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Live Review: Ashanti, Trey Songz and Mario (and Aitch) at AO Arena
21st June 2022

Live Review: Ashanti, Trey Songz and Mario (and Aitch) at AO Arena

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Ashanti, Trey Songz and Mario’s ‘The Anniversary Tour’ at AO Arena – which featured a special guest appearance from Manchester’s own Aitch
Catbandcat: An experience
21st June 2022

Catbandcat: An experience

Elilee Arulkumar talks to Catbandcat on influences, improvisation, and the difficult task of finding a genre to label themselves with.
Live Review: Miles Kane at The Albert Hall
17th June 2022

Live Review: Miles Kane at The Albert Hall

Sheffield’s finest music journalist Dan Knight reviews a breathtaking set from the spectacular Miles Kane.
Queen of the Universe: In conversation with Grag Queen
17th June 2022

Queen of the Universe: In conversation with Grag Queen

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy sits down with Queen of the Universe winner Grag Queen, who recently performed at Drag Fest in Manchester and London as part of her What’s Up Lindas Tour
Rodney Rock The Peer Hat
14th June 2022

Rodney Rock The Peer Hat

Matt Loreti reviews a night of experimental chaos from Rodney at The Peer Hat featuring births, sex friends, and audience participation.
Mary Lattimore stuns and enthralls at The White Hotel
14th June 2022

Mary Lattimore stuns and enthralls at The White Hotel

Patrick heads to the White Hotel in Salford to check out the mesmerising Mary Lattimore and Ben Bertrand
Live Review: Dionne Warwick at Bridgewater Hall
14th June 2022

Live Review: Dionne Warwick at Bridgewater Hall

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Dionne Warwick’s farewell One Last Time Tour at Bridgewater Hall – with Rachel John opening the night
Live at Leeds – Festival Review
9th June 2022

Live at Leeds – Festival Review

Serena travels to Leeds to review the first ever Live at Leeds: In the Park at Temple Newsam, covering Easy Life, Lauran Hibbard, Sports Team, The Snuts and more
Preview: Parklife 2022
8th June 2022

Preview: Parklife 2022

Exams are finishing, and Parklife is about to begin – here’s everything you need to know ahead of the weekend!
‘Fire’ on Stage: Joesef performs at Gorilla
8th June 2022

‘Fire’ on Stage: Joesef performs at Gorilla

Soulful, sorrowful, languid, energetic, Joesef brings an Amy Winehouse-esque presence to the stage at Manchester’s Gorilla – a review.

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Lorde lights up Manchester with the Solar Power Tour
6th June 2022

Lorde lights up Manchester with the Solar Power Tour

Head Music Editor Sarah Taylor reviews an exceptional set from Lorde at Victoria Warehouse.
My Chemical Romance are back! (And playing in Warrington?)
6th June 2022

My Chemical Romance are back! (And playing in Warrington?)

Maddy Oxley reviews My Chemical Romance’s comeback gig in the bizarre location of Warrington!
The War and Treaty talk working with Brandi Carlile and Grand Ole Opry debut
6th June 2022

The War and Treaty talk working with Brandi Carlile and Grand Ole Opry debut

An interview with blues duo The War and Treaty conducted by Ellie Hughes.
Live Review: Charli XCX delivers a pop-epic show at Victoria Warehouse
4th June 2022

Live Review: Charli XCX delivers a pop-epic show at Victoria Warehouse

Delivering a choreography-packed concert at Victoria Warehouse, Charli XCX showed that she deserves to be placed among the pop superstars.
Album Review: Heart Under by Just Mustard
3rd June 2022

Album Review: Heart Under by Just Mustard

Sam Dynes reviews the sophomore record from Dundalk’s Just Mustard.
Live Review: Queen + Adam Lambert at AO Arena
3rd June 2022

Live Review: Queen + Adam Lambert at AO Arena

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Queen + Adam Lambert’s The Rhapsody Tour at AO Arena
Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky – Porridge Radio – Album and Live Review
1st June 2022

Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky – Porridge Radio – Album and Live Review

Album and Gig review of Porridge Radios latest release ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’
John Digweed is set to DJ at Manchester Cathedral
1st June 2022

John Digweed is set to DJ at Manchester Cathedral

A preview of John Digweed at Manchester Cathedral on 3rd June.
Harry Styles – Harry’s House: hat trick or hard pass?
1st June 2022

Harry Styles – Harry’s House: hat trick or hard pass?

A review of the new Harry Styles record by Libby Elliott.
Metaphysical: Mall Grab pay homage to London
1st June 2022

Metaphysical: Mall Grab pay homage to London

A review of the new Mall Grab track from Kristin Cooper.

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