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KASH AND CARRY
24 March 2004 / Star and Garter / Manchester
:: Anna Kashfi :: Laura Veirs ::
Webley retains an exquisite ability to wrap both us, and herself, tracks like ‘Farewell Song’, which fold in on themselves as her voice brushes past the light-fingered scurrying of James Youngjohn’s guitar
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
30 March 2004 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Duck Hunt :: Alecto ::
Licensing laws keep half of their baggy-trousered audience out in the street. They still peer through the window desperate to catch a glance of their school mates in action.
THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS # 6
20 March 2004 / The Castle / Oldham
:: Viva Stereo :: Loose Canon :: The Sonar Yen :: Nine Black Alps ::
It’s a sorry sight though, when the expense accounts have soaked up a couple of pints from the bar and the flock of A&R sheep head for the door
26 March 2004 / The Packhorse / Leeds
:: The Little Explorer :: The Attica State :: Itch ::
While The Little Explorer have only fifteen minutes to play it’s a journey of Tolkienian proportions, only without the silly names or the orcs.
WHO WANTS TO GET HIGH?
26 March 2004 / Academy 3 / Manchester
:: The Webb Brothers :: Clayhill ::
There’s a youthful allure that seemingly captures everyone’s heart without overwhelming anybody.
30 March 2004 / Dry Bar / Manchester
:: The Shocker :: Tricky Nixon :: Penny Black ::
Jennifer Finch from L7 returns in protracted form.
UP THE ANTI
26 March 2004 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Moco :: Anti-Product :: Hollywood Ending ::
Watching Anti-Product is like watching a musical circus. Their offbeat frolics are equally as thrilling any of their musical attributes.
SLOW PICTURE ALBUM LAUNCH
17 March 2004 / Star and Garter / Manchester
:: The Forest :: The Sonar Yen :: The Longcut :: Big Joan ::
A stellar line up and the hottest acts in an equally rammed and hot venue - read on..
JAXX OF ALL TRADES
13 March 2004 / Apollo / Manchester
:: Basement Jaxx :: Audio Bullys ::
Mesmerising visuals hypnotise a crowd and prompt them to follow the silly dance moves shown behind the group on stage. Juicy loops compliment scantily clad women of all shapes and sizes.
16 March 2004 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Evil Gazebo ::
Evil Gazebo could write jingles for products that haven’t been marketed yet.
BROTHERS WITH DIFFERENT FREMEN
19 March 2004 / The BierKeller / Manchester
:: The Fremen :: Brothers With Different Mothers ::
Not a band that wants to be pigeon holed, the set becomes gradually jazzier, and hops from songs containing sarcastic male vocals to whimsical romantic monologs.
YOURS, MINE AND OURS
11 March 2004 / Academy 3 / Manchester
:: The Belles :: The Pernice Brothers ::
Each piece is delivered with honesty and sensitivity that’s pretty much unrivalled.
06 March 2004 / Karumba / Manchester
:: Komakino :: Mexico 86 ::
There isn’t quite enough here just yet to break away from their influences. But hey, it never did Interpol any harm!
03 March 2004 / Bruin’s Bar / Manchester
:: Land Ahoy! :: David Kaye and the Defendants ::
Stick them craps in the bin and get me some faggots and peas
MAYBES PROVIDE KEY
10 March 2004 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: The Maybes? :: The Keys :: Nathan Burton ::
As good as having the heart of rock and roll beating in your chest and the essence of youth fuelling your every move