Bands & Gigs
I noted the Stone Roses (Mani), Oasis (Bonehead) and New Order (Stephen Morris) among the bands with representatives at Tim Burgess‘s solo gig at Band on the Wall – all supporting an old mate in an intimate setting, with a generous card of young bands (not sure I can remember the last time I went to a gig where there were three supports on the bill).Read the full story..
Nearly ten years to the day that Manchester’s Victoria Baths was voted winner of BBC’s Restoration, on a rainy Thursday evening I found myself sitting in the deep end of a 107-year-old swimming pool, drinking a pint of Speckled Hen and listening to someone making whale noises with a laptop and a cello.Read the full story..
Northern institutions don’t come much bigger than the Blackpool Illuminations. They’re right up there with the Rugby League Grand Final and the Angel of the North, and they’ve been around a lot longer.Read the full story..
Following Terence Blanchard last month, Band on the Wall has excelled again, attracting yet another jazz legend to the North West’s Best Small Venue (I’m with the NME on this one).Read the full story..
Freerange Comedy Festival at Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
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