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ITC08 : the last blasts
07 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: The Generalissimos :: The All New Adventures Of Us :: Run Toto Run :: O Children :: Data.Select.Party :: The Duds ::
"This is a new song, it's about what happens when a science experiment interrupts a cricket match"

ITC08 :: CHEWSDAY
07 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: El Condorez :: Red Vinyl Fur :: To The Bones :: Alex Johnson :: Sam & The Plants ::
It started with a downpour and so it ended with a deluge - Manchester certainly delivers when it some to precipitation

ITC08 : MONDAY BUSINESS
06 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Sandbox :: The Molotovs :: Shanty Town :: Fake Kings :: New Antics :: The Imogen Styles :: Minus IQ :: The Cordels ::
I spot a band with outfits so skinny I doubt they’d get a five pound note into their rear patch pocket without ripping the backside off their pants

ITC08 : Going For A Ruby
06 October 2008 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: Young British Artists :: Vagner Love :: The Jessie Rose Trip :: Frazer King :: Royal Treatment Plant ::
Sometimes you just have to stop running about, lodge yourself in one venue for an evening and see what it throws at you.

ITC08 : Monday evening wanderings
06 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: The Real Dolls :: Lights :: Graveyard Johnnys :: Barn Owl :: Friends Electric ::
I always think that big angled mirror above the stage in Chicago Rocks (formerly Life Café) is pretty weird. Not a venue you want to be playing if anyone in the band's got a bald spot they're worried about.

ITC08 : another day, another fry-up...
06 October 2008 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Aidan Smith :: Homelife :: Jake Flowers :: Gnu & The Shrew :: Sally Murray ::
I'm not sure I like the way that gnome's looking at me. Could just be me

ITC08 : Sunday late night weirdness, because it's there...
05 October 2008 / Chicago Rock Cafe - Peter St / Manchester
:: Micachu & The Shapes ::
I have been watching music almost constantly for 11 hours....

ITC08 : The Lord's Day
05 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Airship :: John Stammers :: Stranger Son :: Alexander Wolfe :: The Jannocks :: Small Screen Lightshow :: Razmataz Lorry :: Kev Fox :: Dead World Leaders ::
Down in SALFORD something else is stirring....

ITC08 : More Friends Of Mine
05 October 2008 / Joshua Brooks / Manchester
:: Air Cav :: Hayley Faye :: Ten Bears ::
...Converse boots and jet black hair, and her music has the bite and attitude to match

ITC08 : - A little indulgence
05 October 2008 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Laymar :: Capital ::
Right, look, I know ITC shouldn't be about going to see bands you've see 23 times before (yes, I've counted) but everyone's allowed a break, right?

ITC08: Sunday afternoon - a wander around official and unofficial sessions
05 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Nomad Jones :: George Borowski :: Dan Melrose :: Sons Of The Stage :: Outsider :: Dead World Leaders :: Rod Thomas ::
The things this man can do with an acoustic guitar are pretty incredible; folky pickings, scuttling calypso flourishes, frenzied acoustic blues....

ITC08 : Never mind the free bar, the music's pretty good too...
05 October 2008 / Studio - Peter St / Manchester
:: Birds Vs Planes :: Shin Jin Rui :: Spies In Limbo ::
Sunday morning starts somewhat less stressfully than Saturday

ITC08 : WE WILL NOT SLIP GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT...
04 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Beat The Radar :: The Fayre :: Jon Jones & The Beatniks Movement :: Lead Balloons :: Little Engine :: Johnny Valentine :: Vagina Wolf :: Tori Bragg :: Joe Palmer :: Lucy Allen :: Rojo Lye :: Xmas Lights :: Strange Ways :: Silver Club ::
I'm not even sure that this is actually ITC - it's the day before but it's stuffed with bands...

ITC08 : FRIENDS OF MINE
04 October 2008 / The Attic / Manchester
:: Little Engine :: Lead Balloons :: Keyse Soze ::
Rumour has it Nathan from Frazer King AKA Sista Ray's Tiger Lounge ban involved sandwiches

ITC08 : Saturday - home is where the heart is...
04 October 2008 / Tiger Lounge / Manchester
:: Dangerous Aces :: Vagina Wolf ::
Any band called Vagina Wolf has to be seen, really, if only to find out what a band with such a phenomenal name sound like

ITC08 : A fry-up and a theremin, if only every day could start like this...
04 October 2008 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Butler Williams :: John Elliot ::
Lush, beautifully peaceful sound's over breakfast...

