MUGGS H.M.S Pinafore

  By Samuel Codd   Manchester Universities’ Gilbert and Sullivan Society is the biggest, brightest and most innovative student drama organisation in the north-west.  Having celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2011, they now return to the Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, Manchester in 2012 for their sixth season in the prestigious Opera Theatre … Continue reading

The Lovely Egg: Hopes for 2012

By Tom Gore   Towards the end of last year, Tuesday 6th December to be precise, I saw The Lovely Eggs perform in Manchester on the last gig of one of several UK tours that the hard-working band had done in 2011. Made up of former Angelica lead singer Holly Ross and her husband Dave … Continue reading

Who to Watch in 2012

By Jessica Sophie Lovett   As 2012 begins a new array of stars take to the media spot light in search of the public’s attention. This includes both new and old faces enjoying the attention that fame brings, and finally receiving the recognition they deserve for their talents. The faces of 2012 to watch stretch … Continue reading

Slammin Vinyl Returns to Bowlers Exhibition Centre

Slammin’ Vinyl in association with Compulsion – NYE 2011 Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Trafford Park, Manchester Saturday 31st December // 8pm-5am Slammin’ Vinyl & Compulsion are proud to present the first all-nighter at Bowlers for over 10 years, and what better date to do it than on Saturday 31st December – New Years Eve? Slammin’ come … Continue reading

The Staves at the Sacred Trinity Church

Alexandra Stephen The Sacred Trinity Church in Salford, on the 24th of November, was quite literally alive with the sound of music, very cliché, but true. The Staves, a trio from Hertfordshire, were the main event and they were supported by 18 year old Rae Morris from Blackpool, and Paul Thomas Saunders who is supporting … Continue reading

Don’t Hang the DJ

Emily Whitehouse Having lived in Manchester for over two years, I decided it was about time I attended the much loved Smiths Disco at the Star and Garter. The popular night has been running successfully since 1994 and with the new wave of 80’s revival pouring into Manchester, it is no surprise that it shows … Continue reading

The Wurzels Do Christmas

Tom Gore The lights have been turned on, the German markets are up and the Christmas season is in full swing which can only mean one thing: The return of the Christmas cover album!  It seems everyone’s doing one these days, Carole King, Michael Bublé, Justin Bieber… Now even The Wurzels (two words: Combine and … Continue reading

Wombling Christmas

Jessica Lovett With Christmas fast approaching, and band after band reuniting The Wombles have decided to jump on the band wagon and reform for their new Christmas single Wombling Merry Christmas which will be released on the 12th December. The band will be competing with the X Factor winner for Christmas number one spot, and … Continue reading

City Reign’s EP launch- Gulliver’s

Emily Whitehouse On the 26th November, I ventured out into the depths of Manchester’s Northern Quarter to attend City Reign’s launch party for their long awaited EP Number’s For Street Names. I walked past the bottle green tiles encasing the outside of Gulliver’s (which were better suited to a grotty 70’s bathroom) and into its … Continue reading

From the Rubble to the Ritz – Switchfoot Rock Manchester

Tom Gore At a near full to capacity HMV Ritz on Monday 7th November, Grammy nominated San Diego rockers Switchfoot hit town for the first UK gig of their tour across Europe and America to coincide with the release of their latest, and eighth, studio album Vice Verses. Their philosophical lyrics, with underlying subtle Christian … Continue reading