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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.

Women in Manchester music: are the times a-changin’?

It’s right that we celebrate the city’s music history - Joy Division, the Smiths, the Stone Roses, Oasis, Elbow. But at the same time it’s...

Parklife 2018 announces big name line-up including Liam Gallagher and The...

It’s that time of the year again. It’s either chucking it down or freezing cold or both. Thoughts turn to summer. Time to book...

Goodbye Manc music maverick Mark E Smith

Mark E Smith was born on 5th March 1957. But let’s start where The Fall started - with the name. His first action, on forming...

Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra turns 160 – but it’s been a bumpy...

Manchester's world renowned Hallé Orchestra celebrates its 160th anniversary this month. The oldest professional orchestra in the UK gave its first concert at the Free...

Our pick of the best gigs in Manchester this month: January...

January’s a funny old month for gigging. Between the post-party-season exhaustion, and the overwhelming number of New-Year-New-Me hopefuls trying to kick their partying habits...

Three to see this weekend: festival a go-go, fixing your yoga...

Planning on hibernating this weekend? Well don't. Put that tin of Quality Street down, peel yourself off the sofa, and get yourself into town....

5 of the very best open mic nights in the city...

You already know that there are a ton of great places to see live music in the city centre but here’s something you may...

Three to see this weekend: an arty thing, a spot of...

Well, well, well. Here we are. We made it to January. A little older, a little fatter and a whole lot poorer. It's time for...

Meet top Manchester hip-hop crew The Mouse Outfit

Local hip-hop band The Mouse Outfit have been making waves on the UK hip-hop scene for some time now. They first appeared on the local...

Meet the people behind south Manchester DJ collective Peek a Groove

Manchester DJ collective Peek a Groove are celebrating their first birthday on Saturday 9th December with an all-day charity fundraiser event at Dulcimer, their...

Our pick of the best gigs in Manchester this month: December...

It’s December and Christmas party season is upon us. Typically, this means an onslaught of listings as promoters seek to cash in on our festive...

Get behind this Salford lad in his final bid for Christmas...

James 'Shinny' Davenport made it to 24 in the charts last year with his single Christmas Number One. This year he’s aiming for the...