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MILES KANE is taking on not two, but a plethora of UK live shows on what will be his biggest solo UK tour to date. His trek will start on September 26 in Portsmouth, and will continue through mid-October with additional stops in Nottingham, Norwich, Hull, and London, in support of the former Rascals frontman’s sophomore solo album, *Don’t Forget Who You Are,* which dropped back in June…

BESTIVAL, the massively popular music fest on the Isle of Wight, has been increased to 79,000 capacity this year from 50,000 last year, which the event set to take place September 5-8. A “nautical” theme is said to be the order of the décor and the day(s) this year, with headliners including Fatboy Slim and Elton John; other stages will feature sets by the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Pretty Lights, James Blake, Tom Odell, Merchandise, Franz Ferdinand, and another revival of Chic featuring Nile Rodgers.

TORO Y MOI, Ash, The Cribs, Caveman, and The Orwells are set to depart all together on a four-night Caribbean cruise next February, with live performances from all of the musicians mentioned, plus more. At the helm? Alt-rockers Weezer, who will be performing three live shows themselves on the jaunt, right alongside usual shipboard activities like giant food buffets, casinos, disco dances, and more.

PYXIS POINTS | Suede will be performing several shows in the UK this fall, including stops in Southampton (10.22), Leeds (10.26), and Manchester (10.30) | Superchunk are returning next month with what will be their 10th studio album, I Hate Music, on August 20 | Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival is set for August 31-September 2 with sets from Alt-J, Crystal Castles, Death Cab for Cutie, and MGMT | Beck has just dropped a second new ‘unattached’ single – the track “I Won’t Be Long,” which appears to not be part of any upcoming Beck album | Portugal. The Man’s new video for single “Atomic Man” is now playing on a video outlet near you | and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja have composed the score for The UK Gold, a new documentary film about British tax avoidance.  – Kristi Kates