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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For February, 2008

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BLOWOUT TAKES YOU TO EASTER AND BEYOND
28 February 2008
Keith
Blowout has a superb calender this spring starting with a three room nine band extravaganza - coming soon are sets by Jim Noir, The Nightjars, Liz Green, Echo & The Bunnymen DJ set,Polytechnic, Fear Of Music

SATURDAY NIGHT DOWN THE PIT
28 February 2008
Air Cav
Constant Friction have top night lined up at Oldham Jacksons Pit this Saturday (1st) with live sets from Air Cav, Carlis Star and Chorizo & The Frantic Driver followed by DJs til 2am - and it's just two quid to get in.

MARCH ON STAGE RETURNS TO ROCK THE UK
26 February 2008
Ocean Colour Scene to Perform intimate event At Hard Rock Cafe Manchester

DOMINO EFFECTS
24 February 2008
The Domino State
Hotly tipped (but in a good way) Domino State are at Night & Day on Tuesday (26th) as part of a Designer magazine night also featuring Sloganeer, Parade and Twilight Robin.

HERE BE DRAGONS - AND LOADS OF OTHER BANDS
24 February 2008
Dragons
Possibly the best line-up of the week can be found at Academy 3 on Wednesday (27th) with Dragons, Exit Calm, Lowline and El Policia.

HERE'S JOHNNY!
24 February 2008
TVH-3
FictionNonFiction have a rather special one lined up this week with their regular Tuesday night Tiger Lounge session turned into a tribute to Johnny Cash, featuring various FNF regulars such as Blacklands, TVH3, Kid Voodoo and more...

TIM AND SAM... AND LUKE TOO
24 February 2008
Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam
Tim and Sam's Tim And The Sam Band are embarking on a 10 date tour with Luke Leighfield, starting this Friday in Edinburgh with a hometown show at Fuel on Monday 3rd March, at which they promise cakes... and singing!

BUSKER'S BLUES
24 February 2008
Nolan Watkinson
Formerly of The Second Floor, Nolan Watkinson heads the line-up at this week's BUSK at The Garratt (Wednesday 27th).

YETI SPOTTED ON OLDHAM STREET
24 February 2008
Yeti
Remember John Hassall, the other one out of the Libertines? The one who prefers making decent records to tarting it round the tabloids? His band Yeti headline at Dry Bar on Thursday (28th) with four supports including exciting young locals Sex Radio.

TWISTED SISTERS
24 February 2008
Sisters Of Transistors
Sisters Of Transistors, featuring 808 State legend Graham Massey, play "cosmic space pop and melodic fuel for the brain". Catch them at Salford Kings Arms this Friday (29th) with support from Homelife plus DJ duties from Pooka's Sean Canty.

MISTY SATURDAY NIGHT
24 February 2008
Misty's Big Adventure
Misty's Big Adventure bring their eclectic mix of jazz, lounge, psychedelia, 2-tone, pop and punk - and a big scary alien Bez type bloke covered in gloves - to Academy 3 on Saturday 1st March.

VERSUS CANCER - UPDATE & INFO
22 February 2008
Inspiral Carpets
Versus Cancer is at the M.E.N. Arena on Saturday, February 23 - here's all you need to know

FRIDAY'S ALLIANCE
19 February 2008
Air Cav
Following near universal acclaim for their debut single "Alliance", released a couple of weeks ago, Air Cav have an official launch party and gig at the Roadhouse this Friday (22nd). Lead Balloons and The Lightshines support.

IF YOU BUY ONE MUSIC BOOK THIS YEAR...
19 February 2008
The Chameleons
Former Chameleons frontman Mark Burgess is publishing an autobiography in April, which we're quite sure will make for a fascinating read - and here's how to pre-order a signed copy...

OLDHAM CIRCUS : THREE BANDS/THREE POUNDS/THREE AM
15 February 2008
The 66
Sat 16th February at Oldham Castle sees three bands, representing the face of Manchester's brand new talent. Spookily it's the 66th Electric Circus gig and THE 66 are playing (!) alongside This Is My Lawnmower and Lucifer Over Lancashire

ULRICH'S SONIC CHURCH
15 February 2008
Ulrich Schnauss
bad Uncle and Sonic Cathedral team up to offer a very attractive menu of 21st Century c86 - Ulricg Schnauss is back in Manchester in April with the rather very excellent local support of Daniel Land & The Modern Painters

WINELIGHT CLUB BURY - LATEST LINEUPS
11 February 2008
Warren Gaskell
The already impressive Winelight bridges the gap between traditional folk nights and bohemian modernity - the event returns this Tuesday with five more carefully selected acts at its Bury base..

MAPLE STATE RECORD & TOUR PLUS HIGH VOLTAGE NEWS
11 February 2008
The Maple State
On 25th Feb High Voltage will be releasing a brand new 6-track mini-LP from Manchester's The Maple State. Plus tour news and the HV fanzine & club news..

BONDIES HIT WIGAN
11 February 2008
February will witness a huge musical coup for Wigan when Detroit's The Von Bondies stop off as part of their worldwide tour promoting their new album, 'Love, Hate And Then There's You'

BOX OF DELIGHTS
10 February 2008
BoneBox
Bone-box have two appearances at frontman Jay Taylor's Ruby Lounge venue this week - a full band set on Wednesday (13th) with three supports including the excellent Bottomfeeders and then at an all-day tribute to Arthur Lee on Sunday (17th)...

PARTY ON FRIDAY AND MONDAY
06 February 2008
Calvin Party
Local agit-post-punk-blues shouters Calvin Party have got a couple of gigs coming up - Monday (11th) at Ruby Lounge with Dutch experimentalists Bent Moustache, and Friday (8th) at the Library Theatre in Darwen. Natasha Lea Jones supports at both dates.

BRAKING OUT ON HIS OWN
06 February 2008
Brakes
Brakes frontman Eamon Hamilton comes to Ruby Lounge on Tuesday 12th February where he'll be showcasing new songs in a solo acoustic style, with support from The Voluntary Butler Scheme.

CORP POP's TENTH OUTING
04 February 2008
Corporation Pop celebrates its 10th event with two rather smart bands including DTTR's Sky Larkin - Witchwood 16th Feb ..

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