Gary Ryan

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells – Graham Coxon, Blur

The Blur guitarist and solo star faces the ultimate quiz – on his own career

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Keith Murray, We Are Scientists

In Does Rock 'N' Roll Kill Braincells?!, we quiz a grizzled artist on their own career to see how much they can remember – and find out if the booze, loud music and/or tour sweeties has knocked the knowledge out of them. This week: Keith Murray, frontman of We Are Scientists, who are set to commemorate the (in their words) “50th anniversary” of their 2005 debut album ‘With Love and Squalor’ with a series of live performances.

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Jez Kerr, A Certain Ratio

In Does Rock 'N' Roll Kill Braincells?!, we quiz a grizzled artist on their own career to see how much they can remember – and find out if the booze, loud music and/or tour sweeties has knocked the knowledge out of them. This week: Jez Kerr from atmospheric Manchester experimentalists A Certain Ratio

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! We put Ash’s Tim Wheeler to the test

1: What backwards message does the song ‘Evil Eye’ open with? “We were going to put something about George W Bush but the label...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Rick Witter, Shed Seven

1: According to the posters on the wall, what is the name of the club in which the ‘Disco Down’ video takes place? “(Laughs)...

Charli XCX live: the self-appointed “future of pop” kicks off a cacophonous party (and tackles douchegate)

Midway through her Manchester gig, Charli XCX addresses Douchegate. For those mercifully unaware of the spurious shit-storm, it involves LGBTQ fans requesting she autograph increasingly...

Weyes Blood live in Manchester: hushed reverence greets anthems for the Extinction Rebellion generation (and sheepish baby boomers)

Each night before introducing the post-truth anthem ‘Something To Believe’, Natalie Mering – aka Weyes Blood – conducts an audience straw poll: “Raise your...

Culturally on-point (and cheap AF) costumes to make you the winner of ANY 2019 halloween party

An Extinction Rebellion protester https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdzd-lxOD84 What you’ll need: Did you know that Halloween celebrations generate over 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste from clothing and costumes alone?...

Kanye’s gone Godly – but which artists have made the most heavenly tunes of the devil’s music?

O come all Ye's faithful! Such have been the messianic pronouncements of Kanye West in the past that you might have expect Jesus himself...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Jim Kerr, Simple Minds

1: Name all the stage monikers in your pre-Simple Minds band Johnny & The Self-Abusers. “I can’t do them all! Obviously I know I...
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