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Regional events include Bob Marley tribute, P1Harmony concert plus art, theater, comedy and more – thereporteronline

The following events are planned for the upcoming week throughout the region:

• Ardmore Music Hall presents the seventh annual Bob Marley’s Birthday Celebration on Friday at 7:30 p.m., with music by Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Jah Works, Omar’s Hat and Solomonic Sound System. Formed in 2001 in Rochester, N.Y., Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad first received high praise for its live show, combining world beats and reggae rhythms within jamband aesthetics and mixtape style non-stop performances. Their sixth studio album, “Make It Better,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. at Ardmore is the Grateful Dead tribute band Splintered Sunlight. And on Sunday at 11:45 a.m., the Rock and Roll Playhouse presents the music of Fleetwood Mac for kids, featuring Ms. Cantaloupe & Friends. For tickets and more information, see ardmoremusichall.com.

• The Malvern Retreat House Art Show continues through Sunday, with hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show features 2,000 fine art pieces from more than 100 juried artists exhibiting in painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, fiber art, wood, glasswork and ceramics. A complimentary wine and cheese reception is scheduled for Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Proceeds from sales support programs at Malvern Retreat House, a center for spiritual renewal and formation. For more information, see malvernretreat.com.

• The South Korean boy band P1Harmony plays Santander Arena, Reading, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The group consisting of Keeho, Theo, Jiung, Intak, Soul and Jongseob debuted in 2020 with the EP “Disharmony: Stand Out,” as well the movie “P1H: The Beginning of a New World.” The video for their song “Do It Like This” has over 8 million views and their Pink Sweat$ collab “Gotta Get Back” followed the band garnering millions of streams on a cover of his song “At My Worst.” The band was nominated for “Best Rookie of the Year” at Korea’s 2021 MAMA Awards, and released the six-song mini-album “Harmony: Set In” in November, highlighting a new, edgy yet groovy sound while maintaining their signature harmonizing and powerful, anthemic raps. Tickets start at $79.50 at santander-arena.com.

• Singer-Songwriters in the Round: The Stories Behind the Songs will be presented Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. at Newtown Theatre. Part concert, part conversation, it will feature five singer-songwriters who will perform their songs and discuss their origins and arrangements. Daniel S. Bower will lead the discussion featuring Raphael Cutrufello (Hezekiah Jones), Darren Schlappich (Frog Holler), Chris Kasper, Brittany Ann Tranbaugh and Meg Russell. Tickets are $25 in advance at thenewtowntheatre.com or $35 at the door if still available.

Popovich Pet Theater comes to Kutztown University's Schaeffer Auditorium on Sunday afternoon.
Popovich Pet Theater comes to Kutztown University’s Schaeffer Auditorium on Sunday afternoon.

• The KU Presents! Performing Arts Series at Kutztown University presents Popovich Pet Theater on Sunday at 2 p.m. and Pat Hazell’s “The Wonder Bread Years,” a one-man comedy show about growing up in the 1960s, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Family Series, Popovich Pet Theater is a unique blend of classic style circus acts with the extraordinary talents of over 30 furry performers, all rescued from animal shelters. Semifinalists on “America’s Got Talent,” Popovich Pet Theater was voted the best family attraction in Las Vegas. Tickets are $15. Pat Hazell, a playwright, standup comedian, actor and former writer for the popular comedy series “Seinfeld,” is in the midst of his first national tour since 2020. He originally wrote the show 25 years ago for a PBS pledge drive and expected that one-hour version to be the only performance. But at the urging of some people who observed the rehearsal process in a theater, he later expanded the show to evening-length and took it on the road. Tickets are $38 for adults; $32 for students and seniors and can be purchased at www.KutztownPresents.org.

• The Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College presents Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. With their intense focus on personal narratives, the combined talents of their diverse collective of artists, and the multiple artistic languages with which they communicate, Cerqua Rivera engages audiences in magnetic human stories at once new and deeply familiar. Their mission is to use multiple artistic forms (primarily dance and music) and the combined talents of their diverse company to convey intense personal narratives. They are proudly and visibly multicultural, exploring the intersection of heritage, culture and identity through high quality art. A preshow chat with Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera will begin at 6:45. Tickets are $30 at millercenter.racc.edu.

