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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mike Joyce

There’s a club, if you’d like to go

September 11, 2013 Comments Off on There’s a club, if you’d like to go

He’s the former drummer with The Smiths, a Manchester DJ and lover of new music. Mike Joyce talks to Lucy McNamara

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Chasing Owls – best name for a band ever?

September 10, 2013 Comments Off on Chasing Owls – best name for a band ever?

Among the many manifold delights on offer at this weekend’s Ramsbottom Festival is an appearance by Edinburgh band Chasing Owls. Since forming in 2010, they’ve built a strong following as a live act on home territory and around the festival circuit.

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Northern Soul talks to the brains behind the Ramsbottom Festival

September 8, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to the brains behind the Ramsbottom Festival

I once described the Ramsbottom Festival as a “real humdinger“. This came back to haunt me when I spotted the quote on this year’s marketing material.

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Wolfblood author Debbie Moon talks to Northern Soul

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Wolfblood author Debbie Moon talks to Northern Soul

Panting, out of breath, a wolf powers through the snow on a desolate moor. He is pursued: two wolves speed after him, bigger, shaggier and angrier…

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Mmm, Mille-feuille

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Mmm, Mille-feuille

CHEF TONY SAYS: This week I’m whipping up a mouth-watering and melt-in-the-mouth mille-feuille.

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Northern Soul meets The Futureheads

September 7, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul meets The Futureheads

The Futureheads headline the opening night of the Ramsbottom Festival on September 13. Other acts include Sinead O’Connor, previously interviewed by Northern Soul’s editor.

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Athelstan’s Dream An exhibition of photographs by Robert George Common, Northern Quarter, Manchester Until 26th September

Athelstan’s Dream

September 6, 2013 Comments Off on Athelstan’s Dream

To Common, that bohemian watering hole and eatery in Manchester’s Northern Quarter – the Left Bank of the North – and an exhibition of photography by 27-year-old Robert George, currently on display in the Kestrel Suite.

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Mad for Blackpool Illuminations

September 6, 2013 Comments Off on Mad for Blackpool Illuminations

Northern institutions don’t come much bigger than the Blackpool Illuminations. They’re right up there with the Rugby League Grand Final and the Angel of the North, and they’ve been around a lot longer.

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Lonnie Liston Smith: a legend comes to Manchester

September 5, 2013 Comments Off on Lonnie Liston Smith: a legend comes to Manchester

Following Terence Blanchard last month, Band on the Wall has excelled again, attracting yet another jazz legend to the North West’s Best Small Venue (I’m with the NME on this one).

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The Beautiful Game

September 5, 2013 Comments Off on The Beautiful Game

Author David Peace now resides in Japan but the Huddersfield-born, former Manchester resident and graduate from Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU) is thrilled to be back to promote his novel about the late, great Bill Shankly, Red or Dead.

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