, bassist The House Of Lords securing glasses on his head...

Klaxons: Metro, London: Monday, March 4

And there I was thinking the only people who ever liked hardcore rave were me, John Peel and Leeroy, the one-toothed crystal meth dealer...
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