MM heads to the German capital to find out what music is tickling the fancy of locals there…
The Bard of Salford John Cooper Clarke turns 70 today, and doesn’t look a day older than when he burst onto the scene over 40 years ago.
If supporting grassroots music while listening to uplifting melodies is what you’re after, look no further than next year’s Manchester Punk Festival.
Click through to the Ladyfest MCR 2015 Facebook event and you’ll see that 1,207 people have confirmed that they’re ‘attending’ this Saturday’s celebration of all things female.
I first heard Killing Joke’s Pandemonium when I was 15, clad in red-skinny jeans and check board vans. From there I got into Black Flag, The Ramones, Metallica and the list goes on.
Amongst the closure of gig venues, the cancellation of events, and the near demise of the city’s underground music scene, Manchester Punk Festival is bucking the trend and thriving – returning in 2016 for its second year running.
Ahead of the British punk band Slaves’ show at Gorilla in Manchester, guitarist and vocalist Laurie Vincent chatted to MM about their new album, surreal gigs and love of grime.
Cult Manchester punk band Slaughter and the Dogs could be reunited in their original line-up for a one-off gig… if a mega-fan has his way.
‘The aim’s just to stay alive’: The Stranglers on 40 years of crazy antics, old age, and being a British institution
Few British punk bands as confrontational and bolshy as The Stranglers have been able to survive four decades and still manage a sell-out 16-stop nationwide tour.
The Levellers are performing at the Manchester Academy
A self-crowned champion of teenage girl’s hearts, ex-My Chemical Romance front-man, Gerard Way, kicked off his solo tour at the atmospheric Ritz last night.