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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Leslie Feist. (Credit to Jack Boland/ QMI Agency)

Live: Feist @ Apollo

Venues like the Apollo are where Feist now belongs, as much as she might want us to think otherwise.

los campesinos

Live: Los Campesinos! @ Academy 3

An enjoyable night spent drinking beer dancing in a dark room. The band were alright as well…

Spring Offensive play The Castle Hotel this coming Sunday, April 1.

Preview: Spring Offensive @ The Castle Hotel

This is no April Fool. Spring Offensive play Manchester this coming Sunday, April 1st.

The Milk

Live: The Milk @ Deaf Institute

R&B outfit The Milk embody the genre in the more traditional sense than in a Chris Brown kind of way.

Craig Finn, frontman of The Hold Steady, discusses his solo career.

Interview/ Live: Craig Finn @ Academy 2

Hold Steady frontman, Craig Finn, talks to Paul Frame before his show supporting Felice Brothers.

"A Budget for growth": Osborne hailed a 5 percent cut in the top rate of tax in last weeks' Budget

Why Osborne was right to drop the 50p tax rate

The Chancellor was right to cut the top rate of tax in last weeks’ controversial Budget, Charlie Sherriff argues

The Big Band Vocal Showcase.

Feature: Manchester University Music Society

The Manchester University Music Society is one of the largest and most active music societies in the country.

Megaphonic Thrift live (Photo credit - Eirik Lande)

Live: The Megaphonic Thrift @ Ruby Lounge

Band and audience become akin to boys and girls at a school disco, awkwardly evading interaction.

Album cover for Wrecking Ball.

Album: Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

The glory days just keep on rollin’ for The Boss.

Album cover for Ghostory, the third album from School of Seven Bells.

Album: School of Seven Bells – Ghostory

This, School of Seven Bells’ 3rd album, finds them on more streamlined form than ever.


Lemn Sissay: Let there be peace at University Place

Ruth Dacey meets renowned poet Lemn Sissay this week and discusses his new work Let There Be Peace Lemn Sissay (MBE) award-winning British author and…

New Year, New(ish) You

A round up of pieces to lead you into the New Year