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FACT NOT FICTION
28 July 2012 / Tiger Lounge / Manchester
:: Salford Media City :: Laser Dream Eyes ::
Itís no surprise to see that the majority of the
crowd present are familiar from those hazy
FESTIVALS 2012: KENDAL CALLS AGAIN
28 July 2012 / Lowther Deer Park / Penrith
:: James :: Feeder :: Inspiral Carpets :: Maximo Park :: Little Barrie :: Twisted Wheel :: Shed Seven :: The Minx :: Little Roy :: Where's Strutter :: The Quangos :: The Gramotones ::
It's Manchester's annual weekend away in the Lakes,
with new bands, retro legends ... and one singer's
imaginary coffee shop come to life!
FESTIVALS 2012: THE OTHER SIDE OF TRAMLINES
22 July 2012 / Pubs, bars and city squares / Sheffield
:: 65 Days Of Static :: Let's Buy Happiness :: Exit Calm :: Rolo Tomassi :: Dog Id Dead :: GiRL SPiT ::
As the summer finally arrives, our second Tramlines
report sees some old favourites and new names all
putting in excellent performances - and did we
mention this was all free? You don't even have to
eat the official chicken...
JUST SAY NOPE!
25 July 2012 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Nope :: Wode :: Bratan ::
Minimal bass and drum frenzy, black metal without
the pantomime and repetitive psychedelic sludge:
another cracking bill of off-kilter sounds from
Night & Day.
24 July 2012 / The Deaf Institute / Manchester
:: Savages :: Palma Violets :: GREATWAVES ::
It's a rammed Deaf Institute on this roasting summer
evening for three of the most talked about new bands
around - we sent David Edwards down to see if
they're all they're cracked up to be...
FESTIVALS 2012: TRAMLINES ON TRACK
21 July 2012 / Pubs, bars and city squares / Sheffield
:: This Many Boyfriends :: New Camaros :: Sly Pariah:: Blessa:: Alarm Bells:: Shindys ::
For one weekend every year, the whole of Sheffield
becomes a great big music festival. It's all free
and there are plenty of big names across the bills -
but plenty of gems in the smaller venues too, as Ged
17 July 2012 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Dead Rat Orchestra :: Old House Playground ::
A sizeable chunk of tree trunk is thrown onto the
floor in front of the stage and next thing we know
the trio are laying into it with an axe or two...
12 July 2012 / Sound Control / Manchester
:: Wooden Shjips :: Hookworms :: Kult Country ::
Who'd have thought that the sounds popularised by
Spacemen 3, Loop and Suicide would one day become
cool again? As space drone finally breaks out of the
stoner basements into full mainstream venues, here's
a three band bill of the best.
05 July 2012 / Ruby Lounge / Manchester
:: The Slow Readers Club :: Clockwork Radio :: Folks ::
A lush electro groove swoons around the venue,
spliced with an epic slab of indie-rock
02 July 2012 / The Ritz / Manchester
:: Psychedelic Furs ::
We can't help but have a laugh at the sign up on a
pillar by the stage: "No Crowd Surfing During
Tonight's Performance". Maybe it was stuck there by
the Manchester Royal Informary's hip replacement
IS THIS THE ONE?
01 July 2012 / Heaton Park / Manchester
:: The Stone Roses :: Plan B :: The Wailers :: Justice Tonight Band :: Dirty North ::
Cath last saw The Stone Roses at Spike Island;
David was eight at the time. Cath gave them little
thought for most of the 90s; David heard them in
1998 and fell in love. Neither have great
expectations for today, but we'll see...