Tag Archives: Manchester

News: SOS Festival, Radcliffe, near Manchester, 17-19 July 2015 (Metal and Rock)

Skarlett Riot

This preview of the SOS Festival was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 12 July as part of ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall (21:20) The 8th SOS Festival takes place 17-19 July at Radcliffe Civic … Continue reading

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Gig review: UFO – The Ritz, Manchester, 19 April 2015

UFO - The Ritz, Manchester, 19 April 2015

On the way to the gig in the car, and playing the latest album ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’, I was reassured that this was still the hard rock album of the year nearly six months in.  But, as it turned … Continue reading

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Gig review: LORDI – Manchester Club Academy, 26 March 2015

LORDI - Manchester Club Academy, 26 March 2015

When I heard that the mighty Lordi were to play Manchester Academy I was expecting it to be in room 1 or 2 due to their extravagant stage show of theatrical props and pyrotechnics and not in the Club Academy … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: NINE BLACK ALPS, EDENIAL

Album review: NINE BLACK ALPS – Live From The Wishing Well         Hatch Records (Release date 04.05.15) After 12 years and 5 studio albums, UK Grunge rock exponents Nine Black Alps are about to release their first … Continue reading

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Gig review: WILKO JOHNSON – Ritz, Manchester, 18 March 2015

Wilko Johnson, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

For the second time in as many years I have the pleasure of watching a show by Wilko Johnson, by now I’m sure everyone knows of his incredible journey in the past two years which has taken him from being … Continue reading

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Gig review: SICK OF IT ALL – Sound Control, Manchester, 5 February 2015

SICK OF IT ALL - Sound Control, Manchester, 5 February 2015

Headliners Sick Of It All are Lou, Pete Koller (guitar), Craig Setari (bass) and Armand Majidi (drums) and have been around the scene since 1986.  While having plenty of success they may not be known to many outside of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: RIVAL SONS – The Ritz, Manchester, 11 December 2014

RIVAL SONS - The Ritz, Manchester, 11 December 2014

Rival Sons: are these guys the new Kings of Cool?  They certainly put an essence of style back into rock music and show that it’s not all battered denim and leather as they stroll onto the stage suited and booted … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – The Ritz, Manchester, 17 November 2014

The Temperance Movement - The Ritz, Manchester, 17 November 2014

Having followed The Temperance Movement since the early days we have seen them sell out pretty much every venue they play; ranging from the 250 capacity Bodega in Nottingham to the 550 capacity Club Academy so tonight at the 1500 … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – Club Academy, Manchester, 22 November 2013

The Temperance Movement - Manchester, 22 November 2013

Tonight was always going to be a special night, back in Manchester for the first time since The Temperance Movement (TTM) won “Best New Band” at the planet rock awards and also the last night of their current tour. What … Continue reading

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Gig review: CAMEL – RNCM, Manchester, 21 October 2013

Camel - Manchester, 21 October 2013

The original credits on the 1975 album ‘The Snow Goose’ say it all really: Doug Ferguson: bass and duffle coat.  But it was actually Camel who made the afghan coat de rigeur in the seventies, never quite shaking off their … Continue reading

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Gig review: SOS Festival, Manchester, 20-21 July 2013

SOS Festival, 20 July 2013

Now in it’s sixth year, SOS festival is a chance for Rocksector Records to showcase it’s impressive repertoire of rock and metal acts alongside other established and emerging artists. Tucked in a pocket of Radcliffe, within ten miles of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: HEAVEN’S BASEMENT – Sound Control, Manchester, 12 July 2013

Heavens Basement - Sound Control, Manchester, 12 July 2013

This must be the hottest ticket in town tonight as not only is it a sellout but it is also a scorcher in the venue, but even so the it’s over half full and the doors have only been open … Continue reading

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News: SOS Festival – Radcliffe Civic, Manchester, 20-21 July 2013

SOS Festival 2013

Excerpt from radio show promotion, 30 June 2013, with three tracks from featured bands STEEL THREADS, 4BITTEN and DAVE EVANS (www.getreadytorockradio.com) The sixth SOS Festival takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2013 at Radcliffe Civic Hall, Manchester … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE WINWOOD, The Lowry, Salford, 24 June 2013

STEVE WINWOOD, The Lowry, Salford, 24 June 2013

If Steve Winwood’s only banter tonight included playful reference to both the ‘vintage’ crowd and the vintage music,  we didn’t need to worry.  The sheer historical potency – and nostalgia – was what the vintage crowd expected and what Winwood … Continue reading

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Gig review: BON JOVI, Etihad Stadium, Manchester, 8 June 2013

Bon Jovi - Manchester Etihad Stadium, 8 June 2013

2013 has been a challenging year to Keep the Faith for Bon Jovi fans. Not only was their ‘What About Now’ CD perhaps the lamest of their career, but for undisclosed personal reasons Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi’s right hand … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE – Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013

Thunder - Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013 - Photo by Steve Goudie

Interview edit: David Coverdale, 15 March 2013 First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 17 March 2013 Talking to David Coverdale a couple of months ago he confirmed that the band would be playing a full set and, … Continue reading

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Gig review: WORLD PARTY, RNCM, Manchester,15 April 2013

World Party, RNCM, Manchester, 15 April 2013

The RNCM main concert hall provided a suitably majestic setting for what was to be an evening of wonderful music, the stage arranged on the hexagon floor had the backdrop of the rather impressive Hradetsky Concert Organ and the theatre … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – NQ Live,Manchester, 8 March 2013

The Temperance Movement, NQ Live,Manchester 13 March 2013

Planet Rock Presents was always going to be a great night and that was evident before we arrived at the venue as it was already sold out. This was due to the quality of the bands on tonight and that … Continue reading

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Gig review: VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS – RNCM,Manchester,23 February 2013

Virgil & The Accelerators - Manchester, 23 February 2013

RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) was rather a strange venue for what could potentially be a lively gig. While the sound was excellent and the lighting was perfectly acceptable the layout was for a theatre and an all seated … Continue reading

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Gig review: FIREWIND/LEAVES’ EYES, Manchester Moho Live,14 September 2012

Leaves

“Leaves’ Eyes leave the uninitiated listener wanting to investigate more and this should happen with greater regularity during this European tour, and songs like ‘My Destiny’, ‘Elegy’ and ‘Take The Devil In Me’ instantly engage an unknowing audience.” Read more… … Continue reading

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