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WITH EVERY VAN THERE'S AN ENGINE
28 September 2007 / The Castle / Oldham
:: The Vanguard (mcr) :: Little Engine ::
The Electric Circus is back on full charge...
29 September 2007 / Academy Liverpool (Hotham Street) / Liverpool
:: Puressence ::
"Don't fucking tell me to fuck off, you fuck off..." ..it seems at long last Puressence are at last returning to the world amid critical acclaim.
27 September 2007 / The Royal Hotel / Great Harwood (Lancs)
:: Vox Von Braun :: Hallo Venray :: The Sugarettes :: Appie Kim ::
I've got to admit, this is partly my fault. "Find us a venue in Manchester for four of Holland's finest indie bands" requested the promoter
27 September 2007 / The Castle / Oldham
:: Up-Lift :: Downtown Rag ::
It’s mad , it’s bad, it’s most likely fucking dangerous
THIS LITTLE PIGGY PLAYS THE DRUM MACHINE
20 September 2007 / The Bay Horse / Manchester
:: Grand Volume :: The Lightshines ::
Illustrated toes are replaced by the real thing at the newest art and music event in town
25 September 2007 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: Menomena :: Oh No Ono ::
Perhaps they’re attempting the impossible? Perhaps as a huge fan of the LP I’m hoping for too much? The truth, you suspect, lies somewhere inbetween.
EIGHT ELVISES, ONE REVEREND, AND A BAND STUCK ON ‘REPEAT’
21 September 2007 / Academy 2 / Manchester
:: Republic Of Loose :: Alabama3 ::
If I was Tony Soprano, I’d have a horse’s head in the Alabama 3 tourbus before brunch.
NOISES FROM BEYOND PERU
18 September 2007 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: The Christophers :: The Kids We'll Have ::
Scary bastards you can dance to...
19 September 2007 / Academy 3 / Manchester
:: I Like Trains :: Shady Bard ::
As the T-shirts on sale in the foyer bluntly state, "Death is The End"
CHANNEL M: CITY CENTRE SOCIAL
15 September 2007 / Urbis / Manchester
:: Kid Carpet :: Frank Sidebottom :: Turin Brakes ::
First crisis of the evening “ A straw for Frank Sidebottom please”
13 September 2007 / The Ritz / Manchester
:: The GO! Team :: Caribou ::
...sounds like a hoedown New Order (ie great) before a brilliant run closes a support set easily worthy of the entrance fee in its own right
A DEGREE OF THE AGREEABLE
11 September 2007 / Dry Bar / Manchester
:: i concur :: The Pattern Theory :: Cyril Snear ::
Cyril Sneer is an aardvark, according to Wikipedia.
12 September 2007 / Jabez Clegg / Manchester
:: Freemaker :: The Aeroplanes :: Kev Fox :: Maybe Myrtle Turtle :: ::
Industry panels and a live gig ! - Bargain sounds and an essential music biz toolkit via city College
PEST IN CONTROL
13 September 2007 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: King Pest ::
They look like they've come to do your roof tiles. What they have, however, is all you need - or all you should need
ABSENT DRUMS, HIJACKED DRUMS, AND A VISUAL FEAST OF TAP-DANCED DRUM DUELLING
05 September 2007 / Academy 3 / Manchester
:: Lightspeed Champion :: Tilly And The Wall :: The Teenagers ::
For every snobbish music fan, there is a gimmick that will break down their defences faster than you can say “papier mache masks”...>>
TANGS TASTEFUL TUNES TAME CROWD
02 September 2007 / Centro / Manchester
:: Will Tang ::
Sunday night and the Centro basement is largely full of the loud chatter of what looks like the tail end of a rugby team's weekend pub crawl
NEW ISLINGTON - IS OLD ANCOATS THE NEW CASTLEFIELD?
01 September 2007 / New Islington / Manchester
:: The Beep Seals :: Nomad Jones :: Magic Arm :: Cohesion :: My Way My Love :: Emma Black ::
Home made cakes, acoustic guitars and three bewildered looking young Japanese men making a guitar sound like someone trying to jump-start a spaceship - a rather excellent way to spend a saturday afternoon.