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INTERNATIONAL: Tributes after pop star David Cassidy dies aged 67

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to teen heartthrob David Cassidy following his death at the age of 67.
Pan Parade Steel Band entertaining shoppers in Commercial Road, Portsmouth. Picture: Keith Woodland PPP-171119-160221006

Caribbean calypso quells Christmas shopping blues in Portsmouth

A GROUP of youngsters brought a touch of Caribbean sunshine to drab, November Portsmouth, in a bid to raise cash.

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Pupils stun crowds at capital fundraiser

PUPILS from a Portsmouth school took part in a two-day music marathon for charity.

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice present Visions Of A Life in all its variety

When Wolf Alice released the first single from their second album in June this year, it grabbed you with both hands, shook you hard and forced you to take notice.

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Black Star Riders: from left, Scott Gorham, Chad Szeliga, Ricky Warwick,  Robbie Crane and Damon Johnson.  Picture by Richard Stow

Black Star Riders come under Heavy Fire on their latest tour

Five years and three albums in the Black Star Riders are starting to feel confident enough to move away from their roots.

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The Darkness. Picture by

Simon Emmett

BIG INTERVIEW The Darkness: ‘For anyone to give a damn when we’re five albums in is great’

The Darkness are back with new album Pinewood Smile, and they’re firing on all cylinders – when they’re not stuck on the train.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Tomorrow, AuralSex take over The Old Barn in Milton to present TechNova which sees a variety of techno and tech house DJs going deep and heavy on the beats including headline DJ Lee Williams, Moonface, Destin Roe, Cliquee, LJ Arthur, Jon Sharpe and Hamm Rice.

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Kelly Woods, who performs under the name Saving Koko

WATCH: City solo act Saving Koko releases her debut single

A CITY songstress is embarking on a quest to spread positivity with her debut single.

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Stefan Oldsal and Brian Molko of Placebo

Alternative rock act Placebo cancel Portsmouth show

Alternative rockers Placebo have announced that they are cancelling dates they had already rescheduled due to ongoing health problems.

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The War on Drugs

REVIEW: The War on Drugs at Portsmouth Guildhall

The War On Drugs on record are very good. Warmth, charm and no little talent pour from the speakers.

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Gordon Powell with his brother Jeff Powell at The Paradise Club in the 1990s.

‘He was a true Pompey legend and was loved by so many people’

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘legend’ of the Portsmouth nightclub scene who has died suddenly aged 65.

Monk Misterioso

Journey into silence with the music of Thelonious Monk at Portsmouth Guildhall

He was one of the great jazz mavericks, writing standards like Round Midnight, and Straight, No Chaser.

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From the Jam

REVIEW: From the Jam, The Pyramids, Southsea

From the Jam performed Friday night at the Pyramids, supported by Secret Affair, a revival mod band.

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The Collision

REVIEW: The Collision at The Wedge, Southsea

The Collision is an up-and-coming pop/rock band from the south coast of the UK.

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Deaf Havana

REVIEW: Deaf Havana, Engine Rooms, Southampton

English rock band Deaf Havana performed an intimate show in front of a sold-out crowd at the Engine Rooms in Southampton.

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Jimi Love pays tribute to Prince in Purple Rain

Let’s Go Crazy one more time with Prince tribute act

When Prince died suddenly of an accidental fentanyl overdose aged just 57 in April 2016 it left millions of fans reeling.

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Ghostpoet. Picture by Steve Gullick

Ghostpoet’s new album is imbued with politics – with a small ‘p’

If you’re after light-hearted sunny music, look away now.

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Mollie Scott. Picture by Amba Goodwin Photography

Mollie’s got Naked ambition

Portsmouth’s very own Mollie Scott takes to The Wedgewood Rooms stage on Sunday to release her second EP, Naked.

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Imelda May

There’s Life, Love, Flesh and Blood as Imelda May draws on all human experience for album number five,

With her fifth album, Life, Love, Flesh and Blood, sees artist Imelda May take a big shift in sound.

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Richard Thompson. Picture by Pam Littky

Folk legend Richard Thompson will headline Wickham Festival in 2018

Folk legend Richard Thompson has been announced this morning as the first headline act for next year’s Wickham Festival.

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