❉ Andy Murray in conversation with the incomparable comedian, author, poet, playwright, musician, actor, director… and cyclist.
❉ Dowie may have left stand-up behind but his bone-dry sense of humour certainly hasn’t abandoned him, writes Andy Murray.
❉ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets teams with Diva Dompé as Poptone.
❉ We chat with Bauhaus’ Kevin Haskins about his book ‘Bauhaus – Undead’, a visual chronicle of the band’s musical journey.
❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.
❉ The story of music that couldn’t have been made anywhere else but Manchester.
❉ 25 years ago today, Suede lit the fuse of Britpop with their mission statement.
❉ Decadence and Deviance in the Doll House.
❉Proustian remembrances of things past, this particular musical madeleine being the Pixies’ Trompe Le Monde.
❉ An appreciation of the timeless, cathartic qualities of Bowie’s masterwork, released on this day in 1977.