Texan soundtrack masters and post-rock Gods Explosions in the Sky played Manchester in April. Karl Hodge didn’t go.
Bass legend Mike Watt talks to FCK LDN about Iggy and the Stooges, Minutemen and his new band Cuz as he embarks on a tour across the UK.
Manchester’s Wall Market Racketeers have always dreamed of playing some of their city’s iconic venues. On Tuesday May 26 2015, they got the chance to do just that. Singer Alex Coates issues gritty dispatches from their rise, along with some tips for all struggling UK indie bands.
14 bands playing across three stages for 10 hours in Manchester. Among them were local heroes, returning heroes, and antiheroes. We went to the 2015 Gigantic Indie All Dayer and we had a right bloody good time.
Since 1992, Manchester’s The Roadhouse has played host to some of the city’s best clubnights and gigs. Come June, this legendary venue will close its doors for good. James Wilkes remembers the good times.
Waterloo Sunset, Parklife, Roll out the Barrel… London has its share of songs about London – but what about the rest of the UK? We’ve picked out some of our favourite songs about UK cities. What are yours?
In the first of a new series that highlights the best venues across the UK, Amy visits Manchester’s Antwerp Mansion hidden near the city’s famed curry mile. This quirky renovation project collectively represents everything that’s brilliant about music, art and community.
The North of England is a hotspot for game creation. Our correspondent spoke to Pixelbomb Games about an industry that’s thriving among the derelict mills of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Tyneside – and a game that uses the mean streets of Manchester as inspiration.