Author: Chris Payne
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..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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- “Your worst enemy in this game is indifference.” John Cooper Clarke talks about his autobiography, I Wanna Be Yours
- “This chart brings us closer to the mainstream.” Manchester launches the Official Folk Albums Chart
- “The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
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