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Ben Kweller / December 2008 UK Tour

 
By on Sunday, 16th November 2008 at 10:30 am
 

The amazingly talented Ben Kweller has announced a string of UK tour dates for early December as an extra special Christmas treat for everyone this side of the Atlantic.

The US star (who’s co-headlined tours with the likes of Ben Folds, Conor Oberst, Death Cab For Cutie and other US indie luminaries) is doing a short European jaunt before Christmas to promote his intriguingly named new EP “How Ya Lookin’ Southbound? Comein…”.

Tickets are on sale now (and look like they have been for a while), and are around the £10 mark.

Catch him at:

Thursday 4th December 2008 – Mancheser Ruby Lounge
Friday 5th December 2008 – Glasgow King Tuts
Saturday 6th December 2008 – Dublin Wheelan’s
Monday 8th December 2008 – Birmingham Glee Club
Tuesday 9th December 2008 – London Union Chapel

 

A Very Musical Christmas #2: More Music Books

 
By on Thursday, 13th November 2008 at 9:37 pm
 

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a really hard time this Christmas finding books within budget for my friends and family… Following on from our previous post about musical gifts, those lovely people at Virgin Books have been in touch to offer you 35% off their range of music books and free postage and packing this Christmas – what more could you ask for?

To get the 35% off AND free P&P simply enter the code VIRGINXMAS into the coupon box at the end of the checkout.

Have a browse around on the links below, and maybe and buy something – they’re actually cheaper than Amazon at the moment on a fair few books, and there really is something for everyone, from your Dad (Meatloaf perhaps?) to your Gran (BB King?) via your older cousin who you always knew was a tad strange (David Bowie!)

(Please note: I don’t get any comission from these book sales, nor am I affiliated in any way with Virgin Books – I just thought you might be interested in some Christmas ideas!)

Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies How to Make it in the Music Business How to Make Music in Your Bedroom
Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called “Pixies”
RRP: £7.99
Offer price: : £5.99 Inc. P&P
How to Make it in the Music Business

RRP: £8.99
Offer price: : £6.74 Inc. P&P
How to Make Music in Your Bedroom

RRP: £7.99
Offer price: : £5.99 Inc. P&P
Music: The Business - The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals Hallelujah!: The Extraordinary Story of Shaun Ryder and "Happy Mondays" Strange Fascination: David Bowie - The Definitive Story
Music: The Business
RRP: £25
Offer price: : £18.75 Inc. P&P
Hallelujah!: The Extraordinary Story of Shaun Ryder and “Happy Mondays”

RRP: £8.99
Offer price: : £6.74 Inc. P&P
Strange Fascination: David Bowie
RRP: £12.99
Offer price: : £9.74 Inc. P&P
The B. B. King Treasures "Cream": How Eric Clapton Took the World by Storm The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles
The B. B. King Treasures
RRP: £30
Offer price: : £22.50 Inc. P&P
“Cream”: How Eric Clapton Took the World by Storm

RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles

RRP: £20
Offer price: : £15 Inc. P&P
Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners The Lost Beach Boy: The True Story of David Marks, One of the Founding Members of the "Beach Boys" Willie Nelson: The Outlaw
Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners
RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
The Lost Beach Boy: The True Story of David Marks, One of the Founding Members of the “Beach Boys”
RRP: £17.99
Offer price: : £13.49 Inc. P&P
Willie Nelson: The Outlaw
RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
To Hell and Back: An Autobiography Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the "Who" 1958-1978 Cash: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
To Hell and Back: An Autobiography
RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the “Who” 1958-1978

RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
Cash: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
RRP: £8.99
Offer price: : £6.74 Inc. P&P
Liverpool - Wondrous Place: From the Cavern to the Capital of Culture Changeling: The Autobiography of Mike Oldfield  
Liverpool – Wondrous Place: From the Cavern to the Capital of Culture
RRP: £9.99
Offer price: : £7.49 Inc. P&P
Changeling: The Autobiography of Mike Oldfield
RRP: £8.99
Offer price: : £6.74 Inc. P&P
 
 

Album Review: Farewell / Isn’t this supposed to be fun?

 
By on Monday, 13th October 2008 at 9:24 pm
 

Punchy melodies coupled with infectious lyrics are bound to make Farewell a hit in the UK; especially with fans of Cute Is What We Aim For and Say Anything. Originating from North Carolina, Farewell are here to take the UK by storm with their debut tour, supporting none other than YouMeAtSix.

The tour will also help to promote their first album: “Isn’t This Supposed To Be Fun?” released earlier this year. The album contains 13 full length tracks of power pop goodness. It bears reminiscence to Motion City Soundtrack with the occasional negativity in the lyrics; but when coupled with the lively guitar and keyboard melodies, it turns it into what every screaming teenage girl loves: a fabulous collection of catchy tunes they can sing along to.

