ANDREW McMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS

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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 Institute, supporting his solo In …

Forever Manchester Week

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  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 check out Google you will …

Adam Ant Live

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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 the wilderness and well-publicised troubles, …

Membranes and friends

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Manchester O2 Ritz,  29 April 2017 MembranesBrix and The ExtricatedEvil BlizzardThe NightingalesDub SexThe BlindersThe Empty PageSaturday 29th April proved to be a night of distinction and a distinctive night of top music, with slick organisation and a great crowd in fine form. People came from far and wide to be there and no-one was disappointed. An eclectic night of raw …

The Membranes + BIMM Choir & Guests

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Manchester 02 Ritz April 29th, 2017 It’s not often you get a bill as strong as this for less than it costs for a round of drinks in the venue. Bringing together an audience of all ages from all over the country, The Membranes – John Robb’s other, more vintage, band – head a day of monstrous riffs, furious vocals, …

Manchester Punk Festival: A Retrospective from WFTU

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Chief: Friday, Zoo Afterparty It’s been a few weeks since the entire Oxford Road area succumbed to the now annual onslaught of orchestrated anarchy that is Manchester Punk Festival. Once again, the event saw a patchwork sea of freaks, fans, and fiends descend from far and wide for a three-day free-for-all; united by shared passions of punk rock and partying. …

Words from the Underground: Shredding Faces, and a Night at the Flicks

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This month we’ve got some absolute crackers for you. First off, we revisited Manchester punk scene’s favourite haunt for an evening of face shredding skate punk with Guildford’s Darko, and out-of-country label-mates, Straightline. We were at Anarchistic Undertones’s ShredFest, as it’s come to be known, billed as a celebration of double-time finger tapping, outrageous spider hands, and the speediest drum …

The Slow Readers Club + SKIES

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Liverpool Arts Club, Saturday March 25th, 2017 We last saw Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club at their massive hometown show at the O2 Ritz in November 2016, and now they are embarking on their biggest UK tour to date, building on the attention thrown their way since playing dates with James last year. First up though are Folkestone two-piece SKIES whose …

The Moonlandingz

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Manchester Gorilla Thursday, March 29th 2017. After their conception as the mythical band in the Eccentronic Research Council concept album Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine, glam punks The Moonlandingz have become a bone fide successful, tangible group. Having played several shows in late 2016, the release of the Sean Lennon-produced album Interplanetary Class Classics sees the oddball bunch on …

Stiff Little Fingers

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Barrowlands 17.03.17 With all the fuss going on around 40 years of punk, with exhibitions and special ltd edition box sets, books and all number of things to mark the occasion. There are only a select few bands that can say they have made a real impact on people’s lives from that time, the band that’s on tonight are one …