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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...
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...

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...
Three Lions Football Music

Weekly Preview // 16.05-22.05

The Premier League season ended with a bang yesterday - a very controlled bang with few people watching and fans going home disappointed. This week's events preview blog invites all manner of suspect musical de... Read More...
David Attenborough Music

Weekly Preview // 09.05-15.05

It was David Attenborough's 90th on Sunday 8th, an indirect purveyor of music in its most natural form through birdsong, grasshopper choruses and uninhibited mating cries. If you unplug those earphones and list... Read More...
Hiatus Kaiyote Ritz

Review // Hiatus Kaiyote @ The Ritz

Words and photo by Kristofer Thomas After a decade of relative obscurity, ‘future soul’ has made something of a comeback during these last few years. Be this the Robert Glasper productions that made up much ... Read More...

Weekly Preview // 25.04-01.05

If there's a form of transport that's often pervaded lyrical content, it's aviation. From BB King's aviation history to the McCartneys' backing band, Wings; from the DJ known as Aeroplane to Lenny Kravitz's 'Fl... Read More...
Record-Store-Day-2016

Weekly Preview // 11.04-17.04

Where and how do you listen to music these days? If it’s anything like our embedded videos below, it’ll be via YouTube or perhaps Vimeo – a fact which the major labels are still coming to terms with. Aside from... Read More...
Dreadlock Holiday

Weekly Preview // 04.04-10.04

In a particularly high-brow move, we're introducing our latest weekly Manchester music and events preview by wading into the latest barely beliebable fashion faux pas by pop music's second-favourite Justin. Are... Read More...
The Internet Syd

Review // The Internet @ Academy 2

Words by Kristofer Thomas “Class is in session,” Syd tha Kid exclaims to a lively Academy crowd. The Internet, brainchild of Odd Future alumni Sydney Bennett and Matt Martians, pedal an infinitely smoothe... Read More...
Dot to Dot Festival announcement

Weekly Preview // 21.03-27.03

In case you missed it on Thursday, the audio puzzlers at Dot To Dot Festival have been busy adding extra brushstrokes to their colourful musical palette. With a warm-up show at Academy 2 in April already sold o... Read More...