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22 November 2009 / Various Clubs / Santander, Spain
:: The General Lee Swing Band :: The Queers :: Los Idolos Del Extrarradio :: Soul Gestapo :: The Fleshtones :: Betunizer :: Violence By Braille :: Tito & Tarantula :: The Chicktones ::
Four months ago Nathan swapped the inner city Manchester life and the helm of one of the City's most exciting alt.rock acts, for the sun drenched beaches of northern Spain - here's what he found...
THIS FEELING IS ALL I WANT
14 November 2009 / Apollo / Manchester
:: Puressence ::
A glorious celebration of a career where in between all the bad luck the band has faced within the industry, self-belief and ambition was never in doubt
26 November 2009 / Club Academy (Academy 4) / Manchester
:: The Answering Machine :: Post War Years :: The Crookes ::
Indie guitar music is not dead - anyone who says it is just isn't going to watch the right bands.
25 November 2009 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: We Were Promised Jetpacks ::
The sort of brooding but powerful widescreen indie-rock our friends north of the border do so very well, so we'll let them off rhyming 'lightning' with 'frightening'. Just this once.
SUNDAY - THE NEW FRIDAY?
22 November 2009 / Irish Association Social Club, Chorlton / Manchester
:: Little Engine :: Frazer King :: Jerzey Street Band ::
So, what exactly are we doing in Chorlton Irish Club on a Sunday night then? Blowout. I suppose it's one way to beat the Sunday night downer - pretend it's Friday again...
11 November 2009 / Moho / Manchester
:: The Fall :: No Tokyo ::
He's a fifty year old man and he likes it; they're a bunch of scruffy ****s from North Manchester and they love it...
I HATE GOLF
14 November 2009 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Razor Cuts :: Hell To Pay :: The Exhibition ::
Outside, a fluorescent-jacketed man looks wistfully inwards through a bus window wishing he could’ve been here tonight. I give him the finger.
07 November 2009 / The Witchwood, Ashton Under Lyne / Manchester
:: Only This Remains ::
Firts gig nerves eventually evaporate for this new Bury band..
11 November 2009 / Troxy Ballroom / London
:: The Flaming Lips :: Stardeath & White Dwarfs ::
A pair of oversized hands bookend the stage as the band emerges from a giant LED vagina