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Macy Gray

Review: Macy Gray, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

February 17, 2015 No Comments

She tried to walk away and she stumbled…

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Puppet Rebellion

The Northern Soul Podcast: Puppet Rebellion

February 15, 2015 No Comments

Yes folks, it’s time for the glorious Northern Soul Podcast.

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Lauren Laverne at the Newcastle Quayside

Preview: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, Tyneside 2015

February 13, 2015 Comments Off

This month marks the second annual BBC 6 Music Festival, taking place this year on Tyneside.

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Elbow at The O2 Apollo Manchester

Review: Elbow at O2 Apollo, Manchester

February 12, 2015 Comments Off

Elbow kicked off their modest number of February UK dates with a four-day residency at the O2 Apollo last week.

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What’s On in February – Music

February 12, 2015 Comments Off

Ooh it’s been a bit chilly up in the North lately, so we’ve rounded up some musical treats to warm your cockles and cochleas.

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Richard Jupp of Elbow at Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Elbow’s Rick Jupp on drumming, heroes and paradiddles

February 4, 2015 Comments Off

When I grow up I want to be a….rock drummer.

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Pianist Javier Perianes

Review: Beethoven’s Egmont by BBC Philharmonic

January 29, 2015 Comments Off

Northern Soul’s David Gann sees Beethoven’s Egmont performed by the BBC Philharmonic at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and discovers a concert of two, distinct halves.

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The Tapestry by Chris Payne

The Northern Soul Podcast: The Tapestry

January 15, 2015 Comments Off

It’s a New Year and a new Northern Soul Podcast.

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ChameleonsVox

Review: ChameleonsVox at Manchester Academy 2

January 10, 2015 2 Comments

In the musical re-rooting of the early 1980s where punk met poetry, a wellspring flowed and the mystery of melody was finally unlocked by a serendipitous gathering of Mancunians called The Chameleons.

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Band on the Wall

What’s On in January – Music

January 10, 2015 Comments Off

After all the fun and festivity of the holidays it’s time to get back to the everyday grind. But never fear – there are some great gigs across the North to chase away those January blues.

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