Baxter Dury told Jason Williamson that he envisaged his new album ‘The Night Chancers’ – as told by an ageing hip hop mogul who looks back on his life in chapters – the perfect analogy for an album doused in self-awareness and promiscuity.
Thirty years ago to the day, Morrissey performed for the first time as a solo artist, and with that stood at the forefront of a British cultural movement for the last time.
A Manchester lad who helped changed the face of music forever, Pete Shelley will go down in the annals of history for his contribution to punk.
Manchester has a righteous tradition of insisting on being the UK music capital but the old city has been a little quiet of late.
The album, the Trio’s sixth release, is a playground haven for daydreamers – a menagerie of slow-paced ethereal numbers punctuated by somewhat jazzier, more shrapnel-spiced songs that ruffle up the album’s pleasantly plodding status quo.
A Glossop funk band will be looking to build on a year of highs after supporting soul legend Alexander O’Neal on tour.
What happens if you cross modern dance music with the nostalgic and abrasive sounds that used to come out of your old Game Boy or Game Gear?
Fledgling Liverpudlian quartet Clean Cut Kid carved a post-Halloween indie triumph at the Soup Kitchen last night with a stirring performance exhibiting vigour and versatility.
There will be a new track and older track in some way related to the new track, a track from a recently released album, a track somewhat related to the week just past, and a track by an artist playing in Manchester in the coming week.
Lucy Rose’s gig last night was certainly one to remember, including a subdued encore amid a musical hypnosis, followed by a win for authenticity, friendship and loaves of bread.
If all of Spector’s songs are, essentially, cries of existential angst from frontman Fred MacPherson, they are more fun than most.