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Duff McKagan : It's So Easy (and Other Lies): Live at the Moore - Profiles
Aaron Brown finds riveting acclaimed bassist Duff McKagan's candid new documentary film about life in Guns N' Roses and his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction

Misfits : Ritz, Manchester, 5/4/2013 - Live Reviews
...while Aaron Brown at the Ritz in Manchester, despite their less-than-authentic line-up, finds them still masters at their work

Dum Dum Girls : Factory 251, Manchester, 13/11/2011 - Live Reviews
Aaron Brown at Factory 251 in Manchester finds, despite them coning on an hour and a half late, Californian girl group's garage punk charms winning him over

Rob Zombie : Apollo, Manchester, 17/3/2011 - Live Reviews
At the Apollo in Manchester, Aaron Brown enjoys a night of theatrical rock horror from former White Zombie frontman and film director, Rob Zombie, on his first visit to Britain in twelve years

White Lies : Academy, Manchester, 18/2/2011 - Live Reviews
Aaron Brown watches White Lies play a crowd-pleasing set in front of an ecstatic audience to promote their just released second album, 'Ritual', at the Manchester Academy

Carl Barat : Deaf Institute, Manchester, 23/10/2010 - Live Reviews
At the initimate Deaf Institute in Manchester Aaron Brown sees Carl Bart play a magical set of both Libertines numbers and tracks from his just released debut solo album

Peter Murphy : Interview - Interviews
Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy talks to Aaron Brown about his new role in 'Twilight' film 'Eclipse', working with Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and new solo album, 'Ninth'

Dum Dum Girls : Interview - Interviews
Los Angeles all girl band the Dum Dum Girls combine 60's vocal harmonies with an old school garage punk sound. Aaron Brown speaks to singer Dee Dee at a gig in Manchester about their debut album, 'I Will Be'

Athlete : Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, 29/5/2010 - Live Reviews
At the Manchester open air festival Hungry Pigeon, Aaron Brown finds heavy rain failing to dampen the spirits of the crowd or Athlete in an exuberant performance from the London-based rockers

Airship : Deaf Institute, Manchester, 21/5/2010 - Live Reviews
At the Deaf Institute in Manchester, Aaron Brown watches epic rockers Airship play a short, but effective set to a hometown crowd

Film : Posters Came from the Walls - Profiles
Aaron Brown is both intrigued and touched new Depeche Mode film, 'The Posters Came from the Walls', which is about the obsessiveness of some of their fans

Bad Lieutenant : Ritz, Manchester, 23/10/2009 - Live Reviews
Aaron Brown finds Bad Lieutenant, the new project of New Order's Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris, confusing their audience at their first hometown gig at the Ritz in Manchester

Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster : Night and Day, Manchester, 19/10/2009 - Live Reviews
Aaron Brown finds psychedelic blues punks Eighties Mathbox B-Line Disaster to be on fiery form at a gig at Night and Day in Manchester, but wonders if their new album, first promised two years ago, will ever see a release date

Profile : Black Sabbath - Profiles
Aaron Brown examines the original line-up of Black Sabbath's five albums between 1972 and 1978, 'Volume 4', 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath', 'Sabotage', 'Technical Ecstasy' and 'Never Say Die'. all of which are about to be re-released on CD

Motley Crue : Dr Feelgood - Favourite Album Reviews
Aaron Brown examines Motley Crue's hedonistic 1989 album, 'Dr Feelgood', which is about to be re-released in a twentieth anniversary edition

Therapy ? : Interview - Interviews
Northern Ireland trio Therapy ? have just released their thirteenth album, 'Crooked Timber'. Aaron Brown speaks to bassist Michael McKeegan about it and why his band remain impossible to label

Goldie Lookin' Chain : Moha, Manchester, 8/3/2009 - Live Reviews
Aaron Brown finds Welsh hip hop trio Goldie Lookin' Chain still knowing how to put on a good show, but evrything else having long run thin at the Moha in Manchester

John Cooper Clarke : Dance Factory, Manchester, 13/2/2009 - Live Reviews
At the first of two shows across consecutive nights in his home city of Manchester, Aaron Brown at the Dance Factory finds that 70's punk poet John Cooper Clarke has lost none of his former magic in a fantastic two hour set

Tricky : Academy, Manchester, 18/2/2009 - Live Reviews
Always controversial, Aaron Brown finds that Bristol trip hopper has lost none of his ability for confrontation and getting on the wrong side of authority at a gig at the Manchester Academy

CSS : Academy, Manchester, 10/10/2008 - Live Reviews
Despite recent line up changes and an ill received second album, Aaron Brown finds that Brazilian electro clash band CSS have lost none of their on stage magic at a show at the Academy in Manchester

Glasvegas : Academy 2, Manchester, 17/9/2008 - Live Reviews
At the Manchester Academy, Aaron Brown finds much acclaimed and rapidly rising Scottish discordant rockers Glasvegas to be the first band in a long time that he has seen that can translate their big sound to a live stage

Guns 'n' Roses : 'Chinese Democracy' Profile - Profiles
Several tracks from Guns 'n' Roses' long delayed and fourteen years in the making 'Chinese Democracy' album have been leaked onto the internet. Long term fan Aaron Brow is disturbed by the results

Glasvegas : Interview - Interviews
With their debut album due out in September, Aaron Brown chats to much acclaimed Scottish-based indie guitar group Glasvegas at a gig in Manchester about life, their music and their famous influential friends.

Fighting with Wire : Interview - Interviews
Derry-based punk trio Fighting With Wire have only just released their debut album, 'Man Vs Monster', after a long delay. Singer Cahir O' Doherty speaks to Aaron Brown about it and their recent deal with Atlantic Records

Crystal Castles : Academy, Manchester, 12/5/2008 - Live Reviews
At a show sponsored by clothing chain store Top Man, Aaron Brown watches much hyped 80's influenced duo Crystal Castles play a tuneless, awful set

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