Posts by Month: March 2012


Gig: Lucky Peterson


Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. Nobody would refute his reputation as one of the preeminent performers of the modern era. A searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist, Lucky’s many talents are truly mind-boggling. On Double Dealin’ (Blue Thumb), all three … Read on


Gig: Mad Dog Mcrea


Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies, Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with … Read on


Gig: Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet


Among the most sought-after players of their generation, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire brings his thrilling, often visionary, quintet to Manchester.

Bluenote-signed Ambrose Akinmusire shot into into the limelight in 2007 after winning the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition and the Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, two of the most prestigious

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Gig: New Order


Formed after the demise of Joy Division, New Order are one of the most critically acclaimed bands of our time and have influenced the music scene for years.

Combining rock and pop with electronic and dance music, and the energy of underground clubs, New Order has consistently pushed the

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Gig: The End Is Nigh – Riot Collective Presents Rauberhohler, Ste McCabe & Memoire



‘Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine’ – spoke the prophet, Patti Smith.

Riot Collective are full of sin and vice….

Time to: Repent @ The Mansion on Easter Sunday

Expect: *Dark* Fetish* Electronic*Rock* Techno* Queer*Industrial*

Our blasphemous and sinful line up for the evening consists … Read on


Gig: Fresh Meat Live Featuring The Volantes, Turrentine Jones, The Jungfraus, Federal Charm & Death To The Strange



Hosted by Joe Levi Hodkin
The Volantes (Rock / Pop)
Turrentine Jones (Blues / Rock)
Death To The Strange
(Folk Fusion / Electroacoustic /
Alternative / Experimental)
Kill For Company
(Alternative / Rock / Lo-Fi)
The Jungfraus
(Medolic Psych Pop / Garage)
Federal Charm (Rock & Roll) … Read on


Gig: Wolves Like Us



WOLVES LIKE US are without a doubt one of the most exciting bands of the moment at the forefront of the burgeoning Oslo music scene. Although barely a year old they have already established themselves on the live circuit with a showcase at last year’s legendary OYA Festival … Read on

News: Liz Green releases animated video and festival dates


Manchester’s jazz/blues songstress Liz Green has released a new animated video for forthcoming single, Bad Medicine. The video is directed by animators Joseph Brett and Simon Taffe for End Of The Road Films.


The video, painstakingly crafted with cardboard and scalpels, is a homage to classic westerns … Read on

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