LIVE: MITSKI – 09/03/2017

Mitski – THE RUBY LOUNGE, MANCHESTER – New York-based musician Mitski’s first Manchester show was as recent as October last year at the Deaf Institute, but it seems she enjoyed herself as she’s back in town already. Daylight hours today were all clear-skied and spring-like, so maybe she made the most of the day with a mooch around the Northern Quarter and found some familiarity there with parts of her hometown. Tonight’s show at... Read More

LIVE: HENGE – 03/03/2017

Henge – live at The Ruby Lounge -THE RUBY LOUNGE, MANCHESTER – Welcome to Henge. At this gig, you check your measly human earth life at the door. For the uninitiated, this band have come on a longer journey than most to be at the Ruby Lounge tonight – from the State of Mutagia, to be exact. If you’re not 100% clear where that is, for context it’s pretty near the land of Xylanthia. They’re here with their self-diagnosed ‘Cosmic... Read More

LIVE: BC CAMPLIGHT – 18/11/2016

BC Camplight – THE RUBY LOUNGE, MANCHESTER – Brian Christinzio has one hand on the neck of his guitar and the other up a puppet’s ass.  Although BC himself provides the high pitched voice of the puppet, he is even then undermined by his cloth nemesis, who calls him on his insecurities about his age, teases him about his place as an artist on the Bella Union record label, about how John Grant has had hits. He drinks red wine straight... Read More

LIVE: OFF THE RECORD – 04/11/2016

Off The Record – The Northern Quarter, Manchester 04/11/2016 – The Pearl Harts (All photos by Peter Rea).   GIGS: Influencers in the music industry have been brought together in Manchester’s Northern Quarter today to share their knowledge and instill confidence in a new generation, with advice on how to attain your dream job, start your own label, or get your band noticed. Champions of fresh talent from the BBC, and other reputable... Read More

OFF THE RECORD: LINE-UP OF ARTISTS REVEALED

Off The Record Brand new emerging multi-venue music event and conference Off The Record have revealed the until now under wraps line-up of new artists performing across 6 venues in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on 4th November. Below is the full line-up of emerging artists listed by performance venue and set times, detailing which curator chose them to perform at Off The Record Live. The line up times for the daytime conference have now been released... Read More

CABBAGE RELEASE NEW EP NECROFLAT IN THE PALACE

Cabbage – Necroflat In The Palace Cabbage have today released Necroflat In The Palace EP on James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records, the original home of Blossoms and home of She Drew the Gun. The four track EP is the second in a series of three EP’s from the hotly tipped Manchester five-piece, and follows the release of Uber Capitalist Death Trade EP in September. The third and final EP in the series will drop on November 25. Write Cabbage... Read More

FANCY 2 FREE TICKETS TO OFF THE RECORD MANCHESTER?

– EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, DAVE HASLAM, SILENT RADIO & BRIAN CANNON AMONGST PANEL SPEAKERS CONFIRMED AT OFF THE RECORD – Off The Record Brand new emerging artist multi-venue music event and conference, Off The Record confirms Mercury Music Prize nominees, Everything Everything, as its special keynote speaker as part of the conference element of the event held in Manchester on 4th November. Everything Everything’s Jonathan Higgs and... Read More

BAND OF THE MOMENT CABBAGE ANNOUNCE NEW EP

Cabbage Cabbage have released their new four-track EP ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade’ on James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records, the original home of Blossoms and home of She Drew the Gun. The EP is the first of three upcoming EP releases by the hotly-tipped Manchester five-piece, with the second EP due next month. ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade EP’ follows the recent single ‘Dinner Lady’, released as a 7 inch on Tim Burgess’s Ogenesis Recordings.  Cabbage... Read More

CABBAGE: ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR

Manchester post-punk five-piece Cabbage have announced details of their debut headline tour. The hotly-tipped new band, who have toured in support of YAK, The Fall and Blossoms, will follow a busy summer of festival appearances – including Isle of Wight Festival, Kendal Calling, and Festival No.6 – with an extensive UK tour throughout October and November including hometown show at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge on 28th October. Tickets available... Read More

LIVE: LOVE REVISITED – 23/06/2016

Love Revisited – THE RUBY LOUNGE, MANCHESTER – It’s a suspiciously warm evening on the eve of the so-called ‘Independence Day’. The storm, in every single sense, is dangerously approaching. After a proper warm up courtesy of Proto Idiot and Nine Black Alps, Baby Lemonade comes full of love, with a very special guest star: Love’s original guitarist Johnny Echols. Big applause, please. This UK Summer Tour pays tribute to one-of-a-kind... Read More

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