Live Review: Sheafs + Narrow Margins, Manchester

While being older certainly has its comforts and benefits, I can often define the bands I see live on 3 levels; whether they don’t move me, whether they make me wish I was young or whether they actually do make me younger. With the line up of Narrow Margin, Matter of Mind, and SHEAFS at Manchester Jimmys, I drank more than a drop of the … Continue reading Live Review: Sheafs + Narrow Margins, Manchester

Neighbourhood 2018 – Festival Live Review

This year’s Neighbourhood Festival was so full of attraction my eyes were on catching some of the new up and coming young acts, together with a few old favourites to keep it all interesting. A little later than planned we arrived in the upstairs room at Oxford Road Revolution to hear the last half of our first act Stockport’s Rory Wynne  HHH. We thus missed Rory … Continue reading Neighbourhood 2018 – Festival Live Review

Manchester Neighbourhood Festival 2018 – Preview

I don’t quite know how the organisers could do this, but a goodly number of the bands I was hoping to catch at this year’s festival are all playing at around 3-4 pm. My buttered toast has landed on the floor buttered side down this year. Thank god there’s still plenty of orange juice and nutella smeared croissants to go around. 12:00 – 14:00 For … Continue reading Manchester Neighbourhood Festival 2018 – Preview

Kazoopa Khaos – Live Music Leeds

With few winter month music festivals, grass roots indie Kazoopa Festival in Leeds in late November is particularly eagerly anticipated. It was thus a frustrated Halfway 2 Nowhere reviewer arriving at the Lending Rooms two hours later than anticipated (a better than expected gig by veterans The Undertones and having “too much fun” the evening before was a principle reason). With over 70 bands playing … Continue reading Kazoopa Khaos – Live Music Leeds

Kazoopa 2017 – Six not to miss

Kazoopa Festival in Leeds on November 25th is the one that Halfway 2 Nowhere has been waiting for most of the year. There’s over 70 acts of greatness descending on our main Yorkshire city in venues dotted across the city centre starting at lunchtime. If you want to discover just how healthy the alternative music scene is in Yorkshire at the moment then Kazoopa is … Continue reading Kazoopa 2017 – Six not to miss