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NN PICKS: R.A.D Present Bill and Ted Double Bill

Manchester may be world renowned for its musical output but it’s not without its fair share of film offerings too. This month the guys behind horror extravaganza Grimmfest bring Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan back to the big screen for a totally non-heinous double bill. The night’s called R.A.D (Retro and Dangerous) and aims to resurrect the very best in iconic, cult cinema for your viewing pleasure. For their latest event, they’ll head to Manchester’s Gorilla for a back to back screening... Read more »

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REVIEW: Antics Weekender, Night and Day Cafe

The heady combination of Antics clubnight and Beacons Festival hit Night and Day Cafe last Friday and Saturday in the form of the Antics Weekender, turning out a line-up of bright new bands from near and far, strutting their stuff on stage to bring a night of non-stop music for a crowd of cheery Mancunians. Here’s the highs and lows of what Saturday had to offer. New psychedelia man James Elvin took on the earliest chunk of the night, as people trickled in and settled at... Read more »

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ON REPEAT: Spring King – Demons EP

Spring King, initially the side project of producer Tarek Musa, (who single-handedly released a demo of ten tracks entitled All This Murk and Dirt earlier this year), has enlisted the fellow Salford-based Peter Darlington, James Green and Andrew Morton for the release of five-track EP Demons, set to be released on 8th September.  The band, who have played a slew of metropolitan festivals earlier this spring as well as a slot at Latitude, have received accolades from numerous publications including Line of Best Fit endorsing... Read more »

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NN PICKS: Antics Weekender

This year Manchester’s Night & Day Café is playing host to a team-up of Beacons Festival and Antics nightclub for a two-day night of live music and DJ’s into the early hours. The line-up includes hot new talent, familiar faces and the pick of Beacons and Antics DJ’s – plus a few extras. Here's what to expect from the Antics Weekender... Friday night starts of with a set of three big-energy-big noise acts before electronica outfit Loftt step in to calm things down with their uniquely... Read more »


FOOD: Cane & Grain Manchester

You’re never too far away from a decent place to eat in the Northern Quarter. Lately, the most popular belly-filling craze to sweep the city seems to be trashy, difficult to eat burgers and deliciously OTT hotdogs, however that may be about to change thanks to the area’s latest offering. Cane & Grain, a new venture from Black Dog Ballroom mastermind Ross MacKenzie opened up shop on Thomas Street just over a fortnight ago and offers a refreshingly tailored dining and nightlife experience. Food-wise, their... Read more »