In Review: Youngr at the Deaf Institute

In Review: Youngr at the Deaf Institute

We picked Youngr’s show at the Deaf Institute as one of our top Manchester gigs for January 2019 and we feel smugly justified. Long before he steps out on stage, the crowd is bouncing.  Chatting feverishly.  Laughing and joking.  All eager to get as close to the stage...

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In Review: The Seamonsters at The Castle

In Review: The Seamonsters at The Castle

We said that The Seamonsters at The Castle, Manchester, would be one of the must see gigs for December.  They proved us right. After excellent support from The Pettibones and Reqs, The Seamonsters take to the stage.  It’s a tight fit – the six-piece are surrounded by...

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In Review: Thomas Rhett at The Ritz

In Review: Thomas Rhett at The Ritz

It's been a big few weeks for Thomas Rhett.  After releasing the deluxe version of his hit album Tangled Up, he performed at the country music industry's biggest event the CMA Awards singing Die A Happy Man, a song which scooped the Best Single award (it also happened...

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In Review: Guadalupe Plata at The Castle

In Review: Guadalupe Plata at The Castle

It's hotter than hell in The Castle. The gig's sold out and there's barely any room to move.  People are even being turned away at the door.  The atmosphere is electric and there's a decided buzz in the air (and it's not from the air-con which is doing its best to...

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In Review: Lucie Silvas at the Deaf Institute

In Review: Lucie Silvas at the Deaf Institute

“It’s so bloody good to see you!” Lucie Silvas declares on stage just a few minutes in to the set.  You really can tell that she means it – she’s beaming and looks over the moon to be opening her first UK tour in quite some time at Manchester’s Deaf Institute.  It’s...

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No Hot Ashes steal show at Sunday Night Live

The filming of a live set for Sunday Night Live at a packed and energetic The Grove in Hazel Grove gave six bands the perfect opportunity to showcase their abilities for a segment to be broadcast on Sunday 27 December at 8pm on Freeview Channel 8. It was against a...

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In Review: The Orielles at The Deaf Institute

In Review: The Orielles at The Deaf Institute

After a strong 2015, which has seen Halifax's finest garner more support and put on a series of strong performances including July's show at The Castle, as well as release the outstanding and addictive tune Joey Says We Got It, The Orielles brought their year to a...

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In Review: Garbage at Manchester Academy

In Review: Garbage at Manchester Academy

It seems apt that as Manchester Academy celebrates 25 years and runs a series of celebratory gigs, one of the acts which comes back is itself celebrating an anniversary – 20 years since the release of its sensational self-titled debut.  Garbage. Before the gig starts,...

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In Review: Tom Robinson at the RNCM

In Review: Tom Robinson at the RNCM

On what marks Tom Robinson’s first full band tour of the century (!) you could forgive him for being a little rusty, but there was no need.  Proving that age old adage that class is permanent he quickly and easily his rhythm to put on a silky smooth performance. The...

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In Review: Jess and the Bandits at Gullivers

In Review: Jess and the Bandits at Gullivers

Speaking before the gig, Jess Clemmons, frontwoman of Jess and the Bandits, promises a gig filled with energy.  Within moments of coming on to the stage, she is proved correct as she and the Bandits launch in to a set which thrills the crowd. But in truth, the energy...

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In Review: Peace at Manchester Academy

In Review: Peace at Manchester Academy

There’s a buzz about Peace.  Their fanbase continues to grow, their shows are garnering further praise.  Just six months ago they sold out three nights at the Deaf Institute and last night they performed to a sold out (and frenzied) Manchester Academy 1. Before Peace...

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In Review: Foo Fighters at Emirates Old Trafford

In Review: Foo Fighters at Emirates Old Trafford

"We've got 20 years of songs to fit in" declared Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl as he asked the audience whether they wanted to stay all night, skipping work the day after.  The response was an overwhelming yes, as 50,000 prepared to send their excuses in to the...

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