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Kiefer Sutherland, Gorilla, Manchester

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Kiefer Sutherland landed in Manchester, polished cowboy boot first, to deliver the live tour of his debut album; “Down in a hole”. Often when an actor makes the switch from screen to the platform of music it can generate a sense of suspicion and scorn. Will they be any good? Is this endeavour simply based on ego or self-indulgence? Are they “cashing” in? I have to confess I was full…

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NEW MUSIC: The Roasts ‘Havana’

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The Roasts are back after their Debut EP ‘A Night Of Fright Is No Delight’ New single by Manchester band, The Roasts The Roasts are back after their successful debut EP released earlier in the year with new single ‘Havana’.  A hybrid of 80’s pop, and the current indie scene, this single is a great follow-up to their EP ‘A Night Of Fright Is No Delight’, which went down a…

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Paramore, O2 Apollo, Manchester

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After a formidable 3 years of almost nothing from the Paramore camp, the band come back to the UK with a bang. A month since their fifth album After Laughter hit the shelves, the time had finally come for fans to cherish the new material. On the 18th June 2017, Flick of the Finger were lucky enough to catch Paramore tear down the Manchester o2 Apollo – a venue they…

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The FOTF Manchester Sounds of the City Top Picks

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With almost all shows now sold our for this years Castlefield Bowl, this is who we’ll be looking forward to… Sounds of the City is back this summer taking over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in June and July 2017.  Fri 30th June – Richard Ashcroft – Get Tickets Sat 1st July Hacienda Classical – SOLD OUT Sun 2nd July – A Beautiful Day featuring The Levellers – Get Tickets Thu 6th July – Arcade Fire…

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Manchester Gets A Big Slice of Festival, This September

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Manchester’s leading Music media and event company, Slice of Nice Music and Events continue their passion and commitment to making new music and great music reach as many people across Greater Manchester as possible after securing a five year deal to host their very own music festival. “When we began four and half years ago we had a mission to deliver the full music experience to Manchester.” Says Slice of…

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Courteeners, Charlatans, Blossoms & Cabbage, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

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An all-star Manchester line up take to the stage at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground. With a sell-out 50,000 crowd, four of Manchester’s hottest bands entertain a “united city” crowd who travelled far and wide to attend the gig of the year. With recent events terror events taking place just less than 7 days before, it’s only natural that security at such an event was stepped up. With armed police,…

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Maximo Park Albert Hall, Manchester

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Tonight’s support is provided by the 5 piece all girl band “Pins”, Hailing from Manchester and formed in 2011, it has been said that “Pins are more Brooklyn rather than Manchester”. There is a definite New York drawl and style that emanates from the band, more to do with the musical style of the band rather than a forced eclectic desire appeal to a wider audience. Pins are forging a…

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The Alarm O2 Ritz, Manchester

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The last time I saw The Alarm was in the late 1980’s at the fondly remembered International 2 on Plymouth Grove in Longsight. I remember it as a wild night with a crowd not unlike one you would have found on the football terraces of the era. Tonight over 25 years on, The Ritz is almost full for the latest line-up of what is essentially Mike Peters and The Alarm,with…

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The Travelling Band Play Band on the Wall

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New single introduces epic sound of forthcoming album from Manchester indie-rock five-piece. FFO Band Of Horses, The Shins, My Morning Jacket. The Manchester five piece will take to the stage of the Band On The Wall venue in their hometown on the 5th May 2017. The Travelling Band are a Manchester-based rock band. The core trio of Adam Gorman, Jo Dudderidge and Nick Vaal have been joined recently by Harry…

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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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