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Dresden Philharmonic | International Concert Series

Dresden Philharmonic| Michael Sanderling conductor | Arabella Steinbacher violin Weber Euryanthe Overture (9) | Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor (24) | Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor (35) Arabella Steinbacher makes her Manchester debut, before we hear Beethoven\'s iconic Fifth Symphony, taking us on a journey from fateful darkness to triumphant light.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom

Dresden Philharmonic | ...

The Bridgewater Hall
Manchester

Friday

25 May

Born Ina Barn

Influenced by the (something out of nothing) Hip Hop attitude and fused with Reggae, Ska, Blues, Jazz and basically any other genre they feel like dabbling in. Heavyweight beats and bass grab your attention, peppered with to the point lyrics that glide between clever wordplay, rapid syllable flow and deep content. Hip Hop set from the south coast heroes, its gonna be a thumping night as usual to kick off the bank holiday weekend. It\'s free and they\'re even gonna throw in a DJ set at the end to keep us going right through till 1, along with the bar. Safe.

The Golden Lion, Bristol, United Kingdom

Born Ina Barn

The Golden Lion
Bristol

Friday

25 May

Larry Dean

Fandan Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean brings his critically-acclaimed new show on tour following a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run and a debut appearance on BBC1s Live At The Apollo.

Glee Club Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Larry Dean

Glee Club Birmingham
Birmingham

Friday

25 May

Machine Head

LIVE NATION PRESENTS: MACHINE HEAD + SPECIAL GUESTS Manchester Academy Friday 25th May 2018 Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times. VENUE PRESALE: Thursday 28th Sept at 10am GENERAL SALE: Friday 29th Sept at 10am Bay Area metal beasts MACHINE HEAD have announced a string of UK tour dates in support of their forthcoming ninth studio album, \'Catharsis\', which is set for release via Nuclear Blast in early 2018. Check out the trailer here - https://youtu.be/vNV7WNVmUT8. Vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn tells us, "Its been far too long since weve demolished venues in the UK! We have had an awesome and productive break writing our new album \'Catharsis\', but now its time for MACHINE HEAD to go melt some faces!! The reaction to our last \'Evening With\' tours in the UK was nothing short of incredible, so once again these dates will be \'Evening With\' shows and will see us performing 2 to 3 hours every night, with no opening bands." He continues; "We LOVED performing as an \'Evening With\' for the UK Head Cases and you guys loved it as well. The freedom to do whatever the fuck we want, for as long as we want every night was liberating. Jamming \'Desire To Fire\' live for the first time in aeons at the Ten Ton Hammersmith show in London was epic as fuck! This is not what everyone else is doing, and frankly, there are not a lot of bands who could even pull it off, but Machine Head CAN pull it off, and we are excited as fuck to do it again. We are carving our own path here, playing by our own rules, and as an artist, its the best feeling in the world! No festivals, period! No supporting some stupid DJ! The Head will only be \'Headlining\', so come on down and rage!!" Full UK dates rack up as follows: Sun 13th May - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall Mon 14th May - CARDIFF University Tue 15th May - BRISTOL O2 Academy Thu 17th May - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Fri 18th May - LONDON Roundhouse Sat 19th May - LONDON Roundhouse Mon 21st May - NOTTINGHAM Rock City Tue 22nd May - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy Wed 23rd May - GLASGOW O2 Academy Fri 25th May - MANCHESTER Academy A limited amount of tickets will be available via the O2 and Live Nation pre-sales from 10am on Wednesday & Thursday 27th & 28th September respectively, with general on-sale starting at 10am on Friday 29th September. Tickets will be available from box offices, all usual agents and online via https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/machine-head-tickets. MACHINE HEAD recently wrapped up recording their new album with Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Expect a January 2018 release.

