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Get It Loud In Libraries

Get Loud In The Library with Adele

August 25, 2014 Comments Off

Dusty, furtive places with quiet at a premium – these are the oft-quoted stereotypes associated with libraries. So you wouldn’t expect to see Adele belting out her tunes in a Lancaster library, would you?

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Levellers - 48 By Ami Barwell

Levelling the Land with The Levellers

August 21, 2014 Comments Off

Ahead of the release of The Levellers‘ greatest hits album and UK tour, including a headlining slot at the Ramsbottom Festival next month, Cathy Crabb chatted to frontman Mark Chadwick, as well as Lynn Holt, a passionate fan.

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Jamie Phillips conducting c. Russell Hart March 13

Promenading with the Hallé

August 10, 2014 Comments Off

Last month as soft, warm, summer rain fell on a Saturday evening in Manchester, a packed Bridgewater Hall was able to transcend the meteorological treachery and escape into an English rural idyll.

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Jetta

Northern Soul meets…Jetta

July 28, 2014 Comments Off

Not many 24-year-olds get the chance to work with Pharrell Williams on their debut record. But the world’s hottest producer thinks scouse songstress Jetta has what it takes to be big.

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Tim Booth of James at Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

James at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl

July 18, 2014 Comments Off

You’re playing a homecoming gig to 8,000 fans in the city centre. What tune do you start with?

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Neil Young

Neil Young and Crazy Horse: maddening and magnificent

July 14, 2014 Comments Off

There’s no doubt about it – Neil Young is an unpredictable ‘ol cuss.

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Jamie Cullum builds Momentum

July 11, 2014 Comments Off

Jamie Cullum’s album Momentum is one of his strongest outings since the classic twentysomething.

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KEVIN ROWLAND

Nowhere is Home for Dexys

July 8, 2014 Comments Off

Let’s get this straight from the start. If you, reader, are sitting there thinking, “Dexys! Hahaha! Come on Eileen! One-hit wonders! Raggle-taggle gypsies! Hohoho!” – well, you’ve got it all wrong.

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Mac

Faces and Small Faces’ Ian McLagan talks to Northern Soul

July 7, 2014 Comments Off

Rock music by its very nature tends to glorify the flashy frontman or the God-like guitarist. But as often as not, the real story lies with the guy who doesn’t get the magazine covers, the stalwart sideman.

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