Mike Ainscoe looks back at his first ever gig – an encounter with thin Lizzy at Manchester Apollo in 1979.
Mike has been photographing and writing about bands going back many years. Editor on Louder Than War, he also contributes to the LTW magazine, Powerplay Rock & Metal mag, Fireworks and FATEA as well as freelancing for PROG, Record Collector, Sonic Bandwagon and local press in Bury and Congleton.
A monster set from a particularly prolific period for Glenn Hughes. To be fair, the voice of rock has never shied away from being anything less than active.
Seen recently rocking out with Leprous on their amazing Pitfalls tour, we discover that there’s more to Canadian cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne than meets the eye.
The power trio format takes an interesting turn with Benji Kirkpatrick’s latest offering.
We reckoned Gary Numan’s show at Manchester Albert Hall was one of our gigs of the year. Now we return to to Manchester’s grand Bridgewater Hall and an equally majestic and frankly monumental recording of his orchestral tour.
Second mixtape from the London roots outfit that comes named after a line from a 10th Century spell translated from Old English.
Release Date: 29th November 2019 Label: Cherry Red Formats: 2CD, DL, special edition 4CD/DVD mega package Cherry Red are doing the Be Bop Deluxe catalogue a real service. After the excellent reissues of Sunburst Finish and Futurama, we get another impossible to resist offering of Modern Music. Modern […]
Devin Townsend and Haken. A deadly and triumphant combination that could challenge for gig/tour of the year. Moments of outstanding musicality, devastating delivery and plenty of quirkiness came to Manchester’s Albert Hall.
The annual missive from Beans finds him rounding up the year with the usual suspects and a bout of weary inevitability.
Jon Boden reunites with his Remnant King rearguard for the latest part of his solo journey.
Wit woo – what better way to start your Christmas countdown than with an evening of Yorkshire seasonal pub carols and songs guided by Kate Rusby.
As seasonal as the turkey and trimmings, there’s a new Kate Rusby Christmas album, Holly Head.
Success breeds success. Building on the triumph of Dissolution and a flowering solo career, Bruce Soord and his men bring us a live album that’s worth its salt.
The Cardinal knows how to ramp up the crowd as Ghost bring their stunning show to a town that’s done their share in supporting the rise of the Swedish mask-wearing pop-rockers.
Channeling some fascinating songs from the Victorian era, Harp & A Monkey follow up War Stories with another fine collection of engaging tales.