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Album Review: More by Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Album Review: More by Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip

If you switched over to BBC Two‘s recent Glastonbury footage at just the right point after midnight on the Saturday, you’d have seen a cheerful, shaven-headed man in a floppy watermelon hat performing with his band, interspersed with interview clips of him declaring “I live off ideas and cheese and ham sandwiches…People come to me because they’ve had a hard day and they want some chaos, and I’ll bring them chaos…I’m like an old baby”.

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Review: BBC Music Introducing Manchester, Manchester International Festival

July 19, 2019 Comments Off on Review: BBC Music Introducing Manchester, Manchester International Festival

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ll be well aware that Manchester International Festival (MIF 2019) is in full swing.

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Music Review: Janelle Monáe, Manchester International Festival 2019

July 8, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Janelle Monáe, Manchester International Festival 2019

“I have total trouser envy!” said my friend Erin, aged 11 and three-quarters.

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“Probably the person who comes out of it looking most like a twat is me.” Mick Houghton talks to Northern Soul

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on “Probably the person who comes out of it looking most like a twat is me.” Mick Houghton talks to Northern Soul

It’s any modern music fan’s dream: hanging out with The Ramones, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Julian Cope, Spiritualized and The KLF during their glory days.

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Still waiting to be discovered: Lulu talks to Northern Soul

July 1, 2019 Comments Off on Still waiting to be discovered: Lulu talks to Northern Soul

It’s difficult to recall a time when Lulu wasn’t around.

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Photo Gallery: The Bluetones, Fibbers, York

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Bluetones, Fibbers, York

Northern Soul photographer Marc McGarraghy heads to see The Bluetones at Fibbers in York.

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Music Review: Parklife, Heaton Park, Manchester

June 13, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Parklife, Heaton Park, Manchester

The first time I went to Parklife I was 16-years-old.

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Win a pair of tickets to Ensemble Lucidarium at York University

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to Ensemble Lucidarium at York University

Win a pair of tickets to Ensemble Lucidarium at York University.

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Parklife’s Northern Roots

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Parklife’s Northern Roots

Since its inception ten years ago, Parklife has grown from a small one-day event in Platt Fields to a fully-fledged weekender in Heaton Park.

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Photo Gallery: This Is Tomorrow 2019, Newcastle upon Tyne

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: This Is Tomorrow 2019, Newcastle upon Tyne

Festival season is in full swing.

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