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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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NEW MUSIC: Puppet Theory ‘Drifting’

In the age of the synth, Puppet Theory show others how it should be done with their recent single, ‘Drifting’. A song that starts off slow and relaxed soon builds and turns into a loud, energetic indie gem. Manchester based 4 piece Puppet Theory really show off their talents with this song, and you can tell that they’ve knocked the ball out of the park before the song even hits… Keep Reading

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Peter Hook & The Light, Manchester Academy

Peter Hook and the Light play a two hour New Order and Joy Division set to a sold out Manchester crowd. After breaking the silence on his settlement back in September this year (2017) and thanking his fans for their love and support, you can’t help but feel that the weight of the lengthy battle has been lifted and Hook can now crack on and do what he does best.… Keep Reading

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New Music – Johnny Marr & Maxine Peake – The Priest

  Johnny Marr releases new song ahead of album release, A synth story. Johnny Marr has released the first song off of his upcoming album, The song features actress Maxine Peake, who tells the story of a homeless girl living life in Manchester The story is backed by numerous synths and Johnny’s famous guitar tone reaps throughout the song, and although Marr’s guitar is used less than other instruments and quiet… Keep Reading

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Apollo, Manchester

There are not many true rock and roll legends left in the world but Wednesday night saw one of the greatest grace the stage at Manchester Apollo. Robert Plant once lead singer of Led Zeppelin, often cited as the greatest band in the world, played a two hour set to a packed theatre which considering ticlet prices were as much as £75 is no mean feat. Touring his latest album… Keep Reading

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Tom Clarke of the Enemy, 02 Ritz, Manchester

Tom Clarke delivers “We’ll live and die in these towns” at the 02Ritz Manchester. Tom Clarke of the Enemy, celebrates 10 years of the Album “We live and die in these towns”. Having last year finally calling time on the Enemy, Tom Returns to the )2 Ritz in Manchester to play the entire album acoustically. Support for the evening is front man of Starsailor, James Walsh, also providing an acoustic… Keep Reading

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Future Islands, Manchester Apollo 24th November 2017

When you trek out to the Manchester Apollo on a cold miserable night you hope the journey is going to be worth the effort. In the case of Future Islands on Friday evening every frozen bone was worth it. The band, originally from Greenville North Carolina but now based in Baltimore Maryland, are being called one of the best live acts around, and in front man Samuel T Herring they… Keep Reading

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Johnny Marr announces new album

Johnny Marr teases 3rd solo album. The upcoming album has been recorded in Manchester’s Crazy Face Factory studio. In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Johnny Marr has announced details of his long awaited third solo album. The album has been recorded at Manchester’s Crazy Face Factory, and features the songs ‘Day In Day Out, Rise, Hi Hello, Walk Into The Sea, Hey Angel and Bug’. Should the album follow… Keep Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Morrissey ‘ Low In High School ‘

Since his last album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business in 2014, Morrissey has been without a record label, has toured endlessly, been rumoured to be seriously ill and has allegedly made some dubious comments to the media. Now on November 17th the results of that three year hiatus are released in the form of a new album Low At High School, a classic Morrissey record as good as… Keep Reading

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Celebrating 26 Years At Manchester’s Night & Day

The Night & Day Birthday Week! 26 Years at Number 26 Mon 20th: generation 1st birthday party featuring the bright black + ink + Chris Kelly + Thea Brooks // 7:30pm doors // £3 adv. Tue 21st: classical evolution genre fluid open-mic chamber music // 8pm doors // free entry Wed 22nd: Ian Felice [The Felice Brothers] + special guests Gil Landry [old crow medicine show] // 8pm doors //… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Sly Antics at The Burgess, Manchester

  One small venue, one giant set. After wonderful support, Sly Antics ended the night on an almighty high. Want some Sly Antics Merch? read on for more details… Sly Antics absolutely blew the roof off The Burgess with a short, but absolutely brilliant set, featuring covers of Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers, and some new material, which went down a treat with the screaming fans. The band kicked… Keep Reading

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