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Southern Fail – The Musical, the big hit at this year's Brighton Fringe, arrives for one last performance this Saturday at Brighton's Sallis Benney Theatre. by: Mike Cobley
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Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one year long detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age re-emerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains.
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It's been 43 years since Kraftwerk changed the musical landscape with their hugely influential Autobahn album in 1974. 

Thirty years ago a band from Liverpool achieved three number one hits in the charts and followed it with a million selling début album. Frankie Goes To Hollywood exploded in 1984 and imploded in 1987 leaving Relax, Two Tribes and The Power Of Love as their epitaph.

In just one week this year's Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place, East Sussex, for a three-day event jam packed with performances from a diverse cross section of jazz, soul and pop talent.

Brighton's unique, historic racecourse is the venue for an on-going series of live music events with spectacular views across the south coast, with a line-up boasting Human League, Marc Almond, Hacienda Classical with Groove Armada and Stereo MCs.

Fusing hip-hop with classical music, coining the term HipHopera, Josephine and the Artizans will join the line up on Sunday 9th July at the Priory Park Festival, in Chichester.

Reinforcing its commitment to supporting emerging talent, as well as the next generation of music industry professionals – music talent development organisation and charity Urban Development has announced the line-up for its Industry Takeover Showcase and Seminar at this year’s The Great Escape festival in Brighton, on Friday 19th May 2017.

Feist's first album in six years reflects on secrets and shame, loneliness and tenderness, care and fatigue and is at its core a study on self-awareness. 

You hear it all the time: 'Bands these days have got nothing to say' .. 'It's not like it was in my day' .. 'Where are the voices of today's generation?'

Edgar William Jones, also known as Edgar Summertyme, is an English singer-songwriter and musician who was originally the bass player and singer-songwriter for the Stairs and has since formed and fronted the Isrites, The Big Kids, Edgar Jones & the Joneses and Free Peace. 

John Lennon's musical career is littered with many-a barbed confessional and an equal amount of love strewn ballads. He was a complicated man. Both a lover and a fighter.

It was fifty years ago this June when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr ushered in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It's hard to believe Wheatus' debut album is seventeen years old this year.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller's first album, In The City, which he released with The Jam in May 1977.

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