The newly reformed American Music Club swoop into the UK this May for two live dates, their first here for nine years.
21st Brighton Concorde 2
23rd London Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tickets for the Queen Elizabeth Hall are on sale now at £15 and £17.50 and are shifting fast. Brighton tickets are now on sale and are £12.50 and the show times are given as 6.30 to 9.30pm. Booking office/ticket line: 01273 772770
The San Francisco emo-pioneers remain for those in the know, a hushed and protected secret. Since they split in 1995 after their seventh critically acclaimed album 'San Francisco', writer and frontman Mark Eitzel, has continued a solo life with a number of daring and incisive albums to his name, including 'West',a collaborative effort with REM's Peter Buck. Here's a more detailed appraisal of what makes AMC tick.