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Playing Music Helps Cure Autism

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

When he was three years old, Josh Tutin from Bristol, UK was diagnosed with a severe autism which led doctors to conclusion that he will likely never go to a regular school. A year later, his mother Renitha read that playing a musical instrument might help, so she started giving Josh piano lessons.

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Paul Hardcastle Releases Compilation

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Paul Hardcastle has released a 2-CD collection entitled ‘Electrofied 80s: Essential Paul Hardcastle’. The collection features music from all stages of the electro pioneer’s career including ’19’ and his Top of the Pops theme ‘The Wizard’ both of which are...

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Nine Inch Nails Is Back

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Trent Reznor has confirmed Nine Inch Nails will tour in 2013 – four years after he brought the curtain down on the band’s live career.

In 2009 he said “I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while,” and did just that after their Wave Goodbye tour.

Now...

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John Foxx And The Maths Announce Brighton Show

Monday, February 25th, 2013

John Foxx & The Maths have announced that they will play a show at Brighton’s Concorde 2 on June 7th. The show will follow the band’s UK support for OMD and will promote their new album ‘Evidence’.

John Foxx was the original lead singer of the band Ultravox, before...

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Sparks To Release New Album

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Sparks will release their first ever live album on March 18th in a 2-CD edition. ‘Two Hands One Mouth’ was recorded on the European leg of the band’s current tour of the same name.

Sparks has successfully pioneered many different musical genres; including glam rock, power...

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OMD To Tour The USA

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

OMD have announced a US leg on their forthcoming ‘English Electric’ tour, with two sets of shows in April and July respectively. The shows are part of the band’s tour for their new ‘English Electric’ album which will be released in April.

Orchestral Manoeuvres...

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T’Pau Will Embark On Massive UK Tour

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

T’Pau will embark on a massive 28-date UK tour in April, May and June to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of their classic album ‘Bridge of Spies’, plus a performance at the Isle of Wight Festival.

A CD/DVD package ‘The Story Behind The Tracks’ has just...

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Fine Young Cannibals Have Reissued Albums

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS have released both their studio albums in expanded deluxe editions. ‘Fine Young Cannibals’ and ‘The Raw And The Cooked’ are 2-CD editions featuring the original albums alongside b-sides, alternative versions and remixes.

‘Fine Young...

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Alison Moyet To Release New Album

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Alison Moyet has announced that her new album, expected to be released via Cooking Vinyl in May, will be called ‘The Minutes’ and is described as “a unique collection of captivating songs that incorporate elements of high-end modern pop, club sounds, R&B and electronic experimentation”.

To...

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Comic Relief Concert In The Sky Goes Retro

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Tony Hadley, Banarama, Kim Wilde and Go West are to attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the ‘highest concert in the sky’ by playing a special Comic Relief concert at 43,000 feet on March 10th.

The concert will raise money for Flying Start – British Airways’ charity...

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Duran Duran Limited Edition Vinyl To Be Released

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran’s eighth single ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ is being released on blue vinyl, for an highly limited 30th Anniversary edition, in conjunction with Record Store Day 2013, which takes place on April 20th.

‘Is There Something...

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Stars Recreate Beatles Album

Friday, February 15th, 2013

British soul singer Beverley Knight has brought an attempt to recreate The Beatles’ epic 10-hour recording session of their album Please Please Me – to mark its 50th anniversary, to a close.

She performed the classic album’s final song Twist And Shout, accompanied by a full...

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Bernie Worrell Orchestra To Play SXSW

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The Bernie Worrell Orchestra is going to perform at the 2013 South-by-Southwest festival. Just four dates into their U.S. tour, the BWO will arrive in Austin, TX for three performances that will have funk fans drooling. On Thursday, March 14, the nine-piece ensemble will play an official SXSW showcase...

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Roland HPi-50 Digital Piano with DigiScore and Other Top Features

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

HPi 50

Combining Roland’s top piano technologies in one attractive instrument for the home, the new HPi-50 brings the joy of playing and learning the piano to your entire family. SuperNATURAL® Piano technology and the Acoustic Projection audio system fill your living space with gorgeous...

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Kraftwerk To Headline T In The Park

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The organisers of T in the Park have announced German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are to headline this year’s festival.

It will be the group’s first ever appearance at the Balado event. Kraftwerk are best known for their hits such as Autobahn and The Model and are currently...

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