Interview: Newton Faulkner
Callum Lunn talks self-production, fans and festivals with Newton Faulkner
At My Table: Nigella Lawson in conversation
We joined Nigella Lawson and Jeanette Winterson as they discussed the fundamental pleasures of food
Live: Mario Biondi
The Italian soul singer seems awkward and lost in translation in a disappointing show, writes Hugh Morris
Independent Live at the RNCM
The #IndyLive General Election debate took place on Wednesday and fielded questions about the EU, healthcare, and nationalism
Live: Ariel Pink
Ariel’s sarcastic lo-fi take on pop culture didn’t seem to fit with the relatively grandiose setting
Live: Gondwana Records Showcase – GoGo Penguin
GoGo Penguin are a 2-step ahead of you and the rest of the audience
Live: Eddi Reader
Her biggest hit isn’t needed to make the show complete, and I think that says worlds about her as a performer
Brian Cox endorses £3 million RNCM campaign
Physicist Brian Cox has added his voice in support of RNCM’s renovation campaign
Live: The Futureheads @ RNCM
Full of theatrics and refreshing anecdotes, The Futureheads have thrown off the necessity to fit into the indie scene.
Live: The Creole Choir of Cuba @ RNCM
The Creole Choir of Cuba’s invocatory, cultural whirlwind of a performance at the RNCM left me both astounded and invigorated; grateful that at least in other parts of the world there are musicians who stick to their roots rather than becoming over-produced and losing that raw ‘spirit’ of music. The Creole Choir is not simply a group formed to showcase the outstanding natural talent of their individual voices, they fervently fight to depict the plight of their ancestors who were bought from Africa and forced to work in slave conditions in the sugar and coffee plantations of Cuba.
Preview – Rent
Preview of the Broadway musical “Rent”, being performed at the RNCM by South Manchester Amateur Operatic Society.
Live: Josh Ritter @ RNCM
4 Stars It’s always heartening to see a musician enjoying a gig as much as the audience, and Josh Ritter, playing to an almost full Royal Northern College of Music last Wednesday, looked positively ecstatic. At several points he literally jumped for joy, and the rest of the time contented himself with grinning wildly, resembling […]