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SUBCULTURE FANZINE SOCIAL
28 December 2002 / The Castle / Oldham
:: Gabrielle's Wish ::
The sound of everyone playing together is great: the guitars and bass are infallible and the vocals, like ‘Blue Sky’ have an hypnotic effect on the audience, and everyone is just staring at the band
SCREAM FOR MERCY
13 December 2002 / Academy 1 / Manchester
:: Primal Scream ::
"Welcome to Mani-chester." As the grizzled ex-Sone Rose sloshes onstage clutching a can of Carling you could be forgiven for thinking Primal Scream are his backing band
ELECTRIC CITY ELECTRO CLASH
09 December 2002 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: SchneiderTM :: The Faint :: Radio 4 ::
Three perspectives on three very new and up and coming next-gen new acts - electro hybrids with more than the odd touch of the leftfield - 3 acts that you should most certainly look out for in 2003.
WINGS OF THE DOVES!
07 December 2002 / Apollo / Manchester
:: The Delgados :: Doves ::
The noise which greets Jimi Goodwin and co is reminiscent less of a moderately successful indie band returning to their home town, than the hysterical roar that must have welcomed Soviet troops to liberated Berlin in 1945.
THREE BANDS THREE CHORDS FREE ENTRY
06 December 2002 / The Castle / Oldham
:: The Strap Ons :: Jackie O :: Politburo ::
If three bands can sum up what Mancunian punk rock has been all about it’s this trio of bands. On a bill that really is condensed excellence, each band conveys the genuine guts, spirit and reactionary recklessness of 1976.