I caught the train over to Sheffield on Friday for the annual Tramlines Festival. It's a weekend of music, with bands playing in bars, clubs and on the streets all over the city, and most importantly, it's free. Sadly i could only stay for the Friday night as i had work on Saturday, but i still got to see Simian Mobile Disco DJ at a venue called DQ. I went to Tramlines last year and got to stay the whole weekend and saw loads of acts, most memorably 80s Matchbox B-line Disaster. It's so much fun to have a whole city so focused on music, everywhere you walk there's something different on. The Manchester Jazz Festival is now on (from 23rd-31st) so i think i will be heading into town quite a lot this coming week for a spot of shopping accompanied by some good music.