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Who is Mayer Hawthorne?

I think I trod on his plectrum. Was it heart-shaped? Was it damaged by my black patent Doc Marten shoe? I hope so. For symmetry’s sake. You see,…

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Sparks @ The Ritz

It didn’t get off to a good start. Dave, Head of Security, wouldn’t allow my camera over the threshold, declaring its detachable lens “professional” according to Bouncer Law,…

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Scritti Politti in Hebden Bridge

We trammed it to Victoria, catching the 8.20pm Leeds train to Hebden. (Scritti Politti formed in Leeds, so the direction of travel seemed appropriate.) The platform number altered…

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Stone Roses Comeback

The Stone Roses unexpectedly played their first gig in 16 years at Warrington’s Parr Hall yesterday evening. Entry was free. I suppose they need to warm up for…

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New Order & The Rochdale Canal

Way back in June 1987, New Order did a gig at The Hacienda to raise money for the club. The ticket price was relatively high (about £10 I…

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Johann Kloos

Johann Kloos – Market Street “It’s a stream of ugly people coming towards you…” I first heard this song while I was photographing Hulme Hippodrome last November… Johann…

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The Nile Rodgers Experience!

On 11th and 12th November 2011, Nile Rodgers (of Chic) was in Manchester, appearing at two very different events. The first was an interview with Dave Haslam at…

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Roachford @The Academy

Last night Roachford played the Academy 3, on the second floor of the Manchester University Union building on Oxford Road. I arrived just as the main set began…

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Jez Kerr

Last month, Jez Kerr, the lead singer and bass player of A Certain Ratio, released a new album “Numb Mouth Eat Waste” under his own name; I went…

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In The Park & Off At A Tangent

‘Cities In The Park’, summer 1991, felt at the time like a re-run of ‘The Tenth Event’, only 5 years later and outside. Demonstrating the triumph of hope…

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Roy Ayers & Pete Rock BOTW

Roy Ayers Vibes and Voice Pete Rock Beats and Rhymes John Pressley Voice and Percussion Ray Gaskins Sax The Band On The Wall website said “…promises to be…

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Sisters of Transistors

“Are there any tickets left for that Graham Massey thing?” Graham Massey is a local celebrity, having been in 808 State and worked with Bjork on her solo…