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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For March, 2005

Bringing you all the News stories from deep in the archives

CUNNING STUNTS
31 March 2005
Selfish Cunt
Controversial noise terrorists Selfish Cunt have announced a full UK tour after some time spent in the States playing the legendary SXSW festival. They play Manchester Jabez Clegg on Thursday 19th May.

ELECTRIC SEVEN
31 March 2005
New Rhodes
High Voltage has another two nights of electric "The" band entertainment in April with live sets from New Rhodes, The Vox, The Whyers, The KBC, The Ending Of, The Alpha Western and Dead Men Win Fights.

STATES OF LOVE AND TRUST
31 March 2005
UK States
Pop Art vs. Industry present another evening of top-notch British Americana at the Unicorn Hotel on Saturday 9th April with sets from UK States and Seamus McGloughlin.

VOX POPS
30 March 2005
The Vox
It's a double fest of indie jangle pop at the Retro Bar this Friday 1st April with live tunes from The Vox and Nursing Home plus all the usual indie/alt/punk disco shennanigans from DJ Steve Manfred.

CITY LIFE UNDER NEW ORDER
29 March 2005
New Order
Local rock gods spread their word in glossy urban reading material - don't miss !

INKLING LAUNCH NEW SINGLE AND LABEL
29 March 2005
I Had An Inkling
Art-rock trio I Had An Inkling release a new single on their own Golden Lab label in May. Golden Lab also will be to a series of singles for release by Land Ahoy!, Nick Ainsworth, Cowtown and Julian Donkey-Boy.

CHEGGERS PLAYS POP
29 March 2005
Keith
They may have an innocuous name but eclectic sound smiths Keith have been far from that is recent months. They play Jabez Clegg on Wednesday April 6th with support from The Deadbeats, Indra and Gideon Conn.

MUSIC FEARS BLOWOUT
27 March 2005
Fear Of Music
Blowout is in place once again at the usual Bierkeller with a buzz band extraordinaire bill featuring Fear of Music, Behind Green Lights, The Young Knives and We Rock Like Girls Don't.

SUPERGRASSI
25 March 2005
Degrassi
V-Man has a superb all day rockfest on Sunday 3rd April at the Retro Bar headlined by Scot postpunkers Degrassi (feat. Bob ex-Idlewild) and Brigade plus a huge eleven other bands.

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
24 March 2005
Myoho
Myoho have their LP launch party at the Academy 3 on Sunday April 3rd with support from Soul City Exile,The Happening and The Moogs.

COLOUR CHANGE
23 March 2005
The Flow
Ashton's premier unsigned bands showcase Club Chameleon makes its first foray into the city centre on Easter Saturday with the Late Room playing host to a rather watery-themed bill of The Flow, Tides and Red Sea.

SUPERDEAD EXHIBITION
23 March 2005
Ed Syder aka Superdead rolls into town from April 1st thru 17th with a new exhibition of his distinctive acclaimed paintings at C.A.S.T Gallery, Manchester. DJ sets from Blowout, Akoustik Anarkhy, Club Suicide and Chips prizes and skateboard ramp.

APRIL NO FOOL
23 March 2005
Stickboy
On Friday April Fools' Day there's another helping of Blowout with live action from Stickboy, Vatican DC and The Hazey Janes.

HOLY WHITE NOISE
22 March 2005
65 Days Of Static
Rising and critically acclaimed post-rock/electronic denizens 65 Days of Static come to the Academy 3 on Thursday 14th April. There's also cracking local support from Stranger Son of WB, Yena Veldt and Last Chance to Dance.

LAYMAR DATES
22 March 2005
Laymar
Eclectic goth rockers Laymar have a series of nice and dark dates for you coming soon including one High Voltage, one Wired and one Morango show.

MORE MORANGO
21 March 2005
Bandyleg
Morango Records returns with a night of "Strange Melody" with live sets from Bandy Legs, Riders of Rebus, 7pm and Joff Witten at The Star and Garter on Sunday 27th March.

ALL BAR NONE
21 March 2005
Barfly
Barfly have an independently released single, a mini tour and some record label interest. Ooh! Get them!

