Manchester Music - Manchester's first and only online Webzine and music guide
Chairs Missing - Look out for upcoming Chairs Missing events in 2002 Music Dash is who we are Soviet Union Records - The Alternative Manchester Label
  


Manchester Music - Music and art links including resources for musicians Manchester Music - Live Reviews Manchester Music - Reviews of all the latest releases that matter Manchester Music - The latest news, information and gossip Manchester Music - Venue guide, links and reviews Manchester Music - Interviews with a difference Manchester Music - Join the mailing list Manchester Music - The infamous message board, where even we take ample stick - quite unfair really Manchester Music - Check out latest promotions and offers Manchester Music - Band index with links leading to news, information and downloads Manchester Music - Local and independent radio broadcasts via the net Manchester Music - Photos links with a Manchester perspective
Click here to view the Manchester Music Chart Click here to view the Manchester Music Chart
News Archive Email The News Desk
< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For March, 2010

Bringing you all the News stories from deep in the archives

PLANK YOU VERY MUCH!
30 March 2010
PLANK!
PLANK! are releasing an EP on Akoustik Anarkhy on 26th April and you can hear one track absolutely free here. Also, details of their launch party gig on Saturday 17th April at The Ducie Bridge.

JOINING THE DOTS
30 March 2010
Wild Beasts
Wild Beasts, Fionn Regan, Field Music and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster join already announced Mystery Jets, Beach House and Twisted Wheel on the line-up of Dot To Dot Festival which visits Manchester for the first time on Monday 31st May.

DINGO TIME AGAIN
29 March 2010
Pneu
Dingo Barracks is back at Retro Bar next Tuesday (6th) with howling Frenchmen PNEU and twisted noiseniks Shield Your Eyes supported by experimental instrumentalists Alright The Captain and math-rock types Hoarder Myna. £4.

WITH A LITTLE HELP
29 March 2010
Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam
With A Little Help run monthly gigs at Oddest in Chorlton to raise funds and awareness for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity. The next one's on Sunday 11th April with Tim And Sam, Admiral Fallow and Josephine Oniyama.

FUTURESONIC IS NOW FUTUREEVERYTHING
29 March 2010
The festival formerly known as Futuresonic returns as FutureEverything this year (12-15 May) with world premieres of artworks, a city-wide music programme, and visionary thinkers from around the world in the fields of Art, Music and Ideas.

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY UPDATE
27 March 2010
May 68, Tim And Sam Band and Dutch Uncles are just three of the new additions to the ever expanding Sounds From The Other City bill (various venues, Salford, 2nd May) and tickets are selling fast - all the latest here.

FIVE YEARS OF DANCING
26 March 2010
The Sunshine Underground
Leeds' excellent Dance To The Radio label is five years old and to celebrate they're releasing a new compilation on 17th April featuring the class of 2005 (including new stuff from The Sunshine Underground and I Like Trains) alongside the class of 2010.

FESTIVALS 2010: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY
25 March 2010
It's nearly Liverpool Sound City time and Manchester launches an invasion at the O2 Academy on 19 May with Delphic, Everything Everything and Egyptian Hip Hop. The 4-day cityfest's bill also includes Afrika Bambaataa, Holy Fuck, The Fall, Wild Beasts...

MAY BALL
25 March 2010
May 68
May68 launch their debut single at Up The Racket at Retro Bar this Saturday (27th March). Doors are at 10, it's a fiver in and the band will be on stage at midnight with DJs beforehand and until 3am.

BECOME THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
24 March 2010
On Saturday 8th May, UnConvention presents a unique opportunity for creative types to get involved in an ambitious plan to record, produce and release an album in 12 hours in a mill in Macclesfield. Details here.

GETTING GIDDY
24 March 2010
Gideon Conn
Gideon Conn has signed to Skinny Dog, the label owned by Elbow and I Am Kloot and friends, who will release his debut album in July - first, though, there's a free MP3 single in April plus a little tour.

