The Staves The three Staveley-Taylor sisters return from America to play their first gig in the UK for almost a year. An emotional comeback in Manchester for The Staves, and they bring the first ever indie harpist Mikaela Davis along for the ride.


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KISS It’s bank holiday, and musical events are taking place across Birmingham - Slam Dunk, Pride, Anastasia at the Symphony Hall. And nearly 16,000 people are making their way to the Barclaycard Arena. All ages from small kids to grandparents, rockers, many wearing black T’s with tonight’s artists name emblazoned and some with the iconic faceprint, hair and a few in black spandex. To see a band with well over 40 years of delivering heavy metal in one of the most over-the-top performances you will every see. With a poignant nod to this week’s events, welcome all to the party, welcome to the world of KISS.


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Anastacia We all remember when Anastacia broke into the music scene in the 2000s with her awesomely powerful vocals that made her such a powerhouse of the noughties, and now she’s here with touring with the Ultimate Collection Tour at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.


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Slam Dunk 2017 West Midlands Slam Dunk you beautiful festival, you did it again. A week ago today I was writing a piece about my Slam Dunk picks when the events in Manchester unfolded and so it remains an article left unfinished. With these events in mind the security at Slam Dunk was understandably stepped up; with armed police, a wider cordon and security dotted everywhere. Parents took great reassurance as they left their children to embark upon a day of raucous escape from the world. Once inside the inner sanctum of fencing, the Slam Dunk atmosphere of misfits on the kerbs remained, drunken shenanigans and singing your hearts out with your friends ruled the day.


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Sigma The Royal Albert Hall, a venue which needs no introduction, famous for hosting such events as The Proms, symphonies and choirs Saturday hosted its first headline drum and bass duo; Sigma.


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Echobelly When Echobelly announced new album 'Anarchy and Alchemy' after a thirteen year hiatus it took me right back down memory lane, staying over at my nan's on a Friday night as a twelve year old and raiding my 28 year old uncles CD, to collection nostalgically playing the likes of Oasis, Space, Sleeper and the mystical sounds and poignant lyrics from Sonya Madam belting out 'King Of The Kerb'.


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Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow brought her ‘Be Myself’ tour to Manchester’s Albert Halls and treated everybody in this wonderful venue to a career spanning 2 hour show that had absolutely everything. To say I was looking forward to this show might be an understatement – well... definitely an understatement. I once paid an extortionate amount of money for Rolling Stones tickets purely because Sheryl was supporting them and I’ve traveled the length of the country to see her in the past....


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Gavin DeGraw Gavin DeGraw, a singer-songwriter graced O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire with an amazing acoustic evening that left the crowd crying for more, joined by Billy Norris on the guitar and Mike Baker on the drums. A very well spent evening surrounded by Gavin’s lovely voice, melting every heart in the room with the acoustic version of his songs. Many, that did not know Gavin, became fans by the end of the show.


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Rich Hall "Yeeey-haaaa!" Well kind of. It's a Friday evening and we're well up for laughter and fun as we head to Stourbridge Town Hall for a bit of a 'Hoe Down'. A small town in the back of the Black Country is not the first place you would think of for such an event, but it is now what you would necessarily expect with the straight talking, acerbic and grouchy American from Montana, Rich Hall is here for our delectation.


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The Vamps As the Genting Arena fell into darkness, the curtain dropped for an explosive pyrotechnic bang as The Vamps bounced onto the stage to smash hit ‘Wake Up’ ready for the last date of the UK tour and homecoming gig. Front man Brad Simpson whipped the crowd into a frenzy decked in his trademark floral pattern shirt as he asked the crowd, “are you ready to have a sing and dance with us tonight?”


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Paul Rodgers Paul Rodgers treats Sheffield to a nostalgic trip through his ‘Free Spirit’ and John Hayhurst gets more than he bargained for in the process. Classic Free songs, some deep album cuts and a Pony to ride on!


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Jenny Eclair SSo today has been a bit of a rubbish day and tonight we get a seriously needed pick-me-up in the company of a self-professed professional, grumpy old woman. Bringing her hit tour 'How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)', the younger than Madonna, crisp and wine eating Jenny Eclair is here tonight, at Dudley Town Hall.


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Angel Olsen Tonight’s performance has been upgraded from the Rescue Rooms due to demand. Angel Olsen’s popularity has been steadily increasing thanks to rave reviews of her latest album,'My Woman.'


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Imelda May Imelda May transforms from rockabilly pirate’s fishwife into a stunning sexy soulful diva with attitude. York Barbican did not know what hit them!


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