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Live: Mitski

Despite an uncertain start, Mitski pulls another powerful performance out of the bag

Live: Elvana — Elvis-fronted Nirvana

The world’s only Elvis-fronted tribute to Nirvana is a glorious mongrel that works better than it should, writes Oscar Talbot

Live: Fozzy

WWE star Chris Jericho brought his accomplished heavy metal act to the Ruby Lounge

Live: Lonely The Brave

Lonely The Brave gave their fans an intimate, personal show at The Ruby Lounge

Live: The Wytches

The psych-rockers’ ‘pop-up gig’ suffers from over-familiarity

Live: …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Trail of Dead live up to their fearsome reputation with a manic live show

Live: Emily Wells

Wells’ smooth use of loop pads and pedals and her ability on a multitude of instruments was impressive

Live: Young Kato / The Propellers

Tommy Wright, lead vocalist of the band, spoke afterwards about the theme of ‘celebration’ that has gone into the writing of his band’s songs, but an element of that was definitely missing.

Interview & Live: Little Green Cars

The Mancunion caught up with Little Green Cars as they soak up their strong Mancunian fan base.

Live: Johnny Borrell

The former Razorlight frontman continues his steady decline into obscurity.

Live: Caitlin Rose

A tepid perfomance from the Tennessee songstress was matched by an unenthusiastic crowd

Imagine Dragons

American chart sensations Imagine Dragons made their debut Manchester appearance at the Ruby Lounge

The Staves

Folk up-and-comers The Staves spoke to The Mancunion about their debut record, gender politics and world domination

The best night spots in Manchester

Fancy a good night out in Manchester? Then Tom Glasser can help, via an extended river metaphor

Live: The Heartbreaks @ Ruby Lounge

The energy of the four young males certainly overwhelmed the intimate venue.

Live: Ladyhawke @ Ruby Lounge

This down to earth starlet performs effortlessly yet impeccably.

Live: The Megaphonic Thrift @ Ruby Lounge

Band and audience become akin to boys and girls at a school disco, awkwardly evading interaction.

Live: The Jezabels @ Ruby Lounge

They filled the venue, pleased the crowd and proved their place.

Live: Grouplove @ Ruby Lounge

If tonight was any indication of the summer ahead, it’s going to be wild one.

Live: Michael Kiwanuka @ Ruby Lounge

Winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2012, Michael Kiwanuka, takes to the stage at Ruby Lounge.