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The Blinders, Deaf Institute, Manchester

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… Keep Reading

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Cabbage, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

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… Keep Reading

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The Vryll Society & Hidden Charms, Gorilla, Manchester

“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… Keep Reading

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Farewell To The Tapestry

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… Keep Reading

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Band of Skulls, Albert Hall, Manchester

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… Keep Reading

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Dub Pistols & Kioko, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

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… Keep Reading

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Jamie T Manchester Apollo

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… Keep Reading

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Exclusive Interview with DMA’s

There’s so much more to these lad’s than the ‘Brit-pop’ pigeon hole which they generally get shoe-horned into. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with being compared to some indie’s legends of sort but these guys have their own thing going on that most certainly rivals that of their 90’s counterparts.  Meeting Johnny (Guitar) and Tommy (vocals) in a local, Manchester boozer, prior to their show, I got the chance for a quick catch up… Keep Reading

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Goo Goo Dolls Albert Halls Manchester

Goo Goo Dolls Bring 20 years of Classics to Manchester,s Albert Halls For those who have not been initiated into the world of the Goo Goo Dolls. The band hail from Buffalo New York and came together in 1986. John Rzeznik (vocals, guitar) and Robby Takac (vocals, bass), have been the ever present founding members of the group. It has been a 20-year career that has brought us to the… Keep Reading

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Alan Merrill and the Arrows, Night and Day, Manchester

Glam Rock star returns to Manchester Wednesday evening saw Night and Day play host to former Glam Rock star Alan Merrill Wednesday evening saw Night and Day play host to former Glam Rock star Alan Merrill a New York musician who many of you will probably have never heard of , but who co-wrote one of the most iconic rock and roll songs of the last 40 years and who’s… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Festival 2016, Manchester

A sunny Saturday afternoon saw the start of the first Manchester Neighbourhood Festival when eleven different venues hosted ninety one different acts. Running from mid-day until late in the evening there was a wonderful vibe at all the venues as people criss– crossed the city to the different venues. Whether it was Liam Fray, Blossoms and White Lies or young upcoming bands such as The Blinders and Cabbage that you… Keep Reading

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BILLY BIBBY & THE WRY SMILES (Night And Day Manchester 26th August 2016)

Grabbing the metal: When Billy Bibby suddenly left Catfish and the Bottlemen after 7 years as lead guitarist and co writer, by his own admission he had no idea what he was going to do. After a brief spell as a solo acoustic performer and a debut single “Waitin For You” he grabbed the metal so to speak, recruited a young highly talented group of musicians and hit the road… Keep Reading

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The Winachi Tribe Live at Gorilla, Manchester

The Winachi Family Gathering: Things have been good for The Winachi Tribe so far this year. With sell out shows in Scotland, a double header with the Sugar Hill Gang, plus a recent trip to La La Land for a video shoot to accompany a new single out  later this year, its been non stop.  20/08/16: Tonight’s gig is at Gorilla in Manchester. Its a great venue and it has… Keep Reading

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Bad Mood, Night & Day, Manchester

Making a short trip down the M62 from Liverpool for their first gig away from home, Bad Mood are not the typical young indie/guitar band of which there are so many. For a start they are not young, having been around the music scene and in different bands for a while. Secondly, their music is much more confrontational, aimed at making an impact and breaking down barriers rather than being… Keep Reading

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The Railway Children, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Formed originally in 1984 in Wigan by Gary Newby, Brian Bateman, Guy Keegan and Stephen Hull, The Railway Children with their dreamy, jangly,melodic indie pop seemed destined for great things. Signed to Factory Records, regulars on the John Peel Show and touring the world supporting REM and The Smiths success seemed assured but despite releasing some great records which topped the indie charts, they failed to achieve mainstream chart hits with only… Keep Reading

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The Last Shadow Puppets & Johnny Marr, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

How do you make an entrance at a gig in Manchester and know it’s going to work? Well if you take into consideration that most of the audience here are well clued up on Manchester’s musical heritage it shouldn’t be too hard. However I wasn’t quite expecting this. It seems like the Turner/Kane super group has just gained another member. Johnny Marr has just plugged his guitar in as the… Keep Reading

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Stereophonics, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Stereophonics grace Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl with support from the hilarious Clean Cut Kid and Walking On Cars. “What about an outdoor gig in Manchester” someone once suggested. Then, amazingly someone else said – “yeah ok – seems like a good idea” The dark clouds and sodden streets of Manchester are no secret. Whilst things always seem nicer when the sun is shining, it didn’t stop 8,000 people cramming in to Castlefield… Keep Reading

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Bruce Springsteen, Etihad, Manchester

Not many performers have fans queuing up 48 hours before the gates open to ensure they get the best possible spot for one of the world’s most enduring artist, the boss Bruce Springsteen has always had a bond an infinite contact with his fans. The rain has been coming down all day, no one is complaining, after all we are in Manchester. We have our own brand of sunshine here, you… Keep Reading

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