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HIGH STREET PUNK D&B BLUES MASSACRE
27 May 2002 / Dancehouse / Manchester
:: Jackie O :: Tsuji Giri ::
Flailing limbs, spilt beers and sweaty bodies are in on the act and drawn by the sounds into a frenzy of riffola, rhythm and pulsating vibes. It's captivating old and new friends alike.
BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE
26 May 2002 / Le Zenith / Paris
:: Doves :: New Order ::
Paris saw a contingent of 23 Brits (& 6500 French) witness a storming, opening gig of the tour, played in an inflatable aircraft hanger...
HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT MEETS PLACEBO ?
01 May 2002 / Dancehouse / Manchester
:: Pink Fluffy Cloud Machine ::
Do you remember at School when you used to forget your PE kit and were forced to wear whatever was in the lost property box?
GERMANIC FOLKLORE Vs AMERICAN LEGENDS
01 May 2002 / Star and Garter / Manchester
:: Song Of Zarahustra :: Metrophon ::
It's the eternal defect in the hardcore crusade. Where forebears like Fugazi alchemise anger into energy and loss into belief, their disciples frequently lock themselves in personal catharsis
BIG GUNS DEPART FOR THE FRONT
24 May 2002 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: TV Babies :: CHAIRSMISSING :: Oceansize :: Fi-Lo Radio :: Amplifier ::
Chairsmissing signed off three very important acts on Friday. Like saying goodbye to a trio of coming of age offspring, we tearfully sent off Oceansize, Amplifier and Fi-Lo Radio.
HAIR TEETH AND A TOUCH OF FEEDBACK
15 May 2002 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: The Gentle Scars :: Pamela Nude :: Slide ::
Night & Day continues to mutate – slowly but surely – and tonight 3 Promising rock acts brighten up its prospects
Landmines Benefit Provides Sonic Blast
03 May 2002 / Middleton Civic Hall / Middleton
:: The Theory :: Oceansize :: Dahl ::
Oceansize, Dahl, The Theory and others bash out their big guitars for a landmines benefit - inevitably making more noise than a field full of 'em
An action moment, a reflective moment, a sex scene (oo-er) and a twist all in one
07 May 2002 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Red Vinyl Fur ::
Tonight, the all-girl 4-piece contained enough power, intelligence and ability to cast any previous presumptions away