❉ Glen McCulla waxes lyrical on master of illusion Georges Méliès and the origins of cinema.
❉ David Lewis looks back on the fondly remembered childrens drama, released on DVD this month.
❉ Simon Brett chats with ‘Funky Si’ about his life in music and of course, his relationship with the late Mark E. Smith.
❉ Ace Records’ Liz Buckley on her close encounters of the MES kind.
❉ 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.
❉ The Fall have never really cared less about being “understood”, and in this respect, deserve to be regarded as a true pop band.
❉ EXCLUSIVE interview with Brix Smith Start & Steve Trafford, plus album and gig review.
❉ Less a gig, more an elating sonic attack.
❉ Comedy historian and hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is.