2016.

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2016 has been a weird one, that’s for sure. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re all getting older that everyone’s dying and we’re seeing the world fall apart, or whether it’s the beginning of the end all together, but one thing I do know is that there’s been some outstanding music produced in a year where putting on your headphones and zoning out for a bit has become all the more necessary. Continue reading

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Oi, listen up, I’m talking to EU.

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There’s no .jpg that I can share, no link to an independent study, no hastily made meme with a statement that could be true or false. Every time I vote in an election, it matters a lot but I know that chance will come around again. I think that’s why the EU Referendum vote terrifies me more than anything else going on at the moment, this won’t happen again.

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Apologies, I Have None + Hindsights

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Not long to go now until our penultimate gig of the year and the line-up , if I do say so myself, is bloody brilliant. We’ve got two of the best bands in the country on a co-headline tour in Manchester (well, Salford) on a Saturday night.

Apologies, I Have None are a firm favourite in this city, having played here a number of times on headline and support slots while Hindsights were last seen a couple of months ago playing at A Carefully Planned Festival. Both bands are loud, dark and play with so much energy and honesty it’s fantastic. Continue reading

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MODERN BASEBALL RELEASE SHOW! (and other shows)

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Time for a nice update on the gigs we’ve got coming up. Firstly, we’ve just announced that Moving North will be hosting one of only TWO shows for Modern Baseball in Europe next year when we welcome them to Gorilla on Friday 26th February.

This is a release show for the “Mobo Presents: The Perfect Cast” EP that you can listen to below.  Continue reading

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Manchf3.5ter Set Times

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It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, I’ve finally found some time to write up all the Manchfester 3.5 set times!

The first band are Selmer Thurma from Leeds and they’re on at 1:30pm, it’s their first ever gig so be sure to come down early and watch them. They’re a three-piece, for fans of Dads/Healing Powers and don’t you dare miss it.

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Punk Aid.

The only positive thing coming out of the horrifying scenes that we’re seeing at the moment across the Middle East and Europe is the actions of punks and others taking things upon themselves to deliver help, aid and distribution to those most in need during the worst humanitarian crisis since the second World War.

While our (barely) elected Government is reluctant to help out in any way, a number of grassroots operations have popped up to take matters into their own hands. People can drop off vital supplies such as food, clothes and bedding, or donate financially through a number of fundraising initiatives, these donations will then be transported to Calais to reach those most in need of our help.

I’ve seen a number of these refugee donation points pop up, and I thought it would be a good idea to have them all in one place as a reference to see what’s happening near where you live, what you can do to help and how to do it.

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MANCHFESTER VENUE UPDATE!

Hi all, in case you were not aware, the sad news has come about that the Ducie Bridge will be no more from the end of August. The Co-Operative who own the building have sold it to some other company who want to flatten it and turn it into offices, or luxury flats or a fucking Starbucks. Another venue gone, it’s pretty heartbreaking.

Ducie Bridge was going to be a great venue for Manchfester after asserting itself as the new home of DIY punk rock shows in Manchester over the last few months. This does mean that we’re now looking for a new venue, but rest assured that IT WILL 100% BE GOING AHEAD. Stay tuned and grab your tickets if you haven’t yet from here.

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