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  1. "This map highlights why the UK’s vibrant live music scene is celebrated the world over"

    UK gig goers...

    A new interactive map has been launched to shine a spotlight on some of the UK’s most popular small music venues near you. READ MORE: We’re all f**ked without independent venues – here’s why The map, created by Insure4Music, covers all four corners of the UK and allows users to discover their own local venues […]

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  2. There's a site change for the event's northern leg, too.

    Slam Dunk Festival - Photo: Katie McMillan

    Slam Dunk Festival‘s Birmingham leg has been cancelled as part of the event’s 2019 revamp. See organisers’ full statement below. Read More: Slam Dunk 2019 – The NME review The annual one-dayer has previously taken place at three locations across England – held in Leeds, Hatfield, and Birmingham. This year, the festival’s southern leg expanded to […]

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  3. Today is the greatest day I've ever known

    Billy’s back, baby, as the Smashing Pumpkins ready themselves to release 10th album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., proving that the grunge dons haven’t lost their knack for overblown album titles. We’ve already heard their comeback single ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’ and, blessed relief, it’s a belter. In […]

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  4. From the original designer himself...

    Kanye and Trump
    Kanye West meets president Donald Trump in the Oval Office

    Following Kanye West presenting president Donald Trump with a prototype of the ‘iPlane 1’ at the White House last week, its original designer has offered more details on the project. Check out images of the craft below. Read More: Mark, My Words: Is Kanye out-Trumping Trump? Last week (October 11), West met Trump in the White […]

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  5. Introducing Warp Speed Chic...

    Arctic Monkeys
    Arctic Monkeys

    Arctic Monkeys have announced details of a new b-side single that is set for release next month, as well as releasing a new documentary. After releasing sixth album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ in May, it’s now been confirmed the eponymous track will be released next month. In an exciting addition to the 7″ single, […]

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