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Wayne Hoyle

Live / stage review VALVE and Persona

“Stay wonky!” is the takeaway message from this wonderfully compelling and conscientiously curated evening of the experimental and the avant garde.

Headsup Wheat Beat Weekender

I meet Johnny and Steve in a pub not far from the end of the Parkway, having been intrigued at the prospect of a new festival taking place o…

Headsup Rite Trax

I first met Mike Thompson at the first RiteTrax event in 2015, which brought together underground artists from across the city at Yellow Arc…

Live / stage review New Dawn Fades

A Story About Joy Division and Manchester 22 April, Leadmill Ian Curtis once remarked that, “I struggle between what I know is right in my …

Headsup K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade

Over the past year, the enigmatically named K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade have brought their unique, frenetic fusion to an array of pubs, club…

Live / stage review Sheffield Mysteries

For the last two months, I have had the privilege of being consumed by a hugely ambitious project that unexpectedly ended up encapsulating e…