The Bluetones What better way to indulge in a bit of 90s nostalgia than an evening with Cockney Britpop superstars, The Bluetones? They’ve pulled an impressive crowd for their 20th anniversary reunion tour (or ‘cash-in’ as frontman Mark Morriss quips), packing out the Birmingham Academy, despite their 4 year hiatus.


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Hinder Well tonight we're back in Wolverhampton at the smaller of the two main building Civic Hall venues - the Wulfrun for double headliners featuring long standing talents artists. From cuddly toys to harvests and worlds welcome people of Wolverhampton to (Andrew) Roachford and The Christians.


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Unknown Mortal Orchestra On Friday 25th September, New Zealand-American band Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) showcased their unique sound to a packed-out venue at The Ritz, Manchester, with support from talented Jaakko Eino Kalevi.


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Leon Bridges Having seen a certain Mr Leon Bridges once before in the tiny room at Birmingham’s Institute, the team at Gig Junkies were particularly excited for their jaunt ‘ooop North’ to Manchester’s Albert Hall to see the hottest prospect hailing from Atlanta Georgia since Kanye West.


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Florence + the Machine Alexandra Palace is always a magical venue feeling in part like an indoor music festival and part like a museum with its impressive cavernous ceilings and stain glassed windows. It’s cool yet classic and almost gothic feel makes it the perfect venue for a Florence and the Machine show with front lady Flo encompassing a similar dichotomy of classical and quirky in her performances.


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Hinder Summer and festival season must be over as we’re here tonight for the first gig of autumn 2015 - tonight to the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton to see a sold out gig by Californian surfer rock dudes, with charismatic frontsman Whitfield Crane - welcome Ugly Kid Joe.


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Wolf Alice Birmingham has become something of a second home for London grunge/rock group Wolf Alice. They’ve enjoyed many-a-gig in England’s second city, and their rise in stature and fame is personified through the bigger-sized venues. Tonight’s packed-out gig at the Institute shows just how much the band have been propelled into the mainstream.


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Hinder Tonight's show has been a long time coming and one which needed to make a big impression. With a new album "When the smoke clears" and a new front man Marshal Dutton (after the departure of longtime vocalist Austin Winkler), Hinder have two points to prove tonight. Will their following remain loyal and is the new album to same Hinder standard which we all know and love?


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King Crimson King Crimson are undoubtedly one of the legends of so called ‘prog-rock’. They have been around in various forms since 1968, but hopes of any further albums or concerts have seemed to fade in recent years, especially after King Crimson mainman Robert Fripp appeared to announce his retirement in 2012. Then, in 2013, Fripp unexpectedly proposed a US tour and, finally, earlier this year a UK tour was scheduled. Gig Junkies is pleased to be able to report back on the 2015 live incarnation of King Crimson as they play the first of two nights at Salford’s Lowry.


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Moose Blood Despite another tour on the cards this will be last Moose Blood show of the year and it feels right for it to be at the Kasbah as the first time I reviewed them was supporting Mallory Knox here at the end of last year. These boys have certainly worked their arses off after going from support slots to a few headline tours and a slot at Warped Tour.


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Culture Club Culture Club took to the stage of legendary Eventim Apollo (AKA Hammersmith Apollo, AKA Hammersmith Odeon – (however you remember it, your memories will be fond!). They played a ‘not so secret’ sold out one-off show, to end their run of dates across North America and to make up for their cancelled 2014 UK tour. With a jam-packed bag of hits on the set-list the band covered old favourites and of course some new material too, and they brought the house down!


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Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son For a second year, the small Yorkshire town of Settle is hosting the Settle Folk Gathering, a series of concerts, sessions and workshops held from 3rd to 6th September. According to celebrity MC Mike Harding in his introduction tonight, highly eccentric Canadian ‘old-time’ music trio Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son are one of the festivals ‘must have on the bill’ acts.


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Jim Adkins Jimmy Eat World’s front man Jim Adkins is venturing solo, and upon his humble entrance to the small stage of the Glee Club, he considerately asked if phones could be switched off: “Seated gigs are all about listening”.


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