Spike Island: The Resurrection

Spike Island: The Resurrection At this moment in time, a trip back in time to the 1990’s doesn’t seem too bad an idea. No pandemic, no face masks, no allegations of Tory sleaze!  A step back into time to the so called, “Second Summer of Love” may be something we could all do with… well […]

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Everything I know, I Felt. The Lowry

Last night saw the opening of a new, exciting, vibrant exhibition at the Lowry called Everything I Know, I felt. Put together by Girl Gang Manchester. The collective of 21 artists, activists, academics and self confessed party instigators have banded together to create an interactive exhibition which they hope will be fun, powerful, but most […]

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Carson McHone. 29.01.20

Carson McHone Gorilla, Manchester 29/01/20 Country music is on the rise in the UK and despite not getting a huge amount of radio play over here, Country stars from across the pond regularly play at sold out venues, with little, if any, fanfare. Tonight in Manchester, 100 yards apart, Sturgill Simpson is at the O2 […]

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Harrison Whitford – 17.1.2020

Harrison Whitford – Gorilla, Manchester, 17/01/2020 It’s a great feeling to dust off the cobwebs, get over the Christmas bloat, get out, and see some live music. As it is a new year, it’s only fitting that I should go out and see a fresh, exciting, emerging talent and Harrison Whitford fits the bill. The […]

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Sean McGowan 14.12.19

Seán McGowan – The Castle, Manchester, 14.12.2019 Reviewer: Matt Forrest 48 hours removed from the most depressing election result in recent memory, and it was a good feeling to be out with likeminded people, and to know that not everyone out there is a self serving c*nt. That is why what Seán McGowan achieved tonight […]

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Babybird – 29.11.19

Babybird – Deaf Institute 29/11/19 Reviewer: Matthew Forrest There was a lot to admire about tonight’s Babybird gig. First and foremost, in Stephen Jones you have a performer comfortable in his surroundings, so comfortable in fact that he clearly doesn’t give a toss, what you, I, or anyone else thinks. And quite frankly the night […]

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