A round up of music and music business events happening in the next seven days…
Live Music Act. The Live Music Bill became the Live Music Act in March this year, and today it comes into effect. It’s hoped that by eliminating some of the bureaucracy involved in putting on a gig in a small venue more live music will be put on in such places. In particular, venues under a 200 person capacity will no longer need local authority permission for music gigs between the hours of 8am and 11pm, and where music is not amplified there will be no capacity limit for that rule.
Glastonbury tickets on sale. Have you all missed Glastonbury while it was on a break this year? Do you yearn for the Pyramid Stage? Well you can get yourself one step closer later this week, as tickets for the 2013 edition of the festival go on sale on Sunday. You’ll need to have registered first to be able to buy tickets though – the deadline for which was last night.
Loserville opens. It has been suggested that our slightly over the top articles about ‘Loserville’, James Bourne’s musical based on the one album released by his post-Busted band Son Of Dork, are a bit sarcastic. They are not. We are all very excited about ‘Loserville’, which opens in London tonight, here at CMU HQ. Well, not all of us, but at least two. Maybe only one, actually. Whatever, we’re going on an office outing to see it and that’s final.
Peter Hook’s Joy Division book. Peter Hook may have moved on to playing New Order albums live now, but he’s still finding ways flog that Joy Division horse. Today he publishes ‘Unknown Pleasures – Inside Joy Division’, his “indelibly personal” memoir about the band. He’ll also be making various public appearances to discuss and sign copies of it, including in Manchester tonight and London tomorrow.
Noise of Art’s Psychedelic Magical Mystery Tour. Noise Of Art is taking over the Picturehouse cinema in Hackney, East London on 6 Oct for a night of psychedelic music, art and performance surrounding one of the first ever cinema screenings of The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film, and bringing to a close a week of events celebrating its 45th anniversary and release on Blu Ray and DVD.
Fabric screening of LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’. Night-clubbing establishment Fabric is to host a screening of ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’, the documentary we all know was filmed at LCD Soundysystem’s last ever live set at Madison Square Gardens in 2011. It’s being shown in Fabric’s Room 1 on 4 Oct.
New releases. Albums out this week come from artists in the shape of Beth Orton, Tim Burgess, Two Fingers (aka Amon Tobin), Flying Lotus, Boys Noize, Taken By Trees, John Cale, Field Music, Tilly And The Wall, Hidden Orchestra, Moon Duo, Paws and Eraas Fang. As well as that, Nico‘s ‘The End…’ gets a deluxe re-issue, The Who get an all-star tribute album, and Rinse releases a compilation of grime’s greatest hits. There are also singles and EPs from Solange Knowles, Simian Mobile Disco and Savages to be had.
Gigs and tours. The fantastic Susanne Sundfør will be playing a one-off London show at the Communion night at Notting Hill Arts Club on Tuesday night, ahead of the release of her new album ‘The Silicone Veil’ on 15 Oct. Also in the capital for a one-off show is Murcof at the Hackney Empire with a performance that sounds stunning. And kicking off tours this week are Scissor Sisters, Cheryl Cole, Dan Le Sac, Sharon Van Etten, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Flux Pavilion, Errors, Turbowolf, NZCA/Lines, Two Wounded Birds, Van She and Palma Violets.
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