Byerden's big live bash a huge success

A rip-roaring day of live music has helped pull  one of Burnley’s most iconic clubs away from the brink of closure.

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Rapper T Dogg is a senior sensation

Move over Jay Z, Drake and Kanye West. The latest rap artiste sensation is hot on your heels.
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The English Heritage blue plaque to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, at his former home at 22 Gladstone Avenue in Feltham, west London

Who deserves a blue plaque?

Lancashire has a host of influential musical connections going back over the ages from the likes of George Formby to classical star Kathleen Ferrier.

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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Ringo Starr of the former Beatles drummer with Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr come together for studio session

The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

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EP review: S T I C K € R S; ALL HAIL HYENA!

EP review: S T I C K € R S; ALL HAIL HYENA!

Ever since I first interviewed Jay Stansfield, vocalist of ALL HAIL HYENA!, the band has flaunted a strong punk ethos of challenging genre and industry norms and celebrating raw, organic rock.
Leon Akbar. Photo: Ben Chaffer.

Rising rapper’s big Tinchy Stryder break

An aspiring Burnley rapper will get his big break when he joins grime star Tinchy Stryder on stage at King George’s Hall next week.
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Rob Tissera

Remedy's marathon night of house music

Some of the best house acts around have been lined up for a marathon night of music at Burnley’s Remedy Bar.

Prince, back on Spotify

Prince's music back on Spotify after deal reached

The music of late singer Prince will return to streaming service Spotify, the company said.

Covered in Punk. Photo: Andrew Hope.

Band profile: Covered in Punk

A punk covers band with a bit of a twist, Covered in Punk came together largely thanks to the wonders of musical social networking.
The Hop

Dance the night away at Hop reunion

After two hugely successful Hop reunions last year, the spirit of the iconic venue will be rising once again later this month.

Beat-Herder announces first acts

The countdown to the barmiest festival in all the land is well and truly on.
Green Day

Review: Green Day, Leeds First Direct Arena

Punk rockers Green Day have never been afraid about getting political.

The Who live on stage

Who fans talkin’ bout their generation

Fans of rockers The Who have been sharing memories of the legendary band’s Lancashire concerts with author Richard Houghton
Singer Andre Lejaune is bringing his 10th anniversary show to The Muni, Colne, next month. (s)

The Magic of Motown; The Muni, Colne

In his 10th anniversary show, singer Andre Lejaune is celebrating the genre that smoothed racial tensions and shook up the music industry with its feel-good vibes.

The International Festival of Working and Assistance Dogs, Blackpool

Top things to do at the weekend (February 3 to 5)

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
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Dommy B, writer and performer of The Boy Who Cried Wolf at Burnley Youth Theatre. (s)

The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Burnley Youth Theatre

Burnley Youth Theatre is presenting a beast of a play this month.
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Crowds at Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling line-up announced

Part of the line-up has been announced for this year’s Kendal Calling Festival in July.

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Stars shine a light on Blues renaissance

Having lived under the threat of closure, the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, Britain’s largest and longest-running event of its kind, is back with a bang under new management.

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Top things to do in Lancashire this weekend (January 27 to 29)

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
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Ed Sheeran is heading to the North West

Ed Sheeran announces UK and Ireland tour dates...and he's coming to the North West!

Hot on the heels of his double single release earlier this month Ed Sheeran has announced his UK and Ireland tour dates.
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