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Mencap gigs announced (UPDATED)

 
By on Thursday, 25th October 2007 at 4:44 pm
 

Looking for the 2008 Mencap Gigs? Click here. This page is about 2007’s Mencap Gigs!

Updates: I’ve just added the 20th November gig and the 26th November gigs, thanks to a comment from Kathryn below. This was originally posted on 4th October.

Little Noise LogoThe brilliant Mencap have announced this year’s “Little Noise Sessions”, a series of intimate, acoustic gigs, which will take place from Tuesday 20th November to Wednesday 28 November 2007, at Islington’s Union Chapel in London. They’ll be hosted by Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley.

To get tickets you’ll have to register here to get tickets when they go on sale. Ticket registration opens on Tuesday 2 October and closes at 12.00 Friday 19 October. Those who have registered can then buy tickets online on a first-come-first-served basis from 9am on Monday 22 October. Tickets are £35 each.

The gigs will raise money for Mencap’s Arts Awards scheme which enables children and young people with a learning disability to take part in local arts projects.

Tuesday 20th November – Secret Headliner, Jack Penate, Laura Marling, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong
Wednesday 21st November – Athlete and The Hoosiers
Thursday 22nd November – Will Young, Newton Faulkner and Adele
Friday 23rd November – Biffy Clyro, We Are Scientists and Young Knives
Saturday 24th November – The Pigeon Detectives and The Metros
Sunday 25th November – Snow Patrol and Cajun Dance Party
Monday 26th November – Kate Nash, Robyn, The Ting Tings
Tuesday 27th November – The Enemy + Special Guests
Wednesday 28th November – Keane, Rilo Kiley + Scouting For Girls

 

Bullet For My Valentine / Winter 2008 Tour

 
By on Thursday, 18th October 2007 at 1:23 am
 

Bullet For My ValentineHeavy rockers from Bridgend, Bullet for My Valentine have announced a quick UK tour in early February 2008. They’ll play five dates around the UK in a week.

Tickets go on sale on Friday morning at 9am, or now for those of you with a Live Nation account (scum), where they’re on presale.

Thursday 31st January 2008 – Newport Centre
Friday 1st February – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Sunday 3rd February – Glasgow Academy
Monday 4th February – Manchester Academy
Thursday 7th February – London Brixton Academy

Photo is taken from Adam Mulligan’s flickr stream under the creative commons license.

 

Bloodhound Gang / Bowling For Soup / Zebrahead / Army Of Freshmen UK Tour

 
By on Sunday, 16th September 2007 at 4:09 pm
 

Bloodhound Gang / Press shotSomehow I missed this when it was announced a couple of weeks ago, but it looks like infantile humour is abound when the Bloodhound Gang (famed for “The Bad touch” with rhymes about “doing it like they do on the discovery channel”) go on tour in October, joined by Bowling for Soup, Californians Zebrahead and Army of Freshman.

Tickets are on sale now, priced between £13.50 and £18.50 a ticket. They’ll call at:

Monday 15th October – Norwich, Waterfront
Tuesday 16th October – Newcastle, Carling Academy
Wednesday 17th October – Glasgow Carling Academy
Thursday 18th October – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 19th October – Swindon Oasis Leisure Centre
Saturday 20th October – Brighton Brighton Centre
Sunday 21st October – Bournemouth Solent Hall
Monday 22nd October – London Brixton Academy
Tuesday 23rd October – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Wednesday 24th October – Manchester Apollo
Thursday 25th October – Newport Newport Centre
Friday 26th October – Plymouth Pavilion

 

Gonzo 5th Birthday Tour / Bloc Party / Cribs / We Are Scientists + More

 
By on Wednesday, 12th September 2007 at 2:41 pm
 

Bloc PartyBelieve it or not, Gonzo on MTV2 is 5 years old this year. To celebrate, they’re doing a tour of Barfly venues around the UK, with some of the best bands of the moment. Catch Bloc Party, We Are Scientists (who are doing yet another UK show) and The Cribs amongst other bands at each of the dates.

The ever present Operator Please are openers for each date.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on

Friday 12th October – Birmingham BarflyFuneral For a Friend with The Dykeenies
Saturday 13th October – Cardiff BarflyThe Rumble Strips with Blood Red Shoes
Sunday 14th October – Camden BarflyBloc Party with Does it Offend You, Yeah?
Friday 19th October – Liverpool BarflyThe Cribs with Lightspeed Champion
Saturday 20th October – York FibbersJack Penate with Dan le Sac Vs Scoobius Pip
Sunday 21st October – Glasgow BarflyWe Are Scientists with Foals

Photo is taken from Shane Bee’s flickr stream under the creative commons license

 

Scouting For Girls hit the capital again

 
By on Wednesday, 1st August 2007 at 12:40 pm
 

Scouting For GirlsScouting For Girls have announced a one off London date at Kings College.

They’ll play there of Friday 14th September, and tickets are now on presale if you have a livenation account. Else I assume they go on sale properly on Friday 3rd August (this Friday) at 9am.

Tickets are £9.50 each.

Picture was taken from Scouting For Girls’ MySpace.

 

Bands to keep a watch out for in the future: #9: Scouting for Girls

 
By on Wednesday, 20th June 2007 at 7:50 pm
 

Scouting For Girls Having won the Innocent Unsigned bands talent search last year and the chance to play at their Fruitstock Festival, Londoners Scouting For Girls have had an amazing year. Signing to Epic Records on Valentine’s Day this year, they’re about to release their first EP, the incredibly anthemic “It’s Not About You” which will just grab you by the heart strings and make you think “YES!” and become addicted to them. Or you can just write them off as another bunch of Keane wannabes. You choose, but you know what I think.

Scouting For Girls are the sort of band that are perfect to open the festivals – people lounging around, feeling rough after the previous night, and just wanting some music to take them to “that happy place”. As they say themselves in their biography, they’re “unashamedly nostalgic, mottled with loss, disillusion and a poignant lamentation for innocent past times”.

Many bloggers have been very excited about their current material, with favourable reports emerging about their live shows. Needless to say, for those of you fortunate enough to be going to Glastonbury this weekend (and if so, why aren’t you there already?), they’ll be playing on Friday night at 8pm at the Late N Live Stage.

Reminiscent of both Keane (for their Piano-led pop-rock) and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (for Sam Duckworth’s brilliant knack of conveying feelings and images of a time and place), Scouting For Girls are sure to gain a devoted following soon.

After the jump, catch their video for “It’s Not About You”. Picture was taken from Scouting For Girls’ MySpace.
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