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The Stan Kenton Orchestra, Art Tatum, Charlie Ventura, Mary Ann McCall, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Johnny Smith and Candido play at The Festival Of Modern American Jazz in The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Joni Mitchell performs Both Sides Now, The Circle Game and The Way It Is on the CBC-TV program The Way It Is.
Josef K play their first-ever gig under that name, as support to Adam And The Ants at Clouds nightclub, Tollcross, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Josef K were previously known as TV Art).
The Fall and The Choir Boys play at The Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Orange Juice play at The Venue, London, England, UK.
The Smiths release their debut single, Hand In Glove, in the UK, on Rough Trade Records.
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The Smiths play at The City Of London Polytechnic, London, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna makes her first British appearance when tv show The Tube broadcasts from The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The Factory All Stars (including Vini Reilly, New Order's Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner and ACR's Donald Johnson) perform Shack Up, Confusion and Love Will Tear Us Apart. Morrissey of The Smiths also appears.
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The Smiths appear on BBC tv rock show, Whistle Test, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Smiths play at The Palace, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Monochrome Set play at The Dance Factory, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Toots And The Maytals headline the third and last night of The WOMAD Festival, Mersea Island, near Colchester, Essex, England, UK, Europe. Also on the bill are Penguin Cafe Orchestra, General Public, The Go-Betweens, Seconds Of Pleasure, Tabu Ley Le Rochereau, The Tarab Choir, 10 To 10, Boothill Foot-Tappers, Orchestra Jazira, Shikisha, Shankar, Garbarek, The Bristol Percussion Circle and others.
The Smiths play at The Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Fall play as part of an Artists Against Apartheid concert at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their The Prayer tour, The Cure play at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Love And Rockets and The Pixies play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Po! play at The Princess Charlotte, Leicester, England, UK.
Courtney Love is guest DJ on Indie 103.1 Radio in Los Angeles, California, USA. Among the tracks she plays are The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin release their debut album, Broom, in the USA.
Rosie Thomas releases a new single, Pretty Dress, in the UK on Sub Pop Records.
Okkervil River play in Austin, Texas, USA.
On their first American tour, Arctic Monkeys play at The First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Arctic Monkeys release a new single, Fluorescent Adolescent on Domino Records in Japan, Asia.
Vampire Weekend reach No1 in the UK's Independent Albums Chart with their second album, Contra on XL Recordings.
Phosphorescent play at The Scala, London, UK.
Stereolab release a new album, Not Music, on Duophonic UHF Disks.
Fanfarlo release a new EP, The Sea, on New World Records in the UK.
The 1975 play at The Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Touring in support of her album Welcome Back Colour, Danish singer-songwriter Tina Dico plays at Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK.
Warpaint play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
J ukebox The Ghost play at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Neutral Milk Hotel play at The Roundhouse, London, England, UK.
Arcade Fire play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.
The Antlers play at The Riot Room, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Mogwai play at The Cactus Festival 2014, Minnewaterpark, Bruges, Belgium, Europe.
When Mac Demarco plays at The Hub, University Of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA, the show ends after he is arrested by police for crowd surfing and climbing in the venue’s ceiling beams.
Hozier plays at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
White Arrows play at El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joanna Newsom plays at The Boulder Theater, Boulder, Colorado, USA, supported by Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes).
Blossoms, the debut album by Blossoms, spends its second week at No1 in the Official UK Albums Chart, but sells less than 8,000 copies, making it the lowest-selling UK No1 album ever.
Nouvelle Vague play at The XXF Festival, Ankara, Turkey, Europe.
Cabbage, The Shimmer Band and April play at The Hare And Hounds, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Weeknd, The xx, Phoenix, Royal Blood and others play on the first night of the three-day long NOS Alive Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe.
Tune-Yards play at Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Offspring, StoneSour, All Time Low, Dropkick Murphys, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used, Babymetal, Dashboard Confessional and others play at The Good Things 2018 Festival, in Parramatta Park, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Big Thief play at NOS Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal, Europe.
Stereolab announce that they have cancelled their upcoming tour of China, because of concerns over the spread of coronavirus.
Seafret play at SWX, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Following sustained lobbying from the music business, the UK government announces a £1.57bn ($1.96bn) support package for Britain's arts and culture sector, including live music venues. The package consists of £270m in loans and £880m in grants. The music industry has been hard hit in recent months by closures and cancellations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
British record labels association the BPI wins two significant new piracy cases, confirming for the first time that cyberlockers, stream rippers and those who use them – are breaking the law. The rulings followed an online hearing by Mr Justice Miles at The High Court, London, England, UK, Europe, who ruled that the operators and users of the websites use the services of internet companies (ISPs) to infringe copyright and that therefore the ISPs should block access to them.