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Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

Of The Smiths’ many fine attributes, there’s one which sometimes tends to get overlooked: their strong sense of place.

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Mark Knopfler

Review: An Evening with Mark Knopfler at Manchester Arena

May 22, 2015 No Comments

There’s no little irony in the fact that although Dire Straits are still reviled in some quarters as the very epitome of 80s enormo-dome/MTV naffness and indulgence, singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Knopfler actually represents the polar opposite of that whole syndrome.

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Grillstock Manchester

Win tickets to Grillstock Manchester

May 21, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to Grillstock Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO GRILLSTOCK IN MANCHESTER

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Slaves

Review and photo gallery: Slaves at Gorilla, Manchester

May 14, 2015 No Comments

Slaves’ recent gig at Gorilla was a joyful, riotous affair.

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Band on the Wall

What’s On in May – Music

May 1, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in May – Music

There’s an embarrassment of riches across the Northern music scene in May.

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Stealing Sheep

Review: Stealing Sheep, Band on the Wall, Manchester

April 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Stealing Sheep, Band on the Wall, Manchester

It’s not every gig where the band members turn to each other at the end and say “We did it!” But this is a bit of a landmark: it’s the first date on Stealing Sheep’s first full national tour.

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seattleyachtclub

The Northern Soul Podcast: Seattle Yacht Club

April 19, 2015 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Seattle Yacht Club

We have a crackin’ podcast for you this month.

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Ren Harvieu

Ren Harvieu talks to Northern Soul

April 18, 2015 Comments Off on Ren Harvieu talks to Northern Soul

When Ren Harvieu’s debut album Through the Night was released three years ago, it made quite a splash.

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Bridgewater Hall

What’s On in April – Music

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in April – Music

It’s time to dance off all those choccy eggs!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten at RNCM

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten at RNCM

It was a wet and windy afternoon as I ventured forth to see the Royal Northern College of Music’s production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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