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Band of Horses / June 2010 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 25th March 2010 at 1:00 pm

In support of their new album, ‘Infinite Arms’, due out 17th May 2010, Band of Horses will be playing a few dates in the UK this June. Their gig at London’s Roundhouse has already sold out, as did a previously announced gig at KOKO on 12th April. Scottish fans can also see them in Glasgow when they open for Snow Patrol.

7th June 2010 – Cambridge, Junction
8th June 2010 – Manchester, Ritz
9th June 2010 – London, Roundhouse (Sold Out)
11th June 2010 – Oxford, Academy
12th June 2010 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park – Opening for Snow Patrol

Tickets for headlining shows can be purchased via See Tickets, and tickets for the Glasgow date can be purchased here. Tickets for all shows are selling fast, so get them while you still can.

And while you’re here, watch the video for Band of Horses’ amazing song, ‘The Funeral’:



British Sea Power / April-May 2010 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 25th March 2010 at 11:00 am

Brighton-based band British Sea Power (say THAT five times fast!) is hitting the road this spring ahead of the release of their forthcoming album. In London and Sheffield they will be doing special performances of their soundtrack to the 1934 film ‘Man of Aran,’ and at the Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire, they will be hosting their second Sing Ye From the Hillsides! Festival. See dates below and visit their website for more detailed information.

Saturday 3rd April 2010 – Glasgow, Hinterland Festival (Tickets)
Sunday 25th April 2010 – Colchester, Arts Centre (Tickets)
Monday 26th April 2010 – Manchester, Moho (Tickets)
Tuesday 27th April 2010 – London, St. Annes Church (Tickets) – Acoustic Set & ‘Man of Aran’ Soundtrack
Thursday 29th April – Sheffield, Showroom Cinema (Tickets) – 7pm & 9pm, ‘Man of Aran’ Soundtrack
Friday 30th April – Sunday 2nd May 2010 – Reeth, Tan Hill Inn Festival (Tickets)
Monday 3rd May 2010 – Leeds, Holy Trinity Church (Tickets)
Monday 17th May 2010 – Bath, Komedia (Tickets)
Tuesday 18th May 2010 – Birmingham, Glee Club (Tickets)
Wednesday 19th May 2010 – Liverpool, Masque Theatre (Tickets)
Thursday 20th May 2010 – Leicester, Y Theatre (Tickets)
Saturday 22nd May 2010 – London, Bloomsbury Ballroom (Tickets)


Three Trapped Tigers / April 2010 UK Tour

By on Friday, 12th March 2010 at 11:00 am

London electronic rock band Three Trapped Tigers are hitting the road this April in support of their newest effort ‘EP3’. Check out the video for ‘6’ below and go see them in a town near you!


Friday 23rd April 2010 – Cardiff, Arts Institute
Saturday 24th April 2010 – Bristol, Start The Bus (Tickets)
Sunday 25th April 2010 – Manchester, DEAF Institute (Tickets)
Monday 26th April 2010 – Edinburgh, Electric Circus (Tickets)
Tuesday 27th April 2010 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (Tickets)
Wednesday 28th Apr 2010 – Brighton, Freebutt (Tickets)
Thursday 29th Apr 2010 – London, Institute of Contemporary Arts (Tickets)

Talons is the support act for this tour.


Gorillaz / March 2010 UK Tour

By on Friday, 12th March 2010 at 10:00 am

In order to test the “new live band” before next month’s headlining gig at Coachella, Gorillaz will be embarking on a short 6-date tour of the UK in a little over a week. The lineup will likely include former Clash members Paul Simonon and Mick Jones, who collaborated with Damon Albarn on Gorillaz’s new album, ‘Plastic Beach,’ which was released this past Monday, March 8th.

Sunday 21st March 2010 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Monday 22nd March 2010 – Bristol, Trinity
Tuesday 23rd March 2010 – Cambridge, Junction
Thursday 25th March 2010 – Brighton, Old Market
Friday 26th March 2010 – Birmingham, Irish Centre
Saturday 27th March 2010 – Lincoln, Shed

Tickets are limited and are only available to members of the G-Club on a first-come-first-served basis. If you’re unable to get tickets for these shows, console yourselves by watching their new video and don’t worry — rumour has it they’ll be doing a more extensive tour later in the year.


Strange Boys / April 2010 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 25th February 2010 at 10:00 am

Championed last summer by Steve Lamacq, Austin rockers the Strange Boys will be touring the UK in April.

You can buy tickets for this tour from Gigs and Tours.

Thursday 15th April 2010 – Leeds, Nation of Shopkeepers
Friday 16th April 2010 – Glasgow, Nice ‘n’ Sleazys
Saturday 17th April 2010 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
Sunday 18th April 2010 – Birmingham, Academy 3
Wednesday 21st April 2010 – London, ICA
Thursday 22nd April 2010 – Brighton, Freebutt
Friday 23rd April 2010 – Bristol, Louisiana
Saturday 24th April 2010 – Southampton, Lennon’s


Live Review: Ben Kweller @ London’s Union Chapel – 9th December

By on Wednesday, 10th December 2008 at 2:09 am

“Everyone is being so quintessentially English and not sitting next to each other” grumbled one woman as she and her boyfriend tried to find a place to sit before the gig started. How true it was – what’s more English that sitting in a 134 year old church, on wooden pews that make your bum go numb?

However who we’d gone to see wasn’t English – oh no. He was Ben Kweller,Texas’ finest singer songwriter to hit these shores for a while. But we’ll get to that in a couple of moments.

Once we’d navigated our way to the gorgeous chapel (with some of the nicest venue staff I’ve yet to see – take note, Academy venues), we took to our pews, complete with hot-dog and settled in for half an hour of Carrick, lead singer from “Everybody Else“, an LA three piece. After being amazed and awed by how skinny his legs were (seriously, they bewildered us for a good few minutes), we slowly fell for his wistful tunes, strong voice, and interesting bow-tie.

However, we were really there for Ben, and a couple of minutes after 9 he ambled on stage, joined by Kitt Kitterman, the sort of guy you don’t want to meet down a dark alleyway. Plowing through a set full of material both from his previous albums and his forthcoming “Changing Horses”, it seemed that whilst he worked incredibly hard the crowd were a bit subdued… whether that was due to the nature of it being a church, or just the collection of people is hard to guess, but either way there was no doubting Ben’s efforts.

Throughout his 90 minutes on stage we had such gems as a cover of Neil Young’s “From Hank To Hendrix” and “Different But The Same”, which was dedicated to Kitt as “he quite likes playing it and we don’t play it that much…”. To be honest, the 90 minutes flew by a bit too quickly – I would have been quite happy to sit there for a few more hours, hearing a whole back-catalogue, however I have a feeling everyone’s bums would have been completely numb by then.

My highlight of the evening wasn’t one of the established songs that everyone knew. Nope, it was one of the new ones, “Homeward Bound”, the closing track to “Changing Horses” and written by Willie Nelson’s parents in the 1950s and one little gem that has sat around for 50-odd years before Ben recorded it. It fitted the chapel perfectly, just needing a little choir and it would have been complete.

Shortly before closing out with “Penny on the Train Track”, Ben announced that he’ll be back in London on May 15th at Koko as part of a proper tour for “Changing Horses” – definitely a date to add to your diary.

A big thanks to Megan @ C3 Management for sorting out tickets.

Pictures after the jump.

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