❉ As a film about Chris Sievey and his alter ego, Frank Sidebottom, is unleashed on the public, we chat with its creator.
❉ A new anthology of short plays that peek behind the curtain of a handful of adored British sitcoms.
❉ A neat, often illuminating collection of Manchester songs from every big modern era and scene, writes Andy Murray.
❉ Manchester-based Art Rock band release debut double A-side single on Friday 1 February.
❉ The Mancunian band’s second album is eclectic, punchy, dynamic, guileless and thoroughly inventive.
❉ Altitude announce release of the official documentary about Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey.
❉ The British pop hitmaker waxes lyrical about Wax, his post-10cc collaboration with the late Andrew Gold.
❉ 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.
❉ EXCLUSIVE interview with Brix Smith Start & Steve Trafford, plus album and gig review.