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Vice Magazine launches at Deaf Institute
25th October 2011

Vice Magazine launches at Deaf Institute

Free American Apparel goody bags? Drinks tokens? What is this madness? It can only be the launch of Vice!
Column: Top of the Flops?
25th October 2011

Column: Top of the Flops?

Gone are the gender bending days of Culture Club. You’ve just got to wear a suit of lamb chops and you’re halfway to number one.
Live: Shadowsphere @ Warehouse Project
25th October 2011

Live: Shadowsphere @ Warehouse Project

Skream, SBTRKT, Hudson Mohawke and Shadowsphere dazzle in Warehouse Project’s first outing of the year.
Album: Anthrax – Worship Music
25th October 2011

Album: Anthrax – Worship Music

Thrash legends make a blistering return with their 10th studio album.
Album: The Kooks – Junk of the Heart
25th October 2011

Album: The Kooks – Junk of the Heart

Junk of the Heart? More like Junk of the Chart.
Album: The Drums – Portamento
25th October 2011

Album: The Drums – Portamento

Like your music bland and samey? You’ll love this.
Reading Festival 2011
24th October 2011

Reading Festival 2011

One of the UK’s biggest and most popular festivals returned this year with headline acts Muse, My Chemical Romance and The Strokes, but who stood out and who just flopped?
Sonisphere Festival 2011
24th October 2011

Sonisphere Festival 2011

Tom Geddes gives a quick rundown of the highs and lows of this year’s Sonisphere, as headlined by Metallica, Biffy Clyro and Slipknot.
Column: A right ruin
24th October 2011

Column: A right ruin

The decisive nail in the coffin of independent record stores?
High Voltage Festival 2011
24th October 2011

High Voltage Festival 2011

Judas Priest, Slash and Dream Theater, to name but a few, graced the stages at this year’s High Voltage but who impressed Tom Geddes and your dad the most?

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Parklife Festival 2011
24th October 2011

Parklife Festival 2011

Manchester’s own end-of-exams summer festival returned with a sterling line-up, including names such as Chase and Status, Kelis and Mark Ronson.
Live: Kurt Vile @ Sound Control
24th October 2011

Live: Kurt Vile @ Sound Control

The guy’s got solid Americana sensibilities.
Benicassim Festival 2011
17th October 2011

Benicassim Festival 2011

The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Elbow come under Tom Hickman’s scrutiny in the first of our summer festival highlights.
Live: Death From Above 1979
10th October 2011

Live: Death From Above 1979

The Canadian duo cast aside past differences to deliver a scintillating set at the Academy
Festival Preview: High Voltage
30th August 2011

Festival Preview: High Voltage

In only its second year, High Voltage has certainly targeted the dads market. With a line-up relying heavily on classic rock, prog and metal, as well as none of that tiresome camping malarkey, it’s not difficult to see why. Two days of legendary acts however, means that students shouldn’t shy away from a fantastic festival.
Live: Continue @ Sankeys
8th April 2011

Live: Continue @ Sankeys

Scuba vs SCB, Dark Sky, Pangaea, Instra:mental, XXXY Sankeys 11th March 2011 4 stars
8th April 2011

Album: Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding

For a new Mancunian rock band, bringing out a debut is normally a difficult process; yet one that happens in droves. If, however, that band is actually a successful old band, minus one member, it’s a walk in the park. Though Different Gear, Still Speeding was set for scrutiny and controversy from the offset, Liam Gallagher and his tribe of merry men have, surprisingly, exceeded themselves.
Reissue: Ocean Colour Scene – Moseley Shoals
8th April 2011

Reissue: Ocean Colour Scene – Moseley Shoals

2011 has been a year of Britpop revival. Oasis-esque Brother are set to release a hotly anticipated debut, Liam Gallagher’s new band have just released theirs and a reformed Pulp are about to take this summers festivals by storm. Now, 15 years on from its original release, the too often forgotten Ocean Colour Scene are re-releasing their classic album Moseley Shoals.
Live: Surfer Blood @ Academy 3
8th April 2011

Live: Surfer Blood @ Academy 3

West Palm Beach-based indie rockers Surfer Blood brought with them a little bit of Florida sunshine to Academy 3 on Wednesday night, as they powered through a set that lasted just shy of an hour, but for what it lacked in quantity it more than made up for it in quality.
Live: Plan B @ Manchester Apollo
8th April 2011

Live: Plan B @ Manchester Apollo

Musical re-inventions don’t come much more drastic than that of rapper turned crooner Ben Drew (aka Plan B aka Strickland Banks) who tonight plays host to an evening of retro-soul at Manchester’s Apollo. Liam Bailey prepares the crowd perfectly for the main event with his deep husky tones, performing a short set of bluesy tunes including the raw and beautiful ‘It’s Not the Same’, and soon to be hit single ‘You Better Leave Me’, demonstrating exactly why he’s tipped to be the next big thing in contemporary soul.

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