• SoulJoel’s Comedy Club at Sunnybrook, Pottstown, presents Craig Conant on Friday at 7 p.m and a twin bill featuring Carole Montgomery and Missy G. Hall on Saturday at 7 p.m. Conant was the standout “Unrepped New Face” at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Born in Los Angeles to a Mexican mother and an angry white father, he grew up with a lot of baseball and illegal fireworks. Now sober, he recently appeared on MTV’s “Greatest Party Story Ever Told,” where he received accolades for his unique comedic voice. Montgomery was a featured performer at the Montreal Just for Laughs and Boston and New York City Underground Comedy Festivals. She and her New York Comedy Allstarts and performed on11 comedy tours for Armed Forces Entertainment. Hall is the Queen of Happy Things. She loves to laugh, believes pants are optional and thinks the world would be better place if dogs were in charge. She is the 2013 winner of the Laugh Out Loud Competition, has worked as a warm-up comic for Harry Connick Jr. at CBS Television, and her freshman comedy CD, “Miss Representation,” was a first round Grammy nominee in 2012 for funniest comedy album. For tickets and more information, see souljoels.com.

• Kennett Flash presents Strays + Misfits with special guest Milo Solo on Friday at 8 p.m. and Beatlemania Again on Saturday at 8 p.m. Strays + Misfits is the husband and wife team of Lou and Magda who met on Craigslist in 2009 in pursuit of their passion for music when Magda replied to an add in search of a lead female vocalist. They take listeners on a rollercoaster journey of emotions writing Americana/folk songs about relatable life experiences and social topics. Beatlemania Again chronologically traces the Beatles’ career from their debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 to their psychedelic era and the release of the “Sgt. Pepper” album to their final live concert on the rooftop of Apple records in 1969. Their show incorporates there costume changes and authentic instrumentation. For tickets and more information, see kennettflash.org.

Gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel will perform Thursday at 8 p.m. at Sellersville Theater. (Courtesy of Casey Ryan Vock)
Gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel will perform Thursday at 8 p.m. at Sellersville Theater. (Courtesy of Casey Ryan Vock)

• Sellersville Theatre presents gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel on Thursday at 8 p.m. Wrembel has had a remarkable career, touring the world while releasing 16 albums under his name and the nom de plume The Django Experiment. In October  2019, Wrembel released the highly regarded “Django L’Impressionniste,” featuring 17 of Django Reinhardt’s preludes for solo guitar, followed by a book of his transcriptions in April 2021. Also this weekend at Sellersville, the 1980s tribute band The Reagan Years will appear on Friday at 8 p.m., illusionist/magician John Westford will perform Saturday at 8 p.m., and Soul Asylum acoustic with Corey Glover of Living Colour are set for Sunday at 8 p.m. On Wednesday at 8 p.m., fingerstyle guitarist Tim Farrell and Martin guitar ambassador Craig Thatcher are booked. For tickets and more information, see st94.com.

• The I’m Here I’m Happy Stout Stroll takes place Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. along Penn Avenue in West Reading. Ticket holders will stroll the avenue and sample stout beers provided by various vendors. Tickets are $35, which includes a tasting mug and lanyard. For more information and tickets, see eventbrite.com.

• The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host presentation of Pennsylvania German ice harvesting on Saturday at 2:15 and 3 p.m. at Dreibelbis Farm, Route 143, Virginville. The event will include a demonstration of antique ice harvesting tools and (weather permitting) cutting and harvesting ice blocks from the ice pond, with an explanation of how ice was hauled to and loaded in the ice house. Horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides will be offered for a small fee. A bonfire, warm soup and hot chocolate will be available, and the farm grounds and nature trail will be open to the public.The event is free to the public and will be held rain or shine, with only blizzard conditions cancelling. If thin ice prevents walking on the pond, a demonstration of tools and techniques will still be held. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and be prepared to walk on an unpaved farm lane that may be icy or covered in mud. For more information, visit www.Dreibelbisfarm.org.


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Tom Jones to perform at Sandown Park Racecourse this summer: tickets, prices, and date


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‘Surtaal’, the Indian classical music extravaganza, is back in town

‘Surtaal’, the event that brings together some of the best Indian classical musicians is back. And this time, some of the leading musicians from India will perform in Dubai, as they have in the event’s previous two editions.

Get ready to immerse yourself in Indian classical music, as the iconic percussionist Bickram Ghosh is set to perform alongside the famed Hindustani vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty and the veena virtuoso Rajhesh Vaidhya.