FRAGRANT VAGRANT
18 March 2005
Stinking Lizaveta
Philadelphia instrumental power trio Stinking Lizaveta has become an institution of sorts in the US underground music scene. They play the Star & Garter on Tuesday 22nd March. Expect mangled and stupidly eclectic sounds.

BLOWOUT TOMORROW
17 March 2005
The Young Offenders Institute
Is there Blowout tomorrow? Of course there is. Are they buzz bands playing? Of course there are. Who? The Maybes, Loose Canon and The Young Offenders Institute. Back of the net!

NEATLY KEMPT
17 March 2005
Rose Kemp
Electric entertainment impaled on barbed hooks and pumped full of art-prog promise. That'll be Rose Kemp and her band, then. They're appearing at the Night and Day on Thursday 24th March with support from Cajita and A Cult Called Karianna

EGGS-ILE ON SACKVILLE ST.
17 March 2005
Econoline
Popart vs Industry present an Easter Day (Mon 28th March) Special at Retro Bar with live sets from London indie-core rockers, Econoline, bittersweet lofi from The Former Bullies, scary art-rock from The Fountain and C86 shambling from Dead Men Win Fights.

WILD PATH
17 March 2005
T-Model Ford
Three quarters of a century old, a dislocated hip, a gravel voice and a cart-load of beautifully guttural blues from Mississippi, USA, T-Model Ford comes to the Night and Day on Monday 11th April.

VOLTAGE DOUBLE
17 March 2005
Laymar
High Voltage finishes March off with two block rocking events featuring live sets from The Long Blondes, Dirty Circus, Snow White, Viva Stereo, Jackie-O and Laymar.

HOWLIN' WOLF
17 March 2005
Patrick Wolf
Bedroom experimental youngster Patrick Wolf comes to The Southern Hotel, Chorlton on Thursday 31st March. Expect wheezing organ, tremulant violin and glitchy laptop sprawl and avant-folk musings from Leeds' David Thomas Broughton.

BACK AT BEECHWOOD
17 March 2005
The Beechwood Hotel Party returns to Mint Lounge on Friday 25th March with eclectic tunes and an archeological Egyptian theme...

RADIO GA*GA
17 March 2005
The*Ga*Ga*s
The Ga*Ga*s come to Dry Bar on Friday 1st April. Kerrang and Rocksound love 'em plus there's quality power pop support from For Tomorrows.

TICK TICK BOOM - MM RECOMMENDS
13 March 2005
Boom Bip
Eclectic super composer Boom Bip (aka Bryan Hollon) comes to the Roadhouse on Sunday 3rd April. He's collaborated with Gruff Rhys, Nina Nastasia and Dose One and has received press that could almost rival Ghandi.

FANDANGO BANGO
11 March 2005
Performance
Club Fandango has a whole heap of export strength live shows coming up including The Rakes, Performance, Hard Fi, Omerta, The Features, No Hope In New Jersey and more...

FIVE STAR RELEASE
11 March 2005
The Star Fighter Pilot
Manchester-based electro-songsmith The Star Fighter Pilot has had his debut EP released though acclaimed net label Hippocamp. ‘Feeding & Chaining’ contains the three tracks that earned a ‘MMMMM’ score in a review on very these pages...

DURUTTI FRUTI - COMPETITION TIME!
11 March 2005
The Durutti Column
Durutti Column play Manchester Academy 3 on Saturday 16th April in aid of their recent 30 track 'best of' LP and we have some tickets and signed goodies to give away.

YEN NO MORE - A TRIBUTE
11 March 2005
The Sonar Yen
All good things must come to an end and in this case that good (great) thing is The Sonar Yen. Due to the departure of drummer Tim Horrocks and writing difficulties The Sonar Yen have disbanded.

DOUBLE BASS DRUMS
10 March 2005
After the success of the first two eclectic, vibed up dates at the Attic and Scubar, DRUM MUSIC returns to Fat Cat Basement on Deansgate Locks with FIVE hip hopping events.

INDIGO BULLY OFF
10 March 2005
(Nick Ainsworth and) The Former Bullies
If Indigo featured ice hockey it might bully off but it doesn't. On Friday 18th March it does however feature live tunes from Nick Ainsworth and the Former Bullies and The Greats and also the reknowned Indigo indie disco.

