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.
With Greater Manchester set to head to the polls on May 4, Labour Party candidate and former Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham is the clear favourite to become the region’s first ever elected mayor.
The sound of legendary Manchester band The Stone Roses is all set for Rochdale on Saturday night, with tribute set to be paid to both them and the city’s other music gods.
Michael Holt made his fair share of Fools Gold in beating Ronnie O’Sullivan in the World Grand Prix earlier this month, and will be hoping to recapture that form in the Ladbrokes Players Championship.
To celebrate the return of one of Britain’s most iconic acts, here is a compilation of Brown, Squire and co’s most under-celebrated tracks.
MM reviews Saturday’s Nankeens Night & Day Cafe gig.
Martin Hannett – ‘musical visionary… pain in the arse’: The story of the creator of the Manchester sound
The new documentary ‘He wasn’t just the 5th member of Joy Division’, will launch on May 5
Handsome devils: Photography exhibition pays homage to Manchester legends Ian Curtis, Morrissey and more
Exhibition runs from January 24 to February 22
‘My Love letter to Manchester’: Spike Island writer says film is tribute to city, youth and Stone Roses
Screenwriter Chris Coghill was speaking at a Q&A session at Band on the Wall
Manchester music map: City’s most celebrated historic gigs and events shared across online video tapestry
Trace the history of The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Oasis and more…
Now showing at Cornerhouse, Manchester