Richard Hawley There couldn’t be a more befitting end to an 18-month long tour for Richard Hawley and his band than to play Sheffield’s City Hall. Sheffield’s much beloved son enthralled a sell-out crowd of dedicated fans, with a mixture of new songs dedicated to his children and well-known hits. Selling his own brand of Hendo’s (a local delicacy), it was clear that Richard Hawley was at home.


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Lissie After a foot-tappingly elongated wait at the bar for a pint of cider, U.S born Lissie entered the stage with guitarist Nick Tesoriero and forecast an alleviating cloud across the audience, kindling their gig spirits with track ‘Hero’ introducing her set.


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Bullet For My Valentine 10 years has passed since Bullet For My Valentine hit the scene, headlining the Kerrang! Tour and it just so happened they are playing the very same venue again tonight. Alongside that they released their first full release 'The Poison', although tonight's show isn't about that there is definitely a sense of nostalgia with fans new and old in attendance.


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Emmy The Great It's been, unbelievably, 10 whole years since Emma-Lee Moss rechristened herself Emmy The Great and embarked on a career that's produced three studio albums, a soundtrack to the film Austenland and a number of collaborations.


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Skepta Skepta has had a rollercoaster of a year so far! From releasing his latest album Konnichiwa, which became Grime’s highest charting album, to winning this year’s Mercury Prize, to even having Beyoncé dancing to his beat at Wembley, amongst it all. A Grime artist who has helped propel the genre back into the spotlight lately, tonight finds Skepta at a sold-out Alexandra Palace, to perform his biggest show to date!


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Agnes Obel YES YES YES! AN ALL WOMEN SET! (I couldn't help but hop excitedly from foot to foot at this. I'm so tired of all male backing, even for women! Nice one, Agnes!) her crew consisted of a cellist, oboe player, Agnes on keyboards, and another woman on drum machine. All dressed in white - they appeared formidable.


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Passenger Previous Brighton busker Michael Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, humbly graced the O2 Academy in Birmingham Tuesday night accompanied by his usual guitar and backed by a new live band.


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Pierce The Veil The release of their latest album Misadventures brought Pierce The Veil to the O2 Birmingham Academy on this frosty Saturday evening. Ever popular in the UK, it was no surprise that this show was a complete sell out – even Radio 1 Rock Show’s Dan P Carter bypassed the German Markets to grace The Academy with his presence.


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Brian Fallon & The Crowes Previous Gaslight Anthem front man Brian Fallon took to the stage with his current band mates on Saturday night ‘The Crowes’ at the Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall.


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Lush Tonight is a truly momentous occasion as Lush play their last ever gig. These legendary purveyors of ‘shoegaze’ originally split in 1996 after the sad death of drummer Chris Acland, but reformed last year to record an EP and play UK, European and US dates. However, with bassist Phil King’s recent decision to quit, the band have finally decided to call it a day. For tonight’s final gig, front-women Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson and drummer (since the band reformed) Justin Welch are joined by Modern English bassist Michael Conroy.


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The Courteeners The Courteeners. Manchester's sons are often dismissed in the music press, presumably because of some kind of London centric snobbishness aimed at the North of England. The Courteeners and their army of fans care not for such an attitude. One of the reasons the band are so popular is that they know their audience. Whether it be recruiting Milburn to join them in Yorkshire or coming out to the fevered howl of Oasis' 'Morning Glory', they know how to raise excitement to fever pitch.


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Farro Let's cast your minds back to when Josh Farro was a founding member of Grammy winning, alternative rock group Paramore, who had record sales surpassing 10 million units worldwide with hits including ‘Misery Business’, ‘Only Exception’ and ‘Decode'.


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Jesca Hoop I came late to the Hoop train, as mentioned in my earlier review of her tour with Sam Beam (of Iron and Wine fame). It’s no secret that I obsess over female singer songwriters - specifically those whose songs elicit feelings of sorrow and loss. Hoop’s earlier work varies in sound to my ears - unbeknownst to me, I’d heard ‘Born To’ many many times on BBC 6Music, without registering who she was, with it washing over me. But that song is heavily produced, with full band. And my preference is Hoop on her own with a guitar, stripped back and intimate.


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Farro Gig Junkies’ Sophie Jones sat down to chat with Josh Farro aka FARRO the former lead guitarist and backing singer of Paramore and about life as a solo artist, his new album 'Walkways' and how his first solo tour was going...


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