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The Lowry goes blue for Black History Month

The Lowry goes blue for Black History Month

The Black Blues Brothers, a carnivalesque tribute to The Blues Brothers, is poignantly ending its run at The Lowry in Black History Month
GA-20 Crackdown review: The blues are back

GA-20 Crackdown review: The blues are back

Dynamic, throwback blues trio GA-20 release ‘Crackdown’ from the forefront of the traditional blues revival
Blues Kitchen: A dream come blue

Blues Kitchen: A dream come blue

Visit Blues Kitchen for soul food, exquisite cocktails and an atmospheric club night.
Chadwick Boseman shines in his final role in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Chadwick Boseman shines in his final role in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ featuring great performances by Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis is a powerful exploration of artistry, race, inequality and the American dream
Congleton Jazz and Blues festival documentary

Congleton Jazz and Blues festival documentary

Georgina Davidson discusses locally curated culture of The Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival with Documentary Director Callum Hilditch-Crimes
EP Review: Vandalism by The Vandalis

EP Review: Vandalism by The Vandalis

Throughout, this EP sets the terms. The music pulls you this way and that at will, dragging you from chorus to verse and back again before you’ve had time to realise which way is up
Palace: A new-found maturity

Palace: A new-found maturity

Robbie Beale and Freddie Paley, review the ‘transcendental journey’ that Palace took their audience on during the Manchester leg of their Life After tour

Live Review: Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

The legendary pianist puts on a groovy night to remember at the O2 Apollo with a little help from a plethora of guests

Interview: The Strypes at Neighbourhood Festival

Jack Greeney interviews The Strypes before their show at the Neighbourhood Festival

The fashion blues

Sometimes it can be difficult to get excited by fashion when it all seems the same — this week we look for a few rays of excitement

Homesickness: Top five tips for beating the blues

Missing home? Rachel Adams talks about how to combat homesickness and gives her top tips on how to beat the blues and enjoy university life

Post-Valentine’s Blues

Were you feeling a little more blue than usual this Monday?

Final year blues

Perisha Kudhail delves into the struggles of being a final year

Gary Clark Jr: The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

The Texan guitar god moves one album closer to the mantle of blues rock legend

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