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Who Is Wet Leg? 5 Things About The Grammy-Nominated Indie Rock Band – Hollywood Life

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  • Wet Leg is a British indie-rock duo composed of Rhian Teasdale, 29, and Hester Chambers, 28
  • The band was formed when Rhian and Hester were in college
  • Wet Leg is nominated for three Grammy Awards at the 2023 award show

British indie duo Wet Leg — composed of Rhian Teasdale, 29, and Hester Chambers, 28 — is one of 10 acts nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 2023 Grammy Awards. If their name is called at the show on Sunday, Feb. 5, they will join an impressive list of women who have won the award, such as Megan Thee Stallion (2021), Billie Eilish (2020), and Dua Lipa (2019), to name a few. Formed in the Isle of Wight, England, in 2019, the duo has been making themselves known as a rising indie rock band to be watched. Wet Leg’s debut single, “Chaise Longue”, was released in June 2021 and put the group on the map. It even got the attention of pop-rock legend, Elton John, who played it on his Apple Music radio, per The New York Times.

Not only is the band nominated for Best New Artist, but it also landed two other Grammy nominations: Best Alternative Music Performance for “Chaise Longue” and Best Alternative Music Album for their self-titled debut project. So, who is the indie-rock band taking over the charts by storm and heading into the 65th Annual Grammy Awards? Read on to meet Wet Leg. 

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Wet Leg has been a band since 2019 and they were signed to a record deal in 2020 (Photo: Brian J Ritchie/Hotsauce/Shutterstock)

1. Wet Leg Formed In College

Rhian and Hester were both music students at Isle of Wight College and had been performing separately for years. Unfortunately, they both had dismal outlooks on their futures as professional musicians. One night, Rhian had a breakdown on stage when she was two songs into her solo set at a festival at which she drove hours to play. “I started crying hysterically,” she told the NYT. “I’d been playing music for five years, just because it becomes so intertwined in your identity.” She decided on a whim to ask Hester to play with her on stage to help her through the show.

It turned out they had similar stories, as Hester had concluded that music was not going to work out for her, either. After that night, the talented pair decided to form a band for fun — even choosing a silly name to remind themselves they were performing for enjoyment and not because they were expecting to make it to Hollywood. “That’s why it’s so weird. Because the moment we stopped trying to make anyone else happy and did a band for the joy of playing and hanging out, that’s when [things turned for the better],” Rhian explained. They found a manager in 2020 and landed a deal with Domino Records — who notably have a contract with Arctic Monkeys — six months later.

2. Rhian And Hester Adore Each Other

“Rhian is funny and ethereal. This sounds cheesy, but when we met at uni, I knew you were going to do something really wild. You’re just a star. And you’re pretty,” Hester gushed about her musical partner in their New York Times profile. As for Hester, Rhian described her as “kind and generous.” She added, “You’re very quiet, and you have the smallest handwriting I’ve ever seen.”

Together, though, they describe themselves as baby seals. “We’re like two little seals surfing the wave,” Hester noted, with Rhian in agreement.

3. Wet Leg Cancelled Two Shows In 2022 Due To Mental Health Struggles

Rhian and Hester never thought they would be so big, and their rise to fame became a bit too much in Sept. 2022. The stress of their busy touring schedule forced them to cancel two shows in America that month. “truth is that it all got a bit on top of us and we just couldn’t quite manage to get back on that plane. It’s been an amazing year playing our music all over the world but our busy touring schedule finally got the better of us this time,” the band posted on its Instagram page after opening up about their missed Colorado and New Mexico gigs.

“I just want you guys to know that it wasn’t an easy decision at all and I’m sorry I didn’t post anything about it sooner. Our mental and physical health are such easy things to overlook when everything is so exciting and so busy, you barely have a moment to check in with yourself,” the post continued. “Anyway after many big ugly cries and lots of good sleep, we’re back and ready to rumble.”

4. Being In A Band Together Forged An Unbreakable Bond Between Rhian And Hester

The success of Wet Leg has given Rhian and Hester no other choice than to spend most of their time together. Fortunately, it has worked out very well for the pair, who see their relationship as a sort of “weird family”, they told NME in March 2022. “We’re very lucky. It’s a very new, scary thing, and we’re discovering our boundaries that we didn’t know we had. If I’m feeling a bit worried about something, I can be like, ‘Rhian, I’ve got this worry’ and then Rhian will be like, ‘I think it’ll be OK’, or ‘Yeah, I feel this too’,” Hester explained in the interview of their dynamic.

