Bands & Gigs
With a superb concert from Tom Russell filling the main hall just a few days before this invigorating festival and much more in a similar vein to follow (including the brilliant Sam Baker on November 1), Bury Met is showing absolutely no signs of surrendering its place as the premier venue in the North for music of the rootsy persuasion.Read the full story..
With the hype machine cranking into first gear for The Force Awakens, it’s a timely moment to consider George Lucas’s other sci-fi film, one which is never likely to inspire a big budget sequel.Read the full story..
It’s a little bit funny, is it not, how so many of the 60s and 70s artists supposed to have been left choking in the dust of punk’s storm-troopers have turned out to be producing some of the best music of their lives right now, and doing really quite nicely, thank you, in the concert halls of the world?Read the full story..
Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent, Wendy Pratt, talks to singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams about Hypoxia, an album written to mark the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Williams will be performing at the Manchester Literature Festival this weekend.Read the full story..
He’s a folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler whose music dwells on rural myths, eerie legends and sweeping landscapes. So it comes as some surprise to learn that the first album Seth Lakeman ever bought was Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet.Read the full story..
Autumn is upon us and with it the annual signifiers of the change of seasons: the days shorten, the trees take on their first hint of gold and in Manchester the city’s great orchestras begin their new programmes.Read the full story..
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