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In This Moment : Academy 2, Manchester, 2/3/2015 - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith watches Los Angeles-based rock/metal band In This Moment play a dramatic and theatrical gig at the Academy 2 in Mnachester

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis : Gorilla, Manchester, 17/2/2015 - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith is impressed by multi-talented London siblings Kitty, Daisy and Lewis' versatility and ability to merge the past and the contemporary in a magical set at Gorilla in their first Manchester show in some years

NME Awards Tour : Ritz, Manchester, 26/2/2015 - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith witnesses an exceptionally superb night of music with sets from rising stars Palma Violets, Fat White Family, Slaves and the Wytches at an NME Awards Tour gig at the Ritz in Manchester

Book - Sue Richmond : Excess All Areas - Profiles
Melanie Smith reflects on new book 'Excess All Areas', which looks at some of the most extreme rock rider lists

Courtesans : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith photographs controversial all girl pop/rock band the Courtesans at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester

Jack White : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith takes photographs of Jack White at the Leeds Arena on his recent UK tour

Billy Idol : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith photographs Billy Idol on his first British tour in six years at the Manchester Apollo

Barb Wire Dolls : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith takes photographs of Greek punk act Barb Wire Dolls at Sound Control in Manchester

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds : Bleddyn Butcher: A Little History – Nick Cave and Cohorts, 1981 – 2013 - Profiles
Melanie Smith is impressed by Bleddyn Butcher's new book of photography which documents Nick Cave's career from the early 1980s to the present time

Edinburgh Fringe Festival : Edinburgh, 14/8/2014...20/8/2014 - Profiles
Melanie Smith writes of some of her personal highlights while attending this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Photoscapes : Edinburgh Fringe Festival 1 - Live Reviews
Over three galleries Melanie Smith takes photographs of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2 : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 3 : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 3

Gary Numan : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith photographs pioneering electro musician Gary Numan at a show at 53 Degrees in Preston

Pierces : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith photographs glamorous American sister act the Pierces at a show at the Academy in Manchester

EMA : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith photographs American industrial-folk singer EMA at a show at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester

Chrysta Bell : Sacred Trinity Church, Salford, 8/4/2014 - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith watches David Lynch protege Chrysta Bell play a haunting and seductive set at at the Sacred Trinity Church in Salford

Brody Dalle : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith photographs former Distillers and Spinerette front woman Brody Dalle on her first solo tour at a gig at the Academy 2 in Manchester

Sex Pistols Experience : Academy 3, Manchester, 15/3/2014 - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith finds tribute band the Sex Pistols Experience bringing back strong memories of 1977 at a show at the Academy 3 in Manchester

Photoscapes : Temples - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith takes photographs of rising psychedelic pop/rock act Temples at the Academy II in Manchester

Circus of Horrors : Parr Hall, Warrington, 8/2/2014 - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith enjoys rock and roll-themed Circus of Horrors' terrifying but spectacular latest stage show at Parr Hall in Warrington

Photoscapes : Nordic Giants - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith takes photographs of ambient Brighton-based duo and visual artists Nordic Giants at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester

Photoscapes : Strypes - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith photographs rising Irish rock/blues outfit the Strypes at the Academy in Manchester

Lindi Ortega : Deaf Institute, Manchester, 24/1/2014 - Live Reviews
Melanie Smith watches Canadian-born and now Nashville-based country singer and musician Lindi Ortega play an exuberant set to promote her new album 'Tin Star' at The Deaf Institute in Manchester

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