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Live Review: Ride – O2 Ritz, Manchester 28.04.2022

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Photos by Olivia Kenny The Libertines commence celebrations for the 20th anniversary of their era-defining debut album Up The Bracket with four headline shows, the first of which took place tonight at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl. Up The Bracket was produced by Mick Jones of The Clash and took listeners then, and now, on a journey …

By Olivia Kenny Manchester’s Academy 2 was flooded with energy on Saturday night when the Australian psych-rock band Pond took to the stage for the last night of their UK and European Tour. The band played a good mix of tracks, going back to their early releases with a medley of Moth Wings, Eye Pattern Blindness and Giant …

Viagra Boys are a band who have seemingly become infamous almost overnight, but their story goes back to 2015 when they formed in a Stockholm suburb. Their appearance in Manchester tonight has been hotly anticipated for over 18 months; the small matter of a world pandemic getting in the way. After a series of venue …

As is becoming an annoying tradition of late, the traffic over the Pennines to Manchester was ridiculous, and this coupled together with an early door time meant that I arrived at the Academy with Hammerfall in full flow.  On entering the Academy I was hit with a wall of bodies, it was well and truly …

When Ride announced their return to the live arena in 2014, after nearly 20 years away, I don’t think anybody was prepared for just how good those shows would be. Indeed, the Albert Hall show in May 2015 was so awesome, that it precipitated me compiling a list of my Top 20 gigs of all …

The fact that Ghost have now become a worldwide phenomenon is testament to the diversity of the Ghost brand, and the pop laden rock riffs and catchy sing along make up of their hits and back catalogue. First night of the Imperatour sees the Swedish rock machine descend upon Manchester along with about nine thousand …

South London’s Dry Cleaning are set to headline Strange Waves V at the O2 Ritz, Manchester. Promoters Strange Days and Now Wave have joined forces to offer an exclusive event being held at The O2 Ritz over two stages. Joining Dry Cleaning will be Sunflower Bean, W. H. Lung, The Lounge Society, Audiobooks, Honeyglaze, Melts and Prima Queen. The …

Due to the early door times of 18.00 and the notorious Trans Pennine traffic, I disappointingly got toRebellion just to hear the closing chords of the opening band on this monstrous tour package dyingout inside as I was stood in the queue outside, annoying. Anyway, when I got into the venue, I quickly scoped out …

You Are Not Alone Festival (YANA) is a multi-venue festival in the centre of Manchester City Centre, in aid of non-profit charity Manchester Mind. It started in 2019 and sold out in record time before the small matter of a pandemic delayed the next instalment until 2022. With the choice of 81 bands for £10 …

As much as I ponder and try to get my head round it, I still can’t understand why two giants in the Gothic Metal universe were only gracing the small confines of the Club Academy here in Manchester tonight. They have both been high on the main stage at Bloodstock as well as gracing numerous …