Goodnight Lenin Were one given to idle speculation as to where Goodnight Lenin drew inspiration for the band's name - historical antecedents might suggest it to be one of Uncle Joe Stalin's many sick-humored euphemisms used during his pogroms of mass liquidation. Said despotic maniac infamously arranged the demise of his exiled enemy, Trotsky, via a bizarre 'gardening accident' when the unfortunate Leon reluctantly, and very much terminally, head-butted an ice pick: ergo - ‘Goodnight Lenin.’ Sympathetically observed, you will of course recall, by The Stranglers' - in No More Heroes - because it '...made his ears burn!


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Alternative Dubstep Orchestra ADO (Alternative Dubstep Orchestra) took to the stage for a gig on home turf last Friday night like a force of nature, opening with a Specials cover that quite literally had the room rattling with bass and vibrating with heavy electric guitar. This is the next generation of dubstep according to Juno Records and from the word go ADO stated their mission... to quite simply get the room and everyone in it to wobble like jelly.


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Alternative Dubstep Orchestra ADO (Alternative Dubstep Orchestra) took to the stage for a gig on home turf last Friday night like a force of nature, opening with a Specials cover that quite literally had the room rattling with bass and vibrating with heavy electric guitar. This is the next generation of dubstep according to Juno Records and from the word go ADO stated their mission... to quite simply get the room and everyone in it to wobble like jelly.


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Haim ‘We love you London, you’re our second home… actually F**k LA’ the Haim sister’s shout out similar adoring phrases to the crowd as they are nearing the end of their groundbreaking set at London’s Koko [30/05/2013].


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Lucy Rose Lucy Rose's sweet vocals have found themselves all over 6Music's airwaves over the past few months, not to mention featuring on a couple of Bombay Bicycle Club records. But it's great to see that this talented artist is finally getting the recognition she deserves, and tonight, in front of a packed room at The Institute she more then justifies all the attention.


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Then Jerico t’s a Friday blast from the past. We’re off to the smallest of the Wolves Civic venues, the Slade Rooms. Support tonight is from Mike Marlin is very possibly a rising star, tonight supporting a band who at one point shone pretty brightly, though longevity and change in music scene proved a staling point. Literally “Reprising” their star tonight it’s Mark Shaw with the boys from Then Jerico.


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Alt-J Alt-J have done pretty well for a band with just one album behind them, selling out Birmingham’s O2, not to mention many other recent gigs. This is especially so given their music is quirky, experimental art rock, which you might expect to have a more limited audience. However, they’ve proved an international success.


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The Pigeon Detectives An extra hundred people or so appear in the main room and a sudden wave of energy fills the room as the five Leeds lads kick off with “Animal” from the new album. No time for talking they get straight into the next song “I Found Out” from their debut album. I was a little worried before the gig that the band would not be playing many songs from their earlier albums but that worry was remedied fairly early. Songs from their first album as common as songs from their more recent and all celebrated equally, based on the amount of beer flying around.


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