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The Chemical Brothers' Dont Think tour.

Column: A Visual Revolution

The release of The Chemical Brothers’ debut film proves the music industry can seem more alive than you think.

I Am The Avalanche

Live: I Am The Avalanche @ Moho

The only disappointment was not from the band itself but from the abnormally lacklustre crowd.

The man himself.

Live: Nicolas Jaar @ Sound Control

Winner of the Resident Advisor 2011 Live Act Poll, Nico Jaar, sells out a dangerously packed Sound Control.

Area 52

Album: Rodrigo y Gabriela – Area 52

The raw passion that fuels Rodrigo y Gabriela’s live performances is diluted by lengthy and elaborate instrumental excursions.

The Drums

Live: The Drums @ HMV Ritz

The fact that this is the last date of a lengthy tour does nothing to dampen the energy and enthusiasm displayed.


Live: Thin Lizzy + Interview with Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch

“No Phil Lynott, no Thin Lizzy.” The classic rockers visit Manchester to prove everybody wrong, and bring the storming Clutch with them.

White Lies? More like Black Lies.

Live: White Lies @ Apollo

As gig experiences go, this one weaved in and out of sublime and mundane.

Vinnie Caruana

Interview: Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche)

Frontman and founder of I Am The Avalanche, Vinnie Caruana, answers some questions shortly before their show at Moho Live earlier this month.

The Swellers

Live: The Swellers @ Academy 3

Mutual appreciation between band and audience make for a memorable night in Academy 3.

In Some Way, Shape or Form

Album: Four Year Strong – In Some Way, Shape or Form

Not an astounding effort from the pop punk quartet but impressive enough.

The man himself.

Live: Skrillex @ Warehouse Project

Skrillex may have been dubbed the most hated man in dubstep, but there are nearly 2000 people in Manchester alone who’d disagree following this performance.

The big man himself.

Interview: Tinchy Stryder

Phoebe Clarke chats to the big man himself about his new album and outside-of-music business ventures.