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The Apocalypse Blues Revue Are Back With A New Album

The Apocalypse Blues Revue are back with their new album, The Shape Of Blues To Come, out on July 20th 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Following 2016s self-titled debut, Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin (Drums) and Tony Rombola (Guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with Brian Carpenter (Bass) and the shamanistic frontmanRay “Rafer John” Cerbone. Shannon Larkin discovered Ray Cerbone at a biker bar. The singer had no idea that he was speaking to the drummer from Godsmack, it was just a couple… Keep Reading

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King King win three UK Blues Awards

Britain’s No. 1 blues rock band King King won three UK Blues Awards at Worthing Pavilion on Saturday 19th May. The band received the awards for “Blues Band of the Year”, “Blues Album of the Year” (Exile & Grace) and “Blues Songwriter of the Year” (Alan Nimmo). King King are currently on tour in the UK with Canadian One-Man band Steve Hill, who is supporting the band on their four… Keep Reading

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The Coral Announce Headline Tour

Having recently supported Manic Street Preachers on their Arena tour, The Coral announce a UK headline tour in October The tour follows the release of their new album ‘Move Through The Dawn’. The influential Hoylake band’s first headline tour for two years will start in Newcastle and take in London’s Koko before culminating at Manchester Albert Hall on October 13th. Supporting on all dates comes from She Drew The Gun,… Keep Reading

Festivals

Neighbourhood Festival Manchester Announces Full Line Up!

1 DAY, 13 VENUES, OVER 100 ARTISTS EVERYTHING EVERYTHING / SUNDARA KARMA TEMPLES / SWIM DEEP / BLAENAVON THE ORIELLES / TELEMAN / SPECTOR THE NIGHT CAFÉ / DARWIN DEEZ / HER’S / CLEAN CUT KID / GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY / CLOVES / ELLI INGRAM ABBIE OZARD / ASYLUMS / CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING / DELILAH / MONTAGU / FLING / FRED PAGE / FUZZY SUN / HONEY HARPER/ HUSKY… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Pale Green Things ‘Snakes’

Just in time for the summer comes this new track, Snakes, by Pale Green Things. Pale Green Things have been categorised as Alt-Folk and Lo-Fi Indie but I’m not a fan of labels so I’ll just say that this is a great summer track if you like some nicely crafted tunes where you can detect influences without the songs being derivative. The subject matter for Snakes is ‘the fear’ which… Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: North by Northwich Charlatans Takeover

Flick of the Finger had exclusive access to the Charlatans Soundcheck where the band were warming up to play to a Memorial Court crowd. Having never seen The Charlatans play live before it was quite the special one for me personally as I snapped away, taking pics as the lads warming up, for their Friday night show. (18th May 2018) It’s been a fantastic week thus far with lots more… Keep Reading

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The Charlatans Live All Over The World

Tonight only: The Charlatans Live Streaming Flick Of The Finger has the pleasure of bringing you live streaming of The Charlatans’ show LIVE from Northwich Memorial Court. Watch tonight at http://www.thecharlatans.net/ Keep Reading

Festivals

IMPORTANT INFO: Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender will be taking over Victoria Park, Warrington on Bank Holiday Weekend 26th and 27th May 2018. It is a fantastic opportunity for fans to enjoy an incredible weekend of live music featuring some of the biggest bands and hottest new artists. The concert promoters, SJM Concerts are working with the council and local authorities to ensure the two day event is safe, successful and enjoyable for everyone from… Keep Reading

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Isle Od White festival 2018 Announce Cirque De La Quirk & Kashmir Cafe Line Ups

A generation has passed since the truce between two warring tribes; both Mechanicals and Nostalgias now coexist in peace and prosperity. Once a barren realm of battle without victor, now a vibrant hub of peace and creativity. Where dragon bones once lay, structures have risen from the ashes; light followed shadow, the arid lands now adorned with colour and the thrum of nature. Times have changed in this post apocalyptic… Keep Reading

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James Play A Special 22 Song Set List At Warrngton’s Parr Hall

On the day they James announce new album, ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’ the band take to the stage of the Warrington Parr Hall. A sold out crowd packed the long-standing, 19th century, listed building and were pleasured to a huge 22 setlist mixed with a fine array of new material, songs from the bands 1986 debut album, Stutter and of course the classics. There can’t be many people left in… Keep Reading

