Northern Soul

Monthly Archives: November 2013

Harp and a Monkey

Northern Soul meets Harp and a Monkey

November 24, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul meets Harp and a Monkey

They have been described as ‘Elbow for seafarers and ramblers’ and have made a name for themselves as electro-folk storytellers.

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Manchester United

Behind the Scenes at Man United

November 24, 2013 Comments Off on Behind the Scenes at Man United

Last month, I had the good fortune to accompany the winners of the seventh annual Young Creative Chevrolet Awards on an event-packed weekend – mainly taking place in and around Old Trafford.

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Black Francis: What rhymes with monkey?

November 24, 2013 Comments Off on Black Francis: What rhymes with monkey?

While introducing this on-stage interview event, host Dave Haslam makes a surprise announcement. Tonight’s guest Black Francis – Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV to his mum – will finish the evening by performing a few songs.

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How to be Northern

November 22, 2013 Comments Off on How to be Northern

Whether you’re looking to make the transition from Southerner to Northerner, returning to your roots after years in a non-Northern place or simply seeking a reconnection with your Northern heritage, here’s a guide about How to be Northern.

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Happy_Mondays_Bez by Chris Payne

Call the cops: Happy Mondays are back in town

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on Call the cops: Happy Mondays are back in town

From the darkness appears a shaman anointing the air with his beaded rattle, his trancelike state allowing him access to the spirit worlds where he channels the crowds’ energies into his own ritualistic ecstasy. He shakes his feathered staff.

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Lau_Martin_Green by Chris Payne

Racing the Loser with Lau

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on Racing the Loser with Lau

Since their emergence in 2006, Scottish folk supergroup Lau have established themselves at the top of the UK folk scene, picking up awards with almost embarrassing regularity.

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No Two Days The Same

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on No Two Days The Same

“You’d think Mike Tyson would be hard work to photograph, but he’s incredibly calm compared to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary, who just comes across as unhinged.”

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War Horse

War Horse

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on War Horse

There are lots of things in life that don’t live up to the hype: Crunchie ice cream bars, Lost in Translation (so self-indulgent I fought the desire to gouge out my own eyes), Michael Owen, the time U2 did disco. I could go on.

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A Christmas Carol

November 20, 2013 Comments Off on A Christmas Carol

Manchester has fully embraced the Christmas spirit.

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Audax

The Audaxity Of It

November 19, 2013 Comments Off on The Audaxity Of It

It never ceases to amaze me just how many sub-cultures there are in cycling.

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