Although they’ve figured out their boundaries, spending time apart isn’t some glorious vacation for the rising stars. “Every time we leave each other for a couple of days and then get back in the van, we’re like, ‘It’s so nice to get the band back together!’” Rhian gushed to NME. “Every day there’s always something – big things, small things – where we definitely need each other. In a really healthy way, not a creepy way. In a cool way.”

5. Wet Leg Opened For Harry Styles

Wet Leg opened for Harry Styles, 29, for his rescheduled Love On Tour dates in Jan. 2023. Harry had been a longtime listener of the British band, as he covered their song, “Wet Dream”, during his May 2022 session at BBC Radio’s Live Lounge. Rhian and Hester called him covering their song “so surreal” during an Oct. 2022 interview with NME.




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the cost of recording for unsigned acts

The past few years have thrown up a momentous fork in the road for those attempting to work within the music industry. The Covid-19 pandemic, the cost of living crisis, technological advancements, restructuring and shifting listener tastes have all impacted this rapid metamorphosis. Indicative of this trend, even the established indie star Santigold recently cancelled a tour citing “immense physical, mental and economic” stresses. While that alone is damning, the disastrous effect that current issues have had at the grassroots level is often hidden. Here, we spoke to unsigned bands to shed some light on the matter as part of our ongoing investigation, The Price of Music.

It has become clear that on the economic front, being a musician is vastly different from what it once was. This is true from the professional height right down to the basement level. Whilst there have always been obstacles, proceedings are trickier than ever. Sadly, the risk of giving it a go now seems to heavily outweigh the reward. 

Whilst musicians of all varieties have been affected by the shift, up-and-coming acts are the ones feeling the burn the most. Whether it be an unsigned artist or one recent to the world of record labels, the landscape has changed from a time when companies would give any promising band a bash. 

With this in mind, we’re looking into the economic and personal cost of recording music as an unsigned act. To do so, I have drawn on various artists to establish a robust understanding, from DIYers to recently signed hopefuls. To get us started, Graeme Martin, one-half of the alternative London-based duo Pet Deaths, offered some quantitative data regarding the myriad costs that artists face today, with recording a notably high price point.

In addition to the fees, Martin hit upon a critical point. Often, when artists don’t have the backing of a label or the luxury of unlimited funds, they rely on the favours of friends and connections. In many ways, this is a majorly overlooked foundation of the industry. In my mind, there’s great potential for artists to capitalise on this method of creation by creating a form of online networking hub. This would bring the skillsets of creatives together whilst also adding to their respective CVs.

As Pet Deaths have just completed a run of shows supporting Elbow, one of the UK’s most critically and commercially successful outfits, Martin’s experience contains considerable weight. “It’s hard to put a price on it as it is spread out over years, and generally relying on favours from years of being in bands,” he explained. “We do everything on mates rates and as cheap as possible, but you’re still looking at £8,000 to 10,000 for our record from start to finish”.

Listing the eye-watering costs for vital components of an artist’s operation, Martin continued: “So, the first things to think about; rehearsal spaces which are ridiculously expensive, making demos and investing in all the gear. Recording costs are anywhere from £200 to £1000 per day, touring costs, radio plugger which is also anywhere between £500 to £1500 per single, cheap, rubbish PR campaign at around £1500, vinyl pressing”.

Remarkably, that’s not all. Martin also listed other costly factors such as marketing, photoshoots, and design work, saying with a slight resignation: “the list goes on”. As for music videos, another critical tool for artists that often spreads the recordings to new listeners, Martin noted a range in cost from “free to £5000”. He concluded: “Lots of people to pay and no one paying you”.

Such is the life of a contemporary musician. With Martin’s comments outlining just how tricky it is to exist as a musician on the fundamental level, we turn our attention to some of the country’s most exciting up-and-coming artists who explain the trials and tribulations of bringing their music to life in a studio. First, I spoke to Matt Heuck, the frontman of Leeds group Divorce Finance. With one single to their name, the menacing psychobilly cut ‘Django’, and the band currently finalising their debut EP, they are in the perfect position to offer an insider’s point of view.

