Author: Chris Payne
Everything Everything performed to a packed O2 Apollo in Manchester proving, once again, that they are one of the most consistently compelling and unsettling bands around.Read the full story..
Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, braves the blustery January weather and heads out and about to take some beautiful images of Northern birds – and one extremely friendly horse.Read the full story..
A quick look at Setlist.fm – and I can heartily recommend this site, dubbed ‘the setlist Wiki’, for a fan-generated database of gig setlists from the past 30 years – shows that The Charlatans changed the order of their songs for their Manchester gig to start with Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over.Read the full story..
“There’s a bit of T-Rex in there, Sparks, Iggy Pop.” Northern Soul talks to Martin Coogan of The Mock Turtles
“Wait, I’ve got some stupid shoes I could wear. They’ll be a laugh.”Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
A year or so after his MTV appearance on Unplugged, I went to see Tony Bennett at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.Read the full story..
- Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester
- Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse
- Video: Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms? Northern Soul heads to the streets to investigate.
- Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool: Northern Soul chats to curator Tamar Hemmes
Freerange Comedy Festival at Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
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