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KEANE – MANCHESTER APOLLO: REVIEW

After 7 years in the cold, KEANE play the O2 Apollo Manchester to remind us of what we've been missing all this time. Read Una's review of a triumphant return... Following the breakdown of his marriage Tim Rice-Oxley sat down and poured his heart

STAR SHAPED MANCHESTER: GIG

As the Insta post for Star Shaped Manchester promised: And so it was. We’ve been to Star Shaped Manchester before. Also, their Oasis night at Zombie Shack a few years ago, so we know we’re in for a good night. Well day, as it started at 2.15pm.

THE KOOKS SOTC: GIG

One of our favourite festivals Sounds of the City is back in Manchester, and so are The Kooks! Chief music writer Alix headed out to review The Kooks SOTC 2019, read on... SOUNDS OF THE CITY 2019 Castlefield Bowl is such a top Manchester outdoor ve

BOOK: A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder: The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime

BOOK: MINIMAL FILM

We recently received our copy of the book Minimal Film by Matteo Civaschi. An uber cool graphic design book which invites the reader to see cinema from a different perspective. From Alien to Rain Man, Star Wars to Psycho, E.T. to Ghost... Minimal Fil

COURTEENERS AT HEATON PARK

The loudest and most colourful of triumphant returns was made by Courteeners at Heaton Park on Saturday. Parklife had already warmed up, or rather severely muddied the park in preparation. With tickets in hand and raring to go 50,000 fans came from a

BOOKSMART: REVIEW

Time for a movie review and what better than when Una caught the film Booksmart this week at HOME Cinema Manchester... BOOKSMART REVIEW I made a conscious effort to see this after receiving recommendations from several sources, plus I've always enj

GIG: THE VACCINES

The Vaccines triumphantly returned to Blackburn's King Hall this weekend, more than making amends for a cancelled gig back in January. On that occasion a broken barrier put an end to an energetic performance from band and crowd alike. It would be saf...

BEING FRANK SIDEBOTTOM

Chris Sievey. You may not have heard of this incredibly artistic, talented individual. But he, was Frank Sidebottom. And we think you need to know all about him. Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story gives us everything. Cataloguing his life and wor

SHADOWPARTY GIG

Now it is officially Springtime and despite what you read in the papers, life goes on. And if you enjoy your music - there's plenty to be excited about right now. For there was ShadowParty gig in town on Thursday and Alix was there to review... SUPE

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