Wednesday 24 August 2022

Liam Frost - Stockport Bask - 21st August 2022

As part of the celebration of the first vinyl issue of his second and third albums We Ain't Got No Money Honey But We Got Rain and The Latchkey Kid, Liam Frost held an intimate in conversation evening at Stockport's Bask in front of a respectful attentive audience, mixing interview questions from XS Manchester's Jim Salveson, a long-term fan of Liam, with chronological acoustic performances from across his career.

Saturday 20 August 2022

Seb Lowe / Cobain Jones / The Lanks - Hyde Pop - 19th August 2022

Seb Lowe continued his short series of dates around the southern and eastern outposts of the Greater Manchester music scene with a sold-out show at Hyde's intimate DIY space POP on Friday night. With the audience singing along to every word of his best-known songs and captivated by the stage presence of the teenager and his band we left with the sense we'd just watched a future star completing the last stages of his apprenticeship before moving to the much bigger rooms of the city centre. 

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Annie Dressner - Interview

Cambridge via New York singer-songwriter Annie Dressner is about to go out on tour belatedly in support of her 2020 album Coffee At The Corner Bar and previewing new material. We caught up with her for a chat about her background and influences, songwriting and lyrical content and working with David Ford. She releases a new single I've Always Been Like This on September 2.

Sunday 7 August 2022

Mold / Yossari Baby / Wondrous Planet / The Entertainment Club - Salford Kings Arms - 5th August 2022

Advertised as their "first final reunion show" Mold made a one-off return to the live stage on Friday night headlining the monthly Entertainment Club "Multi-Genre Hell Cabaret" event in the beautiful theatre of the Kings Arms in Salford.

Saturday 6 August 2022

Pixies / The Slow Readers Club - Glasgow Kelvingrove Bandstand - 4th August 2022

The Kelvingrove Bandstand is a stunning outdoor arena in Glasgow. Tonight’s show is one in a series of fourteen concerts. Billed as The Summer Sessions and featuring acts as diverse as Van Morrison and Belinda Carlisle, as well as local legends such as The Jesus and Mary Chain and Edwin Collins. Ahead of their Bingley festival slots on Sunday, The Pixies have embarked on a short warm up tour of the north (Edinburgh, Glasgow then Newcastle) inviting The Slow Readers Club along too. 

Daisy Valentine / SKIES / The A.V. Club - Stockport Bask - 4th August 2022

Thursday night saw our first visit to the new venue / bar Bask in Stockport for the launch of Daisy Valentine's Tabula Rasa EP with her performing a headline set supported by acoustic performances from SKIES and The AV Club, both who put on impressive shows despite an audience that felt their conversation was more important than the music.