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ELEMENTAL GRACEFUL POWER CONVERTS THE UNCONVERTABLE
26 June 2002 / Star and Garter / Manchester
:: Anna Kashfi ::
There's no point in a band that sound extraordinary but look like twats but Anna Kashfi have long since put a lingering shiver down even the spine of the kid in the X-Ray Spex T-shirt.
GLASTO FEVER Vs TWO TONE
27 June 2002 / Life Cafe (now see Studio / Chicago Rock) / Manchester
:: Flawed :: Mr Shiraz :: Skin Tight Toys ::
Itís literally the most fun youíre gonna have listening to music. These nutty boys have just gone and put on the best gig in Manchester tonight and quite possibly youíve missed out
DELIVER US FROM THE DECIBELS
25 June 2002 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: [Missed Her Bliss] :: Sphere :: Q-Car ::
Music thrashed to the outside inch of its life. Each tune is a bloody corpse that lies splattered and almost unrecognisable at the end of each number.
A SOAP FACTORY A CRAZY PENIS AND A ROBOT
01 June 2002 / Sankey's / Manchester
:: crazy penis :: Robodisco ::
Beats beeps and squelches reigned supreme as a crowd that wasn't old enough to remember the last Jubilee but certainly remembered Casio watches made clear who their monarch was tonight
THE MUSIC PULL OUT, EVEN BETTER MUSIC FILLS IN
13 June 2002 / Academy 2 / Manchester
:: Hokum Clones :: The Coral :: Fi-Lo Radio ::
Definitely good, positively interesting - shows that Liverpool can produce some good homegrown talent with a different perspective
SOUND FROM A DAMP BAKERY
17 June 2002 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: European :: Lookin :: Slim & The Blue Avenger ::
Whilst God has stolen the sun from Manchester for June, he also neglected to take away the heat and the inside of Night and Day is a humid and hot. Like a damp bakery. But it's worth the pain as the sound is good tonight and the venue pleasantly full.
WHIP ROUND FOR THE DRIVER
11 June 2002 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Safari :: Chevron :: MINUS MONEY ::
shambolic musical mayhem and a coach drivers whip round mixes the crazy with the condemned and the truly awful with the truly wonderful : believe me this is actually quite good...