Tag: Manchester music

Mar 02
Happy 60th birthday Salford music legend Mark E Smith

Mark E Smith was born on 5th March 1957. But let’s start where The Fall started…

Feb 07
The Smiths and Oasis: Irish blood, Mancunian hearts

If your family has lived in Manchester for more than a generation, chances are you’ve…

Jan 31
REVEALED: Parklife Festival line-up for 2017

Manchester uber festival Parklife has announced its line-up for 2017, when it returns…

Jan 30
Nostalgic for Trainspotting? Five 90s style club nights in Manchester

Danny Boyle, the Radcliffe-born, award-winning director of Trainspotting and T2…

Jan 23
Manchester music tourism – not just a magical mystery tour

Music tourism is big business. It’s booming globally, with direct and indirect spend…

Jan 09
Inside Strawberry Studios – a place where some remarkable music was made

Manchester’s status as one of the music capitals of the world has roots going back at…

Dec 13
Manchester music student supports ex-Sex Pistol at Deaf Institute gig

The Sex Pistols’ connections with Manchester have been well documented over the years.…

Nov 09
Not so happy days with the Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays have been planning a big show for March 2017 and asked me if I would be…

Nov 02
Off The Record music event set to take over the Northern Quarter for one day only

Off The Record is a brand new multi-venue music event and conference taking place…

Oct 25
The best club in the world is the one that changed your life

The story of Manchester music in the 1980s is dominated by Factory Records and the…

Oct 20
Haçienda Classical to return for big summer show and new set at Castlefield Bowl

Hacienda Classical is to return next year for three special dates in Glasgow, London,…

Oct 05
The Manc Factor: our pick of the best open mic nights in Manchester

Open mic is one of the best ways to get into Manchester’s current musical and artistic…