Stating in more general terms, I asked Heuck whether the overarching cost of living crisis harms band operations. His answer is one you’d get from almost any unsigned artist who doesn’t have the backing of mummy and daddy. To Heuck, economic pressures are omnipresent in band life. He said: “I believe it does. Being in a band famously takes up a lot of time and money, so the cost of living has only made it harder. For example, in Leeds, there aren’t many private rehearsal rentals available, which means you mostly have to rehearse at pay-by-the-hour facilities like Pirate Studios. With less spare cash available, it’s not always financially viable to rehearse as much as we’d like to, resulting in us attempting to rehearse in people’s basements – to varying degrees of success and neighbour anger.”

More significantly, the frontman outlined how being unsigned hamstrings the band. Customarily biting, he joked: “Last time we smashed up a room at the Holiday Inn, we had to foot the bill ourselves, which is not how I thought this whole rock ‘n’ roll business worked.”

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Turning his attention to the contrast in approach between major and independent labels, Heuck continued: “But in all seriousness, yes, simply by having to consider ‘Can we afford this?’ about almost anything that requires money, be it printing some new merch, going into the studio or planning a tour. This struggle is coupled with the fact it’s also harder than ever to get signed.”

He adds: “There is no artist development department at record labels anymore; all they want is a finished product for them to advertise and distribute. If you’re not what they deem to be ‘in’ – polished or toned down – there’s no chance. There’s some great little independent labels mind, especially for physical releases; but in reality, all they can offer is a limited distribution deal.”

Of the steep costs to record their debut EP, the Divorce Finance mastermind concluded: “We’ve recently recorded a live studio EP which you will hopefully be able to experience soon. We have a very specific, analogue-heavy sound, so we decided to go on an 8-track tape with Jason Baldock at his recently closed-down nuclear bunker-based studio, The Crunch. Jason is a very reasonably priced producer for how beautiful all his old equipment is and how fast he gets results. All in all, two days in the bunker, along with mixing and mastering, came to about £700 – not including the cost of the luxurious Norfolk caravan park we stayed in, featuring an Elvis impersonator who didn’t show up and a pool we weren’t allowed in”.

Next up, we have the Bristol post-punks Grandmas House, who are gearing up to release their debut EP, Who Am I, through Brace Yourself Records. Having the experience of recording when unsigned and now as a signed act, their thoughts are enlightening. Crucially, they echo what Graeme Martin outlined earlier. They also noted that their label eased the process of recording “massively”.

They explained: “Without being signed, you have to raise the funds yourselves for everything to do with the release, including recording in a studio, mixing and mastering, PR and marketing, physical release, as well as music videos and artwork which makes it impossible to afford without help from a label if you want to create vinyl etc. We ‘DIY’d’ it as best we could and really enjoyed that process, and were lucky enough to be surrounded by some lovely creative friends who were willing to help us out.”

Adding: “Still, the dream of a physical album or even an EP seems very far away when you don’t have any help from a label. We have been lucky enough to have been signed to Brace Yourself Records for our past couple of releases which has helped us massively with the quality of recordings and physical releases”.

Looking back on their unsigned days, Grandmas House informed me that their first-ever demo was recorded on their phones. This rudimentary option was the only one available. Again, they supported Martin’s statement concerning the importance of connections. They revealed that a friend helmed their first two singles in a mutually beneficial collaborative effort.

Grandmas House explained: “Being in Bristol, the way the community loves to support each other is amazing. We recorded our first-ever demo with our phones and our first two singles with a friend who was just getting into producing and recording, so we helped each other out and managed to capture that raw feel of our starting sound perfectly as a result. We’ve found there’s a lot of support for new bands here in Bristol, which has been amazing and definitely helped a lot with getting our music out there before getting signed. Without that support, we would have definitely found it difficult to get the songs out there that led to us getting signed in the first place.”

Enigmatic DIY artist Eugene Dubon, who hails from Seattle but now finds himself in Leeds, offers an interesting take on the nature of being an unsigned artist. An unbelievably individual musician, who combines a form of post-punk with reverb-heavy melodies, he’s one to keep an eye on.  Dubon expressed: “Financially, it can burn a hole; any expenses are coming straight out of your pocket and sorting out merch is only getting more expensive. We’ve been putting off getting anything sorted for the last year because of the upfront costs. I think signing helps to alleviate some of those worries, and it can also put you in the right circles in terms of PR, plugging etc., which can all be very expensive. There aren’t a lot of easy ways to do this stuff yourself that don’t eat up a lot of your time. Often, around releases, you find it’s almost a full-time job trying to navigate all the extra bits that a label may be able to provide support with.”

Crucially, Dubon highlighted the many costs that unsigned acts face, even when recording from their bedroom. “Even the DIY approach is expensive”, he maintained.

