REVIEW: New Order @ Manchester Apollo - 27th April

by Holly Emerson 28. April 2012 12:10
Although there are a number of misconceptions in whether the ‘New Order’ name should be used, the two recent collaborators Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, override Hooky’s sour attempts, not only in legal action, but compensate almost entirely for his absence. Opening with 'Eleg... [More]

REVIEW: White Lies @ Manchester Apollo - 13th December 2011

by Holly Emerson 19. December 2011 16:04
Headlining Wembley Arena in a couple of days, the sold out Manchester Apollo was more than just a doddle for the ever increasing in popularity; White Lies. Opening with ‘Strangers’ which within the expected yet dramatic chorus entails the crowd in unison, and induces a wave of nu-goth ... [More]

REVIEW: The Courteeners @ Manchester Apollo - 9th December

by Holly Emerson 12. December 2011 15:54
Returning back once again to their very own supportive hometown, The Courteeners familiar settings are taken back with ease under their grasps. Whether it’s the cocksure arrogance or his half jokey rock ‘n’ roll whit, the northern band really are just alike us. The Mancunian quar... [More]

REVIEW: XFM Winterwonderland @ 02 Manchester Apollo - 5th December

by Holly Emerson 12. December 2011 15:44
XFM WINTERWONDERLAND Maverick Sabre Although his debut album is awaiting release, Maverick Sabre proved his right for success, and the wave of anticipation fired for his massive arrival in January. London born and Irish Bred Maverick Sabre, opened the evening to XFM’s infamous line-up. Inc... [More]

The Courteeners Announce Very Special Festive Hometown Shows

by Holly Emerson 6. September 2011 12:26
  Very Special Festive Hometown Shows Announced at Manchester O2 Apollo With writing and demoing well under way for eagerly anticipated third studio album, the band have announced two very special hometown shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on 8th and 9th December. Summer 2011 has seen Th... [More]

REVIEW: Scouting for Girls @ Manchester Apollo - 7th May 2010

by Amy McArthur 13. May 2010 14:11
Scouting for Girls are one of those bands who can get everyone singing and dancing along from the minute they arrive on stage to the second they leave. 'Everybody wants to be on TV' is the latest album from the trio who are best known for writing songs which everyone knows like it or not.The s... [More]

Gun live at Manchester Apollo 8/03/10

by Felicity Hall 18. March 2010 12:53
  I hadn’t seen Gun performing live since they played at the launch party for Rock Radio a couple of years ago, and once again they certainly didn’t disappoint.   Gun are an 80’s rock band that split about 10 years ago, only to refor... [More]

GigJunkie withdrawal symptoms

by Leeroy 4. August 2009 16:59
We're bang in the middle of festival season, but I'm struggling, waking up in the night in cold sweats, scrambling through music magazines and gig listings, all for that hit of midweek live music. I'm not able make alot of the festivals this summer after an overly excessive Glastonbury and weddings,... [More]

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