Music Archive

2nd February 2012

Live: Thin Lizzy + Interview with Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch

“No Phil Lynott, no Thin Lizzy.” The classic rockers visit Manchester to prove everybody wrong, and bring the storming Clutch with them.
2nd February 2012

Live: The Drums @ HMV Ritz

The fact that this is the last date of a lengthy tour does nothing to dampen the energy and enthusiasm displayed.
2nd February 2012

Album: Rodrigo y Gabriela – Area 52

The raw passion that fuels Rodrigo y Gabriela’s live performances is diluted by lengthy and elaborate instrumental excursions.
31st January 2012

Live: White Lies @ Apollo

As gig experiences go, this one weaved in and out of sublime and mundane.
19th December 2011

Interview: Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche)

Frontman and founder of I Am The Avalanche, Vinnie Caruana, answers some questions shortly before their show at Moho Live earlier this month.
15th December 2011

Live: Skrillex @ Warehouse Project

Skrillex may have been dubbed the most hated man in dubstep, but there are nearly 2000 people in Manchester alone who’d disagree following this performance.
15th December 2011

Album: Four Year Strong – In Some Way, Shape or Form

Not an astounding effort from the pop punk quartet but impressive enough.
15th December 2011

Live: The Swellers @ Academy 3

Mutual appreciation between band and audience make for a memorable night in Academy 3.
7th December 2011

Interview: Tinchy Stryder

Phoebe Clarke chats to the big man himself about his new album and outside-of-music business ventures.
5th December 2011

Live: A Day To Remember @ Academy 1

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5th December 2011

Live: Wild Beasts

Both band and venue remain amongst the live circuit’s best-kept secrets. On tonight’s evidence though, they surely won’t be secrets for much longer.
5th December 2011

Live: The Staves @ Sacred Trinity Church

Angelic voices, folky tones and complex harmonies make up this choir of 3 young sisters’ sound.
5th December 2011

Live: Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore’s new album, Demolished Thoughts, has been lost somewhat in the live translation.
5th December 2011

Interview: Lisa Hannigan @ St. Phillips Church

As lovely as gigs in churches can be, Lisa Hannigan’s set needs less restriction and more sweatiness.
5th December 2011

Classic Album: Otis Redding – Otis Blue

Dan Jones takes a look at the album that shot soul icon Otis Redding to the top of the charts in 1965.
5th December 2011

Album: De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)

A record that ultimately changed the face of rap as we knew it.
5th December 2011

Feature: Marcus Foster @ Deaf Institute

Marcus Foster may be old friends with twinkly vampire Robert Pattinson, but don’t let that put you off.
5th December 2011

Live: The Vaccines @ Academy 1

They may not be re-inventing the wheel but The Vaccines have managed to create their own distinctive sound, popular with so many.
5th December 2011

Live: Foster The People @ Academy 2

For fans of MGMT, Empire of the Sun and Miike Snow.
5th December 2011

Live: Exit Ten @ Moho Live

Exit Ten are a band that have only matured with age, making them a band certainly worth keeping an eye our for next festival season.

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