NME RADAR TOUR, ft. CEREBRAL BALLZY – PREVIEW

With their second album ‘Jaded And Faded’ on the horizon, slated for an early 2014 release, their new single ‘Better In Leather’ premiered by Radio 1’s Zane Lowe as his ‘hottest record in the world’ just last week, and fresh from their recent signing to Cult Records, it would seem that Cerebral Ballzy are a … Continue reading

ILLUMINAUGHTY HALLOWEEN – REVIEW

Psy-Trance:  the universal dance-floor divider. However, few can deny that when it comes to putting on a show, proponents of the Psy world pave the way, meaning that if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t need an excuse to ditch the usual glad-rags and pull out all the stops in favour of something far … Continue reading

MANCHESTER’S COOLEST COMEDY NIGHT, ‘BARGAIN BASEMENT’ – REVIEW

Comedy in Manchester, stand-up in particular, is nothing new.  Venues such as The Comedy Store, The Frog and Bucket, Bar XS, and the Opus, have, in conjunction with other independent comedy nights, been at the forefront of pushing the scene over the last few decades, giving rise to some of Manchester’s finest talent. So, when … Continue reading

STRAIGHT UP MANCHESTER MISCHIEF – REVIEW

It’s that time of the summer again and those scamps from Mischief Festival have been taking their own brand of good, old-fashioned, dirty fun for a spin up North. After a successful Leeds warm-up party last year, the Fam, ever one’s to keep it fresh, chose big, bad Manchestaaaar as the host for 2013, and … Continue reading

PARKLIFE FESTIVAL – REVIEW

Parklife 2013 was certainly the biggest, most colourful and most exciting yet. With the move from the inner city Platt Fields Park, to the out-of-town Heaton Park, a venue that has played to host to both Oasis and The Stone Roses in recent years, the extra space and lack of serious sound limitation saw an … Continue reading