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ROCK'N'ROLL RAVE VERSUS CANCER
18 December 2008 / Moho / Manchester
:: Working For A Nuclear Free City :: The Vortex :: The 66 ::
Exhilarating, explosive, almost apocalyptic but in a deliciously euphoric way, hard wiring into your nervous system forcing you to dance. This is one of Manchester's hottest tips for 2009 - but who's that bald bloke? He looks kind of familiar...
SOUL ON FIRE
18 December 2008 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: To The Bones :: The Dirty Soul Club ::
I could almost say there's an invisible fifth member at the back somewhere, playing a bucketful of bad luck.
LAST EXIT TO ANCOATS
18 December 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Exit Ten ::
There’s a certain, gravitational power to this bands rock alchemy
09 December 2008 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: The All New Adventures Of Us :: Gillan Edgar ::
It's really really hard not to fall in love with The All New Adventures Of Us
14 December 2008 / Tiger Lounge / Manchester
:: GNOD :: Spectrum ::
"Every river has its source. Every cowboy has a horse." Drums rattle, bass rolls, guitar and keyboard and trumpet drone into some hypnotic Krautrock groove as the smoke machine fires chemical warfare across the front seats
ROADHOUSE 15th BIRTHDAY
07 December 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Denis Jones :: Nomad Jones :: Liam Frost :: Stephen Fretwell :: The Lightshines :: John Stammers :: Gary Locke :: The Cajun Bobcats :: Jim Molyneux :: Mike Garry :: Ian Smith :: Daniel Land :: Graham Meilke ::
Walking between the record shops, bars and venues of the Northern Quarter today it can be hard to remember (or for younger or more recently moved here people, imagine) how derelict this part of town once was...
TIDE IS HIGH
12 December 2008 / Moho / Manchester
:: The Tides ::
The slow burn..will always burn longer...
09 December 2008 / The Met / Bury (mcr)
:: Warren Gaskell :: Fallen Leaves :: Rachael Wright :: Oliver Chandler :: Jimmy Docherty ::
With the loss of a mid-week acoustic slot, Bury will really be missing something quite special here.
A TRUE TESTIMONIAL
06 December 2008 / Saki Bar / Manchester
:: The Witches :: The Vipers :: The Dead School :: Kurt Dirt & The Love Rats :: The Witches :: Jon Jones & The Beatnik Movement :: Kid Voodoo ::
Seven bands, a film and twelve hours of underground rock and roll for four quid - Gordon Brown would be proud..
04 December 2008 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Lowline :: A Place To Bury Strangers :: Ten Kens ::
I get lost in a dry ice fog, thicker than anything found off Dogger Bank