The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper


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Live Review: Niall Horan

One ex-boyband member finds his own Direction in an upbeat, folksy gig that promises a bright future

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Live: The War On Drugs

Despite an overall great show at the Apollo, The War on Drugs made some artistic decisions that left reviewer Calum Pinder somewhat frustrated

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Live Review: Father John Misty

An evening of unique insight and equal humour at the O2, as Father John Misty brings his trademark wisdom to Manchester

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Live Review: Lorde Reigns at Melodrama Tour

Lorde dazzles in her first show of the Melodrama tour

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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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Review: Alan Carr

Alan Carr takes on trip advisor, northern delicacies, and nostalgic cultural references at Manchester’s Apollo

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Album: Synkro – Changes

Synkro’s excellent debut album showcases a more mature sound

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Live: Primus

Indulging Les Claypool’s obsession for everything Wonka, Primus perform a 3-hour set including a full rendition of the Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack

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Live: John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke – you either love him, or you have probably never heard of him

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Live: Rise Against

Rise Against sound unique and fresh

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Live: Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill’s live set proved to be frustrating and fascinating in equal measure

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Live: Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant certainly put on a good show