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Music Review: Twin Peaks Soundtrack Live, Manchester Camerata, Yes

November 4, 2019 No Comments

If ever a television series was to pass across the flat screen looking glass to haunt the reality that watched it, it would be Twin Peaks. Unlike anything else when it was first transmitted, the singular creation of David Lynch and Mark Frost shifted genre and tone, time and place, the everyday and the uncanny. If darkness could bleed through into the daydreams of a homecoming queen, if people could fall out of the world, why might not such a reality slip into this one? Why not especially on All Hallow’s Eve when tradition insists that the doorway between this world and the next is easiest to cross?

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Music Review: Rickie Lee Jones, RNCM, Manchester

November 3, 2019 No Comments

“What do you think she’ll be singing? Will it be jazz? Or country?” an over-refreshed Scottish fan was asking anyone who’d listen just before Rickie Lee Jones took the stage.

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Review: The Psychedelic Furs, O2 Ritz Manchester

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Psychedelic Furs, O2 Ritz Manchester

If the surface of pop is glitter then The Psychedelic Furs are sandpaper, rubbing it up the wrong way.

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A defiant performance: the Hallé Orchestra opens its 2019-2020 season

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on A defiant performance: the Hallé Orchestra opens its 2019-2020 season

Last week, with the final embers of Summer illuminating the evening sky in Manchester, music lovers came together to greet the opening of Hallé Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season.

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Review: Hardwick Live Festival 2019

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Hardwick Live Festival 2019

“You got the whole experience Lucy, my goodness,” said BBC Tees radio presenter Antony Collins as I described my weekend at Hardwick Live, a phrase which couldn’t have summed it up more perfectly.

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“Just posting on your f*cking Instagram doesn’t mean sh*t.” Sasami talks to Northern Soul

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on “Just posting on your f*cking Instagram doesn’t mean sh*t.” Sasami talks to Northern Soul

“It’s not really how you’re supposed to do it,” says Sasami.

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Photo Gallery: Skunk Anansie, Manchester Academy

August 22, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Skunk Anansie, Manchester Academy

It’s been a couple of decades since Skin led Skunk Anansie onto stages and into our hearts but it felt like no time had passed at their most recent Manchester Academy gig.

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Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth Cricket Club

August 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth Cricket Club

Saddleworth has it going on.

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Explore how to craft authentic, concise and thought-provoking book reviews with Northern Soul’s Literary Editor, Emma Yates-Badley. In an industry where everyone’s a critic, what makes a book review engaging? This is an interactive workshop perfect for book lovers, bloggers and writers who are looking to brush up on their reviewing skills along with beginners who are interested in becoming part of the reviewer community. Find out how to hone your reviewing techniques, become confident in your ability to self-edit and learn how these skills are enormously beneficial to your own writing.

“Welsh music is not a genre.” Welsh artist Ynys chats to Northern Soul

August 21, 2019 Comments Off on “Welsh music is not a genre.” Welsh artist Ynys chats to Northern Soul

Dylan Hughes, formerly of Welsh band Race Horses, admits “it’s been a while” when asked where the bloody hell he’s been since the group split in 2013.

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“We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on “We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars

As festival destinations go, Underneath the Stars takes place at one of the UK’s most attractively named places: Cinderhill Farm.

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