Dua Lipa Traffic fighting fans overflowed a sold out Birmingham's O2 Academy to hear female powerhouse Dua Lipa for an amplified evening of dance euphoria.


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Carry Fire by Robert Plant Considering his status in the music world, it would be easy for Robert Plant to rest on his Led Zeppelin laurels and make the occasional outing to perform, yet, Plant has continued to explore the realms of world music with a number of different artists in tow.


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Isaac Gracie The Hare & Hounds in King's Heath Brummieland is always a treat to visit. None more so than on this Autumnal night to see a certain Mr Isaac Gracie.


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Clean Cut Kid Liverpool band Clean Cut Kid are heading out on tour next month with a 10-date tour, off the back of the release of their debut album 'Felt' back in May. The four-piece are one of the most exciting breakthrough bands in the UK with an inventive take on anthemic guitar-pop.


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Beverley Knight As if she really needs a reason to be back on stage in the West Midlands, Beverley Knight was in town last night, bringing her 'I Love Soulsville' tour to Birmingham's Symphony Hall.


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I Love The 90s As an eighties baby I was always too young to see any of the I Love The 90s stars when they came to the UK, the teasing of car radio adverts for the US leg of the tour days after I was due to leave the Florida sunshine didn’t consolidate me either. So when the UK dates were announced the little girl inside of me was more excited than the Pointer Sisters with a Crunchie! And boy was it everything I’d expected and more in the final show of the UK dates!


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Squeeze Way back in 1973 two chaps from South London formed a band that saw them christened the ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. Three decades later they are still performing, now with a massive back catalogue of hits and they're on an extensive run of UK dates starting at the delectable Symphony Hall in Birmingham. So welcome to the 'new Paul and John' - Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook in full band mode as Squeeze.


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Papa Roach It’s sometimes hard to believe how long Papa Roach have been together. Halfway through tonight’s show, lead singer Jacoby Shaddix points out they formed back in 1993 which makes half of the crowd feel very old and the other half realise they weren’t born at the time! They released their 9th album ‘Crooked Teeth’ a few months ago which has received great plaudits from critics and fans hailing it as their best work in a long time!


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Album Review: Avalon British-born singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin has an impressive track record with a discography consisting of two studio albums, now six EP’s, three live albums and nine singles. Her most recent EP, ‘Avalon’ was released on the 6th of October after releasing her first single from the album, ‘Waking Up Slow’ in August this year.


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Tori Amos I know commitment. I know love, and dedication, and perseverance… as evidenced in my long time love affair with Tori Amos. Through her dabbling with electro (not keen, but I love her nonetheless), creating a beautiful musical theatre piece (vastly underrated), jetsetting to international gigs (staying in strangers houses all over the place), nurturing friendships with other similarly obsessed fans (she inspires obsession and camaraderie more than any other musician I know), and seeing her more than 25 times in my 20+ year love (and counting).


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DJ Shadow It is hard to believe that it has been 21 years since the release of DJ Shadow’s ground-breaking and highly influential experimental hip-hop album Endtroducing. Yet DJ Shadow has not lost an inch of his creative drive, pushing the envelope further yet again with his latest album The Mountain Will Fall. It was on this school night that Shadow was able to play his full set, having previously played cut-down sets at festivals, and hypnotise the packed Albert Hall with a perfectly melange of in-your-face turntablism and spectacular visual displays.


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BBC Music Introducing BBC Music Introducing... is, somehow, already celebrating its tenth birthday. In that decade, legions of young artists have been given the opportunity of a lifetime- to be played on primetime radio. For some of them, it led them to stardom, and for many, it is just about to. Tonight is a celebration of that fact.


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Pale Honey With a solid debut album under Pale Honey’s belt, one thing is clear about follow-up ‘Devotion’ from the offset: the two-piece have found their feet. Sparse indie rock is the mainstay across the record, from understated opener ‘Replace Me’ to ‘Golden’, in which their brand of agitated rock shines.


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The Head Atlanta rock band The Head officially release their new full length album Space his Autumn to coincide with an extensive run of shows. Currently on tour in the US, the band’s current run spans over 50 dates, including 14 cities across the UK.


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