…And You Will Now Us By The Trail Of Dead and Alex Henry Foster lay waste to Manchester. We were at the front swatting off Foster sweat.
Playing as main support to Elvis Costello, Ian Prowse delivers a lesson in how to warm up a crowd.
The Inspector Cluzo nip across from Gascony and don’t quite destroy Manchester but do some damage to an innocent drum kit.
We manage a brief catch up with Exploring Birdsong, a band we’ve been admiring, at Satan’s Hollow as they visit Manchester.
The Fairport Wintour is in motion and a good chunk of the team, including several Fairport/Cropredy vets have been in attendance sometime, somewhere. Here we look back on the opening of the tour in Southport, a stop in Manchester and a sojourn to Bath.
The Masters Of Destiny tour hits Manchester. It’s album release day too for Delain’s new masterwork, Apocalypse & Chill.
It’s Independent Venue Week again. Richard Hawley is at The Met again. So are we. Again.
Crowds amass in London for a truly festive gathering on the second of two sold out nights.
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.
Black Moth bid us a triumphant farewell as they lay waste to Leeds one more time.
Dweezil Zappa showcases one of his father’s finest and most influential releases of his storied career.
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.
Playing as main support to Sigrid, IDER had the task of warming up the crowd on a bitterly cold night in Manchester.
Show Of Hands continue to show why they are one of the finest live acts around.
We were at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall for a classic performance by Steve Hackett, celebrating the Spectral Mornings and Selling England By The Pound albums.