Madeleine Peyroux Tour & New LP

  The Edwin Hawkins Singers

  Anna Burch Live

  My 100 Favourite Albums

  Andrea Bocelli’s New Album

  Tom Baxter’s 2018 LP and Tour

  Jim James New Solo Release

  Snow Patrol Is Back!

  Ray LaMontagne Live

  Satriani’s G3 Live

  Frank Turner LP, Tour & Single

  Joe Satriani’s G3 New LP & Tour

  Josh Rouse New LP & UK Tour

  Anna Burch 1st LP & UK Tour

  Beth Hart UK Tour 2018

  Two New Must-Have Albums

  Hampton Court June Festival

  Stick In The Wheel Live

  Jennifer Warnes New Album

  Halo Maud, Baxter Dury Live

  Matthew Logan Vasquez Live

  The Barr Brothers Live

  Best New Album Reviews

  Download 2018 So Far…

  Glen Hansard Album Review

  My Best Albums of 2017

  Emily Barker Live in Manchester

  Katey Brooks New Single/Album

  Jim White Live in Manchester

  Album Of The Year?

  Tori Amos Live

  Bush & RavenEye Live

  Nitin Sawhney New Live LP

  Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live CD/DVD

  Grandaddy Live

  George Vjestica’s Bandante

  Laura Marling Live

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

  Martha Wainwright Live

  A Thousand Horses Live

  Rachael Yamagata Live

  Jimmy Eat World Live

  Swans Live in Manchester

  Nick Cave With Feeling

  Ben Folds & yMusic Live

  Dan Patlansky Live Blues

  Beverley Knight Live

  Wolfmother Live

  Ludovico Einaudi Live

  Barry Adamson Live Manchester

  Jess Glynne Live

  The Temperance Movement Live

  Courtney Barnett Live

  Mercury Rev Live

Thelonious Monk Tapes Emerge

Thelonious Monk - ‘Mønk’
Lost Thelonious Monk live recording from 1963 due for first-ever release on 28th September via Gearbox Records
News of a previously unreleased recording by any of jazz’s ‘holy trinity’ is a reason to get excited. Now two have come along in the space of a few months, for hot on the heels of [...]

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The Best Movie Soundtracks

Z. Music By Mikis Theodorakis. 1969
Even the greatest films ever made could not survive intact without a soundtrack. It could even be said that with a great film comes a great soundtrack and visa versa. The film’s music has to work in reflecting mood, anticipating danger, emphasising love and hate, help build to a climax [...]

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My 100 Favourite Albums

After suffering a seizure while riding his bike to work in February 1996, Rainer Ptacek was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February 1996. He described his frustrating symptoms to his friend, Fred Mills:
“You know, these” — Rainer held up his hands and nodded at them — “know where they want to go. They remember [...]

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The Road To Nowhere - Brexit

On reading Solzhenitsyn’s short novel One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich (based on the author’s experiences incarcerated in Stalin’s labour camps), a loudly dressed lady with a gold ring said, “I don’t like this story, it’s too depressing.” A former inmate replied, “It’s better to have the bitter truth than a sweet lie.”
Brexiteers [...]

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How To Choose The Best Guitar

Beginner Guitar HQ is an authority guitar site painstakingly created by a group of dedicated guitarists. Our mission is to be the only resource you need to go from complete beginner to guitar pro. Here you will find everything you need to know including guitar lessons, instructional videos, news, guitar reviews and more.
How to [...]

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My Best Albums of 2017

I cannot remember a worse year. The BBC continues to increase its dominance and influence in UK’s music industry and on public tastes. This (wholly publicly funded) corporation now even has its own annual music awards featuring, of course, the music its committees choose to playlist on their mainstream stations, to the exclusion of most [...]

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Shakenstir Photo Supplement
Liverpool 2010 - Gallery: Neil Cowley Trio
Neil Cowley Trio

Chester 2018 - Gallery: Anna Burch
Anna Burch Manchester 2018 - Gallery: Freya Ridings
Freya Ridings
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