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THIS IS GLITCHCORE
22 November 2008 / RNCM / Royal Northern College Of Music / Manchester
:: Barbara Morgenstern :: Peterloo Massacre :: Caro Snatch ::
Has it really been six months since the last Rare As A Green Dog (AKA RaGD) event?
STILLS IN LOVE
26 November 2008 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: The Stills :: Prego ::
The Stills love Manchester, and hyper-enthusiastic singer Tim Fletcher sees fit to mention this after every couple of songs
25 November 2008 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: The Suzuki Method :: Working For A Nuclear Free City :: Stop the Blackout ::
A delightful and eclectic mish-mash of dance-fuelled rock, rock-powered dance, atmospheric sound pile-ups worthy of the whooshiest shoegazers
27 November 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Fight Like Apes ::
Punk rock as hell without a guitar in sight
COME AS YOU ARE
19 November 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Fucked Up ::
Fucked Up should Fuck You Up
19 November 2008 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Will Tang ::
I’d be surprised if many of the punters in here, could distinguish between the odd standard and his own familiar and convincing back catalogue.
18 November 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Colobos :: Euphoria Audio ::
Colobos have come from nowhere, North Wales
19 November 2008 / Star and Garter / Manchester
:: Napoleon IIIrd :: Little My,Sir Yes Sir ::
Napoleon IIIrd pitches up his vintage reel-to-reel, ensures his flat-cap is well positioned and picks up his acoustic guitar
DESTINATION POO POO LAND
13 November 2008 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: King Kurt ::
“I don’t know what I’m saying, it just comes out like poo”
N Z EVENING
10 November 2008 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: Run Toto Run :: Plague Doctors :: Ruby Suns :: Lawrence Arabia ::
"...So we came to Manchester, we love Joy Division"
KEEPING THE PEACE
12 November 2008 / Pyramid Arts Centre / Warrington
:: The Minions :: Politburo ::
As one astute band member commented, maybe they should change the second 'R' to a 'C'...
11 November 2008 / The Met / Bury (mcr)
:: Tramps & Horses :: Vince Freeman :: Holly Burton :: Colin Wakeford ::
Removing his shoes and socks to maybe reach his inner self,or merely to relax after 3 hours of hell on the M6, Freeman is a relatively animated character.
IN A LAVA
09 November 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Volcano! :: Mechanical Owl :: Young British Artists, ::
Volcano! have decorated their merch table with a large pair of underpants on a coat hanger
I LOVE WEST YORKSHIRE
08 November 2008 / Dry Bar / Manchester
:: International Trust :: The Hydropaths :: Sicknurse :: Micky P Kerr :: Die Video Die ::
"I'm not arrogant, I'm just genuinely better than everybody else"
GOING DEF FOR OXFAM
06 November 2008 / The Deaf Institute / Manchester
:: Kyte :: Frank Is Dead :: Everything Everything :: The British Expeditionary Force :: (Tim Lee) ::
"We're breaking the first rule of showbiz here...never go on after the raffle..."
08 November 2008 / The Castle / Oldham
:: Politburo :: Daniel Land And The Modern Painters :: The Tides ::
Land has an interesting style where for half the time, he plays his chords upside down (not hanging upside down I might add, but by approaching the fretboard from above)...