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The Levellers and Guests, Castlefield Bowl

What better way is there to spend a glorious Sunday evening? Brighton based folk-rockers, The Levellers, hit Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl, bringing the sound of summer to our little corner of the world. I’m quite lucky to be living a stone’s throw away from Castlefield Bowl. Around this time of year, the distant booming of music and crowds floats down the canal to my flat, thanks to Sounds of the City.… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics, Night People, Manchester

Sly Antics launched new single at Night People. A hot and sweaty venue lead to an amazing, Bin Juice fuelled night Sly Antics have came a long way since the release of ‘Captive City’. Their live shows get better each time you see them, their fan base is ever growing, and their songwriting capabilities have improved massively. Last nights gig at Night People in Manchester proved this. The trio played… Keep Reading

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We got under the skin of Cabezudos in Liverpool and Manchester Vocalist Jack talked to us about ‘Zudos, their influences, their writing and what lies ahead for the band After being invited to Cabezudos’ Liverpool and Manchester shows, we took the opportunity to get to know the band, and find out more about what goes on behind closed doors. It even included watching the World Cup in the pub with… Keep Reading

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Cabezudos Conquer Jimmy’s

After a great night in Liverpool, ‘Zudos came to Manchester A hot and sweaty night in Jimmy’s made for one hell of a gig With two singles under their belt, and another on the way, Cabezudos are really beginning to get a decent following outside of Liverpool, and last nights Manchester gig proved this. Ecstatic fans and amazing music made for one of the best gigs of 2018. Whilst a… Keep Reading

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The Blinders Live at Gorilla, Manchester

A bunch of wild Blinders fans in a small venue made for an epic night After completing their debut headline tour, The Blinders revisited Manchester for those who missed out  At 6.30 sharp, the doors to Gorilla swung open, and the crowd began to slowly pile into the venue, and by the time the support act, Afghan Sand Gang, came on stage, the venue was ready to burst. After ASG’s… Keep Reading

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The Rolling Stones, Old Trafford, Manchester

ITS ONLY ROCK AND ROLL BUT I LIKE IT ! I’ve seen The Rolling Stones twice before, in 1976 at Bingley Hall Stafford when they were good and again in 1990 at Manchester City’s old ground Maine Road when they were pretty average. Today I could to photograph one of my hero’s Patti Smith who’s career has been heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones, in particular Keith Richard OR I… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Monster Magnet, Gorilla, Manchester

It was 23 degrees on the streets of Manchester this evening, but inside Gorilla it feels like 123 degrees as the venue is packed to the rafters for American rock band Monster Magnet. Originally hailing from New Jersey Monster Magnet have been around in various forms since 1989 when they were formed by Dave Waldorf and, since then the band have had varying amounts of success with both singles and… 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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Throwback Thursday: ‘Vauxhall and I’

The final week of the 90’s, so who else but Moz Love him, or loathe him, Morrissey was a key part of the 80’s and 90’s. From his successful career at the helm of The Smiths, to his equally successful solo career, Moz (or Morrissey for long) has always kept his music true to himself, and his 4th studio album, ‘Vauxhall and I’ showed this. By 1994, when this album… Keep Reading

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Sylvette Live at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Sylvette launch their new album in Manchester A wonderful night of wonderful noise Last night, Manchester based band Sylvette launched their album at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester. And after wonderful support, the crowd were ready for 45 minutes of truly beautiful music. This band get better each time you see them, and each time, there seems to be something new. Whether it be a new song, new sound, or just… Keep Reading

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QUEEN ZEE, The Castle, Manchester

Mondays aren’t the greatest nights for gigs especially after a heavy weekend, but in The Castle this evening there is palpable excitement in anticipation of Queen Zee’s imminent performance. Following a lengthy spell touring the country as a support band, notably on the Cabbage tour, Queen Zee are now heading out on a lengthy headline tour across the UK, partly in support of their EP “Eat My Sass” but also… Keep Reading

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Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, The Twisted Wheel Manchester

Saturday 31st March saw the 50th anniversary of Geno Washington playing the legendary Manchester club The Twisted Wheel, so what better way to celebrate than by bringing the great man back. The Twisted Wheel now has a new home in the Night People club on Princess Street and tonight its packed out, with many of the crowd having danced at the original club. With top Northern Soul DJ Pete Roberts… Keep Reading

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Blue October, O2 Ritz, Manchester

Supported by Broken Witt Rebels, Blue October return to Manchester. Almost a year to the day, Blue October, consisting of Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey and Will Knaak, return to Manchester’s Ritz, and put on an astonishing show. The night was opened by the Birmingham-based, soulful rockers, Broken Witt Rebels. With his gritty, Caleb Followill-esque (Kings of Leon) vocals, Danny Core’s power boomed throughout the quirky venue.… Keep Reading

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YES 50th Anniversary Tour, Bridgewater Hall Manchester

On the 29th April 1975 at the age of sixteen I went to see Yes at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, it was definitely the “prog” rock era because around this time I also remember seeing Pink Floyd and Genesis. Yes were at the top of their game with a series of hit albums, with art work provided by the legendary Roger Dean. Close The Edge was the one that… Keep Reading

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The Black Dahlia Murder and Cannibal Corpse, O2 Ritz, Manchester

Death metal and its various derivatives is big news and on Wednesday evening two of the genres most popular bands played Manchester Ritz. The bands popularity was evident by the hugh queues along Whitworth Street as the venue opened its doors to a sell out crowd. First up were The Black Dahlia Murder (BDM) from Michigan USA whose music has been described as more melodic death metal, Straight from the… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Stone Roses’

The decade that changed everything We’ve had one Mancunian 80’s giant, so why not have another, this time, it’s the turn of the Stone Roses. From ‘Scarborough Fair’ melodies and catchy guitar riffs, The Roses managed to put together one hell of an album, which similar to last weeks ‘Double Fantasy’, was at first a bit of a flop, but ‘Stone Roses’ is now regarded as one of the most… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics Live at The Bread Shed

An epic night to launch an epic single at The Bread Shed Sly Antics welcomed support from Circus and Sylvette as they launched new song, ‘Sunday Fear’ Their first show of 2018 went down a treat, from fan favourites, to their new song, ‘B-side’ and of course, the already much loved, ‘Sunday Fear’, Sly Antics gave everything they had to deliver one hell of a set. The night was kicked… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Meat Is Murder’

New Month, New Era. It’s the decade that changed pretty much everything It’s an obvious choice who goes first for the 80’s, it’s Manc giants, The Smiths The Smiths were arguably one of the biggest bands in the world that the 80’s spawned, and one of the most influential bands of all time. From the distinct, one of a kind vocals of Morrissey, to the utter genius that is Johnny… Keep Reading

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New Music: Sly Antics ‘Sunday Fear’

After an amazing year, Sly Antics are kicking off 2018 with the release of a new single Their winter tour is over, but Sly Antics are eager to get back at it, with the release of ‘Sunday Fear’  It was a busy end to 2017 for Mancunian three-piece Sly Antics, but they are not going to let that stop them from pushing on and getting their fabulous noise heard by… Keep Reading

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The Blinders – Deaf Institute, Manchester

A truly astonishing night with a more astonishing crowd  From spoken word to psychedelic riffs, there was nothing left out in the midst of the energy After truly fantastic support from, ‘Lyerr’ and ‘Strange Bones’ then a short John Cooper-Clarke style poetry section before The Blinders put Doncaster on the music map as they charged into their highly energetic set, and their first song ‘Gotta Get Through’, they then went… Keep Reading

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