The Specials The Specials are back in Wolverhampton. The pioneering two-tone band reformed in 2008 and played Wolverhampton in 2009. They must have liked their reception because now they’re now back again for a two night run in the city (whoops, nearly called it a town!) and I am privileged to be at the first gig! Tonight you get really great value for money too, with a lengthy set from headliners, the Specials, plus two excellent support bands which blend well with the style of The Specials.


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CULTS Naming a band these days must be a real bitch. How many great names have already been used over the years eh? Pick something cool and snappy...like Cults for instance...and the chances are it’s already been used, at least once (it has in this case...there’s another Cults on MySpace...some leftfield electro dude). I reckon there’s a business opportunity there, so send us a link to your music and we’ll come up with a name for you...for a small fee and a cut of your first £million naturally. Sadly (for our bank balance at least) all of tonight’s bands had names. After some fine tunes from Victories At Sea DJ’s HEARTS kicked off proceedings with (in their words) some “trip-rock garage pop”.


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High Voltage Festival 2011 Following the launch of the UK’s new prestige rock festival, in 2010, High Voltage returns in 2011 with exclusive performances from headliners Judas Priest and Dream Theater, UK festival exclusives from Black Country Communion, Jethro Tull, Queensryche, Thunder, Neal Morse and Spock’s Beard and performances from Slash, Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker group, John Lee’s Barclay James Harvest, Skin, Rival Sons, Amplifier, Von Hertzen Brothers, Caravan, The Enid, Pallas, Saint Jude, Anathema, Curved Air, Mostly Autumn, Neurosis, Electric Wizard, Evile, Grand Magus, Raven’s Creed, Primitai, Attica Rage, Black Spiders, Gentlemens Pistols and Furyon.


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High Voltage Festival 2011 Following the launch of the UK’s new prestige rock festival, in 2010, High Voltage returns in 2011 with exclusive performances from headliners Judas Priest and Dream Theater, UK festival exclusives from Black Country Communion, Jethro Tull, Queensryche, Thunder, Neal Morse and Spock’s Beard and performances from Slash, Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker group, John Lee’s Barclay James Harvest, Skin, Rival Sons, Amplifier, Von Hertzen Brothers, Caravan, The Enid, Pallas, Saint Jude, Anathema, Curved Air, Mostly Autumn, Neurosis, Electric Wizard, Evile, Grand Magus, Raven’s Creed, Primitai, Attica Rage, Black Spiders, Gentlemens Pistols and Furyon.


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Drake Tour Announcement Grammy-nominated, Aspire/ Young Money/ Cash Money recording artist Drake, in the midst of his critically acclaimed Platinum debut album Thank Me Later, a high charting radio single "Find Your Love", a national advertising campaign for Kodak and a recent top selling North American Tour, has announced details and dates for his 2011 European tour, Light Dreams & Nightmares. Although Drake has performed as support to JAY-Z in the United Kingdom, this will be Drake's first headline tour across Europe.


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