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Blinders

Music Review: The Blinders, Gorilla, Manchester

June 10, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: The Blinders, Gorilla, Manchester

If you’re on here and haven’t heard of The Blinders yet then there’s really no excuse.

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EE Apollo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery and Review: Everything Everything, O2 Apollo, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Everything Everything, O2 Apollo, Manchester

Everything Everything performed to a packed O2 Apollo in Manchester proving, once again, that they are one of the most consistently compelling and unsettling bands around.

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Alisa Weilerstein

Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Last week Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra added another illustrious chapter to their long and successful history of performing the works of Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Graham Gouldman

Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

Somehow, Salford-born songwriter Graham Gouldman remains an undervalued figure.

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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

Review: John Bramwell, Royal Northern College of Music

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: John Bramwell, Royal Northern College of Music

At this time of year, there are some traditions that I can take or leave.

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Review: Mark Lanegan, Church, Leeds

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Mark Lanegan, Church, Leeds

A chilly evening and an almost equally sub-zero venue are not putting off devotees of Mark Lanegan tonight, the assembled throng resolutely wrapped in winter garb inside Church, Leeds.

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Review and Photo Gallery: The Charlatans, 02 Apollo, Manchester

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review and Photo Gallery: The Charlatans, 02 Apollo, Manchester

A quick look at Setlist.fm – and I can heartily recommend this site, dubbed ‘the setlist Wiki’, for a fan-generated database of gig setlists from the past 30 years – shows that The Charlatans changed the order of their songs for their Manchester gig to start with Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over.

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Jesca Hoop

Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

December 6, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

Resplendent in a remarkable red dress which makes her look part flamenco dancer and part Dalek, Jesca Hoop takes to The Stoller Hall stage for something like a homecoming gig.

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Rag n Bone Man, O2 Apollo Manchester, image by Nicola Jackson

Review: Rag‘n’Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

November 22, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rag‘n’Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

I’m one of those people who has a playlist for every occasion.

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Sir Mark close up with the Halle in background.

Music instead of muddle: The Hallé and Shostakovich Symphony No.4, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Music instead of muddle: The Hallé and Shostakovich Symphony No.4, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Somehow, the Hallé Orchestra’s Beyond the Score series slipped under my radar.

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