Author: John W. King

The Catenary Wires + Milky Wimpshake @ Gullivers, Manchester – Review

The Catenary Wires + Milky Wimpshake Gullivers NQ 109 Oldham St, Manchester Friday 19th July 2019 A lot of people in their 40s and 50s tell me they’d love to still be going to gigs but feel that they are too old. An old neighbour of mine had the right idea.  A few years ago, when she found out I was putting on a night at The Zanzibar with local Punk and Indie bands she insisted on coming along.  I was a bit concerned that a woman in her 70s who’d never been into punk or alternative probably wouldn’t...

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Shiiine On Weekender announces final line up

Last year I took a trip to Birmingham for the Shiiine On all-dayer at the O2 and had a great time.  Even the bands I didn’t particularly like back in the day shone and won me over on the day! What could be better than an all-dayer?  How about a 3 day weekend! People often associate Butlins with a certain 1980s Sitcom set in the 50s, and think it’s going to be all nobbly knees competitions and donkey rides.  Fortunately hi-de-hi no more reflects today’s Butlins than the other Perry & Croft sitcom Are You Being Served? represents the...

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More dates added to Rod Stewart’s Biggest Ever U.K. Tour

Living legend Rod Stewart has today announced he will head north to Scotland’s newest and biggest indoor arena P&J Live Aberdeen on Saturday December 7th and he is adding a third date at London’s O2 to end the tour on Friday December 20th. Rod Stewart Live in Concert has already seen Rod sell out football stadiums, outdoor venues and arenas across the UK from May through to July. He will return to the UK to play 11 headline shows at indoor arenas across England and Scotland kicking off at Manchester Arena on Saturday November 23. Tickets for the extra...

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The B-52’s – O2 Apollo, Manchester – Review

The B-52’s Farewell European Tour O2 Apollo Manchester Wednesday 3rd July 2019 You know you’re getting old when the bands and artists you grew up with, are doing their farewell tours. Only last month we went to see Elton at Cardiff, which was quite bitter-sweet in a way.  He put on a superb show, but it finished with a video montage of the different eras of his career (all of which I can remember, some more fondly than others!) and had a cartoon of him disappearing along the yellow brick road.  One of my earliest musical memories was hearing Goodbye...

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