By rick delaney

WFTU: New faces for The Old Town House

This month, I visited an established venue under new management to see what the The Old Town House is like under its radical new leadership. There’s a lot of excitement in the underground punk scene over what Cait Costello and Jen Burgess of folk punk duo Hello Mabel are trying to create with their venture. […]

By News Team


Full of Hell  Soup Kitchen, Manchester – 17/07/2017 The time has come for experimental Noise-Grind act Full of Hell to return to Manchester; bringing their furious, energetic and challenging music with them. Their latest album, “Trumpeting Ecstasy” was released in May 2017 through Profound Lore Records. Their sound is best described as the pure essence […]

By News Team

WFTU: The end of a Decade of Punx Inna Jungle

Faintest Idea with an electrifying performance It’s become something of an institution within the Manchester punk scene. An annual congregation of the city’s ravers and misbehavers that this year celebrated its tenth birthday and final instalment. The original edition was intended as a one off. Disparate promotion groups converged with the idea of combining an […]

By Gary Hilton


The Bridgewater Hall – Monday 19th June 2017 The emperors of electronic music came to Manchester to present timeless, joyful music to a full house of all ages in the elegant Bridgewater Hall. Dressed in our summer clothes we donned our 360 glasses, and we were joined centre of the front row by the king […]

By Kami Provan

Dead Kennedys

Liquid Rooms Edinburgh 19.06.17 Going out to see a band on a Monday night after a long weekend and first day back at work, the place is going to be as empty as a Haunted House with the atmosphere of a library what am I thinking of! There maybe a few pay on the door […]

By Freddie Bruhin-Price


Andrew McMahon MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE 24/05/2017 Andrew McMahon writes on his website that his hero is Billy Joel. Next month McMahon travels to Ohio and Wisconsin to support Joel on his current US tour. Joel’s influence may not have been apparent in the first few emo-punk albums of his career, but tonight at the Deaf […]

By Jasper C Dubussy

Forever Manchester Week

  The Tiger Lounge Manchester 3rd June 2017The Scuttlers, Wasted Johnny’s, Daniel Clarke, Liam Caly Gavin Goliath Clegg, Max Hammond I wander into the Tiger Lounge a small club that was once owned by George Best, that alone makes shivers go up my spine a true football legend once drank champagne here and if you […]

By Martin Unsworth

Adam Ant Live

Birmingham Symphony Hall May 12th/13th 2017 After previous tours focused on individual albums – Dirk Wears White Sox and mainstream breakthrough Kings of the Wild Frontier – the dandy highwayman returns with show entitled Anthems – the Singles Tour, which proves to be more than just a predictable run through of crowd-pleasers. Despite years in […]