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THE LONGCUT GO BACK TO THE FUTURE
23 February 2011
The Longcut
The Longcut will be headlining a special event at Night & Day on Friday 16th April - called "Back to the Future part II", it's a benefit gig in aid of the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinsons research. Day For Airstrikes are also on the bill.

ANSWERING BACK
23 February 2011
The Answering Machine
The Answering Machine have a new album out this week and there's a couple of gigs lined up for March including Thursday 24th at Sound Control.

MANC BANDS SUPPORT CALM THIS WEEKEND
22 February 2011
The Janice Graham Band
Charity, CALM has a magazine in the form of RESET and to celebrate its launch they're throwing 3 parties hosted by some of their DJ friends including a Manchester leg this Friday (25th) featuring The Janice Graham Band

CHRISTOPHERS GIG AND TRACK RELEASES + FREE APP
22 February 2011
The Christophers
MM will soon unleash a review of The Christophers' latest release, but in the meantime, we have some exclusive updates from the hook filled alt-power combo, including gig news and track release dates

VESSELS DOCKING IN MANCHESTER... WITH QUALITY CARGO ON BOARD
13 February 2011
Vessels
Vessels return to Manchester on 1st March (Academy 3) with fellow MM favourites Trojan Horse and Charlie Barnes supporting alongside "ethereal and melancholic" Stuart Warwick: this is one gig you should not miss.

FESTIVALS 2011: KENDAL CALLING
12 February 2011
Echo & The Bunnymen
Echo and the Bunnymen, The Levellers, and an acoustic set from Tim Burgess & Mark Collins from The Charlatans are the first acts announced for Kendal Calling, which takes place on 29th-31st July at Lowther Deer Park in Cumbria.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES: MAYDAY WEEKEND SORTED
12 February 2011
Mayday weekend is go! Live At Leeds (Sat 30/4) sees loads of bands play in venues across Leeds with Mancunian visitors including Kong and Dutch Uncles, whilst Salford's Sounds From The Other City is on the Sunday (1/5): tickets available now.

THE BATTLE FOR HARD ROCK - THE SEARCH FOR THE BEST NEW BANDS
12 February 2011
Enter or support your local band in Hard Rock Cafe's Battle of the Bands 2011.

MANCHESTER'S NEXT GREAT SINGER-SONGWRITER LAUNCHES ALBUM
12 February 2011
Christopher Eatough
Christopher Eatough's debut album is released on Monday, and on Wednesday (16th February) he will be playing a special launch gig at Salford King's Arms, with support from Edmund Cottam and Red Tides.

PING PONG POP
08 February 2011
Young British Artists
Ever thought that what was really missing from your fave quality new bands nights was... ping-pong? Head to the Roadhouse on 16th February then, where 3 gets you live sets from Young British Artists, Weird Era and Money plus a bash on a table.

UNDERACHIEVERS' FEBRUARY TREATS
07 February 2011
Underachievers is happily settled in its new home at Gullivers bringing you live bands and quality tunes twice a month: this week (Sat 12th) there's the Lovely Eggs and more while on the 26th Beaty Heart headline.

FESTIVALS 2010: FRIENDS OF MINE
07 February 2011
Fiends Of Mine Festival (21-22 May, Cheshire) is shaping up to be a great celebration of talent from near and far, from the local unsigned scene to some big retro favourites - here's the full list so far and ticket details.

FRESH AIR
07 February 2011
Air Cav
After a welcome live return at Friends Of Manchester last weekend, Air Cav announce their first headline date since 2009, at the Grey Lantern night at The Castle (the Manchester one) on 17th February. We recommend advance tickets for this one.

THIS WILL BE A SWEATY ONE - FACT.
07 February 2011
The Membranes
Fresh (sort of) from Goldblade's triumphant Academy 3 gig last weekend, John Robb's next Manchester musical outing will be with his previous band The Membranes, as the revived punk-indie-DIY pioneers play Gullivers on 4th March. 10.

RELIGHT THE FIRE
07 February 2011
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire have announced a Manchester headline show on Wednesday 31st August. It's at the MEN Arena and tickets go on sale from the usual places at 10am this Friday (11th February).

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