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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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Awaken

Win a weekend pass for Awaken, an online celebration of music for spring at York’s National Centre for Early Music

March 1, 2021 Comments Off on Win a weekend pass for Awaken, an online celebration of music for spring at York’s National Centre for Early Music

Win a weekend pass for Awaken, an online celebration of music for spring at York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM). 

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The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Online Music Review: The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Online Music Review: The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

For a venue synonymous with The Beatles and well-used to packing out its basement, 2020 has seen its acts playing to an eerily empty room. But The Cavern Club in Liverpool is still going strong.

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“I think we can go on record and say we’re the only metal band influenced by Kanye West.” Cameron Wilson, Lure In

December 18, 2020 Comments Off on “I think we can go on record and say we’re the only metal band influenced by Kanye West.” Cameron Wilson, Lure In

There’s a lot going on in Manchester.

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Front of House, Jo Byrne. Image by Marge Bradshaw

Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

December 14, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

“A world without live music feels like living in a house with no windows. Live music is uplifting, it’s nourishing, it’s social glue. It’s well and truly missed by me.” – Rob Young, musician

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Cafe Exil

“It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

December 10, 2020 Comments Off on “It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

By day, Jason Wood is the creative director for film & culture at HOME in Manchester and his friend Bob Stanley is one-third of beloved British pop band Saint Etienne.

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Delma Tomlin director and chief executive, National Centre for Early Music. Credit: Ben Pugh

“We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

November 15, 2020 Comments Off on “We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

I have an association with the National Centre for Early Music which has grown from strength to strength over the years, going right back to the early days of the York Early Music Festival.

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Twisted Disco: Classical Music Meets Rock. Yllwshrk’s Ian Anderson talks to Northern Soul

October 24, 2020 Comments Off on Twisted Disco: Classical Music Meets Rock. Yllwshrk’s Ian Anderson talks to Northern Soul

Today, we enjoy more variety of rock than a Blackpool gift shop.

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