Independent Venue Week: Our guide to the best gigs

Independent Venue Week kicks off next Monday, for its third annual instalment of supporting grassroots gigs across the UK. The collection of events aims to promote those who play host to up and coming musicians all year round; the venues who are in it for the sense of community and collaboration more than lining their own pocket, and act …

Gig Guides January 21, 2016

December gig guide: This month’s must-see live music

Though December is typically brought grinding to a halt by Christmas shopping and lax public transport timetables, the live music touring machine is still in full swing. So here’s a round-up of what we’re looking forward to in the final month of 2015. From aggro rap/punk crossovers to a pop megastar, there’s something to suit …

Gig Guides November 30, 2015

17 music tours to check out this month

Gig season is upon us – of this there is no doubt. It might be getting dark by 4 o’clock, perpetually dank and foggy outside, and Christmas is still over a month away, but you can be sure of a warm embrace down at your local venue, and with this many great bands pootling up and down …

Gig Guides Playlists November 2, 2015

12 gigs and tours to get along to this October

With festival season but a distant memory, it’s left to the touring live music machine to grind into gear and get that Autumnal gig season chugging along nicely. That’s exactly what we’re getting in October, which sees bands jumping into their tour vans and embarking on a number of high profile jaunts. Here are our picks …

Gig Guides October 1, 2015

The best gigs, tours and festivals in August

While it’s safe to say that July is the heavyweight of the festival season, August is still packed to the gunnels with outdoor music events. In fact, the festival scene actually seems to be hogging some of our favourite acts, before they then jet off to embark on American or European tours. So, take this as …

Gig Guides July 31, 2015