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This week’s hottest ticket
After releasing a classically bombastic new album – ‘Sonic Highways’ came accompanied by a TV series about the history of American music – Dave Grohl and his rock ’n’ roll stadium-fillers were all set for a pair of triumphant Wembley sets to back up their Glastonbury headline slot. Then disaster struck: Dave broke his leg and the gigs had to be cancelled. But fear not: the Foos have rescheduled, performing two nights at the Milton Keynes Bowl (only, er, 40 miles away) in September. Get practising that air-punching.Read more
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Croaky-voiced, Brit-winning singer-songwriter Morrison attempts another comeback, nearly a decade since his soul-pop number ‘You Give Me Something’ smashed charts across the world. These three intimate shows at two beautiful London venues are your first opportunities to hear material from his new album.Read more
After performing four sell-out shows at the Southbank in April, the elegant folk songstress is back in London to play songs from her new album ‘Short Movie’, which channels Fleetwood Mac with its soaring, emotional vocals and electric strumming. Marling may look fragile, but she has a voice that resonates with depth and maturity and a great back catalogue of affecting songs.Read more
Fed up with the crap, tinny sound at your usual nightspot? Try this on for size. Back in 2013, New York disco guru James Murphy (LCD Soundystem/DFA Records) built a huge DJ rig called Despacio, specifically designed to knock your socks off with a massive, immersive, audiovisual Balearic beat experience. He and the Dewaele brothers (Soulwax/2ManyDJs) have been touring with it ever since, and after an immensely popular weekend at the Lovebox and Citadel festivals, Despacio is coming back to London for two nights at the Roundhouse this autumn. Though the event is called ‘Despacio in the jungle’, we’re assured the music will be the same ultra-groovy, eclectic disco mix as usual. Clubbing doesn't get more satisfying than this. Read more about Despacio.Read more