Bryan Adams kicks ass at Manchester AO Arena on the So Happy It Hurts tour.
Mike has been photographing and writing about bands going back many years. A former writer and Reviews Editor on Louder Than War as well as several online music blogs, he also contributes to Fireworks and to Powerplay Rock & Metal magazines.
Oysterband return to their regular Manchester haunt of the royal Northern College of Music.
The Pineapple Thief revisit some of their back catalogue in a rework, remodel, retake type situation.
Jo Quail crafts another set of evocative pieces on the meisterwork that is The Cartographer.
Here’s the new single from Huwbergine that taps into a playful and poppy vein.
Time flies. Kate Rusby celebrates 30 years of touring as a professional folk singer with a set of star-studded reinterpretations.
The Fierce And The Dead release their first single in four years. It’s out now via the usual streaming services and Spencer Park Music.
Pure Reason Revolution up their progressive game on Above Cirrus.
Debut album from purveyors of Heavy Progressive alternative sounds, Giant Walker.
Luke Daniels provides the perfect antidote to oversized stadium and arena rock with an intimate performance at The Met.
A half-hour of off-kilter madness from a slightly deranged (in the nicest sense) Gus Englehorn.
Second album from Kinnaris Quintet pushes their signature joie de vivre into the stratosphere.
Topette!!, bumblebees and bagpipes. An intriguing combination.
All the way from Melbourne, Australia, we catch up with Charm Of Finches on their European Tour at The Met in Bury.
As foretold by Mike Harding no less, the Gigspanner Big Band storm the Stoller.