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Live review: James Taylor at O2 Apollo, Manchester

Live review: James Taylor at O2 Apollo, Manchester

Iconic and influential singer-songwriter James Taylor provides an evening of first-class entertainment at the O2 Apollo.
Live Review: Gladys Knight at O2 Apollo

Live Review: Gladys Knight at O2 Apollo

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Gladys Knight at O2 Apollo, where she sang music from her solo career and her time with the Pips – with support from Mark Kingswood
Live Review: MARINA at O2 Apollo

Live Review: MARINA at O2 Apollo

Alex Ferguson reviews MARINA as she performs in Manchester O2 Apollo on the back of her new and divisive album, Love + Fear
Live Review: Niall Horan

Live Review: Niall Horan

One ex-boyband member finds his own Direction in an upbeat, folksy gig that promises a bright future

Live Review: Lorde Reigns at Melodrama Tour

Lorde dazzles in her first show of the Melodrama tour

Live: The xx

The xx’s flowing melodies, succinct beats and incredible tightness in live performances make them one of the best British acts of current times, writes Will Bain

Review: Alan Carr

Alan Carr takes on trip advisor, northern delicacies, and nostalgic cultural references at Manchester’s Apollo

Album: Synkro – Changes

Synkro’s excellent debut album showcases a more mature sound

Live: Primus

Indulging Les Claypool’s obsession for everything Wonka, Primus perform a 3-hour set including a full rendition of the Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack

Live: John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke – you either love him, or you have probably never heard of him

Live: Rise Against

Rise Against sound unique and fresh

Live: Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill’s live set proved to be frustrating and fascinating in equal measure

Live: Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant certainly put on a good show

Live: Robert Plant

The Dancing days are far from over as Plant brings it on home at the Apollo

Live: Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa delights a packed out Apollo

Live: My Bloody Valentine

Finally armed with new material to play, the Irish noise-mongers are as uncompromising as ever

Steel Panther

O2 Apollo Manchester Saturday 10th November 2012 34/10


The thrash metal legends bore the Apollo into submission

Interview: The Cribs

Wakefield’s finest speak to music editor Joe Goggins about touring, recording and the essence of punk.

Live: Slash at Apollo

Twenty-five years on from his first Mancunian outing, Slash hasn’t forgotten his rock n’ roll roots