Jay Z Juice
Jay Z has launched his own brand of soda. The drink is called 40/40 and is a mixture of lemonade and iced tea.
Gerry Goffin: 1939 – 2014
Gerry Goffin, the man behind such classic songs like Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, has passed away. The lyricist was once married to his song writing collaborator Carole King. He was 75.
Vashti Bunyan will be releasing a new album in October ahead of a four date tour.
The final recording from Benjamin Curtis will be released. Curtis recorded a cover version of Joey Ramones I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up) before he died. It will be released by his former band School of Seven Bells.
Courteeners new album Concrete Love will be released on the 18th of August.
It’s A Girl
Kelly Clarkson and her husband have welcomed a baby girl. Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have named the baby River Rose Blackstock. Congratulations.
Man Dies at Festival
A young man was attacked at the Parklife Weekender Festival on June 7th. Robert Hart was said to be protecting his girlfriend who was being persistently bothered by another reveller with an inflatable toy. The suspect in this murder case is still at large. If you have any information you should contact Greater Manchester Police.
Michael Jackson Sued
You would think it would be hard to sue someone who has been dead for five years, however, a fan of Michael Jackson is pursuing legal action as she claims that it is not Michael Jackson singing on his new album. The as-of-yet unnamed fan claims that it is not the prince of pop singing on his 2010 release, Michael. If her case is successful then all fans that purchased the album are legally at right to seek compensation.
Tom Fletcher from McFly was awarded with Marvel’s Dad of the Year award. Fletcher and his wife Giovanna welcomed their son Buzz earlier this year.
Bad Week for James Arthur
X Factor winner James Arthur has been dropped from his label, the Simon Cowell owned label, Syco.
Britain’s Got Talent Winners Callabro are heading out on tour.
29th January – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
30th January – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
31st January – Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate
2nd February – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
3rd February – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
4th February – St Davids Hall, Cardiff
6th February – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
8th February – London Palladium, London
9th February – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
10th February – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
12th February – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
13th February – Brighton Centre, Brighton
14th February – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
16th February – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
18th February – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
20th February – Clyde Auditorium @ SECC, Glasgow
21st February – City Hall, Sheffield
23rd February – Colston Hall, Bristol
24th February – G-Live, Guildford
26th February – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle
28th February – Opera House, Blackpool
1st March – The Lowry, Salford
3rd March – Hull City Hall, Hull
Gold Lake are touring in July.
5th July – Rouh Trade West, London
6th July – Kopparberg Urban Forest, Dalston
7th July – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
8th July – City Hall Ballroom, Sheffield
10th July – The Playhouse, Whitley Bay
11th July – Minster, Halifax
Jon Allen will be touring the UK this autumn.
4th October – The Grand Hotel, Hartlepool
15th October – Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
16th October – Glee Studio
20th October – King Tuts, Glasgow
22nd October – Cluny 2, Newcastle
23rd October – Greystones, Sheffield
24th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
26th October – Musician, Leicester
27th October – Colston 2, Bristol
28th October – Jazz Café, London
30th October – The Junction 2, Cambridge
31st October – Bluesfest at Royal Albert Hall, London
2nd November – Komedia Studio, Brighton
3rd November – Cellars, Portsmouth
16th January – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Sturgill Simpson is heading out on tour.
29th June – Glastonbbury Festival
24th July – Bush Hall, London
25th July – Greystones, Sheffield
30th September – The Maze, Nottingham
1st October – St Bonaventure’s, Bristol
2nd October – Leaf, Liverpool
3rd October – Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
4th October – Whelan’s, Dublin
5th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
6th October – The Sage, Gateshead
The Temperance Movement
Catch The Temperance Movement on their November tour.
16th November – o2 Academy, Bristol
17th November – The Ritz, Manchester
20th November – The Institute, Birmingham
21st November – The Forum, London
2nd December – Venue TBC, Glasgow
Released This Week
X (Multiply) – Ed Sheeran
Once More Round The Sun – Mastodon
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of… – Andrew Bird
The Tea Street Band – The Tea Street Band