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bar italia live in Manchester: An embrace from ‘Tracey Denim’ and ‘The Twits’

bar italia live in Manchester: An embrace from ‘Tracey Denim’ and ‘The Twits’

bar italia gets the crowd ‘punkt’ with a fruitful return at Manchester’s Band on the Wall, sustaining their reputability after two successful albums
NewDad live in Manchester: Heaven and angels for shoegaze revivalists

NewDad live in Manchester: Heaven and angels for shoegaze revivalists

Irish shoegazers return to Manchester for a sold-out show supporting debut album, MADRA
Cathy Jain: “Studying is on the side, for stability”

Cathy Jain: “Studying is on the side, for stability”

Solo talent Cathy Jain came to Beyond the Music festival at Band on the Wall last month, bringing the spirit of Nick Drake with her
Fruit live in Manchester: A cooking-pot of culture

Fruit live in Manchester: A cooking-pot of culture

Fruit put on a deafening, memorable performance at the iconic Manchester venue Band On The Wall
Live review: Ibibio Sound Machine light up Band on the Wall

Live review: Ibibio Sound Machine light up Band on the Wall

Ibibio Sound Machine are truly perfect for Manchester’s crowd, their varied, enticing and ecstatic set leaving us swirling with joy.

Live review: Vacations at Band on the Wall

Vacations bring their sunny Australian sound to Band on the Wall following the release of new single ‘Next Exit’
Live review: Thee Sacred Souls at Band on the Wall, Manchester

Live review: Thee Sacred Souls at Band on the Wall, Manchester

San Diegan soul band Thee Sacred Souls brings a love heavy setlist to Manchester that leaves us all longing for a little more romance in our lives.
Live review: Fall Out Boy at Band on the Wall

Live review: Fall Out Boy at Band on the Wall

Fall Out Boy play a special intimate warm-up show at Manchester’s Band on the Wall, making for a night we’ll remember for centuries
The Waeve: In conversation with Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall

The Waeve: In conversation with Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall

Blur guitarist extraordinaire Graham Coxon and singer-songwriter Rose Elinor Dougall sit down to discuss their new exciting project The Waeve
In conversation with Fergus McCreadie

In conversation with Fergus McCreadie

Fergus McCreadie talks improvisation, inspirations and recording ahead of his headline show at Band on the Wall
Live review: Sudan Archives raises the bar at Band on the Wall

Live review: Sudan Archives raises the bar at Band on the Wall

The American artist visited Manchester last Thursday, and her performance exemplified everything exciting about music right now
Live review: Stella Donnelly takes Manchester by storm

Live review: Stella Donnelly takes Manchester by storm

Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly plays an empowering set at Band on the Wall
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