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

April 21, 2018 No Comments

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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The Northern Soul Podcast: Steal the City

April 12, 2018 No Comments

It’s April which means just one thing – Spring has finally sprung.

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

April 12, 2018 No Comments

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

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Django Django talk to Northern Soul

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Django Django talk to Northern Soul

Many bands suffer from what’s known as ‘Difficult Second Album Syndrome’, that awkward step where a recording career isn’t brand new any more but it’s a not-yet-seen-it-all doddle either.

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Review: Belle & Sebastian, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Belle & Sebastian, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The joy of pop can be as brief as its three-letter onomatopoeia, the giddy thrill of its first kisses paling with familiarity.

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The Northern Soul Podcast: Kinder Meccano

March 6, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Kinder Meccano

It’s the beginning of March which can only mean one thing – it’s time for this month’s Northern Soul Podcast. 

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Review: Morrissey, First Direct Arena, Leeds

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Morrissey, First Direct Arena, Leeds

For such a towering musical icon he looked small, but anyone would from the back row of the upper tier of a vast, fan-shaped arena accommodating 13,000.

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Photo Gallery: Suffragette City – Women in Music in Manchester, The Refuge

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Suffragette City – Women in Music in Manchester, The Refuge

A new exhibition will mark the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act (1918), which gave women over the age of 30 the right to vote (although there were qualifying conditions, including being a property owner) and champion the continued role of influential females in making Manchester world-renowned for melody.

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Jake Thackray at 80

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on Jake Thackray at 80

Would that he was still with us, Jake Thackray would have turned 80 on February 27 this year.

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Want to know where Madchester really started? Legendary DJ Dave Booth talks to Northern Soul

February 16, 2018 Comments Off on Want to know where Madchester really started? Legendary DJ Dave Booth talks to Northern Soul

If you spent your youth dancing at indie clubs in Manchester during the 80s and 90s, it’s possible some of your most cherished nights out came courtesy of Dave Booth without you even knowing it.

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