Lights Lights shone in Manchester as they played their first show of the year at the historic Night and Day Cafe – a venue I’d hazard a guess was chosen for it’s incredibly close proximity to Manchester’s Forbidden Planet comic book store (they are literally opposite each other).


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Marina Absolutely everything about Marina shows class - from the clarity of the sound, the elegance of her movements and how she interacts with her dancers to the respectably early finishing time of the show.


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The Japanese House Since the start of The Japanese House that we know today, Amber Bain has taken her sound from quality to quality. Crafting a unique blend of lush dream pop and musing electronica, The Japanese House take to stage after a short break, having released the much awaited debut album Good at Falling on March 1st, the release ties together the sounds we have been teased over the last four years.


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Twenty One Pilots With 30 awards from 96 nominations including a Grammy it was clear to see why the city of Birmingham had been grasped by a yellow fever. Walking through the Bull Ring scores of teenage fans snaked the shopping centre concourse waiting for their idols to appear at the HMV store for an in-store signing earlier in the day. The buzz carried through to the newly renamed Resorts World Arena as fans waited patiently for their idols as they brought the Bandito tour into town.


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Lily Allen “Lily, Lily, Lily F***ing Allen” was the chant which went up a little after 9 to the obvious rapture of the excitable crowd. Donning a beautiful sparkly green dress and sporting flowing golden locks, the singer reciprocated the excitement, with opener from her latest long play offering ‘Come on Then’. It was gonna be a party.


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Wolfgang Flür There’s a good turnout at the Brudenell tonight to see a rare UK live show from ex-Kraftwork member Wolfgang Flür. Flür appeared as electronic percussionist on all Kraftwerk’s classic albums from 1974’s ‘Autobahn’ to 1986’s ‘Electric Cafe’. The audience at the Brudenell is a really unusual mix, ranging from long-in-the-tooth Kraftwerk fans to young enthusiasts of everything techno and electronica.


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MØ is a Danish singer/songwriter whom, together with support from two other Scandinavian artists tonight, is leading the Scandinavian invasion at Brixton Academy! Most famous in the UK for featuring on Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s single 'Lean On', in addition to Major Lazer’s 'Cold Water', MØ has been bursting through the electropop scene ever since! Tonight finds MØ bringing her show to London, for one night only!


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Daphne & Celeste Ask a random in the street if they have heard of Daphne & Celeste and if they have, chances are that they will mention at least one of two things. One is for either of their two incredibly catchy bubblegum pop singles that landed in the UK charts near the millennium; the other is for a now legendary performance at the Reading festival that saw them pelted with bottles full of urine.


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Rae Morris Rae Morris is ‘Reborn’ tonight with a new band, new look and nearly a non-stop danceathon.


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The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are EDM DJ duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Having released their debut album, 'Memories… Do Not Open', earlier last year, the duo have brought their tour to London for one night only, at Alexandra Palace!


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Electric Dreams It’s the beginning of December and I’m at a seaside resort for my final festival of 2017, but I’m not here for a sandy beach and a few waves. I’m at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis for the second ‘Electric Dreams Weekender’, a collaboration between Butlin’s Live Music Weekends and Vintage TV that creates a weekend of performances by classic synthesiser based bands, and some of their younger ‘Future Vintage’ contemporaries across two stages. An adults only weekend, the grown ups can leave the kids at home and enjoy a range of entertainment across the site including discos, live music, quizzes, food and drink in the many restaurants and bars. Imagine one of the retro festivals but without the camping, as the resort accommodation provides the creature comforts for the more discerning festival goer.


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PVRIS “I hope you have your dancing shoes on tonight!” declares Pvris lead singer Lynn Gunn to the Birmingham crowd. It’s been 3 years since they released their excellent debut album ‘White Noise’ and their rise has been pretty fast since then. Tonight they are playing another sold out UK gig in support of their latest 2nd album ‘All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell’ released 3 months ago.


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Herbie Hancock From composer, band leader and also an actor it was with great pleasure EFG London Jazz Festival announced American pianist Herbie Hancock to play the distinguished Barbican Centre in London, packed by an incredible talent of musicians the crowd were wowed as he appeared on stage for a two night residency.


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Clean Bandit Four time Brit Award nominees, and global hit makers, Clean Bandit, an electronic band that fuse classical, dance and electropop into many of their songs, tonight bring their tour to Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, with support from Starley and Ella Eyre.


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