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CMU Planner – w/c 15 Apr 2013

By | Published on Monday 15 April 2013

Record Store Day

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

Record Store Day. It’s Record Store Day on Saturday, the annual pilgrimage to independent record shops to buy up stacks of specially released records. Queuing there may be. In-store performances too. And by the end, your wallet will be much, much lighter. But you could also have in your possession a rabbit-shaped Chas N Dave seven-inch. Amongst other things.

Coachella 2. What could be better than one Coachella festival than TWO Coachella festivals? Yep, the dust is only just settling on round one, and this weekend they’ll do it all over again. Topping the bill once again are The Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

AIM Music Connected. The Association Of Independent Music’s digital music conference Music Connected will take place on 17 Apr at Glaziers Hall in London, kicking off with a keynote from Consolidated Independent’s General Manager Kieron Faller.

GIT Award. The winner of this year’s GIT Award, handed out to the creator of the best new music from Liverpool in the last year (the ‘Scouse Mercury’ they call it), will be announced this Friday at Leaf in the city. Amongst the nominees are Stealing Sheep, Wave Machines, Baltic Fleet and Dan Croll.

Lamacq’s 20th anniversary show on iPlayer. Steve Lamacq broadcast his first programme on Radio 1 on 12 Apr 1993, which means last Friday was the 20th anniversary of his employment with the BBC. To celebrate he broadcast a special show for 6music, which you can check out any time this week via the wonders of the iPlayer.

New releases. There are a lot of albums out this week. A lot. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are releasing one. Fall Out Boy are releasing one. Michael Buble’s releasing one. Major Lazer, Iron & Wine, Charli XCX, John Parish, Andrew Wyatt, Shuggie OtisHaxan Cloak, Parquet Courts, Fuzz and Feathers are all releasing one each. M83’s soundtrack to new Tom Cruise film ‘Oblivion’ is out. Killing Joke have a compilation of singles out. See? Busy. And on top of that, Little Mix’s collaboration with Missy Elliott is out.

Gigs and tours. Assuming you have time to take your headphones off to stop listening to all that new music, there are some gigs you can go to. Actually, there are four gigs organised by Deezer that will require you to put headphones back on, as that’s the only way you’ll be able to hear what Little Boots, The Ramona Flowers, Dog Is Dead and Fridge Magnets will be playing inside soundproof boxes. For a more traditional gig experience, you might try shows from Tribes, Alison Moyet, Wiley, Skepta and JME, Frank Turner, Charli XCX, The Cribs, DOOM, Gallows and/or Cuushe.