David McFarlane

sound enthusiast

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Live Music

MCR Live

LIVE: Ought @ Gorilla | MCR Live - Blog. Music, Culture & Radio

Twitter started to do a strange thing quite a while ago now - rather than show you the tweets of people you follow in chronological order, arguably, exactly what Twitter was...

Silent Radio

LIVE: JOSE GONZALEZ / JESCA HOOP - 22/09/2018

ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER- Reader, I am hungover. I wish this were not the case, I only had two pints last night, but after waking up much too early, my head is humming, and I...

Silent Radio

LIVE: MEXRRISSEY - 27/04/2018

ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER- Is there a word for that thing the Church does where they re-write the life of a Saint retrospectively? As in, St. Patrick probably was actually a...

Silent Radio

LIVE: ST. VINCENT - 18/10/2017

APOLLO, MANCHESTER- Annie Clark (stage name St. Vincent) told Pitchfork earlier this month: "All human beings create their own mythologies, and I'm in the somewhat bizarre...

Silent Radio

LIVE: NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS - 25/09/2017

MANCHESTER ARENA- There's a part near the beginning of the recent Nick Cave documentary, which charts the making of Skeleton Tree, his latest album with the Bad Seeds, in which...

Other Music Writing

TiPP

Rocking Up for the First Time

David McFarlane is a Boltonian musician, composer, and guitarist living in Manchester. His interests lie in community music-making, improving access to music, and creative music...

Revoice! Magazine

David McFarlane - Rain and Rainbows: Ambivalence, Optimism, Wonderwall

I wrote about Wonderwall for the first issue of Revoice! back when it launched, and I've wanted to write a follow-up ever since. Luckily, living in Manchester there is no...

Misc.

Manchester Science Festival

Seeing Sound: A Chromesthesia Concert - Manchester Science Festival

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2018. Ever wanted to taste colour? Or feel a smell? Or see music? This chromesthesia concert is for you. Based on the very...