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27 February 2009 / Moho / Manchester
:: No Tokyo :: The Tides :: NoLife :: The Troniks :: The Sport :: Intervention ::
Tib Street has been known as a hidden avenue of trendy cafes, sex shops and back door entrances to dodgy Oldham Street boozers. No more..
23 February 2009 / Academy Liverpool (Hotham Street) / Liverpool
:: Anti-Flag :: Rise Against ::
“Raise Your middle Fingers!”
14 February 2009 / Fuel, Withington / Manchester
:: Pablo’s Finest Hour :: Magpie ::
A sweet little ditty about divorce is thrown in, although “it might not go ahead”
DIS IS DAS POP
19 February 2009 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Das Pop ::
Das Pop seem to have raided the Helium balloon stock at Birthdays
TEA TIME TREATS
22 February 2009 / Moho / Manchester
:: Meursault :: Jam On Bread :: Sparky Deathcap :: Jeremy Warmsley :: Kathryn Edwards ::
"Hi, I'm Jam On Bread and this is a song about depression..."
VICE & VIRTUE
21 February 2009 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Keith :: With That Knife ::
"Keith's Back" says a T-shirt slogan. On the wearer's back, of course
ANOTHER SHOT OF JOHNNY WALKERS
18 February 2009 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: The Vipers :: Hard Luck Child :: Cut In The Hill Gang ::
The Vipers are probably the most punk rock band in Manchester right now
LOVELESS IS IN THE AIR
11 February 2009 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Sycamore :: Serpentine Pad :: The Old Romantic Killer Band ::
There’s just one guitar, but it’s whipped into the loudest, sweetest sounding scuzz of wah and scorched tube driven noise, maybe ever
I LOVE YOU YOU BIG DUMMY....
14 February 2009 / Academy 1 / Manchester
:: Magazine ::
Magazine begin their celebration with "The Light Pours Out Of Me" and the first words, after a generation away, are "Time flies... time crawls..."
10 February 2009 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Asobi Seksu :: Young British Artists ::
Yuki Chikudate with her black leather jacket and unkempt hair, slight but tough, has that sort of angel-gone-bad voice that shifts seemingly effortlessly into higher registers
12 February 2009 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: Filthy Dukes :: Secret Machines ::
As Secret Machines crash into the pile driving space-trip of "Lightning Blue Eyes" the whole crowd seems to wake up like someone's flicked a switch
SNOWFALL IN THE CITY CENTRE
04 February 2009 / Retro Bar / Manchester
:: Glissando :: A Middle Sex :: Charlie's Hero ::
Short busts of cochlea-bothering feedback cause those closest to the stage to take a step back en masse.
05 February 2009 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: The Albany Throws :: The Relays :: The Krak ::
Keep on eye on The Krak - you know it makes sense...
SUNDAY SPACE TRIP
01 February 2009 / Moho / Manchester
:: Airship :: Brakes :: Sir Yes Sir :: Ten Bears ::
We are not entirely sure why Brakes' Eamon Hamilton is wearing a space-suit...
03 February 2009 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: The Airborne Toxic Event :: capital ::
Up close down the front you can see the passion and the sweat and you know that this is for real