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Kanye West: Hammersmith Apollo, London, Sunday, February 12

Kayne West doesn’t do things by halves. When he’s talking up a new album, then music’s very future depends on it. When he sees...

Goldie Lookin Chain: Astoria, London, Wednesday, February 15

Q: What happens when you can’t find a date of your own age to take to the GLC ShockWaves NME Award show? A: Invite...

Biffy Clyro/Oceansize/The Like: KOKO, London, Monday, February 20

Unusual openers for tonight’s very rock bill, The Like appear as cynical as the hardcore Biffy crowd before them. “Thanks for being here, even...

Elbow/The Duke Spirit/¡Forward, Russia!/Larrikin Love: Astoria, London, Tuesday, February 21

There may have been a hugely varied array of bands on display at the ShockWaves NME Awards Shows these past two weeks but, really,...

The Cribs/The Automatic/Giant Drag/The Long Blondes: Astoria, London, Sunday, February 19

Being raw and raucous showcases of new talent, the ShockWaves NME Award Shows are not for the faint of heart. Tonight is no exception,...

Panic! At The Disco Bowery Ballroom, New York, Wednesday February 8

Panic! At the Disco – a Vegas-based group of synth-pop meets dance-punk heartthrobs – may be young, but they’ve already established the kind of...

Fall Out Boy: Astoria, London Monday, Jan 30

Strange times are afoot. Not so long ago emo inadvertently strangled itself on its own po-facedness – but in 2006, the year when all...

The Dead 60s/The Kooks/GoodBooks: KOKO, London Saturday February, 11

Oops, CRASH!, Bleeep!!! Thud. Opening the ShockWaves NME Awards Show tonight, it’s clear that young Kent band GoodBooks (or Harry Potter And The Unkempt...

Hard-Fi/Boy Kill Boy/Duels/Distophia: Hammersmith Palain, London Monday, February 13

Cast your eyes across the ShockWaves NME Award Shows 2006 line-ups and you’ll find proponents of 1920s wigs, Rimmel eyeliner, ultra-rare Megadeth T-shirts, gypsy...

The Zutons/Vincent Vincent And The Villains/Fields: KOKO London: Tuesday Feb 14

For the slow ones, then, a quick recap on the rules of rock: get a band together, nob about for four months coming up...
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