The Ritz Articles

Live Review: Alestorm

Live Review: Alestorm

Jack “Sparrow” Greeney reviews Pirate Metal band Alestorm’s performance at Piratefest 2018
Live review: The Lemon Twigs

Live review: The Lemon Twigs

Occasionally wholesome good-natured 70’s glam pop fun
Live Review: Declan McKenna at The Ritz

Live Review: Declan McKenna at The Ritz

Music writer Jack Greeney reviews the biggest show of the emerging indie singer-songwriter’s career so far
Interview: The Strypes at Neighbourhood Festival

Interview: The Strypes at Neighbourhood Festival

Jack Greeney interviews The Strypes before their show at the Neighbourhood Festival
Album: The Moods – Missing Peace

Album: The Moods – Missing Peace

High praise for The Moods’ new album, from Music Editor Hannah Brierley
Floating Points – A Tale of Two Sets

Floating Points – A Tale of Two Sets

Manchester-born Floating Points takes on the challenge of a live set followed by four hours at Hidden in the space of one night. But who would prevail: the producer, or the DJ?
Live: Kurt Vile and the Violators

Live: Kurt Vile and the Violators

No KV Crimes here, but Kurt Vile and the Violators didn’t exactly set the world alight at The Ritz
Live: Smoke Fairies

Live: Smoke Fairies

Smoke Fairies looked uncomfortable when performing
Live: Public Service Broadcasting

Live: Public Service Broadcasting

Rather than subscribe to the overdone 4 piece rock band, Public Service Broadcasting have taken an idea and run with it
Live: Bipolar Sunshine

Live: Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine does little to stir the audience to any higher echelons
Live: Karnivool

Live: Karnivool

Karnivool don’t quite recover from playing their energetic songs early
Live: RBMA presents Tropical (ft. JME, Skepta, Preditah, C4, Todd Edwards, Logan Sama)

Live: RBMA presents Tropical (ft. JME, Skepta, Preditah, C4, Todd Edwards, Logan Sama)

RBMA’s Tropical came across as a little confused – designed as a club night with the main attraction being a live grime set
Live: NME Awards Tour

Live: NME Awards Tour

It felt like the overriding theme of the night was some sort of bizarre dream
Live: La Roux

Live: La Roux

La Roux is still making catchy, melodic and entertaining electro-pop and she still has a majestic ginger quiff
The top night spots in Manchester

The top night spots in Manchester

Fancy a good night out in Manchester? Olly Mitchell is here to help
The best live music venues in Manchester

The best live music venues in Manchester

As one of the world’s great music cities, Manchester is packed with great venues. Here’s some of our favourites…
Live: Lucy Spraggan

Live: Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan returns to Manchester with a bang.
Live: Johnny Marr

Live: Johnny Marr

“He’s a magician with a guitar, a godlike genius, and quite possibly the coolest Mancunian of all time.”
Interview: Stiff Little Fingers

Interview: Stiff Little Fingers

The punk legends talk music, politics and longevity with Tom Ingham

Live: Jessie Ware

The Mercury nominee confirmed her ascension to UK pop’s top table with an assured set at The Ritz

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