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THEY CAME FROM A LAND DOWN UNDER... TO LIVERPOOL
22 May 2010 / Heebie Jeebies / Liverpool
:: TeenagersInTokyo :: Bluejuice :: Wonderlust :: Alex Hulme ::
The sun's out and there's a barbecue going as Liverpool Sound City strives to make its Australian visitors feel at home.

DOD TO DOT #2: ROCK'N'ROLL'N'BLASPHEMY
31 May 2010 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: Lunar Youth :: Mystery Jets :: Field Music :: Wild Beasts :: Los Campesinos! :: Frazer King :: Egyptian Hip Hop :: Lights :: Fol Chen :: De Staat :: ::
Now that weíre all too aware of the fun Bristol and Nottingham have been having for the last few years, hereís hoping that they bring the party back here to us next year.

MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER (WELL, CANAL ANYWAY)
27 May 2010 / A Canal Barge / Manchester
:: Feldspar :: Christopher Eatough :: Twelfth Day :: Poppy's Parade ::
What better way to spend a summer evening, than weaving through the city's narrow waterways to the sound of some of our bright young musical talents?

MOVE YOUR FEET
30 May 2010 / The Thirsty Scholar / Manchester
:: Honeyfeet ::
There's no such thing as off-duty here at MM: David Edwards pops in the pub for a quick pint and discovers possibly the best jazz-soul band in town.

BEAUTY FROM DESPAIR
30 May 2010 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: Neal Casal :: Jo Rose :: Christopher Eatough ::
It is so, so rare to see a collection of musicians so beautifully articulate in their sadness, their sorrows and their inner demons. Tonight, the Ruby Lounge plays host to three men who know how it feels, and know how to make you feel it too.

DOT TO DOT #1 - MAY IS THE NEW OCTOBER
31 May 2010 / Various Venues / Manchester
:: The Heartbreaks :: Team Ghost :: Frazer King :: Twisted Wheel :: Wild Beasts :: The Answering Machine :: Liars :: The Cheek :: O Children :: Peggy Sue :: The Chapman Family :: Lissie :: Wax Fang :: Yuck ::
Is there a better way to spend Bank Holiday Monday than watching 14 bands in 12 hours? We can't think of one, so we're pretty excited to have Dot To Dot's travelling festival visit Manchester for the first time.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY
24 May 2010 / Saki Bar / Manchester
:: Borland :: Apes Fight Back :: Duracell ::
It's the sort of mindblowing concept that differentiates eccentric genius from traffic- shouting madman - instrumentalising DNA on 8-bit through a modified drumkit. Welcome to the unique and fascinating world of Andre Duracell...

REID-ING LESSONS
23 May 2010 / The Deaf Institute / Manchester
:: Crocodiles :: A Place To Bury Strangers ::
It feels like some kind of weird experiment: give two bands a pile of Jesus And Mary Chain records and see what they come up with...

THIS FEELING
20 May 2010 / Band On The Wall / Manchester
:: Puressence :: Glass ::
Puressence transfer their epic and passionate anthems into a raw, acoustic display of emotion whilst Glass bring an epic wall of noise to their label launch.

DAYLIGHT MUSIC - DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN
22 May 2010 / Union Chapel, Highbury / London
:: Nils Frahm :: Isnaj Dui :: Simon Scott / Machinefabriek ::
Down in the capital for the weekend, we discover a live music session with a difference. And a pigeon.

LIVING IN THE FUTURE
18 May 2010 / The Deaf Institute / Manchester
:: Holy Fuck :: SBTRKT ::
There's so much smoke machine action that the whole room changes colour with every beat, and then they're off, and the band's name doubles as an expression of incredulity that an hour has passed just like that.

FACTORY MUSIC
12 May 2010 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: Faust ::
David Edwards has been back in the country a matter of hours following a 15 hour flight, so for a laugh we send him to have his brain sandblasted into oblivion by a bunch of frankly mental Germans.

