Each Monday we go through everything the week has in store for you, strip it down to your bare essential shows, try and come up with a witty introduction, and post it all on this very blog. So here you go, the best gigs and clubs in your city this week, and all the tickets with No Booking Fees. Happy Monday.
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Adele is the biggest artist in the world right now. ICYMI - She smashed every record on YouTube with comeback single Hello, her third album 25 racked up record breaking sales into the millions in just one week, and has been bought by one in 80 Brits. With a voice that is simply flawless, an unchallenged talent for writing lyrics that echo with any listener, and songs that will last in your heart for an eternity, Adele is an exceptional artist who’s still just at the start of what we know will be a long career. Don’t miss the gigs of the decade. Get tickets.
LET'S EAT GRANDMA
At just 15, Let's Eat Grandma started to build a huge reputation for their simply jaw dropping live shows that caught the attention of practically every A&R across England. Now signed to Transgressive, they premiered their first single via NME titled Deep Six Textbook. A melodic, haunting wall of ice-tinged vocals, warping synths and subtle percussion. Described by Noisey as a "gorgeous slow-burner of a track", it's set the benchmark very high for things to come. Join them on their journey at The Forge. Get tickets.
Leon Vynehall's strike-rate is second to none. The Brighton producer consistently delivers, with the likes of Brother/Sister on AUS and Music For The Unlimited on 3024 gaining copious recognition within the scene. His melody-driven house sound lands perfectly between the dance-floor and a Mediterranean sunset, and now, he announces his next body of work, Rojus. Set to be delivered on Gerd Janson's Running Back imprint, Vynehall promises a 9-track release of "functional club music, sequenced as if it were a club night, from doors to closing". On March 25th, he showcases it all at Mick's Garage. Get tickets.
Over the past two years, Glasgow born Numbers boss Jack Revill has become one of the most sought-after DJ's in the world. With an untouchable ability to dip his toe in everything from Detroit techno to early Prince, his sets focus around one thing; turning the club upside down. Jackmaster's emphatic energy coupled with his masterful judge of a crowd has clubs worldwide eating out the palm of his hand. On March 24th, he'll headline East London's XOYO, yet this is time it comes with a very special twist. Jackmaster will be delving into his illustrious Tweak-A-Holic side, drawing for those forgotten disco bangers and perm-heavy soul jams. This is a one-off you can't afford to miss, nobody works a dance-floor like Jackmaster. Get tickets.
Touring the UK this spring after a huge 2015, Mercury nominated Wolf Alice have become one of the nation's most important new bands. Releasing debut album My Love Is Cool in June, they stunned music fans with crush after crush of addictive, driving indie that aimed for your chest and echoed across your lips. Tracks like You're A Germ and Your Loves Whore were all consuming rushes of guitar that burst with ideas and ingenuity. Playing a massive second night at The Forum following this autumn's sold out Brixton Academy show, it's your chance to catch the band on a much smaller stage than you'd usually see them. But with so much promise in their repertoire, we get a feeling that this is still only the start. Get tickets.
THE STROKES DISCO
Everyone loves The Strokes. Like seriously, they're one of the best bands to have graced this earth in the last few decades. And those legends at Night and Day Cafe know this too, so they've decided to put on The Strokes disco, a night full of Strokes classics, influences and New York City bangers. Whether your favorite track is Reptillia or Someday, make sure you snap up a ticket for this night of pure anthems. Don't sleep on this one. You definitely won't regret it. Get tickets.
DIXON & ÂME
There's a reason Resident Advisor rated Dixon as the Best DJ of 2015 (& 2014, 2013). He's a true master of the craft. Front-runner of the ever-impressive Innervisions imprint, Dixon's sound is distinctive and coated in character. His sets span from weighty, explosive house bombs to beautiful cinematic soundscapes, and it's all wrapped together as an expansive marathon. On March 23rd, he headlines Albert Hall in Manchester alongside the enthralling me, who's grandiose style, flawless mixing and unrivaled knowledge of techno makes for an unmissable showcase. Get tickets.
On March 26th, Albert Hall welcomes one of the most revered and celebrated figures from modern day dance music. Through his now legendary marathon residencies at the likes of Space in Ibiza, Carl Cox has remained at the forefront of the house music scene. A true ambassador and veteran of the game, "the King of Ibiza" is one of a kind, and on April 2nd, he'll lead the line alongside Circus monster Yousef and Jon Rundell. This is heavy-weight, don't miss out. Get tickets.
Fresh off the back of dropping Keep Your Head Up, Rejjie Snow is one of rap's most sought after frontmen. With deep and hazy crushed production, cough syrup thick delivery, and lyrics that hit like a blow to the oesophagus, he's catching the attention of all the right names right now, from Future to Rich The Kid. Already a determined power live, he has played alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Joey Badass, and after smashing a recent collaboration with Kaytranada and Rae Morris, Snow is set to own 2016. What's more? You can catch him in one of Bristol's most intimate clubs. The audience and artist will get up close and personal for one night only and with a common purpose: to make a live music video. Get tickets.
This Easter, Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones takes over Motion for a specially curated house and techno showcase across all four rooms. As head of Hot Creations, Jones has been responsible for releasing the likes of Patrick Topping, Danny Daze, Richy Ahmed and many more since its inception. It goes without saying, the man's impact on modern day house music is unrivaled. Not only that, Audion will be bringing his seriously heavy-weight live show to Bristol's finest. On March 26th, expect a ten-hour marathon from electronic music's elite. This is gonna be big. Get tickets.
On March 27th, Motion welcome one of house music's most illustrious record labels, Defected, to showcase the very best from their hard-hitting roster. Having released the likes of Guti, Masters At Work and Hercules & Love Affair over the course of 2015, it's safe to say the London based imprint had quite the year. Now, heading into 2016, they continue to go from strength to strength and you can guarantee they'll bring an army of special guests to Bristol this March. Get tickets.