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Monday Music News 2014 12.15
SQUAREPUSHER, AKA Tom Jenkinson, released his last album, Ufabulum, in 2012, and then collaborated with the Z-Machines earlier this year to craft the Music for Robots EP. now, it’s time for Squarepusher’s own newest project, a special live show that’ll take place at London’s Barbican on March 18. Ufabu-lous Squarepusher tunes will be previewed at the concert, which will be his first UK date in over a year; more dates are expected to be scheduled for later in 2015.

Wanna book your FAVOURITE BAND for your holiday party? No problem, as long as you’ve got $130,000 (Adele or The Killers), $250,000 (Lana del Rey), $400,000 (Kings of Leon or The Raconteurs), or $975,000 (Florence and the Machine, Jay-Z, or Bruno Mars) – or you can be the biggest Santa on the block and spring for Arcade Fire for a cool $1,300,000. So, basically, none of them will have much trouble Christmas shopping this year.

And what are you doing NEW YEAR’S EVE? The options are plentiful this year – while the truly brave will head to the mob scene that is Times Square, NYC to party with Ryan Seacrest and Taylor Swift. Other shows include Bassnectar in Nashville, Pitbull in Miami, Florida, Diplo and Skrillex at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Maroon 5 and The Roots both in Las Vegas, Queen in London, and a trio of shows in California – Cake and Nellie McKay in San Jose, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings in San Francisco, and Armin Van Buuren in Oakdale.

PYXIS POINTS | Singer-songwriter Hozier will embark on a long schedule of shows kicking off in San Diego on February 5 | Swans will perform their biggest UK headlining show to date at London’s Roundhouse on May 21 2015 | Metric are going back into the studio, after spending most of 2014 off the radar except for half a dozen live shows | And The Voice UK is returning in January with coaches, Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson, Tom Jones, and Rita Ora replacing coach Kylie Minogue, who’s got tour commitments.  – Kristi Kates