PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for February

  1. Lady Gaga brings Joanne to The O2

Postponed from October due to health reasons, the world’s greatest pop star drops by for two nights at The 02 this month. Her last album Joanne won our monsta for Best Album in 2016. Tickets Her new film A Star Is Born is out in May.

  • Read on for reasons including Jonathan Bailey, Patsy Ferran and John Partridge

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GIG REVIEW: OnBlackheath starring Metronomy and Julian Clary

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Blackheath

WHEN: 9 and 10/9

We’re not here for the live exhibitions from the celebrity chefs or children’s entertainment and arrive an hour later than planned because one of the acts we wanted to see pulled out at the last minute.

  • Read on for reasons including the highlights from Saturday which are Metronomy and Basement Jaxx

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ALBUM REVIEW: On My One by Jake Bugg

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

OUT: 17/6

TRACKLIST: On My One; Gimme The Love; Love, Hope & Misery; The Love We’re Hoping For; Put Out The Fire; Never Wanna Dance; Bitter Salt; Ain’t No Rhyme; Livin’ Up Country; All That; Hold On You.

Releasing an album the week before Glastonbury is a trick that’s worked in recent years for Ed Sheeran and Florence and the Machine.

  • Read on for details of Jake Bugg’s 2016 tour

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8 reasons why we can’t wait for June

  1. 34th Glastonbury Festival

Just 1 of the reasons why we started this blog. So much to look forward to in 2016: John Grant, Fatboy Slim, Cyndi Lauper, Aluna George, Adele, Coldplay, Disclosure, New Order, Grimes, Roisin Murphy, Years and Years, Jake Bugg and St Etienne, we’re looking at you for starters. And that’s just the main stages. Our annual fix will also feature the delights from the rest including Will Young, The Feeling and Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs. An opportunity to say goodbye also to Bowie and Prince.

  • Read on for reasons including Shura, Richard III and The Deep Blue Sea

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LIVE REVIEW: Jake Bugg

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Village Underground

WHEN: 7/3

SETLIST: On My One; Me And You; Simple Pleasures; Love, Hope & Misery; Two Fingers; Seen It All; Never Wanna Dance; There’s A Love We’re All Hoping For; There’s A Beast & We All Feed It; Country Song; Trouble Town; Gimme The Love; Bitter Salt; Taste It; Kingpin; Livin’ Up Country; Slumville Sunrise; Lightning Bolt.

Jake Bugg is playing four small London shows to kickstart his third album campaign and we’re here at the first with 700 others to hear much of new album On My One. (out 17 June).

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