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Pub Crawl: A boozy wander up Oxford Road

A guide to Oxford Road’s watering holes

Live: Johnny Flynn

The forgotten man of the ‘nu-folk’ movement is back with a bang

Interview: Spectrals

Louis Jones talks San Francisco, sonic expansion and stepping up to headline shows

Live: Rachel Zeffira

Rachel Zeffira steps out of Faris Badwan’s shadow with promising solo material at the Deaf Institute

Interview: David Ford

Tom Ingham speaks to David Ford about his new album, why he isn’t really popular and why The Stone Roses killed music

Live: David Ford w/Emily Grove and Jarrod Dickenson

David Ford plays an intimate set with friends at Manchester’s Deaf Institute

Live: Deap Vally & Drenge

Two of 2013’s most promising duos shared the stage in bringing raw punk energy to the Deaf Institute

Interview: Drenge

Backstage at The Deaf Institute, the band of brothers discuss Denmark, two-piece tribulations and the curse of the Sheffield band

Live: Melody’s Echo Chamber

The French outfit capitalise on the wider audience that Tame Impala have brought them with a spellbinding Deaf Institute debut

Live: Clinic

The enigmatic Liverpool outfit played an assured set at the Deaf Institute

Live: The 1975

Local foursome delight Deaf Institute with lyrics of sex, drugs, and chocolate

Matt Corby

Australia’s most soulful singer-songwriter made his Manchester debut at a sold-out Deaf Institute

Fucked Up

The Canadian punks bring their legendarily chaotic live show to the intimate confines of the Deaf Institute


AlunaGeorge demonstrate that 2013 might well be their year with an assured performance at the Deaf Institute

Live: DIIV

DIIV mark their first visit to Manchester with a spellbinding set at the Deaf Institute

Blind date: Barbara and Courtney

Courtney falls head over heels for Barbara

Blind date: Connor and Morag

Our first blind date of the year!

Live: 2:54 @ Deaf Institute

This is melancholy lo-fi pop. A killer combination.

Live: The Milk @ Deaf Institute

R&B outfit The Milk embody the genre in the more traditional sense than in a Chris Brown kind of way.

Live: Dog Is Dead @ Deaf Institute

Dog Is Dead have that feel good vibe that’ll hold them in good stead for the coming festival season.