FESTIVALS 2010: PARKLIFE (A LOCAL ONE!)
18 March 2010
Friendly Fires
Forget the Britpop-ish name, Parklife Festival is very much about the here and now: Friendly Fires, Kele Okereke, Errors and a raft of local talent and DJ sets fill Platt Fields Park on 12th June. Early bird tickets £25 available now.

FESTIVALS 2010: 2000 TREES
16 March 2010
Post-grunge punk rockers The Subways and punk-folk hero Frank Turner have been confirmed as the headline acts at at this summer's 2000 Trees festival (16-17 July), with Bombay Bicycle Club, 65daysofstatic and Metronomy also on the bill.

FESTIVALS 2010: LIVE AT LEEDS
16 March 2010
One of our favourite wristband all-dayers Live At Leeds is bigger than ever this year with 150 bands over 18 stages, including Wild Beasts, The Twilight Sad, 65daysofstatic, Vessels, Hurts and Everything Everything. Sat 1/5 (plus other gigs Fri-Mon).

TAMESIDE HEROES TURN OUT FOR CHRISTIES
15 March 2010
Tameside Vs Cancer takes over Ashton on Sun 30th May with indie-punk-ska at the Witchwood with Second Skin (ex-Chameleons), DILE, Slow Readers Club, Supajamma and more, and rock/metal at Olivers Bar, all in aid of Christies. Details here.

FESTIVALS 2010: DOT TO DOT COMES TO MANCHESTER
14 March 2010
Dot To Dot comes to Manchester on Spring Bank Holiday Monday (31st May) with Twisted Wheel, Egyptian Hip Hop, Lonelady, Los Campesinos!, Beach House, Liars and Mystery Jets already confirmed for the multi-venue bash.

FESTIVALS 2010: LATITUDE ANNOUNCES FIRST ACTS
14 March 2010
Belle And Sebastian
As the summer festival line-ups start to take shape, we'll bring you breaking news from all the promoters: Latitude is now in its fifth year and runs 15th-17th July with Florence And The Machine, Belle and Sebastian, Vampire Weekend and more.

WOTGODFORGOT - LATEST NEWS
14 March 2010
Wotgodforgot continue to bring the world's most exciting musicians to Manchester and Salford: next show is the dark and mysterious Mount Eerie on Monday 5th April with legends Gil Scott-Heron and Faust appearing in the coming weeks.

HERE IT COMES ** New Dates Added 15/3 **
12 March 2010
Doves
Has it really been twelve years since "The Cedar Room" first came out? Indeed it has, and on 5th April Doves release a Best Of compilation, with two CDs and a DVD available in various combinations. Plus full UK tour!

POP ART: NOW SHOWING!
12 March 2010
You may not recognise the name Steve Gullick, but he is the photographer behind some of the most iconic music photography of recent years. KRAAK hosts an exhibition of his work from March 12th - 27th, and there's a fundraiser gig on 19th March.

PURELY ACOUSTIC
12 March 2010
Puressence
Puressence are taking time out from writing songs for their fifth album, due this year, to play a handful of intimate acoustic shows including the launch of their label Caserta Red at Band On The Wall on 20th May and Bolton Soundhouse on the 29th

SEVEN YEAR HIGH
12 March 2010
The Heartbreaks
High Voltage is seven years old, and you can celebrate with them on Easter Sunday (4th April) at Islington Mill with live sets from Young British Artists, The Heartbreaks, Crooked Rooks and lots more for just £5.

CHARLATANS SOME FRIENDLY LIVE SET TOUR
12 March 2010
The Charlatans
In case you didn't know, regional legends The Charlatans are playing their classic Some Friendly LP as a full set - the nearest venue is Blackpool, but be quick as the limited dates are already selling out.

FRAY FLIES LIKE A FALCON - NEW SINGLE AND TOUR FOR THE COURTEENERS
12 March 2010
The Courteeners
Still riding high and soaring ever upwards, The Courteeners announce the rather timely and fitting release of the second single from their new album, ‘Falcon’ as well as a full national tour.

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY 2010 - FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED AND TICKET DETAILS
12 March 2010
Sounds From The Other City (various Salford venues, 2nd May) will be bigger and better than ever this year. The first acts have just been announced and it's already looking like the best £15 you'll spend this spring!

