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London’s Other Side Promotions are one of the newcomers to the psych promoting game and they have already made quite a stir. Today’s all dayer came about from the ashes of cancelled gigs at the end of last year, and even with line up changes since it was announced, they have put together something really …

Alphaville recently opened their own shop, Alphaville Emporium. Here at BSM we have been watching their progress with interest and when they announced Repeater, the first in a series of all day events designed to bring what they call “new/weird/wonderful music to Manchester at grassroots venues” I couldn’t resist checking it out. Today’s event comes …

The UK’s leading psychedelic music and arts festival Manchester Psych Fest returned this year for its 9th and biggest event to date. After some problems with logistics last year, largely due to COVID-19 restrictions being in place, this years event had a lot of weight on its shoulders.  The day starts for me with Winsford’s Déjà Vega. …

Photos by Olivia Kenny Primal Scream stunned many when they announced the latest incarnation of Screamadelica Live, a series of live dates that sees the Scottish band playing the seminal album in full and saw them close out the Sounds of the City event at Castlefield Bowl. Formed in Glasgow in 1982 the band began …

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 …

Tonight it’s a pleasure to be at Temple, Athens (Greece) where a band who need no introduction, A Place to Bury Strangers, are supported by two who do. Opening are local duo HAU who offer distorted noise to the early birds of the event. These guys know how to make some noise and mash up …

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 …

It’s the 30th Birthday of Manchester’s Night & Day Cafe this week, and to celebrate they lined up a week of special gigs (and received a noise complaint to boot). Tonight fans are in for a treat with a holy trinity of Manchester bands on the bill, promising a night you’re not likely to forgot. …

Tonight in Manchester’s YES Pink Room, there is a special line up that people have braved to cold for. Opening are SPLINT, a new band from Manchester who are shrouded in mystery, this being only their third gig. With a sound that ranges from raw, unadulterated garage rock to some psychedelic undertones, they’re a very …

Tonight at Rough Trade, non profit organisation Rock Against Racism Nottingham are hosting London’s Girls In Synthesis. Formed in 2016, they have acquired somewhat of a cult following, and with good reason. If you’re looking for a sound that’s somewhere between something you know really well, and something you’ve never heard before, you don’t have …