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Q and A: Tom Zanetti

Q and A: Tom Zanetti

Tom Zanetti answered some quick-fire questions ahead of his show at the O2 Ritz
Live Review: Django Django at the Ritz

Live Review: Django Django at the Ritz

Django Django have been riding high of late, a successful album and a series of sold-out shows – Ethan Davies found that their live performances are just as impressive

Live: Loyle Carner

Loyle Carner returns to Manchester with his new album Yesterday’s Gone

Live: State Champs

Is pop punk dead? Meg Roberts takes a trip down memory lane at the State Champs’ gig

Live: The Front Bottoms

A poor choice of songs gives an unflattering impression of the folk-punk fourpiece — but they play with unbridled, endearing energy to an enthusiastic crowd, writes Joe Casson

Live: Arab Strap

After ten years out in the cold, Arab Strap’s comprehensive reunion show retains everything that made them great the first time around, writes Joe Casson

Live: MØ

An energetic, pitch-perfect performance is the perfect gift from the Danish singer to her enthralled audience, writes Tara Bharadia

Preview: Poliça

Polica are coming to Manchester and are bringing their inventive electronic, indie sound with them. Christian Hurry tells you why you should be there too

Preview: Less Than Jake

Dust off your checkerboard suspenders — Less Than Jake are coming to the Ritz this Monday

Live: Sundara Karma

Sundara Karma are more than teenage icons – their fizzy pop is a perfect escape from the encroaching Mancunian autumn, writes Meg Roberts

Feature: Guide to Manchester’s Music Venues

From sold-out arenas to atmospheric basements, this Freshers’ guide shows what Manchester’s array of venues has to offer

Live: Floating Points

Manchester’s own Floating Points opens portals into other dimensions

Live: Beach House

With a setlist creator and larger performance troupe, Beach House’s Ritz performance was certainly considerable in atmosphere and sound than years gone by

Live: The Strypes

Despite boundless energy, The Strypes need to learn how to diversify their shows

Live: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Madness in method, method in madness. UMO are at once a professional and eccentric live act

Live: Every Time I Die & Architects

Architects stand out from a homogenous metalcore scene but ultimately fail to outperform Every Time I Die

Preview: Red Bull Music Academy Tour – Manchester

The RBMA tour comes to Manchester April 16th-19th

Live: Chet Faker

Chet Faker’s one man show shrugs off any preconceptions to forge his own place within the scene.

Live: George Ezra

George Ezra seems to win over the crowd but lacks substance

Live: Bill Callahan

Callahan’s understated vocals mesmerise and provide a compelling consistency