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Ray LaMontagne

Music Review: Ray LaMontagne, Manchester Apollo

May 23, 2018 No Comments

Never one for a grandiose entrance, Ray LaMontagne quietly wanders onto the Manchester Apollo stage before a hushed crowd, his face half-concealed under a brimmed hat.

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Corrido de le Sangre by Jonathan Keenan

Review: The Tiger Lillies, HOME, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Lillies, HOME, Manchester

The lights dim against the Mexican-themed backdrop on the stage. The accordion is briefly tinkled with and I see the eyes of many dart about like ships lost at sea.

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The Mouse Outfit

Album Review: Jagged Tooth by The Mouse Outfit

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Album Review: Jagged Tooth by The Mouse Outfit

Formed in South Manchester, The Mouse Outfit began life as the live band at In the Loop, a hip-hop open mic night in Fallowfield.

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Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester, image by Jon Aldridge

Photo Gallery: Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester

Northern Soul photographer Jon Aldridge sees Kaze perform at Manchester’s Castle Hotel and takes some brilliant images.

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Review: St George’s Day – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: St George’s Day – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Imagine that you’re so moved by a performance that you get up out of your seat, raise your arms in the air and dance around exuberantly.

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Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool

On St George’s Day, a day which has been misappropriated and twisted beyond recognition by the far-right to further their cause, it seems apt that Damon Alban is performing in Liverpool with the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians along with Mounir Trudi.

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Let's Eat Grandma_03_photo credit Charlotte Patmore hi-res copy

Music Review: Let’s Eat Grandma, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

April 12, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Let’s Eat Grandma, The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Let’s Eat Grandma aren’t giving anything away.

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Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Review: Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

April 10, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jaws in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

There’s trouble in the water for the residents of Amity Island as swimmers are picked apart by a great white shark.

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Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

Full and frank disclosure from the off: I am and have always been a Suede fan.

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Review: Gary Numan, Preston Guild Hall

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Gary Numan, Preston Guild Hall

I’m old enough to remember when Gary Numan first hit the music scene in the late 1970s.

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