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Ghost, Manchester, 02 Apollo

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Tonight it was the turn of the Manchester unfaithful to come to confession with Papa Emeritus and his band of faceless Ghouls. We were treated to incense, smoke, CO2 canons, flash bangs, flames, confetti canons, .. oh erm .. lots more smoke  and some damn fine tunes as well. Ghost are on tour promoting their new EP, Popestar, without a doubt their best release yet. The Swedish theatrical, satanic, metal…

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Elbow, O2 Apollo, Manchester

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Tuesday saw Elbow take to stage for the final night of a 4-day residency at The Apollo. Hailing the end of a near month length tour of the UK. Doing my best to avoid a collection of superlatives, I was fortunate enough to catch the final night. Opening proceeding’s for Elbow was C. Duncan, and whilst the Mercury prize nominated musician certainly had very tight and enjoyable melodies, after the second…

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Ten Fé Take To The Soup Kitchen Stage In Manchester

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Ten Fé take to the stage with hypnotic, looping and cool guitar effects companied with melodic electro indie vibes… With their atmospheric indie-pop songs with added electronic waves and thick vocal harmonies, the bands front men Ben and Leo take it in turns to lead the performance. It’s a pretty gentle and laid-back affair, but with lots of confidence in their ability to both perform technically and vocally. If your not familiar…

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Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Academy 2, Manchester

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes offer an unforgettable performance. Crowd surfers and mayhem were a given, but what Former Gallows and Pure Love frontman Frank Carter provides is so much more. With his band Rattlesnakes by his side they are set for unstoppable greatness as they embark on a sold-out tour. Check out photos from last night’s sold-out show at Manchester Academy 2. Joining them on tour are bands Yonaka…

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NEW MUSIC: China Lane ‘In Motion’

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China Lane release music video for their second single track ‘In Motion’ on Plastic Records. The electro-pop four-piece from Manchester, have recently announced the release of the music video for their second single track ‘In Motion’. The video was filmed on location at Big Shed Studios and directed by China Lane themselves, in conjunction with Ey3 Media. In Motion is the second single released by the Manchester group, after the…

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NEW MUSIC: Dirty Saint ‘Monkey’

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Manchester’s Launch Show at Manchester Academy 3 on 31 March 2017 After a chaotic few years breaking the southern hemisphere – Dirty Saint – return to Manchester hell-bent on making their their razor-edged Rock’n’Roll a force to be reckoned with on these shores. With new single ‘Monkey’ and a live launch party in the works for this Spring, the four piece are back in the North and with business at hand.…

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Cabbage, The Shimmer band and April, Gorilla, Manchester

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Gorilla Manchester was packed on Saturday evening for three bands who going off current form are likely to feature large in the coming months. Opening the night was the young Nuneaton band April, who’s experience in opening for The Enemy and Reverend And The Makers stood them in good stead as they soon had a boisterous crowd on their side. That they list most of the 90’s Brit Pop bands…

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Stillia Launch Party, Jimmy’s, Manchester

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Under the umbrella of This Feeling, Saturday night saw the launch of Stillia’s debut single Let Me In. The basement of a relatively new Northern Quarter bar, Jimmy’s, was sold out for this performance by St Helen’s finest and though curfew restraints meant it was a short set, the crowd was literally left shouting for more. Opening act for the evening was Liverpool’s Red RumClub a six piece band with…

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RedFaces, Sound Control, Manchester

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RedFaces take to the stage at Manchester Sound Control as they continue their headline UK tour. No Hot Ashes opened the night with a catchy, indie pop vibe. It was a real mix of genres with songs that wouldn’t go a miss on a 1975, Hard Fi or even an 80s synth, new romantic album and with their fresh summery vibe it worked incredibly well. The local lads, from Stockport,…

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Alex Clare, Gorilla, Manchester

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Alex Clare, king of heartbreakingly beautiful love anthems, is back on the road The British singer-songwriter has embarked on a European tour, new album in tow. Alex Clare doesn’t mess about. Kicking off his first gig in Manchester in over three years, he launches straight into a dynamic rendition of ‘Up All Night’, the first single off his 2011 debut ‘Lateness of the Hour’. Less than a minute later, the audience…

