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Posted October 11th 2012

Tim Burgess Celebrates ‘Up The Bracket’ 10th Birthday!

If you haven’t already heard, one of our favourite albums ‘Up The Bracket‘, The Libertines first masterpiece, is 10 years old this week! To celebrate NME have released the album covered in full by some of the best bands around right now. So they couldn’t have made this album without having Tim Burgess on it! Our favourite Charlatan does a fantastic cover of ‘The Good Old Days’ which is our favourite on the album. He says ‘Carl Barat hasn’t heard it, but it’s faithful to the original so I hope he’ll be pleased with it.’ Take it from us Tim, he will be. Other bands include Howler, The Cast Of Cheers (two more Melting Vinyl favourites) Spector and The Mystery Jets. To listen to a taster of all the tracks click here and to listen to the whole thing.. well you’ll just have to buy the magazine for that. Tim Burgess plays Coalition Saturday 3rd November and tickets are flying out, and certainly will once you’ve heard his ‘The Good Old Days‘ cover so get yours quick, here!

We also have some great new things to tell you! Brighton favourites who blend rootsy folk-rock and psychedelia The Peppermint Beat Band join Francois And The Atlas Mountains on Monday 22nd at Coalition and tickets are still available right here.

Now there’s a lot of legends visiting us this year. First being Tim Burgess Charlatan legend, second is jazz legend Courtney Pine! No one better embodies the dramatic transformation in the British Jazz scene over the past twenty years than Courtney Pine. You want a third legend? Okay. Daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus, Martha Wainwright visits St George’s Church for an intimate performance with her extraordinary versatile and compelling voice. Tickets for this are selling real fast so don’t miss out, get yours here now!

Don’t forget Micachu & The Shapes storm into Coalition this Saturday! If you’ve never caught this lot before make sure you don’t pass up this opportunity – you won’t have seen anyone quite like them, and won’t forget it in a hurry! Only a tenner advanced tickets, What are you waiting for? The link’s just here, so get yours now!

Right, we’re off to eat some birthday cake and listen to ‘Up The Bracket’ over and over and over..