Manchester Academy, Manchester, United Kingdom

Machine Head

Manchester Academy
Manchester

Friday

25 May

Allman Brown / Liz Lawrence - The Louisiana - 29.05.18

Allman Brown 2017 proved to be a breakthrough year for Allman Brown: the momentum set in motion by 2013s Sons And Daughters EP culminated in a debut album release (the acclaimed 1000 Years), which featured a number of old fan favourites alongside a batch of new songs. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman and Bruce Springsteen whilst growing up in Hong Kong, Brown latterly discovered and embraced musical visionaries such as Ryan Adams, Justin Vernon and Sufjan Stevens. All these musicians - alongside a wide range of literary writers and filmmakers - have indirectly shaped 1000 Years, a record that brims with emotions, varying styles and heart-on-sleeve lyrical honesty. Of the LP, R2 Magazine stated This level of accomplishment would be rare in a more seasoned artist, but in a debutant it is quite breathtaking, with Acoustic Magazine calling it an album brimming with aching melodies. Sweetest Thing on the record was a significant moment for Brown. Immediately picked up by numerous high profile Spotify playlists as well as BBC Radio 2, the song reached 15 million streams by the end of the year and opened him up to new audiences around the globe. Two other songs on the record, Ancient Light and Sons And Daughters, were featured on the smash hit ABC TV series The Good Doctor in November, soundtracking a particularly emotional episode finale. 2017 also saw debut live performances in Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland and Scotland, sharing stages with the likes of Julien Baker, Palace and Siv Jakobsen along the way. It also included two notable sold-out headline shows in London, the latter taking place at Omeara in October, which marked Browns biggest ever hometown gig. Never one to rest on his laurels, Brown spent much of his limited downtime working on new material with old friend and collaborator Liz Lawrence on production duties, after her work on Palms on the debut LP (a track which also amassed several million streams in 2017). Palms is a good indication of the direction the new music takes; the soft and subtle electronica of that track was a slight departure from Browns original acoustic-folk, and is something that very much characterises the new recordings. Browns love of the last two War On Drugs records in particular, and a fascination with the twilight hours (When the world is a more intimate place, he says) are two things that have informed this musical evolution. Lawrences production has also assisted in making the songs more complex and atmospheric: Liz consistently finds innovative sounds to bring depth and sonic character to the songs, says Brown. In particular her ethereal and layered electric guitar work. New single Bury My Heart certainly fits this mould - engulfing from the outset, it very much draws you in to this new dream-like world whilst retaining Browns honeyed vocal and way around a memorable pop hook. Support from: Liz Lawrence TUESDAY 29 MAY THE LOUISIANA Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UA Doors 7.30pm Ages 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult) Advance tickets available from: www.alttickets.com www.gigantic.com www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom

Allman Brown / Liz Lawr...

The Louisiana
Bristol

Tuesday

29 May

The Milk At The Fleece | Bristol

The Milk arent just retro-leaning upstarts recreating the music of their iconic influences; instead, they sound like a band thats just finding their groove The Line Of Best Fit

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Milk At The Fleece ...

The Fleece
Bristol

Thursday

31 May

Improv Comedy With Box Of Frogs

Box of Frogs, Birminghams premiere Improv Group, bring you a night of high-octane improvised comedy nonsense, based entirely on your suggestions. Expect the unexpected as quick-witted players conjure up hilarious spontaneous songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment.

Glee Club Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Improv Comedy With Box ...

