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NOEL GALLAGHER’S first solo live DVD is set to be another much-anticipated October release, with that disc arriving on October 15. Dubbed Noel Gallagher: International Magic Live at the O2, the DVD will feature the full O2 gig from Gallagher and his High Flying Birds’ February 26 show, plus some bonus footage include a trio of music videos, an unplugged set at Toronto’s Mod Club, and his performance at this year’s NME Awards.

THE STREETS singer Mike Skinner and ex The Music singer Rob Harvey are teaming up for a new side project of sorts that they’ve dubbed The D.O.T. A debut album from the pair’s endeavour is set to drop on October 22, with Skinner/Harvey having to choose from a whopping 60 songs for inclusion in the project. Those that made the cut include collaborations with Claire Maguire (“You Never Asked”) and Danny Brown (“And a Hero.”) Skinner recently told The Guardian that he and pal Harvey are drawn together as friends and musical bandmates by “a similar work ethic and a love for high-quality tea.”

FRANZ FERDINAND’S Nick McCarthy and Johnny Marr and the Healers’ Andy Knowles have formed a new side project called The Nice Nice Boys, with the pair’s first single being “Round Town.” McCarthy and Knowles have a long history as friends, having met at the Glasgow School of Art – Knowles later joined Franz as an extra bandmate for touring gigs.

PYXIS POINTS | NYC band We Are Scientists are starting work on what will be their sixth full-length studio album | Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty ‘owes’ EMI Music a new record, and has reportedly already written a dozen songs for it | Deltron 3030, after a tough year, is set to finally be completing his next album, which is due to drop this autumn | Scottish post-rockers Mogwai are crafting a special film score for a new environmentally-focused docu-film called The Hudson River Project | Old Crow Medicine Show are touring with The Lumineers in tow as opening band | and the 2013 Newport Folk Festival has solidified its dates for next year, namely July 27 and 28 – this year’s event featured the likes of Blind Pilot, City and Colour, The Head and the Heart, Conor Oberst, and Tune-Yards. – Kristi Kates