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A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

Hey, summer. It’s nice to see you.

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Richard Ashcroft

Photo Gallery and Review: Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Now an established fixture in the Manchester gig-going calendar, Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl kicked off a series of city centre open air concerts in July with an eclectic bill, headlined by Richard Ashcroft, ex-frontman of The Verve

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Tony Bennett, Bridgewater Hall, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

A year or so after his MTV appearance on Unplugged, I went to see Tony Bennett at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

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The Northern Soul Awards 2017

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul Awards 2017

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul Awards 2017

There was a lot of love in the room last week when we held the inaugural Northern Soul Awards 2017.

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Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Summer Tipples

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Summer Tipples

In this edition of Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two bottles to quench your Summer thirst.

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Review and Photo Gallery: Gigantic Vol. 4, Manchester Academy

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review and Photo Gallery: Gigantic Vol. 4, Manchester Academy

The fourth Gigantic Indie All-Dayer at Manchester Academy was an opportunity for indie kids of wildly differing ages to wallow in over eight hours of 80s and 90s nostalgia.

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Liam Gallagher, Manchester 02 The Ritz, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Liam Gallagher, 02 Ritz, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Liam Gallagher, 02 Ritz, Manchester

Liam Gallagher performed to a packed out O2 Ritz in Manchester at the end of May, showcasing a mix of new solo material and a selection of Oasis classics.

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The Wedding Present

Preview: GIGANTIC Indie All-Dayer, Manchester Academy

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Preview: GIGANTIC Indie All-Dayer, Manchester Academy

Indie fans looking for a day-long dose of nostalgia are in for a treat this month when the fourth volume of the Gigantic Indie All-Dayer takes place at Manchester Academy on May 27.

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Northern Dog by Chris Payne

How the North (eventually) made a dog owner out of me

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on How the North (eventually) made a dog owner out of me

Only in what I choose to call ‘middle age’– with the implicit intention to live to at least 114 – did I become a dog owner.

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Wine by Chris Payne

Chef Tony’s Wine Club: The Wine Society

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on Chef Tony’s Wine Club: The Wine Society

In April’s edition of Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two bottles from a wine club.

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