ITC08 : IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC
04 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Bauer :: The Shallow Call :: Rainbow Trout :: Time For China :: Silver Club :: Errors ::
The festival, it seems is up and running...

ITC08 : Didn't I see you here this time last year?
03 October 2008 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: All The Kings Men :: Lowline :: Mutineers ::
..21:00. I have a distinct feeling this won't be my last visit to Piccadilly's premier Mexican fast food establishment of the weekend ...

ITC08 : Kni9hts Out And Technological Chaos
03 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Kni9hts ::
Good morning, Cath here... Another year, another ITC and once again ManchesterMusic is going to attempt to keep up with everything that's going on.

DRAWN & QUARTERED
30 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Daniel Land And The Modern Painters :: The Lucid Dream ::
Tonight the Northern Quarter is hosting two of the brightest hopes of the new-shoegaze-spacerock scene, but rather inconveniently they're not in the same place

SEA OF LOVE
31 October 2008 / 53 Degrees / Preston
:: Team Waterpolo :: Alto Elite ::
Team Waterpolo's particular brand of up-and-coming electro-indie is so addictive that it’s probably going to be made illegal soon

ROCK OF AGES
17 October 2008 / Academy 1 / Manchester
:: Glass :: Puressence :: Exit Calm ::
It seems that Puressence's recent critical acclaim is now being matched in numbers.

TRAIN DRIVER IN EYELINER – A TRIBUTE TO NICK SANDERSON
27 October 2008 / The Forum / London
:: British Sea Power :: The Jesus And Mary Chain :: Black Box Recorder ::
A tribute to Nick Sanderson, who died earlier this year, best known as frontman of 90s art-rockers Earl Brutus, with a previous tenure in Manchester's World Of Twist

(QUIET) ROCK OF AGES
19 October 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Politburo :: The Tides :: The Lightshines :: The Ambersons (The Magnificent Ambersons) :: Butler Williams :: Nick Miller :: Simon Connor :: Box Kid ::
Trumpets, whistling, two stages...this is a rock venue isn't it ?

A VERY BIG MOVEMENT
17 October 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Oceansize ::
Oceansize celebrate 10 years with a series of album playback nights - as amazing as MM's first encounter in 2000...

IF JIM MORRISON WERE DICK VAN DYKE
22 October 2008 / Hard Rock Cafe / Manchester
:: Glass :: Victorian Dad ::
It's a Victorian Dad ,where the ragged trousered philanthropist meets Woodstock with just a little bit of the Doors in between

FLORAL DANCE
14 October 2008 / Ram and Shackle / Manchester
:: LITE :: 54-71 :: LA77 ::
I'm standing in a pub function room, all floral stools and fringed standard lamps, in which a trio of Japanese men dressed in a sort of tidied-up version of grungewear are creating razor-sharp hardcore funk math-rock

DRUGS DON'T WORK BUT MUSIC DOES
20 October 2008 / 53 Degrees / Preston
:: The Chemists :: The Music ::
The grand finale erupts into disco-moshing leaving beer dripping from the cinders..

BOOK OFF
11 October 2008 / The Castle / Oldham
:: CarJack Mallone :: The Slow Readers Club :: Crazy Daze ::
Whilst there’s the feeling that they’ve got themselves in a bit of mess at the lovely Buck Pub next door, there is certainly something much bigger on the horizon

CARA-FAN
09 October 2008 / Parr Hall / Warrington
:: Cara Dillon ::
Dillon is pulling you from the intrigued, to contented, empathetic and then illuminated, as quickly as Lewis Hamilton goes through the gears

GOODBYE, FAREWELL
03 October 2008 / 53 Degrees / Preston
:: Dirty Pretty Things ::
Ending the show with an electrifying ‘You Fucking Love It’, the band’s final tour set list clearly showed that they meant business

ITC LIVE BLOG NOW UP !
10 October 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
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The legendary MM live ITC blog is up now - read what's happened almost as it's happening...

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