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London Highbury Garage

It starts with an airstrike. A paper plane whizzes past Neil Finn's nose, falters, then settles on his guitar. He opens it, grinning and...

Brighton Sallis Benny Theatre

As the industry fractures and flatlines, everyone's looking for A Scene. So while the organisers of this all-day celebration of challenging art-rock meanderings claim...

London Kentish Town Bull & Gate

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS IN LIFE THAT only people in bands are allowed to get away with, because they are more wealthy, more famous...

London W1 Mars Bar

Himareka Hi-Fi's singer, Chris, can't bring himself to look the crowd in the eye. This is largely because he's just 17, and is concentrating...

London W1 Criterion Theatre

Will the real Astrid please make herself known? For most of this gig, the ex-Goya Dress singer seems to be suffering from a personality...

London South Bank Royal Festival Hall

Take heart, victims of corporate cutbacks: don't apply for that cleaning job at the Record & Tape Exchange just yet. For here are Rialto...

London King’s Cross Water Rats

AT LEAST THEY'VE ADMITTED WHO they are this time. For their debut album, 'Down By The Old Mainstream', American power-pop all-stars Golden Smog were...

Bristol Colston Hall

THAT SQUAREPUSHER, HE'S crazy. Mates with Aphex Twin, big bushy beard, splenetic bass guitar workouts - he's got a screw loose, right? Right? Poor...

Edinburgh La Belle Angele

Enter bretheren of the night. Close the door behind you tight while Belial's hellhounds, with cruel might, eviscerate pure virgins white. Tch, just another...

London Camden Jazz Cafe

CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, not every version of the American Dream revolves around attaining planet-flattening power, huge embezzled wealth and a line of willing...
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