The Fall to release a massive 7-disc singles boxset spanning 4 decades

Mark E Smith has had a prolific music career—spanning nearly forty years and frequent lineup changes with his Post-Punk band The Fall. This November Cherry Red Records is compiling  a new 7-disc, 117-track singles box set containing both A-sides and  B-sides. The Fall – Singles 1978-2016 Box Set Collection—available November 24th—starts the collection with Bingo-Master from the […]


Mauerstadt | An Interview with Mark Reeder

Mark Reeder is a historic figure in the Post-Punk scene. Leaving Manchester for Berlin back in 1978, he became  Factory Records German representative—promoting the label’s bands, such as A Certain Ratio and Joy Division, the latter of which he setup the final gig of their European tour at Kant Kino on January 21st 1980—which went on […]


The Smiths’ single ‘The Queen Is Dead’ is set for release on Friday

Another single from The Smiths is apparently set for release next week. Following this year’s Record Store Day Boy With The Thorn In His Side 7-inch, which featured previously unreleased demo/alternate versions of The Smiths’ 1985 single and its original B-side, Rubber Ring—rumors had circulated via that we would see another single release from Manchester band’s […]

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Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert raised $13 million for the Red Cross

Photo via Instagram On Sunday, Ariana Grande returned to Manchester, England for her “One Love Manchester”, an all-star benefit concert supporting victims of last month’s horrific terror attack outside the Manchester Arena. The night certainly delivered on the musical end, featuring performances from the likes of Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Mumford and Sons’ Marcus Mumford, Katy Perry, […]


Post-Punk street-art has been appearing in Manchester featuring song lyrics from The Smiths, Joy Division, and The Stone Roses

“I’m not bloody Banksy, am I? He’s making a mint, I’m making nothing.” About 2 weeks ago a street artist going by only his instagram user name alshepmcr was interviewed by the UK’s Press Association via the Bury Times newspaper about why through the use of his stencil kit he has owned for 20 years, he is placing song […]


New Order to deconstruct its catalog with a 12-piece synth ensemble at the Manchester International Festival

At this years Manchester International Festival Local Mancunian Heroes New Order are set to perform five special concerts backed by a 12-member synthesizer ensemble from the Royal College of Northern Music with performances will feature New Order “deconstructing, rethinking and rebuilding a wealth of material from throughout their career: familiar and obscure, old and new.” The performances—New Order […]


The Underground Youth premieres the dystopian reality of ‘Amerika’ | Plus tourdates!

Share Tweet Share Share Email We are days away from a Donald Trump inauguration as the 45th President of the United States—and despite “leaks” pointing to the Kremlin’s involvement in his election, half of the country seems complacent in dystopian fascism the future dictator promises to bring. This current realities parallels J.G. Ballard’s and George […]