The Decemberists – Birmingham Institute - Portland's finest head to England's second city. They belong to you. But did it make you better?
Gruff Rhys – American Interior Live – Nottingham Rescue Rooms - American Interior Live is expertly crafted and meticulously soundtracked feelgood dramedy epic. Just what you need on a rainy Monday night.
Forever Young At The Nottingham Playhouse - Forever Young is a celebration of the redemptive qualities of music, theatre, and narcotics. Charlotte Tomlinson soaks up the positivity.
Ghost Culture – Rough Trade Nottingham - Ghost Culture played a short set in Nottingham's Rough Trade, and the crowd were, and I quote, "better than London".
Transmitting Andy Warhol and Gretchen Bender – Tate Liverpool - Over 100 works by one of the most important artists of the 20th century coupled with a rare exhibition of an underrated video punk? Yes please.
British Sea Power – Sea of Brass, Live at Derby Theatre - British Sea Power run through a set of their most majestic songs, all of which have been restructured to accommodate the sonorous input of the magnificent Derwent Brass. Read our review.
Artrudge – Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Artrudge is a semi-occasional feature in which one of our number trudges around a place looking at art. This time, we’re roaming in the gloaming through the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The Best Everything of 2014 – Or, We Are All Hipsters Now - As every site in the world compiles its "Best of 2014" lists, Ben Jeffrey thinks back to a more innocent time, and wonders where it all went wrong.