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CMU Planner – w/c 3 Jun 2013

By | Published on Monday 3 June 2013


It’s June. Not quite sure how that happened, but I guess there’s nothing we can do about it now. In the absence of one of those Olympics to enjoy we’ll just have to turn our attention back to festivals again this summer.

Glastonbury is of course back in the calendar again this year, so you can breathe a sigh of relief. But that’s not for a few weeks yet. Right here this week there are plenty of things to keep you occupied, not least this week’s CMU features, which come in the form of a report from Primavera Sound, a playlist from Emily Wells and a brand new podcast.

Here’s our round up of music-related happenings to look out for in the next seven days…

PPL AGM. Royalty collection society PPL will hold its Annual General Meeting this Wednesday at King’s Place in London. This year’s keynote speaker will be broadcaster Jeremy Vine. Well, he plays music on his Radio 2 show, so why not? Expect big talk from him and big stats from PPL.

GoNorth. Running on Wednesday and Thursday this week, the annual get together of Scotland’s creative industries, GoNorth, will take place right up there in Inverness. Various music-related seminars feature in the programme, including a discussion on the challenges of putting together the Scottish Album Of The Year Award, a conversation between songwriters Rab Noakes and Gary Clark, plus a keynote from PledgeMusic’s Malcolm Dunbar, amongst other things.

Stone Roses film opens. Following its premiere last week, ‘This Is England’ filmmaker Shane Meadows’ Stone Roses doc ‘Made Of Stone’ – which records the band’s 2012 reconciliation and latter shows at Heaton Park – will be shown in British cinemas from Wednesday. The Stone Roses will also play two shows in London this weekend, which is good timing.

Mercury submission open. If you’re a British or Irish artist who has an album release date which sits between 11 Sep 2012 and 9 Sep 2013, then today is the day to start thinking about putting that album forward for this year’s Mercury Prize. Submissions will be accepted between 3 Jun and 10 Jul this year. The shortlist announcement will take place on 11 Sep, with the ceremony itself happening on 30 Oct.

Jon Hillcock joins Amazing Radio. Jon Hillcock will take over as host of Amazing Radio’s weekly review show, ‘It’s Amazing’, this Saturday, replacing Chris Martin (not that one). Hillcock joins as Amazing Radio returns to the DAB network in the South East and Dublin.

New releases. Queens Of The Stone Age have a new album out this week, which is exciting, isn’t it? They’re also playing an in-store show in Rough Trade East, which is also quite exciting. Be excited. You might also like to be excited about the new albums from Disclosure, Jon Hopkins, Emily Wells, iamamiwhoami, Lescop and Anna Von Hausswolff. Plus, you should be enormously excited about the re-issuing of Scott Walker‘s first five albums. And if you have any energy left, you could also do a little punch of the air for the new Frightened Rabbit EP.

Gigs and tours. The Stone Roses will be taking to London’s Finsbury Park on Friday and Saturday to run through a few of their hits this week. And speaking of old men trying to relive the past, The Who will are heading out on tour to perform their ‘Quadrophenia’ album. Meanwhile, if you prefer someone younger looking back at old music, Alexandra Burke will be singing Billy Holiday’s ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ at the Albert Hall. Or, other possible choices for live entertainment this week are the Capital FM Summertime Ball, Mudhoney, Action Bronson, Toro Y Moi, Tegan & Sara, Marnie Stern, Neon Neon, Zebra Katz, Lescop, Skepta and Joker, Sean Paul, Emily Wells, Splashh, or my personal choice Vessels.

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