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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.

For the many not the few: meet the company bringing opera...

In June 2016, a group of budding music students from University of Manchester decided they wanted to change the way Mancunians think about and...

Save £10 on selected tickets for Crazy for Gershwin at The...

Crazy for Gershwin heads to The Bridgewater Hall for an evening of Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza featuring the very...

‘We just keep doing what we love to do’: Northern Uproar...

Northern Uproar are a band that certainly lives up to their name. They have a passion for melodies, hooks and brilliant live performances. The nineties...

Meet the new wave of urban artists coming out of Manchester’s...

Music's always been at the heart of the 0161. Our history proves that. From the heady rock 'n' roll peak of the Smiths, the...

The Courteeners still have a place in Manchester’s heart

It’s hard to believe that ten years ago, a group of lads from Middleton (and the surrounding areas) created an album that would go...

Morrissey fans from across the globe are coming to Manchester for...

Hundreds of fans from around the world are coming to Manchester next weekend for Europe's biggest Morrissey meet-up. The festival takes place on Friday 13 April and...

Community music project celebrates Manchester’s creativity and cultural ambition

Back in January 2018, amateur musicians from across the city came together to create a new musical initiative designed to engage the local community...

He bangs the drums: meet the drummer from not one but...

Four tracks by The Waterfront and The High have been lovingly remastered as part of a special Record Store Day release. Proceeds from sales...

Three to see this weekend: mansions, musicals and MancMade

It's mainly about the music this weekend. Get ready to say a final farewell to South Manchester clubbing institution Antwerp Mansion, which will be opening its...

Manc music legends release exclusive video of classic anthem to help...

Manchester rock legends James have recorded an exclusive video of their classic anthem Sit Down to raise funds for Musicians Against Homelessness - with calls...

This is Womanchester: ways to celebrate International Women’s Day in Manchester

Manchester is the home of strong women. The upcoming International Women’s Day this Thursday 8 March – the annual occasion dedicated to commemorating the...

Odd Bar to reopen as vegan café and live folk and...

As I sit in a pub chatting to Matt Nickson and Adam Regan, what strikes me first is how much energy they bounce between...