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Live review: Wiley

The Godfather of Grime took to Manchester Academy on the night of the Brits to deliver a fast-paced performance that saw him reinstate his position as king

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Live Review: Dave

Felix Sanders reviews Dave at the Academy and predicts big things for the artist in the future

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Live Review: J Hus

Too much style and sadly not enough substance

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A guide to Warehouse Project 2017

The season has started and Manchester is ready, so what’s in Store for WHP17?

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Album: The Moods – Missing Peace

High praise for The Moods’ new album, from Music Editor Hannah Brierley

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Album: Drake — More Life

Drake’s More Life is hardly groundbreaking, but does show us a darker, more mature side of the squeaky clean rapper, writes Lily Sheehan

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Live: Bugzy Malone

Bugzy Malone gets a hero’s welcome bringing grime to the Albert Hall, writes Harrison Kersey

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Red Bull Culture Clash – Manchester

Manchester hosts “the world’s biggest music battle”, the Red Bull Culture Clash 2016—featuring Manchester-based acts Made in Manchester, LEVELZ, Dub Smugglers and BASSTRONIC fronted by A Guy Called Gerald

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Live: NME Awards Tour

Saturday’s NME Awards Tour showcase was an evening of nostalgia and new beginnings


Interview: Virus Syndicate

The Mancunian Grime collective talk Dubstep evolution, Industrial influences and an imminent return to the La Hacienda days.

Deci4life and Moqapi Selassie in 'The Spiral'. photo: Contact Theatre

Must See: 25th February – 4th March

What’s on this week in local theatre

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Album: Joker – The Vision

Surprises lay in wait even for those who thought they knew the established producer very well.