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Jilted John 1978

Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

October 11, 2018 No Comments

There’s a scene in the episode of Coronation Street that went out on New Year’s Day 1979 in which Helen Worth as Gail Potter is waiting outside a cinema in Manchester for a date with her boyfriend Brian.

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Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

Review: Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

October 11, 2018 No Comments

Since completion in 1858, Leeds Town Hall has played host to many influential and ground-breaking artists from across the globe.

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“It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

October 8, 2018 Comments Off on “It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers

During my pre-teen years, I shared a bedroom with my sister.

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Kylie Minogue, Manchester Aren

Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

For us long-time Kylie devotees, this show felt like a defining moment.

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Mark Kermode

How Does It Feel? Mark Kermode talks skiffle, Slade and being on stage

October 2, 2018 Comments Off on How Does It Feel? Mark Kermode talks skiffle, Slade and being on stage

These days Mark Kermode draws a large, loyal audience every Friday afternoon for his Film Review show with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Butterfly Music Co. by Chris Payne

The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

If you’re old enough to recall brick-like mobile phones, TV pong and computers the size of a bungalow, the pop single may be one of the first things you bought with your pocket money.

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Liam van Ryn

Sounds Northern: Liam van Ryn

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Liam van Ryn

In a series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s Liam van Ryn. 

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Joan Armatrading

“I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on “I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

“I have no idea where the time has gone,” Joan Armatrading tells me. “It’s insane.”

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Peter Hook & The Light at The Ritz, Manchester

Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

September 19, 2018 Comments Off on Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

On the back of the recent successful ‘in conversation’ event with Clint Boon and Mike Joyce at Salford Lads Club, up next to the podium are music legends Peter Hook and Mani.

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Nevinson, Christopher Richard Wynne, 1889-1946; Limehouse

Photo Gallery: The Art of Noise, The Atkinson, Southport

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Art of Noise, The Atkinson, Southport

Southport’s The Atkinson has curated a new exhibition of paintings and sculpture, drawn from their collection which aim to link art and music in innovative ways.

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