Entries in Gig (7)

Tuesday
Jun122012

Coldplay @ Etihad Stadium (9th June 2012)

Coldplay were in town for one of two sell out shows at the Etihad stadium in Manchester on Saturday, and the 50,000 strong audience were not disappointed. They were not only treated to a flawless live performance from one of the world’s greatest bands, they witnessed a spectacular show of lights, fireworks and gigantic confetti-filled balloons that were fired out into the crowd during the set.

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Friday
May252012

Mikill Pane - Live @ The Hoxton Bar (May 24th)

On May 24th 2012, Mikill Pane played his first headline concert to a sold out crowd at The Hoxton Bar and Grill, Support came from Ursa Minor, Little Bear.

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Tuesday
Apr102012

Welcome to The Warehouse Project 2012

After many months of speculation and anticipation, Easter weekend saw The Warehouse Project open the doors to their brand new Trafford Park venue, for two nights of the very best in House music. Friday welcomed a stellar Progressive line-up, including Eriz Prydz, Axwell, John Digweed & Joris Voorn, with Sunday playing host to Loco Dice, Claude Von Stroke, Julio Bashmore, Heidi, Maya Jane Coles & many more. Store Street has been an iconic place in Manchester's history over the past 5 years, meaning the new venue had a lot to live up to, but thankfully it did, in emphatic fashion.

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Friday
Mar092012

Maverick Sabre - Anson Rooms, Bristol (March 9th 2012)

Maverick Sabre stopped off in Bristol last night to perform at the University Student Union as part of his current UK tour. The singer songwriter from Ireland performed a stripped back set with little more than his 4 man band and one backing vocalist joining him on stage. It made a refreshing change too, to see, not just an artist I have harboured such an affection for over the last few years live again, but also to see him perform without so many of the gimmicks that clutter many artists' tour stages today.

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Wednesday
Sep282011

The Warehouse Project: Welcome To The Warehouse (September 24th)

Another September is coming to a close, which means it's time for the start of another Warehouse Project; however, 2011 is a special one, as we're saying goodbye to Store Street, which is a simply spectacular venue that has played host to some of the greatest nights in Manchester over the past 5 years. Unfortunately I had to miss the opening week, but the line-up for Welcome To The Warehouse more than made up for it and was the perfect first night for me to review. Well, so I thought...

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Skylar Grey's first UK show @ XOYO

Photo by Jon D Barker

Skylar Grey has been making big moves in the music scene over the past 18 months, providing hooks for Love The Way You Lie (Eminem & Rihanna), Words I Never Said (Lupe Fiasco), I Need a Doctor (Dr Dre & Eminem), and I'm Coming Home (P.Diddy), writing with musicians all over the scene from Avril Lavigne to Marilyn Manson, and performances at various festivals alongside Eminem and others, including Lollapalooza.

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Saturday
May282011

Ed Sheeran Live @ Leeds Cockpit

On the day that he was presented with his first ever magazine cover (see above), man of the moment Ed Sheeran arrived in Leeds to perform at the Cockpit for the second time in his career. If you have been before, then you will know that it's a rather dingy venue that is situated beneath Leeds Train Station, but is the type of place that Ed thrives on and can bring to life through both his music and vibrant personality.

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