Monthly Archives: July 2009

Tramlines 2009

Just when you thought the festival market had been saturated, here comes Tramlines; a three-day spectacular across the numerous bars and clubs Sheffield has to offer. Did I mention it was free? Despite missing most of Friday’s acts, arriving in … Continue reading

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‘Tram Lines Times’ Festival Introduction

Sometimes it’s the simple ideas in life that prove the most effective. Lots of bands, lots of venues, one weekend. Simple but yet brilliant. London has Camden Crawl, Manchester has just hosted the International Festival and Leeds even has two … Continue reading

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Beg, Steal or Borrow? Thrice ‘Beggars’ leak…

Beg,  steal or borrow? Thrice album leak three months ahead of schedule reveals major crack in the industry. iTunes legal downloads. Joint touring & recording contracts. Album releases through Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games. Spotify free music streaming … Continue reading

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Manchester Orchestra @ Manchester Academy 3 16/07/09

Support: Kevin Devine Having already delivered one of the year’s best records so far, in the shape of Mean Everything To Nothing, there’s no wonder tonight’s gig had not only sold out, but had also been upgraded from the Night … Continue reading

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M83 @ Leeds Cockpit 08/07/09

Support: Maps No doubt boosted by recent support slots with Kings of Leon and Depeche Mode, whilst tonight’s Cockpit gig is not quite a sell-out, it’s reassuring to see a healthy turnout for this once obscure act. On support duty, … Continue reading

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Converse Music – Glastonbury ‘Ones To Watch’

Looking past the Springsteens, the Blurs and the Youngs, with a bit of adventuring, Glastonbury 2009 had many up and coming talents on display that you might have missed. Just remember, you heard them here first. Before the official bands … Continue reading

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Brand New @ Manchester Academy 23/06/09

Support: Moneen, Kevin Devine It’s always special when Brand New come to town. At their last outing in Manchester, back at the Apollo in February 2007 the band performed the genre defining Deja Entendu its entirety (bar one song). Anything … Continue reading

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Glastonbury 2009

Worthy Farm, 26th / 27th / 28th June 2009 Back with a more traditional line up after last year’s controversial offering, the daddy of all festivals promised legendary performances for 2009. Could it live up to such great expectations? Fifteen … Continue reading

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