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FAC 51 Hacienda Makes A Return in 2017

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Hacienda returns to Manchester’s Albert Hall Friday 24th March with another top class line up. FAC 51 The Hacienda’s next Manchester event sees it return to The Albert Hall with another top class line up on Friday 24th Marc featuring house legends Kerri Chandler and Derrick Carter. Having a brought a succession of the best American DJ’s to the venue so far including Frankie Knuckles, Danny Tenaglia, David Morales and…

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Bullet For My Valentine, Academy, Manchester

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Triple Metal Bill wit support from Killswitch Engage & Cane Road Tonight Manchester Academy is hosting three bands all of whom fit in or around the heavy metal, metalcore and nu-metal genre. The popularity of this genre is evident from the fact that all three bands are playing two nights at the venue with both dates being completely sold out. First up are relative newcomers Cane Hill from Louisianna deep in…

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The LaFontaines, Night & Day Café, Manchester

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The LaFontaines kick off their UK tour in Manchester The Scottish powerhouse tears up Manchester’s Northern Quarter with an energetic cross-genre performance. It’s a Monday night at Night & Day Café, a low-lit bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Beer is flowing, and while the rain is pelting down outside, the venue slowly fills up with a sea of fans. Like us, they’ve braved the terrible weather and cast aside Monday…

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The Blinders, Deaf Institute, Manchester

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Blimey. In the 6 months since I last saw them, things have moved on for The Blinders. Tonight, The Deaf Institute is heaving with anticipation as The Blinders launch their debut single, Swine.   A massive cheer goes up as frontman and guitarist Tom graces the stage, joining Charlie (bass) and Matty (Drums), and they launch straight into the heavy yet atmospheric “Brutus”. The crowd are totally into it from the…

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Cabbage, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

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Mayhem, madness and magic probably sum up Cabbage’s biggest headline show to date Halfway through a UK tour they returned to Manchester to play a sold out Ruby Lounge. Ticket touts outside the venue are an indication that Cabbage really have arrived. There was a palpable atmosphere of anticipation and excitement once inside as a Cabbage shows are always wonderfully unpredictable. Queen Zee and the Sasstones along with Meat Raffle…

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The Vryll Society & Hidden Charms, Gorilla, Manchester

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“Why am I doing this to myself?”, I mutter, as I crawl along the M56 willing my car to not run out of petrol before I hit Stockport Big Tesco. Today has been a busy day and I find myself in a maelstrom of stress trying to get home to pick my daughter up and head to a gig. As I “mature” I tend not to get my knickers in…

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Farewell To The Tapestry

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Not much comes out of Tameside, so in 2010 when The Tapestry finally got their act( and lineup) together there was cause for much rejoicing in the borough. A highly talented four piece who’s highly infectious post punk dance tunes lit up all the Manchester music venues The Tapestry were surely destined for great things. Regular sold out gigs, UK tours, festival appearances and a clutch of singles that begged…

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Band of Skulls, Albert Hall, Manchester

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Band of Skulls delivered a thrilling performance at the Albert Hall in Manchester. The three-piece rock band from Southampton performed at the beautiful iconic venue, having stepped out on tour after the release of their well received fourth studio album in May. Built as a Methodist Central Hall in 1910, the Neo-Baroque, Gothic architecture of the Albert Hall is visually striking, with large church-style windows, make for a stunning backdrop…

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Dub Pistols & Kioko, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

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Another triumphant return to Manchester for Dub Pistols You just know a Dub Pistols gig is going to be great as they are probably one of the best live acts around at the moment and Manchester, one of their favourite places to play, is always a special night. Tonight its Manchester’s Ruby Lounge who have the pleasure of hosting the gig and the place is packed with a crowd clearly…

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Jamie T Manchester Apollo

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Jamie T returns with a powerhouse performance to a sell-out Manchester Crowd. Jamie T‘s triumphant return to Manchester shows that even if he has been away for a few years, He has the prowess and ability to successfully return along with his loyal fans to Showcase his latest album “Trick”, as well as some of his exceptional older classics. Jamie Treays AKA Jamie T (just in case you needed to…

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