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This week’s hottest ticket
If you’ve lost your libido, forget Viagra and shell out instead on a ticket for this big London date with US R&B superstar Miguel. He just dropped his new album ‘Wildheart’, so this big London show is a chance to hear him croon fresh material alongside epic babymaking anthems like ‘Adorn’. His silky tones and deft songwriting could get a crumbling statue in the mood for sexy-time.Read more
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The former Fugee and acclaimed singer-songwriter returns to London. Her comeback album – which will be her first since her classic 1998 record ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ – was delayed after Hill was sentenced to prison for tax evasion, but now she’s out and back on tour. At this acoustic performance you can expect new tracks and a few old classics. She may regularly turn up on stage hours late, but when she’s on form you’ll know it.Read more
These LA folk-rockers one-up Mumford & Sons by having an actual family connection in the band: Taylor Goldsmith takes vocals and guitar and his brother Griffin plays drums. Their obsessive recreation of soft, rootsy ’70s rock has driven them to record live onto tape in Laurel Canyon, and their harmonies and tales of the road betray a deep devotion to Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Eagles.Read more
By George! The ’80s soul-poppers are back for their first full tour with their full original line-up since 2002. Hits are guaranteed, with ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?’ and ‘Karma Chameleon’ sure to stir a few hazy youthful memories in the crowd, but there’s a good chance of new material too as the band are working on a sixth album, ‘Tribes’. Let’s hope there’s no illness (back problems stopped drummer Jon Moss from taking part in Culture Club’s short 2011 reunion, and the band cancelled their UK tour last year because of a polyp in Boy George’s throat) and that the old tensions between Boy George and the rest don’t flare up too badly either.Read more
The Hammersmith gyratory will be an even more maudlin place than usual for two nights this autumn, when Moz comes to town to croon Smiths classics and solo material. The Pope of Mope comes trailing a new album (‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’) and the same old dark cloud. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll be on form for these London dates, where his workmanlike backing band will be helping him run through new songs alongside select cuts from a hefty and often captivating back catalogue (albeit with a noticeable dropping off of notes in his upper register).Read more