The album opens with “Start it Up”, a song that’s guaranteed to push away any flickers of doubts about the band, and pull in every power pop lover to listen further. Lead singer, Marshall Davies, brings this song, along with the others, the right edge to match the lyrics to the catchy tunes bound to make every teenager want to get up and move.

Stand out tracks on the album include “War”, “September Brought the Fall”, “Hey Heather” and up-coming single “Eighty-Eights” released 20th October.

This 5 piece band from America are definitely a band to keep your eye on, and in for big things over here if they can give as good a performance on stage as they do on their record.

You can catch Farewell supporting YouMeAtSix at the below tour dates:

Wednesday 15th October – Middlesbrough Empire
Thursday 16th October – Norwich Waterfront
Friday 17th October – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Saturday 18th October – Wolverhampton Wulfrun
Sunday 19th October – Northampton Roadmender
Tuesday 21st October – Leeds Met University
Wednesday 22nd October – Glasgow ABC1
Thursday 23rd October – Manchester Academy 2
Friday 24th October – Liverpool Carling Academy
Saturday 25th October – Southampton University
Sunday 26th October – Oxford Carling Academy
Monday 27th October – London Astoria
Tuesday 28th October – Cardiff Solus
Wednesday 29th October – Brighton Komedia
Thursday 30th October – Exeter Phoenix

 

Paul Weller / November 2008 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 13th October 2008 at 9:08 pm
 

Paul Weller has announced a string of UK and Ireland tour dates for November as he hits the road in support of his new album, 22 Dreams.

Tickets are on sale now, priced around £30 – £35 each.

Thursday 6th November – Crawley K2
Friday 7th November – Crawley K2
Saturday 8th November – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Monday 10th November – Dublin RDS Arena
Tuesday 11th November – Belfast Odyssey
Thursday 13th November – Aberdeen Press & Journal Arena
Friday 14th November – Glasgow SECC
Saturday 15th November – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Monday 17th November – Liverpool Echo Arena
Tuesday 18th November – Manchester Evening News Arena
Thursday 20th November – Cardiff International Arena
Friday 21st November – Birmingham NEC
Saturday 22nd November – Nottingham Arena
Monday 24th November – London Brixton Academy
Tuesday 25th November – London Brixton Academy
Wednesday 26th November – London Brixton Academy

 

Bands to Watch #34: Hoodoo Scoundrels

 
By on Thursday, 9th October 2008 at 7:59 pm
 

Have a thing for 70’s rock songsmithery and laid back 90’s Britpop? Yeah, so do we.

So imagine how excited we were when Hoodoo Scoundrels‘ new EP (“The Witch Song EP”) dropped into our postbox yesterday and delivered a glorious 12 minutes of pure power pop goodness. Each of the four tracks is only 3 minutes long, but hasn’t gone down the Scouting For Girls / Hoosiers route of paint by numbers. Oh, no. They’ve still got their balls intact.

Originally, Hoodoo Scoundrels were called simply “The Scoundrels”, but were persuaded by the legendary Brian Eno to change their name after he caught them live and their footloose fans caused him to rename them.

Opener “The Witch Song” is a funk-laced colossus that could draw comparisons both with elements of the Kooks today and Thin Lizzy back in the day when they had Phil Lynott at the front. “A Touch Far” sees the Scoundrels blast out some proper “Saturday night down the pub” vibes, and sees them at their strongest – catchy, anthemic sing alongs with funky guitars.

Closer “Shame on You” is an ace closer – short and sweet at just 3 minutes but reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys’ “Fake Tales of San Francisco” (well, to me anyhow!).

Hoodoo Scoundrels are on tour at the moment. Catch them at the below tour dates for a great night out:

Tuesday 14th October – London Macbeth
Friday 17th October – Chatham Tap N Tin
Saturday 25th October – Southampton Joiners
Friday 31st October – London The Troubadour (Hoodoo Hop)

Hoodoo Scoundrels’ “EP 2” is released on Monday 20th October on Hot Sauce Records.

 

Keane / 3 FREE UK shows NEXT WEEK

 
By on Thursday, 9th October 2008 at 10:14 am
 

Keane have announced that they’ll play three free UK Shows next week ahead of the release of their third album.

“We decided last night that we want to get out there next week and play our new songs to our fans in an intimate environment,” said lead singer Tom Chaplin. “We love playing live, we love the intensity of the atmosphere in those clubs, you just can’t capture that in an arena or festival. We want to do it like we used to! It is going to be amazing fun.”

Tickets for the three shows are free, but you’ll need to sign up here by 4pm tomorrow (Friday 10th October).

Keane will play:

Monday 13th October – Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms
Tuesday 14th October – Leeds Cockpit 2
Wednesday 15th October – London 100 Club

 
 
 

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