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Album: (Sandy) Alex G – Rocket

Alex Giannascoli’s latest offering blends bare-bones alt-country with heady electronica – Rocket is a puzzling, yet consuming record, writes Harry Sherrin

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Review: Grand Pacific

“After being led to the table and served our food, the bubble of grandeur and history began to burst a little”

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Review: The Wharf

Make the most of the sunshine by taking a trip to Castlefield

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Review: Double Zero “00” Neapolitan Pizza

“Blown away by the taste and memories my starter had invoked, I couldn’t help but notice our fellow diners’ pizzas, exactly what anyone would hope for from a Neapolitan style pizzeria”

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Review: Suri

“Perhaps we’ll head back for our graduation meals”

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Album: Diet Cig — Swear I’m Good At This

Personal and political blur together in an infectiously energetic debut album that appropriately develops the pop-punk duo’s sound, writes Joe Casson

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Album: Future Islands — The Far Field

Future Islands fifth album follows their 2014 breakthrough with a somewhat uneven album that both surpasses and falls short of its predecessor, writes Cassie Hyde

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Album: Wire — Silver/Lead

Wire’s latest record is another excellent example of what they’ve always done — being impressively odd, writes Jacob Bernard-Banton

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Live: Sun Ra Arkestra

Sophie Billington is blasted into space as she reports from Sun Ra Arkestra’s tenure at Band on the Wall

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Review: Indique

Miriam’s back on Burton Road to find our whether Indique deserves is high spot on TripAdvisor’s ‘best restaurants in Manchester’ list

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Live: Mallory Knox

Hannah Brierley is impressed by a passionate and explosive performance

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Review: The Pasta Factory

“If the pasta brings in its native makers, then surely it’ll be good enough for me”