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The Bluetones

Review and Photo Gallery: The Bluetones, The Ritz, Manchester

September 28, 2015 1 Comment

The band walks onto the stage accompanied by the mighty Rainbow’s Since You’ve Been Gone.

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Miles Hunt at the Ramsbottom Festival by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Ramsbottom Festival 2015

September 24, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Ramsbottom Festival 2015

Ah Ramsbottom, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: I love the Chocolate Festival, the Pie Festival, the Jigsaw Festival, the Cake Festival, the Beer Festival…and, the daddy of them all, the Music Festival.

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CP Lee

Just One Alberto: CP Lee talks to Northern Soul

August 20, 2015 Comments Off on Just One Alberto: CP Lee talks to Northern Soul

“I mean, look, face it: if you turned up somewhere and there was this 65-year-old bloke singing The Toppers’ 1954 classic Baby, Let Me Bang Your Box on a ukulele, you’d wonder where he’d come from.”

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Bjork live at MIF (Manchester International Festival) in Manchester, 5 July 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst

Review: Bjork at Castlefield Arena, Manchester

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Bjork at Castlefield Arena, Manchester

Bjork’s first European gig since the release of her latest album, Vulnicara, is a curious affair.

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Slaves

Review and photo gallery: Slaves at Gorilla, Manchester

May 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review and photo gallery: Slaves at Gorilla, Manchester

Slaves’ recent gig at Gorilla was a joyful, riotous affair.

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The Eagles at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena

June 29, 2014 Comments Off on The Eagles at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena

The Eagles’ Don Henley infamously proclaimed “we’ll play together again when Hell freezes over” after the biggest-selling American band of the 70s fell apart in 1980 amid legendary bad behaviour, recriminations, and backstage punch-ups.

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Kings of Leon

June 19, 2014 Comments Off on Kings of Leon

First time I heard Kings of Leon was in 2004. The Bucket had been released as their first single off the album Aha Shake Heartbreak and it blew me away, with its raw power and unpolished energy.

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The Rutles

The Rutles

June 2, 2014 Comments Off on The Rutles

There’s a rule of thumb with comedy songs: they don’t age well.

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Viva Vini Reilly

May 27, 2014 Comments Off on Viva Vini Reilly

In St Ninian’s United Reformed Church in Chorlton, there’s a stained glass window high above the altar bearing the legend ‘I am the Resurrection and I am the Life’.

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Dum Dum Girls

May 7, 2014 Comments Off on Dum Dum Girls

The fact that Dum Dum Girls are playing the Roadhouse in Manchester is simultaneously absolutely perfect and completely wrong.

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