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Music Q&A: Julia Jacklin

The Aussie songstress talks about her evolution from folk ahead of her live northern dates this week. She plays Manchester Soup Kitchen, 23 Feb and Leeds Headrow House, 28 Feb. What informs your music and…

Read more... Feb 21 2017 |

Music Q&A: Peter M Smith

The Irish rocker releases his new single High on 24 February as a taster of his forthcoming debut album Upon This Rock before playing live UK dates. He tells us how his mum comes to…

Read more... Feb 20 2017 |

Music Q&A: Natalie McCool

Widnes-born Natalie McCool is set to release a new single, You & I, and head out on an eight-date tour with her band – visiting Leeds Brudenell (15 March), Liverpool’s 24 Kitchen Street (17 March)…

Read more... Feb 20 2017 |

Music Q&A: The Celtic Fiddle Festival Band

Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany) and Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase their international and individual styles in their live performances. They play the Brindley in Runcorn, 22 Feb. Tell us a bit about your…

Read more... Feb 20 2017 |

Music Q&A: Rachael Sage

American musician, singer, producer and visual artist Rachael Sage is gearing up for her support slot with Howard Jones in March. She tells Big Issue North about running her own record label and harmonising with…

Read more... Feb 20 2017 |

End Credits: Logan and Fist Fight

In what is reported to be his last appearance as the X-Men’s Wolverine, Hugh Jackman returns to the role in Logan. Taking influence from Mark Millar’s Old Man Logan comics, a past-his-prime Logan, covered in scars…

Read more... Feb 20 2017 |

Review: Drake

Arenas are hardly conducive to a good time. You can be seated around 100 metres away from the act you’ve paid a small fortune to see in a vast, soulless space, you’ll likely be greeted…

Read more... Feb 14 2017 |

End Credits: A Cure For Wellness, Southern Fury

Bloated, lethargic, confused. These are just some of the symptoms of Gore Verbinski’s ambitious new gothic mystery A Cure For Wellness. Young executive Lockhart is tasked with bringing back his employer’s CEO from a mysterious…

Read more... Feb 14 2017 |

End Credits: Hidden Figures, The Great Wall

Informative and heartwarming, Hidden Figures manages to combine the space race and civil rights while remaining light hearted. The biopic tells the story of Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, three African-American women who…

Read more... Feb 06 2017 |

Music Q&A: Camille O’Sullivan

With her background in acting Camille O’Sullivan has developed a reputation for her interpretations of the narrative songs of the likes of Jacques Brel and Kurt Weill, and her new tour features the music of…

Read more... Jan 31 2017 |

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