Throw Back Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Panic Prevention

Week 3 of The Noughties takes us to Jamie T Panic Prevention was the album that started off Jamie T’s wonderful career, and kicked off his immense fan base Jamie T has come a long way since the release of this album, and is highly successful. His music speaks to the youth, with relatable topics, and something that everybody can be familiar with in some way. His newest release, ‘Trick’,… Keep Reading

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LISTEN: James Announce New Album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’

James announce the release of their new album Living In Extraordinary Times. Released on 3 August, the album was produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles. Living In Extraordinary Times follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band’s first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album Girl At The End… Keep Reading

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Yucatan Play The Salty Dog, Northwich As A Part Of The Charlatans Takeover

Its been a little quiet on the Yucatan front of recent years so it was great to catch them playing live at The Charlatans Northwich Takeover. If you’ve not come across Yucatan yet or heared to any of their music, to give you an idea, I’m sure the lads wont mind us saying, that their dreamy and dynamic songs bare slight resemblance to those of bands such as Icelands, Sigur Ros… Keep Reading

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Blue Nation To Release Their Monstrously Infectious 3rd Single

The Birmingham-based three-piece are about to unleash their third single ‘Gimme Some Time’ and it completes a great trilogy of singles. It was always going to be interesting to hear what the band would come up with after their previous two singles, which were both beastly, melodic anthems. If the sounds of ‘Gimme Some Time’ are anything to go by then their forthcoming début album is one to be excited… Keep Reading

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Denise Johnson Stuns Northwich Fans With Flawless Performance of Manchester Classics.

Last night, Denise Johnson left Northwich fans feeling stunned after a flawless performance, playing a mixture of Mancunian classics and original material which was heard for the first time. Playing at the Charlatans North by Northwich takeover and kicking the set off with The Verve’s ‘The Rolling People’, and joined by wizarding guitarist, Thomas Twemlow, the pair played classics from The Smiths, 10cc and New Order. As well as Johnsons… Keep Reading

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10 Years Reveal New Video For ‘Burnout’

Knoxville, Tennessee rockers 10 Years are thrilled to reveal the video for ‘Burnout,’ taken from the band’s latest album (how to live) AS GHOSTS.  Following a fantastic Canadian tour with Shinedown and In This Moment earlier this year, 10 Years continue to power through the open road and are currently in the middle of a US tour with Breaking Benjamin. T They then go straight into shows with A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Popevil,… Keep Reading

Festivals

THE CHARLATANS: Northwich 2 Days & Whats Left To Come…

The Charlatans have been collating their own festival in Northwich which started this week and is lasting for 10 days. Time to get down there if you’ve not done so already!! The 10 day Charlatans festival in Northwich will be featuring an exhibition, showing rare Charlatans memorabilia, a week of live bands at The Salty Dog pub, film screenings and podcasts – Craig Parkinson will be hosting The Two Shot… Keep Reading

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The MCC Guid Guide 17th – 28th May

The Manchester Creative Collective are stoked to be working alongside Flick of the Finger to bring you a bi-weekly pick of local gigs for all the tip-top live music that’s taking place in the North West. Those who lament the so-called death of live music, need to give their head a huge wobble and look at some of the gems we have selected over the next week or so. We… Keep Reading

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Dantevilles Release Self Titled Debut EP

Manchester Soul Pop fourpiece Dantevilles will release their debut self-titled EP on 11th May through Heist or Hit, featuring the singles Blackjack, It Might Be Tomorrow, The Fighter and recent release Daydreamer. They will also perform a hometown EP launch show on 1st June at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen. “The Manchester band have near insatiable energy, a knack for melody that comes allied to an engaging, unhinged live show” Clash Dantevilles… Keep Reading

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Wilko Johnson, Manchester Academy

I first saw Wilko Johnson playing with Dr Feelgood in a marquee at the Uppermill Festival back in the late seventies. Then again with his group The Solid Senders at the now famous Mayflower Club in Belle Vue Manchester. He then disappeared off my radar somewhat until his much publicised cancer and then almost Lazarus like recovery. A highly successful album with Roger Daltrey followed, “Going Back Home”, and then… Keep Reading

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