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R2 - New Issue 61 - In the shops now!

R2 Cover Welcome to the 61st issue of R2 magazine - the best-selling eclectic music magazine in the UK. And a happy new year to all our readers. On the cover are Celtic punk legends the Dropkick Murphys who this year come of age celebrating their 21st year of making music.

Inside is Dwight Yoakam who explains why he chose to revisit some of his old repertoire for his bluegrass flavoured new album Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars.... Also featured are enduring favourites Chas and Dave, who are given pride of place on the banner above. Also featured are Bob Weir, Kate Rusby and much, much more. Issue 61 also includes, as per usual, our extensive review section with over 300 reviews to help you choose the best music for 2017.

Single issues of the magazine cost 4.95. We think that represents excellent value for money and we hope you do too. For even better value our subscription rates have been held at 2014 prices. Just follow the links below for details of how to subscribe.

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Independent Venue Week

Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that run them, week in, week out. It runs from Monday 26th January to Sunday 1st February 2015.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs at the end of January.

For more details, check out the Independent Venue Week website. Below is the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge - one of the many venues participating in the week. Hebden Bridge Trades Club

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