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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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