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Django Django/Miles Kane/Palma Violets/Peace

02 Academy, Newcastle, February 7 The stage is wired. The bands are wired. The crowd is wired. Everybody is wired. Behind the scenes the bands...

Dinosaur Jr

With his long grey hair parted down the middle like a biblical sea and his world-weary demeanour, J Mascis is basically the grunge Gandalf....

Gabriel Bruce/Baby Strange

If you’ve ever asked yourself what really happened to James Allan when the Glasvegas frontman transformed himself from all-in-black rock’n’roller to born again dressed-in-white...

Metz

And so 2013’s NME Awards Shows begin, with Toronto’s Metz not so much kick-starting the event as providing it with a brutal smack to...

Merchandise

"Like the movie?” asks Merchandise frontman Carson Cox of the stock-still crowd, gesturing at the video screen behind him and his band. The punters...

Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco doesn’t know who she is. This isn’t speculation: she yells it out tonight, at her first ever UK headline show, and the...

The Vaccines

"I blacked out for a couple of seconds up there,” guitarist Freddie Cowan tells NME, as he sweats profusely from places we didn’t even...

Wu Block

"All of you, I want you to give me the peace sign. But not so fast!” bellows Ghostface Killah. Dressed in a bright white...

Alt-J

Alt-J may have already scooped up some coveted silverware in their short lifespan, but they’re winning no prizes for sartorial splendour. Tonight, London is...

Bugged Out Weekender

A weekend at Butlins is the perfect antidote to the January detox. Instead of a ‘dryathlon’ you get double spirits for just over a...
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