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Editors : London King’s Cross Scala, Tuesday August 9

There are many baffling contradictions in the world of music today. Take Arctic Monkeys: a great band with a terrible name. Crazy Frog has...

Arctic Monkeys : Birmingam Carling Bar Academy, Sunday August 14

“You’re not from New York City, you’re from Rotherham!/Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook!” Yeah, Arctic Monkeys, right. Because you’re no...

Festival Internaçcional de Benicassim : Valencia, Spain, Thursday August 4-Sunday 7 August

Welcome to FIB, the Hispanic pop paradise of myth and legend where everything they say is true. Imagine Glastonbury with an outdoor swimming pool...

Eminem/50 Cent/D12 : Madison Square Garden, New York, Monday August 8

Ten minutes into 50 Cent’s set, there are seven men onstage, holding their crotches and splashing water on each other. There are also simulated...

Infadels : The Favershaml, Saturday July 30

In the corner a man is bashing the drums with his dick, in the next room onstage party-starters The Infadels are banging the fuck...

Tapestry Goes West, Winnard’s Perch, Cornwall : Spirit Of The West Adventure Park, Fri July 29- Sun

Uniquely for a British festival, lo-fi folk-meets-prog shindig Tapestry Goes West takes place in a Wild West theme park in rural Cornwall. It’s a...

Truck Festival, Hill Farm, Steventon : Sat July 23/Sunday 24

If Michael Eavis decides he likes his holiday next June a bit too much, then he can retire happy in the knowledge that Glastonbury...

The Go! Team : The Troubadour, Thursday July 21, Friday July 22

Being on the road with The Go! Team is like hanging out in a sanatorium with a misplaced group of non-crazies. At first it’s...

Kid Carpet : King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Wednesday July 20

It would be easy to make a pretty convincing argument that Kid Carpet is just a novelty act. All you’d have to do would...

Exit Festival, Serbia and Montenegro : Petronaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Friday July 8 – Sunday July

It’s almost painfully ironic – the day after London gets hit by a terrorist attack, NME jumps on a plane to previously war-torn Serbia,...
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