A COLD DAY IN SALFORD
14 May 2010 / Islington Mill / Salford
:: Young British Artists :: A Sunny Day In Glasgow :: The Steals :: Advances In Mathematics ::
It's Wotgodforgot, only with loads of tunes - and it's all going well until the Fleetwood Mac cover...

STILL FRIENDLY
15 May 2010 / The Empress Ballroom / Blackpool
:: The Charlatans ::
Is it really 20 years since The Charlatans released "Some Friendly"? How does that work exactly, when Tim Burgess still looks about 29?

THE NEW UNDERGROUND
13 May 2010 / The Bay Horse / Manchester
:: Trojan Horse :: Charlie Barnes :: We Came Out Like Tigers ::
Upstairs there's a regular Northern Quarter pub, downstairs one of Manchester's most exciting line music sessions - and anyone coming down unawares during We Came Out Like Tigers' set is probably going to have nightmares for weeks...

LATE BUT LIVELY
08 May 2010 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: The Janice Graham Band :: Crooked Rooks :: Danny Mahon :: DILE :: Urchins ::
With a collection of rabble-rousers and perfect Saturday night party bands on the bill this was never going to be a quiet one: 4Q Magazine takes over Night & Day - eventually...

ALL DAY AND MOST OF THE NIGHT
09 May 2010 / The Factory and Sound Control / Manchester
:: Danny Mahon :: Run Toto Run :: 1913 :: The Jessie Rose Trip :: The Switch :: Band Of Skulls ::
Here at MM we love nothing more than attempting to squeeze six bands and two venues into one big night out - even if it does involve rather a lot of running up and down stairs...

ADVANCES IN FLUID DYNAMICS
07 May 2010 / Band On The Wall / Manchester
:: Advances In Mathematics :: Vessels ::
Get your post-rock bingo cards out now and you can tick off a beard-and-hat combo, choppy mathematical riffs, soaring piles of guitar effects...

STATIC BUT NOT STANDING STILL
05 May 2010 / Academy 2 / Birmingham
:: 65 Days Of Static :: Loops Haunt ::
There is no reason why a sane and rational being would willingly drive from Manchester to Birmingham through a weeknight rush hour, were it not a matter of necessity...

SFTOC 2010 - SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY #2
02 May 2010 / Various Venues / Salford
:: Sirconical :: Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam :: Easter :: Bo Ningen :: Waiters :: Way Through :: Paradox :: Io Monade Stanca :: Pharmacy :: Divorce :; Bo Ningen :: Chrome Hoof ::
Sounds From The Other City has grown since its birth five years ago and itís got better...

SFTOC 2010 - SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY #3
02 May 2010 / Various Venues / Salford
:: WU LYF :: Bo Ningen :: Dutch Uncles :: Frank Sidebottom :: Sex Hands :: Io Monade Stance :: Klaus Kinski :: Hotpants Romance :: Jemima Foxtrott :: Chrome Hoof :: The Rural Alberta Advantage ::
SFTOC - a celebration of quirky buildings, neglected boozers and the burgeoning cultural life of the Great Manchester conurbationís shabby, exciting twin

PROG'S NOISY SHOEGAZERS
04 May 2010 / Club Academy (Academy 4) / Manchester
:: Deerhunter ::
Reverb, delay and confusion are the order of the day: ďIím a little out of it, you know,Ē admits frontman Bradford Cox in between whooping like a mid-career Bono and just about managing to keep his dinner down...

SFTOC 2010 - SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY #1
02 May 2010 / Various Venues / Salford
:: The Black Knights :: Easter :: Frazer King :: Sirconical :: Dutch Uncles :: Sex Hands :: Waiters :: Tom Long :: The Legend Of The 7 Black Tentacles :: Serious Sam Barret & David Broad :: Elvis In Disguise :: Spaceghost :: Neil Campbell ::
Driving through SFTOC's musical menu, you could end up just about anywhere, especially when the map supplied is full of crazy names, wild ideas and a tagline of 'anything goes'

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