Northern Soul

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Sinead O'Connor

Sinéad O’Connor talks to Northern Soul

July 4, 2013 Comments Off on Sinéad O’Connor talks to Northern Soul

After a career spanning more years than I care to remember, it’s not often I get nervous before interviewing someone famous.

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Bonnie Raitt

Making Music in the Slipstream

June 12, 2013 Comments Off on Making Music in the Slipstream

When Bonnie Raitt launched her career in the late 60s, she took her lead not from flash-in-the-pan chart-botherers but from the blues and folk greats she would see on the Boston club circuit, people like Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and, a particular favourite of hers, Sippie Wallace.

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Olafur

Ólafur Arnalds, RNCM

June 6, 2013 Comments Off on Ólafur Arnalds, RNCM

In his publicity shots, Ólafur Arnalds looks like a model in a Topshop advert. But at his concert at the Royal Northern College of Music he was more rugged, befitting someone who had spent two weeks travelling and sleeping in a coach criss-crossing Europe.

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Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

April 17, 2013 Comments Off on Edwyn Collins at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

There are all sorts of reasons to celebrate why an Ivor Novello award-winning musician and record producer is playing the Hebden Bridge Trades Club.

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2022NQ 1st birthday party

2022NQ First Birthday Party

April 17, 2013 Comments Off on 2022NQ First Birthday Party

As first birthday parties go, this is a good one.

For a man of 28 with no children, you’ll forgive my lack of experience in this department.

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House of Love

House of Love at Sound Control, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on House of Love at Sound Control, Manchester

You could say that timing has never been the House of Love’s forte… just when they looked set to dominate the world with their brand of visceral, thoughtful indie-rock, along came grunge in the early 1990s and swept them away in a tide of lank hair and lumberjack shirts.

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Night & Day, Manchester

Night & Day, Manchester

January 2, 2013 Comments Off on Night & Day, Manchester

Whenever a friend from out of town comes to visit, I take them to Night & Day. Why? Because it encapsulates what real Manchester is all about: within these four walls there is no pretence, no faux industrial heritage, no 21st century makeover.

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