BagThing’s Best Albums Of 2020

We're almost there! To say 2020 has been a tough year would be the mother of all understatements but we're at the finish line and Christmas (even with the limitations) was still fun. One thing that wasn't rubbi... Read More...

Isolation Blues #7

We're back! Just when you thought things might get better they haven't (except perhaps for the removal of 'The Orange One' across the pond) and so here we are again, back in Lockdown. And with that we have a ne... Read More...

Isolation Blues #5

Welcome to the latest edition of 'Isolation Blues'. Here are some of the tracks that have gotten us through the last seven days. There are seven standard categories (based around the stages of grief) and we've ... Read More...

Isolation Blues #3

Welcome to the latest edition of our new regular feature 'Isolation Blues' whereby we post a playlist of some tracks we've been listening to in the last week that have helped to navigate through this strange ne... Read More...
Richard Youngs by Ged Camera

Review // Richard Youngs @ Aatma

Words and photo by Ged Camera There were no support groups before Richard Youngs took to the stage, and that's not the only difference between regular gigs and a Richard Youngs event. In a way, he is his own... Read More...
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Weekly Preview // 04.07-10.07

The various summer sporting tournaments are hotting up and reaching the business end of their programmes, so this week is the final countdown, as Europe once sang. It's an appropriate song in other ways, of cou... Read More...
Glastonbury_Festival_from_the_Park_Stage Manchester gigs

Weekly Preview // 20.06-26.06

It's Glasto week, hence the heavens have heaved open. Yes, you heard it here first, we can blame the Eavises for the meteorological state of affairs. But for us mere mortals unblessed by their ticketing system,... Read More...
Piano BagThing Weekly Preview

Weekly Preview // 13.06-19.06

At the moment the headlines seem to be shared between referenda and referees, but we're bucking the trend by diverting your attentions to the week's Manchester-based events that have caught our eye. We're st... Read More...
Cat Piano_Public Domain Review

Weekly Preview // 06.06-12.06

This northern heatwave may be a cure for the rainy city blues, but our inclination is still towards the cooler climes of cultural venues. Hermits we may be, but after digesting the below Manchester events highl... Read More...

Weekly Preview // 31.05-05.06

You might be aware that we recently launched this brand new website design, courtesy of the creative paws of Fris Design and OH Digital. As well as comprehensive listings neatly compiling all the shows you need... Read More...
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Weekly Preview // 23.05-29.05

The Great Manchester Run saw an excellent turnout yesterday, with the Cookie Monster, Teletubbies and various comic book superheroes all represented. With half the city either still panting or experiencing ache... Read More...