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Morrissey – Manchester Arena – 28th July 2012

July 29, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard ‘When Morrissey’s playing you fucking know about it’. Never has Noel Gallagher, one half of Manchester’s most overrated band, made so much sense. Last night was the latest proof that Noel was onto something when, during an interview for the documentary The Importance of Being Morrissey, he attempted to articulate the […]

Woods & Spectrals – Deaf Institute, Manchester – 15th March 2011

March 19, 2011

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written for High Voltage Manchester’s Deaf Institute played host to three bands tonight as Woods, Spectrals and The Doozer were each given an opportunity to impress a room full of organic food lovers and long beards. Each band had their own approach and each band had differing fortunes on the night. First up was The […]

LCD Soundsystem & Hot Chip – The Apollo, Manchester – 25th November 2010

November 21, 2010

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If this tour really is to be the last hurrah for LCD Soundsystem then they will leave behind a large void in the music world – as well as some very disappointed fans. It hardly seems believable that they will disband since they possess such an incisive ability to translate impressive studio work into marvellous […]

Warpaint – Deaf Institute, Manchester – 24th May 2010

October 25, 2010

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Formed in Los Angeles back in 2004, Warpaint are an ambient rock group that combine experimental tendencies with post punk rhythms. Having undergone various changes in personnel, the band’s progress had been somewhat stifled in the past but anyone inside last night’s sold-out Deaf Institute gig would agree that they are now set to become […]

Yeasayer – Academy 2, Manchester – 20th October 2010

October 21, 2010

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written for High Voltage Within the space of two studio albums, Yeasayer have managed to accrue a string of first-class hits. Although these albums display dramatically different sounds, the quality of each is undeniable. Tonight, at Academy 2 in Manchester, they delivered a set containing the very best songs from their career to date and […]

Joanna Newsom & Roy Harper – Palace Theatre, Manchester – 19th September 2010

September 20, 2010

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written for High Voltage The Palace Theatre opened up its well-worn doors for an evening of top-class folk music tonight, as Roy Harper and Joanna Newsom combined to create a wonderfully inspiring evening. When a legend of music and a true modern-day great share the same bill it usually makes for a terrific spectacle, and […]

Wu-Tang Clan – Academy, Manchester – 3rd August 2010

August 6, 2010

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written for High Voltage The Wu-Tang Clan are the absolute embodiment of true hip-hop. Despite some shaky record releases during their time, they continue to shine like a beacon of authenticity when compared with their contemporaries. There was a time when rappers were political activists and serious thinkers but the hip-hop world has become increasingly […]