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THE DEVIL YOU KNOW?
27 April 2005 / The Arena / Manchester
:: Kylie Minogue ::
Is she the queen of pop or just some pop puppet bimbo? Is she ageing (dis)gracefully. Anthony Loman went to the Arena to answer some of these questions.

NO COMPO
30 April 2005 / The Picturedrome / Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
:: The Stranglers ::
Cath Aubergine travels to the setting of one of Britain's most hackneyed comedies but tonight one of punk's greatest institutions is in town.

CLOR OF THE LAND
26 April 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Clor ::
Vertical fluorescent lights are a fitting means of illumination for Clor this evening; bold, striking and at times sensually obtrusive. No other lighting would suffice.

BORN TO END
28 April 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Dead Men Win Fights :: The KBC :: The Alpha Western :: The Ending Of . . . ::
Goth's not dead, it just cheered up a bit...

OFF THE SCALE
27 April 2005 / Star and Garter / Manchester
:: Our Ridiculous Beautiful Plan :: Fuzz Against Junk :: Cul De Sac ::
The Cul De Sac sound is quite literally off the scale, inhabiting an obscure and relatively unmined niche. Each piece could keep you occupied for days.

MISS HYDE
29 April 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Big Joan ::
You wouldn’t expect Berlin to tear your head off for giving her the time of day. Neither would you expect such aural violence to be delivered politely.

EX- MACHINE
21 April 2005 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Abdoujaparov ::
That band named after the famous Russian cyclist who is now dead

GLOVES OFF
15 April 2005 / Retro Bar / Manchester
:: Polythene ::
“If you want to touch me/seek medical assistance”

ROCK LOBSTER
30 April 2005 / The Castle / Oldham
:: The V.C S :: The Beat Poet :: Crouch Mog ::
A rollercoaster ride of smart pop, Rock Lobsters and Pulp Fiction

WIRED UP
21 April 2005 / Star and Garter / Manchester
:: The Permissive Society :: The Fountain :: Laymar :: TVH-3 ::
Wireds latest outing to the S&G causes blown fuseboxes, flying sparks and the use of a 100w lightbulb.

GAS GIANT
23 April 2005 / The Met / Bury (mcr)
:: Jupiter Sands :: Phantom :: To The Bones ::
A deep blue light descends on the stage, creating the perfect setting for an impassioned beginning to the set; ‘Sleeping Man Wake Up’. It proved to be an apt title – bringing the forty people adrift in that cavernous place to their senses.

CHICKEN PLUCKIN' MARVELLOUS
16 April 2005 / Royal Park Cellars / Leeds
:: Curtis Eller ::
Clad in nineteenth-century braces, basketball boots, a clown moustache with a kazoo, Eller himself is a living testament to the circus, in all its quirkiness.

MAKING MENTAL NOTES
22 April 2005 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Mentalist ::
I first encountered Gary Locke at a Night & Day Christmas party, where with an acoustic guitar and an outstanding voice he managed the quite remarkable feat of turning Wham!’s “Last Christmas” into a heartfelt lament.

THE MAN DON'T GIVE A FUCK
09 April 2005 / The Tavern / Wigan
:: Part Chimp :: Riding Shotgun By Starlight With The Ominous Sight :: The Stray Dog Café :: Mr. Fist ::
If you were ever under the misapprehension that Part Chimp gave a fuck about what you thought then that too will be in pieces on the floor tonight.

WEEP IN THE WILLOWS
14 April 2005 / Academy 2 / Manchester
:: Joanna Newsom ::
So we stand there in silence and awe swaying despite the absence of drums. Only the sounds of breathing and the occasional cry for a request fills the silence in between songs. Silence as they say, speaks volumes.

WRAPPED IN PLASTIC
15 April 2005 / Retro Bar / Manchester
:: The Internation Karate Plus :: Polythene ::
This is sheer wreckage, a motorway pile up of a set beset with splintered distortion, screeching vocals and frenzied tempos.

CONSOLATION PRIZE
15 April 2005 / Dry Bar / Manchester
:: No Hope In New Jersey :: The Lucida Console ::
Each track is a compact epic hit in the making. Rarely do you find such a young band so fully formed never mind as evolved as this.

ELECTRIC CIRCUS ON FIRE
14 April 2005 / Academy 3 / Manchester
:: 65 Days Of Static :: Stranger Son :: Yena Veldt ::
The best fun you can have before you go completely deaf.

BUBBLE BOY
06 April 2005 / Jabez Clegg / Manchester
:: Gideon Conn :: The Noisettes :: Keith :: The Deadbeats ::
Completely oblivious to the audience, Gideon lives in his own little bubble; a bubble that if you could actually see would probably look like a surreal, romantic, and slightly trippy dream.

SATIN 'N' STEEL
08 April 2005 / The Octagon / Bolton (mcr)
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The techno version of John Lennons “Imagine” is pretty hilarious but dangerously interesting

FICTION ROMANCE
07 April 2005 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Idiosyncrasy :: Liquid Remedy :: Black Fiction ::
This would be a sandwich consisting of two white slices of Aldi Bargain Loaf, with a filling of raw meat, hot mustard and strips of Liver

INFINITE SHADOW
05 April 2005 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: TVH-3 ::
Dark brooding slabs of electronic thuggery

BURN BABY BURN - MIND ON FIRE ALL DAYER
03 April 2005 / Satan's Hollow / Manchester
:: Day For Airstrikes :: Bandyleg :: North Cross :: The Room Orchestra :: Day of the Fight :: The Dragon Rapide ::
I’m trying to work out which I hate more - bedwetting emo band names or gratuitously overlong and smart-arsed post-rock ones...

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