Alternative Valentines

Valentine’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it’s an opportunity to express their undying love and affection for another by showering them with tacky gifts, flowers and chocolates that on any other day could only be seen as a form of apology. To others it can be a hateful affair. Whether it’s because of love lost, a love never had or a great dislike for all commercial occasions (we’re looking at you, Grandparents Day), February 14th can stir up a lot of unhealthy thoughts and feelings. With this in mind, we wanted to offer you all a life-line. From live music to film, we’ve devised a list of options of both anti- and alternative Valentine’s Day events to help see you through that rather ridiculous and overly hyped day.
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NME Awards Tour 2011

New year, new tour: the line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2011 has been revealed, and it promises to be one of the most thrilling of recent years. With a genre-defying collection of acts, the days of the tour being exclusive to converse-wearing, skinny-jeaned and guitar-toting acts are long gone as “the holy trinity of dubstep” Magnetic Man shake things up. Continue reading