Looking back on the recording of his first two EPs, he explained: “Both my EPs were recorded at home, the truth is that it started with demos with the intention of taking them somewhere, but again, the costing situation just wasn’t plausible at the time. That being said, they weren’t free. I’ve bought some simple recording gear, but even the DIY approach is expensive if you’re starting from nothing and getting monitors, an interface, a few basses, and a computer to run it all; mine was accumulated over half a decade, so the costs are a lot more spread out.”

Finally, we have one of the capital’s most exciting bands, My Fat Pony. The quartet crafts dynamic alt-rock drawing on the lo-fi tones of Dinosaur Jr. and Guided By Voices, with a killer trumpet mixed in for good measure. Another outfit with a bright future, already at this relatively early point, their experience hasn’t necessarily been a traditional one. 

Skilfully summarising the benefits of being unsigned and signed, they said: “It’s hard to know exactly what we’re missing out on. But I suppose being signed would hopefully give us a leg up in terms of promotion and getting bigger gigs and support slots. It also might mean having a bit more leverage in terms of dates of gigs. Financially, being signed to a label that had the means to pay us some sort of advance to make an album is the stuff of dreams – it would give us the freedom to take time off from our day jobs and focus more fully on the band. But being signed to a label can also mean giving up a bit of creative control over your music, which we’d have to adjust to.”

The group are presently gearing up to release their debut single ‘John Woo’ on February 17th, a track that was recorded by Manchester-based Nile Marr, son of former Smiths guitarist Johnny. The band admitted that they were lucky to have worked with Marr, a connection formed by their manager, Evan Soule. Despite this fortuity, they still incurred costs in the recording process, including travel up to the northwest, accommodation, and taking time off work. 

They offered: “We’ve recorded the equivalent of two EPs so far – or a small album, depending on how you look at it. We were lucky that this was much, much cheaper than it might have been otherwise because we were able to record at Always Studio, with the dream team of Nile Marr producing and Dale Charlton engineering. Our manager, Evan, hooked us up with those guys, and they were generous enough to charge us very minimally for their space, time, expertise, and use of some pretty tasty gear. Even though we got lucky and saved loads of money doing this, it still did cost us a fair whack when you consider fuel and travel cost up to Manchester, accommodation costs for the week we stayed there, taking time off work, etc. It all adds up”.

So, where do unsigned artists go from here? Ultimately no one knows. Whether it be recording or the other vital aspects of being a musician, there will always be costs, but hopefully, the current eye-watering ones will depreciate soon. A change in government and a healthy economy would start to change things. But that’s a given. 

As for labels, they’re missing out on a wealth of good music that would add much to their rosters and broader culture. Duly, it’s time for unsigned artists to collectivise and put the DIY ethos at the forefront of thinking once more. Get that hub going. Weaponise each other’s talent. 

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Coldplay ‘Music of the Spheres’ tour 2023: Tickets, dates

Sometimes, you just gotta “Viva La Vida.”

And rather than take time off following their worldwide 2022 “Music of the Spheres Tour,” Coldplay will go hard all year long.

After performing live at the 20th anniversary of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Jan. 26, they’ll serve as the Musical Guest on the Feb. 4 episode of “Saturday Night Live” and then return to the road later this year for international dates in Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and The Netherlands before closing their year with a quick seven-concert West Coast tour from Sept. 20 through Oct. 1.

Although they played a few shows in California and Arizona last year, this time, they’re making sure to cover all their bases.

First, Chris Martin and co. will swoop into the Pacific Northwest and play stadium shows in Seattle (Sept. 20) and Vancouver (Sept. 22, Sept. 23).

Then, they’ll wrap with four California shows in San Diego (Sept. 27, Sept. 28) and Pasadena (Sept. 30, Oct. 1).

Some tickets are fairly inexpensive to see the seven-time Grammy winners too.

In fact, we’re happy to report that some tickets are going for as low as $77 before fees on Vivid Seats at the time of publication.

All prices are subject to fluctuation.

They’ll be joined by H.E.R. and 070 Shake for all North American “Music of the Spheres Tour” dates.

Coldplay 2023 tour schedule

A complete calendar including all of Coldplay’s upcoming tour dates, venues and the cheapest tickets available for each show can be found below.

