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CMU Planner – w/c 11 Feb 2013

By | Published on Monday 11 February 2013

Playlist Poetry

A round up of music and music business events happening in the next seven days…

Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day isn’t really music-related, but that doesn’t mean music shouldn’t be a part of it. Should you still be trying to think of something ‘romantic’ to do, Spotify has put together a website allowing you to write a love letter in song titles with a nifty virtual fridge magnet and playlist combo. Or you can just use it for practical purposes, as I have.

Beatles debut album re-recording. Yes, people, the day has finally come. At last today we will find out what would happen if Stereophonics, Mick Hucknall and other artists were to re-record The Beatles’ debut album ‘Please Please Me’. They’re currently down at Abbey Road Studios trying to recreate it in the same twelve hour time span as the original. It’ll then be broadcast in full by Jo Whiley on Radio 2 this evening, with a documentary about it all airing on BBC Four on Friday.

Beyonce documentary on HBO. “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly”, Beyonce once sang. And if by ‘jelly’ she meant ‘sustained media exposure’, as I assume she did, then we’re about to find out if she was right or not. Following her singing exploits at Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony and at the Super Bowl, this Saturday HBO will air her self-made autobiographical documentary ‘Life Is But A Dream’. A UK screening is yet to be announced.

David Rodigan’s first show on 1Xtra. In November, David Rodigan resigned from Kiss FM after 22 year with the station, citing its “marginalisation of reggae music” and a “refusal to schedule the only reggae show on their network to a socially accessible time”. He didn’t stay out of work for long though, being quickly snapped up by BBC Radio 1Xtra. The first edition of his new two hour Sunday evening show will air this weekend.

New releases. New albums this week come from Foals, Tegan & Sara, Bullet For My Valentine, Modestep, Darwin Deez, Pissed Jeans and Comanechi. And if you can take a little bit more, why not grab the new singles from Azealia Banks and James Blake?

Gigs and tours. I don’t know what gigs you’re going to this week, but I’m pretty sure none of them are as exciting as Japanese popstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu‘s debut UK performance at the Islington Academy on Wednesday. No, not even the Kaiser Chiefs‘ tour. Still quite exciting though are gigs and tours by Example, Frightened Rabbit, Sinead O’Connor, Deftones, Sam Lee, Swim Deep and Wolf Alice.

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