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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False Advertising 9.11.19

False Advertising – Fairfield Social Club. Review 09/11/19 A stone’s throw from Piccadilly Station is Temperance St, home to the Mayfield Depot, which is the residency for the Warehouse project, (which having walked past last night sounded banging by the way). However, walk a little further and you’ll come across the the Fairfield Social Club, […]

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Cotton Clouds Festival 16-17.8.19

Cotton Clouds Festival – 16-17.8.19 So we’re well into the festival season, with the sunshine beaming down on Glastonbury this year, it seems everyone has the festival bug. I mean who wouldn’t want to get out out into a field with their pals, drink some warm beer and listen to some quality live music. These […]

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Olympia 26.7.19

Olympia – Yes, Manchester This week saw a heatwave hit the UK of proportions none of us were prepared for: cue office staff complaining that they don’t mind it hot but this is “too hot”, and town centres across the land festooned with men of all shapes and sizes strutting about the place as if […]

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The Kooks, Castlefield Bowl 12.07.19

Once again Manchester seems to be the eye of the hurricane for cultural and sporting events: with Old Trafford playing an integral part of the Cricket World Cup, the biannual behemoth that is the Manchester International Festival and, of course, the now traditional Sounds of The City Festival. Taking place at Castlefield Bowl and located […]

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