Glee Club Birmingham
Birmingham

Sunday

27 May

Woodland Echoes Tour

Nick Heyward was born in Beckenham, Kent, on May 20th 1961. On leaving Kelsey Park School in 1977, he went to work as a commercial artist, but he had dreams of becoming a pop star. “I got into music because my girlfriend chucked me and because of Paul McCartney’s beard when he sung in ‘Let It Be’,” Nick told Paul Gorman in Music Week in 1995. And soon, Heyward and his friends were ditching names such as Boat Party and Captain Pennyworth left, right and centre and became Haircut 100. They played the pop game perfectly, tucking their Aran jumpers into their trousers, riding the post-new romantic funk wave, marrying Chic with the Monkees and opening their shows with a blistering cover of Low Rider by War. Haircut 100 burnt briefly and brightly – the ultimate group of pals who, within a year, had hit the big time. It finished as quickly as it began; the band parted ways and Nick’s first solo album, North Of A Miracle, was released in September 1983. North Of A Miracle set out his stall; a production masterpiece by Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick (XTC had initially wanted to produce Heyward), it contained heavyweight session players; Uncut were to say retrospectively that “If Elvis Costello had released this album, it might just feature in the lower reaches of those lists of all-time greats.” Nick’s career continued through the next decade and a half – supporting Wham! at Wembley at their farewell shows; shaving his moustache off on live TV; releasing charming records, of which his first two of the nineties From Monday To Sunday and Tangled chimed with Britpop. He played the record company game across the years – and he has great experience of major labels and sizeable Indies; Arista, Warner and Sony have all sought him out; when Alan McGee was flush with Oasis cash in the late 90s and wanted to sign his personal favourites, Nick Heyward was at the top of that list, and 1998’s The Apple Bed was released on Creation. But those days are over – you don’t have to be a voracious follower of musical trends to know conventional release channels have altered forever. Nick teamed up with Pledge Music, the direct-to-consumer site that allows Nick to speak directly to his audience, who have made Woodland Echoes a reality. While the battle for the music industry was playing out as the 00s became the 10s, Nick stood aside from all this, released two albums under the radar, and got on with the business of life; seeing his children grow up, and finding love. “Up until the Creation time it used to really matter that you were not around – now it doesn’t seem to matter if you haven’t been around for one year or 20 years; you can pick up where you left off. It’s the way that music has turned out – there was a time when people cared about disappearance, but now there isn’t; it’s not an issue anymore.” The democratisation of music through streaming services means that people can graze tunes because they like them, or like the name of the artist, without worrying what the music press says – today it boils down to ‘do I like this record or not’? And with Woodland Echoes, there is a great deal to love. That said, Nick has had more than his fair share of adulation in the past – Danny Baker raved about Pelican West in NME, and Nick pulled off the remarkable feat of being feted simultaneously by Smash Hits and The Face. “This feels to me like the first part of a solo career,” Nick says. “I don’t really see it as ‘solo’; I just make music, that’s what it is. When you’re a writer, that’s what you do, you don’t see yourself as a ‘solo’ writer. This is the first time in years I feel confident and I believe in myself. I want to do it properly; that means having a manager; it’s taken me years to get to this point – I’ve got two things right in my life now – my lady and my manager; they were the two things I had missing.” It’s a treat to have Nick Heyward back making premium pop music. In 1985, Nick told Smash Hits that “I want to make the kind of LP you can wrap up and give to someone as a present. No duff tracks at all, just 12 shining wonderful singles, I suppose.” In 2017, with Woodland Echoes, he has achieved his goal.

02 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Woodland Echoe

02 Academy Birmingham
Birmingham

Friday

01 Jun

BUMP At Trinity Centre Bristol

BUMP Rollerdisco at the Trinity Centre, Bristol on Friday the 1st June 2018. Doors open at 9pm - 2am, last entry at 1am. This is an over 18\'s event. If you can\'t skate or don\'t have your own skates then don\'t worry, we have got loads of skates available and our lovely Roller Boys & Girls will help you round if your a bit wobbly on your wheels... And if it gets too much, then you can just chill out and get a large drink to get over the experience. Expect a mixture of DJ\'s bringing you lots of energy and good sounds. Tickets are 10 in advance inc skate hire & 8 if you have your own skates. On the door 12 including skater hire & 9 if you have your own skates. Tickets are available at the www.bristolticketshop.co.uk you can pay on the door, but to avoid disappointment if this event sells out, get a ticket! To keep up-to-date with whats happening at BUMP Rollerdisco then follow us on Twitter @BumpRollerDisco , join our Facebook group www.facebook.com/bumprollerdisco or visit our website www.bumpclub.co.uk Please note this event is Strictly over 18s and Roller skating is at your own risk!!! Big Love BUMP xx

Trinity, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bump At Trinity Centre ...

Trinity
Bristol

Friday

01 Jun

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