Rich Kids Punk. Post Punk. New Wave. Tonight gives us an eclectic mix of what happened to the ‘others’ after the Sex Pistols. Glen Matlock gathered his buddies and formed Rich Kids. Steve Jones and Paul Cook formed The Professionals. Both ventures were a tad short-lived - however, tonight, for a one off only, both bands will take to the stage in London in an intriguing double headliner, featuring a few familiar faces.


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Love Revisited It’s ten years since the death of Arthur Lee, the genius songwriter and musician behind Love, one the seminal bands of the 1960s. Love's ‘Forever Changes’ is consistently voted one of the top albums of all time. For over a decade, until his passing in 2006, US indie group Baby Lemonade was Lee’s longest-serving Love touring band. Over that period they learnt his repertoire inside out, including playing on the seminal ‘Forever Changes’ live concert at The Royal Festival Hall in 2003, now documented on CD and DVD. They also appeared at Glastonbury that year (find this classic performance on YouTube). Now they’ve reunited, along with original Love guitarist Johnny Echols, to do an extensive tour, bringing Love’s music to a British audience once more.


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Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper. A career spanning 30 years right from when her debut back in ’83 spawned five top ten hits on the Billboard 100 including ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun.’ Grammy Award winner - Lauper has released ten studio albums since ’89. She’s also won multiple awards for composing the Broadway musical ‘Kinky Boots.’ She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015, and throughout her career has sold over 50 million albums. And that’s just a snapshot of what she’s achieved.


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The Stone Roses Four years ago The Stone Roses were resurrected in spectacular fashion. Returning to their Mancunian homeland, the band reunited after a fifteen year split. In an iconic moment for British and indie music, they performed an emotional and triumphant set of shows at Heaton Park, delighting their long-serving fan base and showing the world that they still had 'it'.


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The Offspring The Offspring are the punk kings of Orange County USA. Bringing sunkissed sounds and teenage angst together in one beautiful package. Sure, these rockers are getting into their 50s now, but they're not slowing down any time soon.


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Psychic Ills US psych band Psychic Ills hit Manchester tonight for one of only two UK tour dates, before traveling on to the continent for more gigs. So it’s a rare chance to see the band in action. Just recently their new album, ‘Inner Journey Out’, has been getting plays and praise on the radio and their star is definitely on the rise.


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John Grant Here at GigJunkies we're lucky-so-and-so's as we go to some fantastic events and festivals. John Grant is just one of those events. Since our review of the intimate Royal Shakespeare Company gig back in 22 June 2014, John has released his glorious "Grey Tickles, Black Pressure" album back in October 2015. Interestingly he touched upon the reason for the title explaining that "Grey Tickles" is a translation from Icelandic to describe entering middle-age, which is a lovely way to see it, far more cheeky and certainly in John's style. "Black Pressure" was also mentioned as being Turkish for "nightmare", which was quite the opposite from tonight, as it was a dream.


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Neil Young The always hard-working Neil Young is back on the road with another tour, performing a small number of UK gigs. This time it’s not with his long-serving band Crazy Horse, but with a new group of young bucks called Promise of the Real, a band that includes two of Willie Nelson’s sons, Lukas and Micah.


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Black Sabbath Home of Metal celebrates Black Sabbath's final world tour by asking fans to take selfies while watching the band at the Download Festival this weekend and to contribute to a new fan photo archive.


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The Lovely Eggs Despite continually writing brilliant garage-pop songs, working with luminaries like Gruff Rhys and John Shuttleworth and getting plaudits from critics and supportive radio DJs, Lancaster’s The Lovely Eggs remain a bit of a cult underground band. Tonight I catch them at Hebden Bridge’s Trades Club, where they are playing a one-off gig, warming up for Summer Festivals.


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Slam Dunk Festival Midlands 2016 Slam Dunk arrived and certainly left its mark. The Midlands leg of this festival found itself a new home at the NEC complex, thanks to a refurb at its regular Wolves home. There was a vastness that felt sterile and dispersed the usual pent up energy, sweat and hormones synonymous with Slam Dunk. However, it didn't take long for the crowd to make it their own, sit wherever they could find space and bring a festival scuzz to the shiny Genting arena.


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Birmingham Pride 2016 Birmingham Pride celebrated its twentieth year anniversary this year and made sure the party was one to remember as revelers from all generations and backgrounds celebrated in what organizers have described as the Birmingham's biggest crowds up to date within the festival!


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BAND NAME So, Gig Junkies make their now annual pilgrimage to Dublin to take in some splendid live music. Last year it was Sir Noel of Gallagher, this time round it was for more rock royalty in the guise of a certain Miles Kane and Alex Turner and their Last Shadow Puppets performing the last of 3 sold out gigs at one of Dublin’s original and most prestigious venues.


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Pentatonix American acapella band Pentatonix stormed into their second night of their UK tour with an almost sell out show as crowds snaked across both sides of the entrance to Birmingham's O2 Academy eagerly awaiting these YouTube sensations.


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