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Sept. 20 at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA $77
Sept. 22 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, CA $153
Sept. 23 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, CA $121
Sept. 27 at the SnapDragon Stadium in San Diego, CA $109
Sept. 28 at the SnapDragon Stadium in San Diego, CA $100
Sept. 30 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA $157
Oct. 1 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA $77

(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)

Vivid Seats is a verified secondary market ticketing platform, and prices may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand. 

They offer a 100% buyer guarantee that states your transaction will be safe and secure and your tickets will be delivered prior to the event.

Coldplay opening acts

Each and every North American show will see Coldplay joined by H.E.R. and 070 Shake.

Here’s what you need to know about each of them.

H.E.R. is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter who has become one of the biggest names in R&B over the past few years. In addition to winning a Grammy and Oscar for her original songs, If you want to acquaint yourself with her catalogue, we recommend starting with her 2021 album “Back Of My Mind.”

070 Shake exploded onto the mainstream after singing the hook on controversial rapper Kanye West’s “Ghost Town.” Since then, she’s lent her voice to rappers Nas and Pusha T’s music as well. For a quick primer, make sure to pop in your headphones and try out her records “Modus Vivendi” and “You Can’t Kill Me.”

Coldplay new music

In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, Coldplay shared that they’re only going to release “three more albums.”

“…but lots more tours,” Martin told Seacrest. “Sometimes you can just feel when a story is going to end and that’s what I feel about our albums.”

One of those three may be coming soon though.

“We’re finishing an album called ‘Moon Music,’” Martin told City News. “(It) is the second ‘Music Of The Spheres’ volume, but that won’t come out for a little bit.”

Martin added, “We might start playing some songs at some point this year.”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” 20th Anniversary show

Rather than just invite any old A-Listers to his 20th Anniversary show, Jimmy Kimmel went back to his roots and brought back the guests from his very first episode where he interviewed himself from 20 years ago.

Other guests beside his past self on Jan. 26 were “Ticket to Paradise” star George Clooney, rapper Snoop Dogg and, of course, Coldplay.

You can see Chris Martin’s tongue-in-cheek interview followed by the group’s spellbinding performance of their anthem “Clocks” below.

Huge concert tours in 2023

Coldplay will only be in North America for a short window of time this year.

Thankfully, many huge acts will tour all over the country in the next few months.

Here are just five of our can’t miss, must-see favorites who may be dropping into a stadium or arena near you soon.

• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

• Taylor Swift

• Dave Matthews Band

• Maroon 5

• The Killers

You already know about those tours?

Well, to make it up to you, here’s some more you should definitely check out in our list of the 52 biggest concert tours in 2023.


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Yard Act announce new venue for London gig after Brixton Academy closure

Yard Act have announced details of a new venue for their upcoming London gig following the closure of Brixton Academy.

O2 Academy Brixton will remain closed until April following the fatal crowd crush at an Asake concert at the venue in December – with a number of gigs beyond that now being relocated.

People outside the venue on December 15 were able to force their way into the show, leading to overcrowding and the gig being cancelled midway through. Two people died after being caught in the crush – 33-year-old Rebecca Ikumelo and 23-year-old security staff Gaby Hutchinson. A third attendee, aged 21, is still in hospital in a critical condition.

After O2 Academy Brixton’s licence was temporarily suspended until January 16, Lambeth Council said that they would meet again on that date to discuss the future of the venue. Before the meeting, a spokesperson for Academy Music Group (AMG) – the company that runs the venue – said it would stay closed voluntarily until April while investigations continue. The meeting then saw the announcement that the venue’s licence would also be suspended for three months.

Writing on Twitter today (January 31) about their upcoming gig scheduled for Brixton, Yard Act confirmed it would now move to another venue.

“It’s been coming,” the band tweeted. “Due to the ongoing issues and uncertainty around Brixton, we’ve had to shift our show there to another venue. We will now be doing an end-of-the-Overload-touring bow at the Troxy on the same date 4 May.”

You can get any remaining tickets to see Yard Act here.

Following the closure of Brixton Academy, many of the gigs at the venue are being rescheduled to new venues across London.

Dates in January for WallowsSleep Token and PVRIS were all moved to Eventim Apollo, while Dry Cleaning and Beartooth‘s March gigs will now take place at The Roundhouse and OVO Arena Wembley, respectively. Röyksopp, meanwhile, was one act who took the same decision as Yard Act, moving their show on February 19 to Troxy.

You can see the full list of gigs that have moved from Brixton Academy to new venues here.




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