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THRASH AND SPLASH - HIGH VOLTAGE JANii
31 January 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: I Had An Inkling :: Help She Can’t Swim :: The V.C S ::
Cute fringed boy and girl in sparkly hair-slide shout at each other over tunes that sound like what you’d get if you played that Longcut 12” at 78rpm. Or Bis, before they tried to grow up.

MELTDOWN
28 January 2005 / Star and Garter / Manchester
:: Riders of Rebus :: Working For A Nuclear Free City :: Laymar ::
They don’t attempt to engage with the audience, standing there nonchalantly, uttering not a word as though it’s just a coincidence that humans happen to be making the music.

LOVE FROM MANCHESTER - TSUNAMI BENEFIT GIG
30 January 2005 / Apollo / Manchester
:: Goldblade :: Badly Drawn Boy :: Aziz :: The Durutti Column :: The Longcut :: I Am Kloot ::
In the month since the tsunami hit, the universal feeling of “just wanting to do something” has been the biggest since that news report 20 years ago that sparked off Band Aid.

KILLER INSTINCT
28 January 2005 / Academy 1 / Manchester
:: The Killers :: Bloc Party :: The Kaiser Chiefs :: The Futureheads ::
Cath Aubergine catches up with one of this year's hottest tickets...

INNER KEITH
26 January 2005 / The Academy (University Guild Building) / Liverpool
:: Jesse Malin ::
In times when Bright Eyes can reach the number one spot in America with singles and albums, it seems singer songwriters with a conscience are back in demand.

VEKONING DAY - BLOWOUT JAN 05
28 January 2005 / The BierKeller / Manchester
:: Tom Vek :: The Marble Index :: Performance ::
“A Little Word In Your Ear” and “If I Had Changed My Mind” are magnetic but there are times when people can’t figure out whether it’s the songs that are so great, or whether it’s Vek’s charismatic presence that is making arses shake.

RADIO DADA
26 January 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: The Aftercast :: The Fountain :: 3rd DAN ::
You need to see this band. Just brush up on your early 20th century conceptual art a little in case they decide to change their name again...

LOOKS LIKE METAL
27 January 2005 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Rusted Faith :: Acrid Fear ::
A surprise bag of rocked out distortion pedals and strange mullets

4HERO(ES)
23 January 2005 / Academy 1 / Manchester
:: The Departure :: Gang Of Four ::
The list of legendary bands that have carried off a reunion with dignity and spirit completely intact may well be a short one, but it grew by one tonight.

BLACK HOLE SUN SHINE
21 January 2005 / Academy 2 / Manchester
:: Nine Black Alps :: 22-20s ::
Playing to a packed out University just four months after having played in a kitchen during In The City, it is a surreal experience to hear people murmur praise and nod their heads, unknowingly learning all the words.

RETRO-SPECTIV
23 January 2005 / 42nd Street / Manchester
:: Three Children Of Fortune :: Khyber Pass ::
Kick out that January lethargy with intense blitzkriegs of noise glory

SIGNIFICANT OTHER - HIGH VOLTAGE JAN 05 i
20 January 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Dirty Circus :: Omerta :: The Exports :: The Boyfriends ::
The estates fighting back against the art schools is set to be one of the sounds of 2005.

ELECTRIC CIRCUS SPARKS OFF SCUZZY
15 January 2005 / The Music Box / Manchester
:: Stranger Son ::
Loose limbed Gareth lights his first cigarette whilst clenching a soon to be flung mic stand

FRENCH CINEMA COMES ALIVE ?
07 January 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: AMELIE ::
Diminutive in stature, yet clear and powerful in delivery, frontperson/guitariust/vocalist Amalie leads the band through a pot pourii range of styles

BEST HOUSE PARTY IN THE WORLD - EVER
01 January 2005 / Secret Venue / Manchester
:: Keith :: Loose Canon :: The Longcut ::
Invite a “few” friends around for a couple of drinks; a bit of live music - “snag” is that when you are part of the aA contingent, a “few” friends quickly turns into +400

FLAVOUR OF THE WEEK
16 January 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Waiger :: Editors :: The Alpha Western ::
The Editors are, apparently, this week’s next big thing – their single’s been all over Radio 6 and yes, they’re another bunch of serious young men with 80s preoccupations.

ELECTRIC CIRCUS # 24 : SPARE SYLLABLES
15 January 2005 / The Music Box / Manchester
:: Stranger Son :: The KBC :: Redjetson ::
After last week’s Working for a Nuclear Free City & Riding Shotgun by Starlight with the Ominous Sigh syllable-fest I can only assume there is a consignment of letters going cheap somewhere in Manchester.

HOLD THAT GUN
14 January 2005 / The Music Box / Manchester
:: Keith :: Finka ::
By the froth on the mouths of the amassed A&R losers tonight, they may resort to using rifles to land their catch this time.

BORROWED MOUSTACHE
04 January 2005 / The Phoenix / Manchester
:: Jeniferever :: The Search ::
When it all gels, it's a glorious Longcut-like sprawl, but all too often it comes apart at the seams, as if they're not quite yet skilled enough to play the ideas in their heads.

POST TRAUMATIC REST
06 January 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Committee :: Riding Shotgun By Starlight With The Ominous Sight :: Twenty Twenty Vision :: Working For A Nuclear Free City ::
Like a prog rock set played with all your fingers sellotaped together

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