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Live: The Wailers

A punky reggae party is just what the doctor ordered in 2017, with The Wailers bringing classic Jamaican fun to rainy Manchester in an entertaining night at The Academy, writes Alex Corns

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Record Reappraisal: The Clash – Sandinista!

Released between their critical and commercial peaks, Sandinista! is a complex and messy collection of progressive ideals and experimentation. Joseph Preston makes the case for The Clash’s overlooked fourth album

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Live: Fun Lovin’ Criminals

Fun Lovin’ Criminals delivered with a high-energy, thrilling performance at Manchester’s Albert Hall, writes Sophie Billington

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Live: Highly Suspect

New York indie rock three-piece Highly Suspect arrive in Manchester, but noise level doesn’t always equal entertainment, writes Alex Corns

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Live: Stornoway

Stornoway celebrate their past decade of making music with a farewell gig of sea shanties, bird noises, and Simple Minds, writes Rebekah Shaw

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Live: The xx

The xx’s flowing melodies, succinct beats and incredible tightness in live performances make them one of the best British acts of current times, writes Will Bain

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Album: Sun Kil Moon – Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood

Highly inaccessible and staggeringly audacious, Sun Kil Moon’s new album can be a rich and rewarding listening experience in parts (providing you’re still awake when they come round)

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Interview: Lower Than Atlantis

Eddy Thrower, drummer from Lower Than Atlantis, discusses the band’s new direction in their latest album release

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Album: Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes

The indiepop legends return with an album that falls short of their past brilliance, writes Jacob Nicholas

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Live: Elvana — Elvis-fronted Nirvana

The world’s only Elvis-fronted tribute to Nirvana is a glorious mongrel that works better than it should, writes Oscar Talbot

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Album: Peter Silberman — Impermanence

On his first solo venture, the Antlers frontman strips his distinguished sound down to gorgeous melodies and stark guitar

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Preview: Vant

VANT are set to bring their vibrant and exciting live shows to Manchester, writes Yasmin Duggal