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Whitewash

Manchester is culturally very mixed. But its cultural out-put often doesn’t reflect this. There has always been a peculiar relationship between the city’s youth and the seasonal student-influx….

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Off the radar… Out in the sticks…

The current Chimp Magazine (Oct 2011) contains a short interview with John Foxx, who is performing at Manchester Academy on Friday 21st October 2011. I remember learning that…

Oasis fans Manchester 2005 www.the-rebel-alliance.com

Like Footy Team Spirit

Concerning Manc Lad Bands Take That were marketed to the gay community before they were scooped up by the girls but, more often, Manchester boy bands have been…

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Nicked from New York

Includes Text from ‘The New York Dolls’ by Morrissey (1981) Manchester & New York are very different cities but they have certain striking similarities: nineteenth-century architecture and infra-structure;…

At Pips Nightclub - by Kevin Cummins - The Face December 1980

Bowie Boys, Pips Nightclub

Concerning ‘Manchester Slingback’ by Nicholas Blincoe (1998) and Pips Night Club Manchester Slingback is a book about a group of gay and bisexual boys sharing a flat in…

Irritating Curating

‘Curator’ used to be a dusty, cobwebby word; curating wasn’t an activity that people boasted about… But there’s been a cultural shift. First it was a friend doing…

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Perrys

Concerning: ‘Perry Boys The Casual Gangs of Manchester and Salford’ by Ian Hough (2007) In the late 70s and early 80s, the Perry youth sub-culture co-existed with New…

L. S. Lowry - Man Lying On A Wall 1957

Matchstalk Men

I don’t like this song very much, but I think it made a big impact on people my age in the late 70s, in spite of being completely…

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Happy Mondays & The New Pecking Order

In 1988, the Hacienda queue draped around the curve of the building several nights a week… even when there was hardly anyone inside. The management used the punters…

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Zumbar > Hot 1987-88

Wednesday Night @ The Hacienda during the late ’80s Zumbar filled the Wednesday night void which appeared when Hewan Clarke stopped doing Black Rhythms at the Poly Union…

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Identity & Budget Cool

Contains adverts from Debris Fanzine, 1985-87 These ads for Identity clothes shops are taken from copies of Debris, an indie music fanzine, from the mid-80s. There are no…