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The battle for the xmas number one, we look at the contenders"
(if you like this please twitter it of put it up on your Facebook…also please leave a comment…) How odd this all is. A week before Christmas and everyone is a top forty expert. No-one gives a toss about the charts all year. A cursory glance here and there and then it’s back to music […]
Why Coronation Street is a revolution in your living room"
Just stop and think about it for a moment – your grandma watches a trans woman on TV three times a week, and thinks nothing of it. That’s progress.
Lilly Allen – by Karen Mcbride"
Top Manchester photographer Karen McBride snapped this great shot of Lily Allen at the recent 2010 In the City. We think it’s the best picture of the singer we have seen. Sat in a Manchester chip shop and stripped of all artifice and of any hint of the pop machine she looks somehow more glamorous […]
2 7Â²s clash, part 2 of an epic diary of the punk years – by Mick Middles"
Mick Middles (whose books on the Stone Roses and many others are well worth seeking out on Amazon) was the key documenter of Manchester music in the punk years. He watched as the city took punk and turned it into post punk. he was there for the growing pains of the Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks […]
Patti Smith on stage in conversation by John Robb (audio)"
John Robb In conversation with Patti Smith on stage in Sheffield…