RUBY LOUNGE LISTINGS FOR MARCH AND BEYOND
11 March 2010
Looks like another season of (almost) camping out in Ruby Lounge is in order: loads of great gigs coming up including The Joy Formidable, Babybird, the Twilight Sad, various Wotgodforgot specials and a House Party on Easter Sunday.

TIM TIME!
09 March 2010
Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam
Tuesday 4th May sees the release of the long awaited debut album from Tim And Sam. It's available for pre-order in various formats, including a very limited hand-made wooden box containing CD, vinyl and T-shirt.

GOOD CAUSE, GREAT MUSIC
08 March 2010
Dutch Uncles
Biko Records is a new, student run charity record label based at the University of Manchester. They launch tomorrow (Tue 9th) at Club Academy with live sets from Dutch Uncles, Optional Wallace and Charlie Barnes plus DJs til late. £5.

RUNNING ROUND THE COUNTRY
08 March 2010
Run Toto Run
Run Toto Run have a last minute call-up to support Teenagers In Tokyo at Sound Control this Thursday (11th) before heading off on tour: all the dates here, plus a free album track demo to download.

A FOLKING GOOD NIGHT OUT
08 March 2010
Anna Kashfi
Renowned local grass-roots folk night For Folk's Sake, in association with the Single Cell multidisciplinary arts collective, present a night of music and poetry at Hulme's Zion Arts Centre on 18th March with music from Anna Kashfi & Honeyfeet.

SOUNDHOUSE RELAUNCH ! - BOLTON VENUE FIRMLY BACK ON THE MAP
05 March 2010
Bolton's Soundhouse has been revamped and is under new management- they also have some amazing line ups in the pipeline starting with a launch this weekend...

BABY BOOMERS
04 March 2010
Jo Rose
Manchester-based label BabyBoom Records has some live music nights coming up at The Bay Horse, with Jo Rose headlining on 18th March and Amida on 15th April alongside live artwork creation. Entry is a voluntary donation but don't be tight...

Artists Beginning With the Letter Z Artists Beginning With the Letter Y Artists Beginning With the Letter X Artists Beginning With the Letter W Artists Beginning With the Letter V Artists Beginning With the Letter U Artists Beginning With the Letter T Artists Beginning With the Letter S Artists Beginning With the Letter R Artists Beginning With the Letter Q Artists Beginning With the Letter P Artists Beginning With the Letter O Artists Beginning With the Letter N Artists Beginning With the Letter M Artists Beginning With the Letter L Artists Beginning With the Letter K Artists Beginning With the Letter J Artists Beginning With the Letter I Artists Beginning With the Letter H Artists Beginning With the Letter G Artists Beginning With the Letter F Artists Beginning With the Letter E Artists Beginning With the Letter D Artists Beginning With the Letter C Artists Beginning with the letter B Artists beginning with the letter A
Artist Directory - Find your favourite artists on Manchester Music

Word!

WE LOVE US - A MANCUNIAN ROMANCE...

WHY I DID WHAT THEY TOLD ME...

IN THE CITY - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ...

U2 : NO TAX ON THE HORIZON ...

INDIETRACKS 2008 !...

ITC07 - A NEW CHAPTER ?...

Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged Too - A Critique of the Critic...

Opportunism Knocks...

Square Pegs, Round Holes....

BAND AID 20 - It's Christmas record time, and there's every need to be afraid......

TALKING ABOUT MY GENERATION AND NOT PETE TOWNSEND'S...

THE KIDS KNOW WHERE IT'S AT? WHAT EXACTLY IS IN THE CITY?...

A and Arse...

Rubbish Removal...

REVIEWS FROM THE DUSTBIN IN THE SKY...

Music IS Dead* / Shit * (* delete as appropriate) ...


Yesterday/Tomorrow

OIL CITY CONFIDENTIAL: MM Goes To The Movies...

THE MANCHESTER MUSICIANS COLLECTIVE - Where maybe the past is more contemporary than the present...

THE CHAMELEONS...

The Stone Roses...

Easterhouse...