Presented by Jsky with a live performance of Electrik at The Living Room, Manchester. Special guests included cast members from Hollyoaks and Desperate Scousewives. Event covered by Manchester Confidential.
Last month I was able to present the first ever Showcase Live event in Manchester at Sound Control. Showcase Live has been running for over 5 years helping to platform the likes of JLS and Jessie J. As well as welcoming each band on stage I was able to grab a quick interview with The Future Kicks and Abi Phillips. The event was broadcasted to around 7,000 people and streamed online via MUZU.TV. The standard of live music was incredibly high paving the way for another successful series of events in Manchester to come.
Backstage with The Future Kicks
Backstage with Abi Phillips
Jsky hosting Showcase Live on stage at Sound Control, Manchester
Earlier this week I was able to attend an advanced screening of Ridley Scott's new sci-fi blockbuster Prometheus. The title and trailers implied that I was in for a somewhat compelling journey with a riveting plot set in the not so distant and plausible future. Coupled with impressive visuals encompassing breath taking scenery, aided by my 3D glasses I was taken in by the storyline and engaged by actors Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Logan Marshall-Green (The O.C.).
The graphics employed were stunning, and there were moments of genuine horror. Perhaps we are dampened to the effects of horror through saturation however that we crave further titillation resulting in apparent dull moments to this movie, albeit it in small quantities. The movie does end with more questions than it answers, leaving room for a sequel, feeling very much like a cop out.