Avatar I feel I’ve come a little late to the show for Avatar, despite the band being around for well over ten years, my first experience was at Download only last year, where they blew most of the opposition away with their metal freakshow circus antics. Since June last year I have managed to catch them on more than one occasion supporting Halestorm on their tour of the UK Academy circuit.


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Joanna Newsom Joanna Newsom on the back of the recently released 4th studio album Divers plays her first UK date for some three years and the setting of the gothic Manchester Albert Hall is fitting on this Halloween evening. The serene building, cool and stark quickly becomes filled with life and colour as the Sold Out show paints its own picture of what will become a very special evening and performance.


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Deerhoof Deerhoof have forged a reputation for experimentation and style changes over their twenty year and 13 album career. On record they can come over as quite a ‘technical’ band, but I really wasn’t prepared for the manic, noisy, avante-garde, fun garage rock on display at Manchester’s Gorilla tonight.


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