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Gig Review: Puppet Rebellion at Jimmy’s (17/3/17)

Gig Review: Puppet Rebellion at Jimmy’s (17/3/17)

Not only did the latest event from the Scruff of the Neck stronghold on Manchester’s Indie scene fall on St Patrick’s Day, but it was also raining very, very heavily. You’d think this might have deterred a huge audience from cramming downstairs in latest music hotspot Jimmy’s, but that was definitely not the case! Bristolian… Read more

OTRMCR (04/11/16): Good, but over too quickly

OTRMCR (04/11/16): Good, but over too quickly

Manchester has had its fair share of mini festivals in the last twelve months — Neighbourhood, Dot2Dot, Sounds of the City et. al. have all brought vibrant experiences in assorted different ways. Off The Record, a new one-day festival-cum-conference in the city’s Northern Quarter, continued the trend on November 4th. The daytime part of OTRMCR, as… Read more

One Last Night with Augustines at O2 Academy, Liverpool

One Last Night with Augustines at O2 Academy, Liverpool

Editor’s note: We’ve already published one review of Augustines on their final tour, and while it seemed fitting to say something about their final gig, another review didn’t seem right. Instead, here’s more the shape of things, a summation of feelings. In Liverpool last night four fierce and honest men sang and danced and played their hearts empty. The words… Read more

Gig Review: Augustines at the O2 Forum Kentish Town

Gig Review: Augustines at the O2 Forum Kentish Town

So-called “farewell” tours sometimes have a funereal air, as though the musicians were paying off some laborious debt. Others feel like the band are just about refraining from attacking each other on the stage. If there were any concerns that Augustines might phone in this last hurrah, they have already been shattered. The reviews have,… Read more

Review: IndieWeek EU rocks FAC251 in Manchester

Review: IndieWeek EU rocks FAC251 in Manchester

Manchester singer-songwriter Jess Kemp helped show that the local music industry is in rude health when she headlined IndieWeek EU‘s gig at the city’s storied FAC251 venue last Friday. Top of a bill of four local bands, Kemp won the night and was given a slot to play two days later at the IndieWeek EU finals. Ably supported… Read more

Partisan at Pianos, NYC

Partisan at Pianos, NYC

It was standing room only at Pianos, NYC, when Manchester band Partisan began their short but much anticipated US tour. The venue is a small one, with no dressing room for the band, so they stood with the crowd to watch the opening bands  — Douglas Firs, Girls on Grass and Even Twice. When the band finally took the stage, they tore straight into “Chemical Soup,” a… Read more

The Lucid Dream at Night & Day Café, Manchester

The Lucid Dream at Night & Day Café, Manchester

As they made clear in their interview with us, The Lucid Dream consider Manchester something of a homecoming gig, so it was no surprise when they packed the city’s much loved Night & Day Café whilst touring their new album, Compulsion Songs, last Saturday night. In a set that took the audience on a journey through dark… Read more