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FI-LO NEVER HEARD OF THEM - TRY NEXT DOOR
24 June 2003 / 42nd Street / Manchester
:: Fi-Lo Radio ::
Fi-Lo who could be electrifying without even so much as a AAA battery in their pocket
26 June 2003 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Maypole In Flames ::
Iím thinking, ďThat has to be the single!Ē until another rambunctious big dipper of hurt emotion commences
26 June 2003 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Cosmic Rough Riders ::
What is it about these Scottish bands and their pre-ocupation with the weather? Travis asked "Why does it always rain on me?" and on the hottest night of the year CRR open their set with "Justify the Rain."
20 June 2003 / Apollo / Manchester
:: Sparta :: Queens Of The Stone Age ::
Owen Dawson wonders at the Queens' perfection on their recent visit to the Apollo, while Dave Himelfield considers children of the post ATD-I fallout, Sparta.
WORLD OF MUSIC
18 June 2003 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Nizlopi ::
I left the venue with a rather strange feeling - I'd actually been entertained.
TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED
05 June 2003 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Cranebuilders ::
They have been toying with us for the early bit, merely hinting at what they are capable of delivering, a coyness tinged with shyness.
11 June 2003 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: The Ex-Models :: Klang :: Erase Errata ::
Modern, spark throwing take on 80s no-wave and acerbic humour manages to turn each performance into something of a mangled freak party thatís far from decadent
05 June 2003 / Life Cafe (now see Studio / Chicago Rock) / Manchester
:: Phantom 5000 :: McGill :: Dylan Roach :: Immune ::
Arriving at my reserved velvet covered seat, I am Given a thorough massage by two Scandinavian Miss World contestants, and served champagne from a rare oyster shell before settling down to watch the HMV Showcase.
THE WORLD SHOULD LISTEN
08 June 2003 / Academy 3 / Manchester
:: Instruction :: Biffy Clyro ::
Biffy could play it at a church service without disturbing an elderly congregation and then effortlessly recreate the sound of a tower block being demolished