Band on the Wall Articles

Pixies play intimate show at Band on the Wall, Manchester

Pixies play intimate show at Band on the Wall, Manchester

Head Music Editor Sarah Taylor went along to Pixies’ 500-capacity charity secret show at Band on the Wall.
Live Review: Yard Act – Completely chaotic in the best way possible

Live Review: Yard Act – Completely chaotic in the best way possible

Head Music Editor Sarah Taylor reviews a riotous return to Manchester from Leeds post-punk band and masters of satire Yard Act.
From Reeling to The Ronettes, The Mysterines show their quality at Band On The Wall

From Reeling to The Ronettes, The Mysterines show their quality at Band On The Wall

Merseyside rockers The Mysterines deliver an enthralling night of music at Band on the Wall.
Review: One Mic Stand

Review: One Mic Stand

Margherita Concina reviews Contact and Young Identity’s One Mic Stand
Live Review: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at Band On The Wall

Live Review: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at Band On The Wall

Georgina Davidson reviews Australia’s the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at their sold-out Manchester show
In Conversation with Self Esteem

In Conversation with Self Esteem

“Boldness, bigness, and queerness”: With an uncompromised new sound, Self Esteem is ready to show the world what she’s made of
Live Review: Marika Hackman

Live Review: Marika Hackman

A sold-out Band on the Wall was the setting for Marika Hackman’s triumphant showcase of her often sincere and melancholy yet endlessly witty repertoire
Review: One Mic Stand

Review: One Mic Stand

Sade Omeje reviews Contact Theatre’s ‘One Mic Stand’ at Northern Quarter’s Band on the Wall
In Conversation with Matt Maltese

In Conversation with Matt Maltese

Peter Varley catches up with the rising talent Matt Maltese talking about his ‘Bad Contestant’ album and subsequent tour before his gig at Band on the Wall
Live Review: Mr Scruff and DJ Fitchie

Live Review: Mr Scruff and DJ Fitchie

Kit Delamain shares a funky evening with Mr Scruff, at Band on the Wall
Interview: Mabel

Interview: Mabel

Backstage at Band On The Wall, Mabel chats 90s influences, empowering women and getting pied by Harry Styles…
After Twilight: A Youth take over of the Whitworth

After Twilight: A Youth take over of the Whitworth

Putting young South Asian talent on the agenda, the Whitworth Young Contemporaries launched an evening full to the brim with conceptual art and emerging musicians to bring diversity back into galleries
Interview: YolanDa Brown, the UK’s leading Saxophonist

Interview: YolanDa Brown, the UK’s leading Saxophonist

Two-time MOBO winner for ‘Best Jazz Artist’ YolanDa Brown takes the time to chat to Kizzy Bray about her new album, tour and how her double life as a musician and business student at uni made her passion into a success story
Live: Sun Ra Arkestra

Live: Sun Ra Arkestra

Sophie Billington is blasted into space as she reports from Sun Ra Arkestra’s tenure at Band on the Wall
Live: Banco de Gaia and Dr Trippy

Live: Banco de Gaia and Dr Trippy

Oscar Talbot covers a night of music so overtly druggy that Theresa May wants to ban it under the Psychoactive Substances Act
Live: George the Poet

Live: George the Poet

Rapper, spoken word artist and political activist George the Poet displays his skill with words in a charming performance
Preview: George the Poet

Preview: George the Poet

George the Poet brings his search party to Manchester’s Band on the Wall
Club of the Year: Mr Scruff’s ‘Keep it Unreal’

Club of the Year: Mr Scruff’s ‘Keep it Unreal’

Every month Mr Scruff hosts a party with tea, cakes and records – and you’re all invited
Live: Acid Mothers Temple

Live: Acid Mothers Temple

Kawabata Makoto and co’s daring, unorthodox Japanoise is all the more bewitching in a partly improvised live performance
Live: Nubiyan Twist

Live: Nubiyan Twist

Nubiyan Twist shone in Manchester

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