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Joe Goggins

Joe Goggins

Music Editor.

Live: Texas Is the Reason

The New York titans of nineties emo delivered a poignant penultimate show

Interview: 65daysofstatic

Sheffield’s premier purveyors of post-rock talk stolen gear, Sleepwalk City and how instrumental music can still be political

Preview: Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013

The Bank Holiday institution returns with one of its most diverse lineups in years

Interview: Spectrals

Louis Jones talks San Francisco, sonic expansion and stepping up to headline shows

Interview: New Order

Tom Chapman discusses joining the local legends, headlining Jodrell Bank and the importance of the Manchester music scene

Live: The Postal Service

Ten years after the release of their only record, The Postal Service finally reach Manchester

Interview: Bob Mould

The alternative icon discusses returning to guitars, his autobiography and his legacy as one of rock’s most influential figures

Interview: Ghostpoet

One of urban music’s most exciting voices talks progression, diversity and choosing his own path

From the vault: The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow

Ten years on, we look back at the moment The Shins delivered on their lo-fi promise – with one of the great modern indie rock records

Interview: Wild Nothing

Jack Tatum talks balancing college and songwriting, non-stop touring and his love of Manchester

Five Songs in the Field of… Guilty Pleasures

The long-sought-after proof that I’m not as achingly cool as I look

Live: Eels

One of indie rock’s most enigmatic performers confounds expectations at the Academy

Live: Foals

The Oxford quintet have outgrown venues of this size with their unique brand of controlled chaos

Column: Why Look Back in Anger?

Not every nostalgic reunion has to be viewed as a cynical cash-in

Interview: The Joy Formidable

Nature, solitude and being Dave Grohl’s favourite new band: Ritzy Bryan talks Wolf’s Law with The Mancunion

Preview: Foals

The Oxford quintet are set to bring Holy Fire to Manchester

Interview: I Am Kloot

The local boys done good spoke to Joe Goggins on breaking through, working with Elbow and their own Bohemian Rhapsody

Column: Manchester, so much to answer for

The Courteeners are back with a new record – and continue to personify everything wrong with present-day Manchester music

Interview: Black Veil Brides

Guitarist Jake Pitts talks to Joe Goggins on headlining the Kerrang! tour, concept records and embracing chaos

Interview: Frightened Rabbit

Frontman Scott Hutchison spoke to Joe Goggins on major labels, breaking America and his real thoughts on Mumford & Sons