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Two gigs that prove that rock and pop is never just about the music

2 October 2021

9:00 AM

2 October 2021

9:00 AM


O2 Forum Kentish Town, and touring until 4 October

The Courteeners

Emirates Old Trafford, and touring until 26 November

The single most boring and pointless thing that is ever said about rock and pop — and it always comes from the Campaign For Real Rock brigade, with their alphabetised vinyl and back copies of Mojo — is that it should be ‘all about the music’. It is never, of course, all about the music, even among the Real Rockers’ heroes.

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