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Online Review: Palisander – Beware The Spider! National Centre for Early Music

May 13, 2020 No Comments

There’s a certain delicious irony to the way that the York-based National Centre for Early Music (forced like so many other independent venues to temporarily close its doors to the public) has been leading the way with an enthusiastic embrace of that most contemporary of technologies, video streaming, to continue to celebrate the live performance of (mostly) medieval music.

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What are you listening to in lockdown? Here are our Northern Bangers

April 18, 2020 Comments Off on What are you listening to in lockdown? Here are our Northern Bangers

In a world where our physical boundaries have contracted, it’s more important than ever to expand our inner horizons. With this in mind, we asked our writers and friends for their top Northern tunes.

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Wendy James

I Want Your Love: Northern Soul talks to singer/songwriter Wendy James

April 10, 2020 Comments Off on I Want Your Love: Northern Soul talks to singer/songwriter Wendy James

For those of us in the late 1980s who didn’t subscribe to the domination of the Stock Aitken Waterman bland factory pop, Wendy James was a beacon.

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Ren Harvieu

Revel in the Drama: Ren Harvieu chats to Northern Soul

April 10, 2020 Comments Off on Revel in the Drama: Ren Harvieu chats to Northern Soul

Releasing that difficult second album is always a big moment for any artist. For Ren Harvieu, though, it holds a special significance.

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Album Review: I Am Not A Dog On A Chain, Morrissey

April 5, 2020 Comments Off on Album Review: I Am Not A Dog On A Chain, Morrissey

As those who can still be bothered to care continue to fume at his flirtationship with the far right, Morrissey presses on with the insouciance of a thrice-wed gaslighter, essentially putting down the dog whistle he’s been tooting on for the past quarter of a century, holding it behind his back, while summarily serving up an album of such solicitous pop savvy as to protest he’s been decent all along.

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“Some people have called me the diva whisperer.” Blondie collaborator Rob Roth talks weirdos, icons and punk sensibility

March 12, 2020 Comments Off on “Some people have called me the diva whisperer.” Blondie collaborator Rob Roth talks weirdos, icons and punk sensibility

“There’s nothing contrived or canned, it’s just Debbie and Chris.”

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Photo Gallery: Stereophonics, Utilita Arena Newcastle by Lewis Palmer

Photo Gallery: Stereophonics, Utilita Arena, Newcastle

March 11, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Stereophonics, Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Northern Soul photographer Lewis Palmer sees Stereophonics at Utilita Arena, Newcastle and takes some excellent snaps.

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“It’s escapism into a different world for a weekend.” Luke Bainbridge on the Lake District’s new Aerial Festival

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on “It’s escapism into a different world for a weekend.” Luke Bainbridge on the Lake District’s new Aerial Festival

When Luke Bainbridge first started going to festivals in the early 1990s, only a handful existed with some offering the mere basics in entertainment.

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Sir Mark Elder

Review: An evening of Ravel, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

February 27, 2020 Comments Off on Review: An evening of Ravel, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

In a brief intermission between winter storms, concert-goers in Manchester took shelter in The Bridgewater Hall and warmed themselves with the musical radiance of the Hallé Orchestra.

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“One of the best things you can do to find out what it’s like to run a music venue is fix the toilet.” We talk to The Fulford Arms in York

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on “One of the best things you can do to find out what it’s like to run a music venue is fix the toilet.” We talk to The Fulford Arms in York

Brilliant daylight flits through large windows bringing an air of a quaint countryside pub to the empty bar area.

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