BLOWOUT COMES HOME...SORT OF
08 March 2005
Sam and Me
Blowout comes home to Chorlton this Saturday at The Irish Club with a live set from Brighton duo Sam and Me and all manner of DJs, visuals and music videos from Working For a Nuclear Free City and others.

SINGLE RELEASED TODAY
07 March 2005
The KBC
The KBC's debut single is out today on High Voltage Sounds. Priced at £2.99 and released on yellow 7" vinyl, the single is limited to 500 copies with each record hand-numbered and hand-painted.

JEEPERS CREEPERS
05 March 2005
Jeep Solid
If Daniel Johnston and Kevin Ayres stayed awake for an entire week, they would still not be able to concoct Jeep Solid. He plays Retro Bar on Sunday 13th March. Support comes from Manc space-rockers Sundowner and The Urban Folk Collective.

IT'S FAT UP NORTH
04 March 2005
Earl
Blowout and Fat Northerner combine forces to launch their Digital Northerner Version 1.0 album. It's on Friday 11th March at The Bierkeller with live sets from Earl, Rebecca Slims, Evenhand and Ironweed.

DO MIND THE BUZZCOCKS
04 March 2005
The Buzzcocks
The Buzzcocks? You might have heard of them. Anyway they're playing Middleton Civic Centre on Friday 11th March with support from Ari-Up (of The Slits - you may have heard of them too) and 999.

SEEKING SINGER
04 March 2005
Red Vinyl Fur
All girl alt-rock band Red Vinyl are searching for a singer after a recent departure.

DANCE TO THE RADIO
04 March 2005
The Permissive Society
Established Leeds alternative night Transmission comes to Manchester with a couple of hot events with live tunes from The Permissive Society, Flamingo 50, The Alamo, Lynskey, Land Ahoy!, Our Ridiculous Beautiful Plan, Bruno and The Generalissimos.

SOUNDS GREEN TO ME
03 March 2005
The Young Offenders Institute
Manchester Green Party presents a whole day of live music at the Night and Day this Sunday 6th March with live sets from (deep breath) Dead Men Win Fights, Doublejo(h)ngrey, Fury 161, Jack Cooper, Land Ahoy!, National Forest, Nick Ainsworth and many more.

DIVE! DIVE IN ME! - FIGHT CLUB MARCH
03 March 2005
Yena Veldt
Proper alternative indie club (no NME playlists here, kids!) returns to the Retro Bar on Friday 11th March with live sets from Dive Dive and Yena Veldt.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE
03 March 2005
Quiet Loner
After scooping Americana-UK's album of 2004 award, Quiet Loner kick off 2005 with an acoustic headline show at Briton's Protection on Saturday March 12th. Support from Steve Roberts and John Higton.

MARCH BY NIGHT AND DAY: THIS MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS
03 March 2005
The Night and Day plays host to a whole heap of top tune-age this month with live sets from The Stone Devils, Vib Gyor, The Rakes, TVH-3, The KBC, Performance, A Cult Called Karrianna and The Black Queens.

WELSH RAREBITS
03 March 2005
Melys
Melys come from Betws-y-Coed in darkest Wales they may pop music with a dark underbelly and have put out records on Ankst (Gorky's Zygotic Mynci). They play The Star & Garter on Wednesday March 9th with support from dutchmen Persil and Land Ahoy!

DEBUT SINGLE RELEASED ON FIERCE PANDA
03 March 2005
Alterkicks
Popsters Alterkicks release their debut single "Do Everything I Taught You" on Fierce Panda on Monday 14th April.

BLOWOUT THIS FRIDAY
03 March 2005
Gabrielle's Wish
Blowout have a truly superb line up for you this Friday 4th March at the Bierkeller with live sets from Gabrielle's Wish, The Mountaineers, Stranger Son of WB and The Forest.

WIGAN PEERS AT RETRO
01 March 2005
Moco
Hairy Wigan Rock n' Roll funsters MOCO are back in Manchester this Wednesday (2nd march) to promote their debut album 'Out To Go'

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