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Sparks Brothers

Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

July 21, 2021 No Comments

We seem to be living at the tail end of a golden age for the music documentary.

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Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall. Credit Justin Slee

Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

It was the culmination of four days of exquisite musical offerings from this year’s Leeds Lieder Festival, with festival director Joseph Middleton joined on stage by soprano Carolyn Sampson and baritone Roderick Williams.

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Use Hearing Protection

Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester

June 22, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester

Back at the start of last year, Northern Soul spoke to curator Jan Hicks about the then-forthcoming Science and Industry Museum exhibition about Factory – that’s to say, Tony Wilson and co’s now-legendary northern music empire.

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Manchester Collective

Review: Manchester Collective with Mahan Esfahani, Leeds Town Hall

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective with Mahan Esfahani, Leeds Town Hall

There are plenty of diverse cultural offerings emanating from LS1 this coming summer.

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“In a new world, we’ve had to make new art.” Adam Szabo, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective, writes for Northern Soul

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on “In a new world, we’ve had to make new art.” Adam Szabo, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective, writes for Northern Soul

At Manchester Collective, our work used to be about travelling around the country and performing live concerts to a large number of people packed into relatively small spaces.

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the original 'From Console to Concert Hall' performance from 2019

Online Review: From Console to Concert Hall 2.0, The Manchester Video Game Orchestra

May 5, 2021 Comments Off on Online Review: From Console to Concert Hall 2.0, The Manchester Video Game Orchestra

The first three bars of the Super Mario Bros. theme are iconic.

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Bowdon Rooms Space 1

“Our first night is bound to be emotional.” Anthony Prophet, co-owner of The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham

April 20, 2021 Comments Off on “Our first night is bound to be emotional.” Anthony Prophet, co-owner of The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham

It was two weeks before the first national COVID-19 lockdown came into force.

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Excavate!

Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

April 1, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

In the preface to this new Faber compendium of essays about The Fall, co-editors Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley declare that ‘this book is not about a rock band’. They say: ‘This is not even about Mark E Smith. The book is for Mark E Smith more than it is about him.”

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Photos of Max Stockin courtesy of CTR Photography. 

“Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown

Can you name a town you’ve visited where at least one busker hasn’t filled the streets with the sound of their acoustic guitar? Probably not.

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The Orielles by Neelam Khan Vela

“It’s given us the time to sit down and realise where we want to go with our music.” The Orielles chat to Northern Soul

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “It’s given us the time to sit down and realise where we want to go with our music.” The Orielles chat to Northern Soul

In March 2020, The Orielles were in New York.

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