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Grahams : Greystones, Sheffield, 22/2/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe is excited by the Grahams' first date of their UK tour. From New York via Nashville, Route 66, American railroads and the Mississippi River, their music makes connections wherever they play

Lewis and Leigh : Cafe 9, Sheffield, 11/2/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches rising Americana stars Lewis and Leigh play a magical set at a sold out gig in the tiny Cafe 9 in Sheffield

Aurelio Martinez : TalkingGigs, The Hubs, Sheffield, 2/2/2017 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe at a TalkingGigs show at The Hubs in Sheffield discovers what it's like to become part of the Garifuna nation, thanks to the wonderful music of its ambassador Aurelio Martinez.

Food of Love Project : Interview - Interviews
Nicky Crewe talks to co-curator Tom McConnell about 'The Food of Love Project', a compilation album which compiles together new recordings of Shakespearean and other Elizabethan age songs from a collection of contemporary folk and experimental artists

Robyn Hitchcock : Greystones, Sheffield, 30/10/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe enjoys a fascinating evening with former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock at a TalkingGigs show at the Greystones in Sheffield which combined conversation and performance

Souad Massi : Merlin Theatre, Sheffield, 11/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe reviews Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi at her Talking Gig in Sheffield's Merlin Theatre.

Silver Apples : Picture House Social, Sheffield, 21/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches Silver Apples, the project of electronica veteran Simeon Coxe, play a stunning set in front of a transfixed crowd at The Picture House Social in Sheffield

Lucinda Williams : Plug, Sheffield, 13/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams play a stunning set at The Plug in Sheffield

Wild Ponies : Greystones, Sheffield, 29/6/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe enjoys an intimate set from Nashville-based husband-and-wife Americana duo Wild Ponies at the Greystones in Sheffield

Electric 50 Bob Dylan at the Free Trade Hall Judas Redux : Academy 3, Manchester, 17/5/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe enjoys a fantastic charity fundraising concert at Manchester Academy which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s infamous Judas Free Trade Hall concert in which he first played an electric set in the UK in 1966

Graham Nash : Albert Hall, Manchester, 21/5/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe sees Graham Nash delight his fans at a wonderful homecoming concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester

John Cooper Clarke : Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell, 1/6/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe watches John Cooper Clarke perform an exuberant set of punk poetry at Bakewell Town Hall

Joy Division : New Dawn Fades - Profiles
Nicky Crewe attends 'New Dawn Fades', a theatre play on the history of Joy Division

Songhoy Blues : Student Union, Sheffield, 26/2/2016 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe learns more about the history and culture of Mali, where the power and message of protest music is taken to a new level, when watching Songhoy Blues play a gig in Sheffield

David Bowie : Manchester and Exeter, 1972 - Features
In 'Gig of a Lifetime' Nicky Crewe looks back on her memories of attending three David Bowie gigs on the 1972 'Ziggy Stardust' tour

Nicky Crewe : Factory Records Memories - Features
Nicky Crewe reflects on what she both remembers and does not remember about knowing from her teens Factory Records boss Tony Wilson and working the door at the legendary Russell and Hacienda clubs

Sam Sweeney's Fiddle : Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 14/9/2015 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe attends at the Pavilion in Buxton the last night of a very moving tour from Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle, which breathes life into the story of one man and his violin

Electric Flag : Profile - Profiles
Nicky Crewe reflects on the career of original 60's supergroup Electric Flag, whose compilation album 'Old Glory: The Best of Electric Flag' has recently been reissued.

Mothmen : Pay Attention! - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Nicky Crewe reflects on Manchester post-punk band the Mothmen's long-lost only album 'Pay Attention', which has just been released on CD for the first time

Handsome Family : Memorial Hall, Sheffield, 19/3/2105 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe enjoys husband-and-wife duo the Handsome Family's unusual Gothic-tinged Americana a gig at the Memorial Hall in Sheffield

Levellers : Opera House, Buxton, 5/3/2015 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe enjoys an unusual evening from the Levellers at the Buxton Opera House in London at which they show their new documentary 'A Curious Life' and then follow this with an acoustic set

Brit Floyd : Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 2/122014 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe is impressed by Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd's technical and musical brilliance, but is unconvinced by a show at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on their latest Discovery tour

John Mayall : Opera House, Buxton, 30/10/2014 - Live Reviews
Nicky Crewe find nearly eighty-one year old blues legend John Mayall performing very much in the present at a memorable gig at the Opera House in Buxton

Patti Smith : (Gig of a Lifetime) Manchester Academy, September 2012 - Features
In 'Gig of a Lifetime' Nicky Crewe writes of attending a Patti Smith concert at the Academy in Manchester in 2012

Vashti Bunyan : Interview - Interviews
Nicky Crewe speaks to 60's cult folk legend Vashti Bunyan about her fourth album, 'Heartleap'

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