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Manchester’s status as one of the music capitals of the world has roots going back at least a hundred and fifty years, to the hedonism, the mills, the music halls and the warehouses of the world’s first industrial city.

A night to remember: Manchester Arena reopens with bittersweet benefit concert

On 22 May this year, 22 people were killed and 120 were injured in a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena. Many...

Three to see this weekend: the beer, the band, the bespoke...

Whether you fancy yourself a taste of Brooklyn, a band-new show, or a bespoke shopping experience with a twist, there's something for you this...

Rhythm and booze: Flour & Flagon pub now open following huge...

If you're no stranger to the pubs and bars and the student scene around Oxford Road, then Pub/Zoo will be a familiar sight. Host to...

What is happening to Manchester’s music venues?

Morrissey’s There Is A Light That Never Goes Out refers to the north’s unbreakable spirit. But it seems that the light is going out...

Noel Gallagher to reopen Manchester Arena in massive benefit concert

Manchester Arena will reopen on Saturday 9 September with a massive benefit concert to raise money for the Manchester Memorial Fund, honouring those affected...

FREE shows to see at Manchester Jazz Festival before it finishes

With just a little under a week left until the Manchester Jazz Festival closes for another year, fans who aren't too keen on waiting...

Inside the legendary Manchester club that became a hidden school of...

Dry Bar is closing. It’s the latest in a long line of legendary Manchester bars and clubs to switch off their lights for the...

Aussie horror and one of the greatest bands in the world...

When you think of Australia, you probably imagine warm yellow beaches, beautiful, tanned people and the occasional heavy drinking session. Even their TV is heart-warming....

An interview with Manchester dance music producer and pioneer Mark Reeder

You may not have heard of Mark Reeder, but you’ve probably heard his music. Born in 1958 and raised in Manchester, little did anyone think...

Orgasm Addict celebrates 40th birthday

It's 40 years since the release of the Buzzcocks' first single Orgasm Addict, an occasion which is to be marked by a celebratory gig by the...

Three to see this weekend: a craft show, rave bingo and...

Look at the weather. Just look at it. Doesn’t it make you want to jet off somewhere hot? Somewhere you can sit on a...

If you’d like to break into the music industry, this Summer...

Having a wide open summer can be a bit of a bummer. But it can also be a blessing. Don’t stress about not having...