LIVE REVIEW: Go West and Nik Kershaw


WHERE: Indigo2

WHEN: 23/12

SETLIST: Everybody Wants To Rule The World; Wide Boy; Don Quixote; Wings; Call Me; Faithful; The One and Only; Crazy; Dancing Girls; When a Heart Beats; The Riddle; I Want to Hear It From You; Don’t Look Down; Black and Gold; Would I Lie To You?; Wouldn’t It Be Good; We Close Our Eyes; I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me; King of Wishful Thinking; Sex On Fire.

We email the Indigo2 in advance of this gig to find out when the support act’s on because we don’t want to miss them, whether they’re Go West or Nik Kershaw.

  • Read on for reasons including why George Michael’s death means we should cherish our 80s icons

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LIVE REVIEW: Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium of Reason starring Duran Duran


WHERE?: Eventim Apollo

WHEN: 16/12

There can be few gigs quite like this annual event curated by Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince, from Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage, which we’ve seen for the last three years.

  • Read on for reasons including Sophie Ellis-Bextor singing Nothing Compares 2 U

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: TV/film actress of the year: 2016

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2016? Over the next fortnight we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 12 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2016.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for TV/film actress of the year. 2015 winner: Charlotte Rampling

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