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FESTIVALS 2011: BESTIVAL
29 March 2011
Bestival takes place on 8th-11th September on the Isle Of Wight with The Cure, P.J.Harvey, Public Enemy, and Primal Scream among the biggest hitters on a pretty astounding bill. Tickets still available - here's a preview with all the details.

RUBY LOUNGE EXCLUSIVE INTIMATE SHOW FOR NYC STARS *** Date Change ***
29 March 2011
Fun Lovin' Criminals
After previously hosting tiny intimate gigs for huge acts like The Coral, Moby and Florence And The Machine, Ruby lounge has announced a very special date for Fun Lovin' Criminals on Thursday 1st September. Tickets on sale now!

FESTIVALS 2011: FRIENDS OF OURS...
28 March 2011
With The Cribs now confirmed as Saturday night headliner at the inaugural Friends Of Mine festival and Manchester favourites Puressence, The Longcut, Kong and Goldblade plus loads of our favourite new bands on the bill, here's the full list.

FESTIVALS 2011: LIVE AT LEEDS
26 March 2011
The timetable has been published for Live at Leeds 2011, officially our favourite wristband walkabout festival that's not in Salford. Saturday 30th April, various Leeds venues, £17.50.

SOUND CONTROL SPRING AND SUMMER
24 March 2011
Yes, the Deerhunter show next week is now sold out, but there's plenty more going on at Sound Control this spring and summer including Cloud Control, Turin Brakes, Coolio and Amplifier.

OCEAN RAIN LIVE
22 March 2011
Echo & The Bunnymen
Echo & the Bunnymen are to perform their classic album “Ocean Rain” across the country this autumn with a string section. The opening date is at Manchester's Palace Theatre (24th September); tickets go onsale this Friday (25/3).

FIRST PAINTINGS OF THE YEAR
21 March 2011
Daniel Land And The Modern Painters
Daniel Land And The Modern Painters play their first local gig of 2011 this Wednesday (23rd), with Dune and Nowhere Again supporting and MM spinning the tunes, at the Ram & Shackle in aid of Oxfam. Plus details of their next gig in May.

MANCHESTER METAL'S RETURNING HEROES
21 March 2011
Beecher
Manchester's legendary alternative metal band Beecher return on Friday 29th April for their first live performance in five years - and we've got an exclusive interview...

JAPANCHESTER: A DISASTER RELIEF BENEFIT - GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
18 March 2011
Trojan Horse, Patterns, PLANK!, From the Kites Of San Quentin, Day For Airstrikes and The Goddam Electric line up for a special evening of live music on Thursday 14th April at Ruby Lounge in aid of Japanese disaster relief efforts.

RETURN OF THE DOTS *** UPDATED WITH NEW BANDS ADDED ***
16 March 2011
Hurts
Dot To Dot Festival returns to Manchester on bank holiday Monday (30th May) with Hurts announced as headliners alongside The Joy Formidable, The Naked & Famous, Mona and Darwin Deez. £20 tickets on sale now.

MIE MUSIC SPRING SCHEDULE
10 March 2011
Jasper TX, Danny Saul, Earth and A Hawk And A Hacksaw all feature on the spring calendar of MIE Music - bringing the best of "ambient pop to folk to noise to drone to improv to all other types of experimental loud and quiet stuff" to Manchester & Salford

THE BIGGEST NOW WAVE YET...
09 March 2011
Caribou
Now Wave have announced their biggest gig to date - a Caribou and Battles double header at the Apollo on Saturday 4th June. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (10th March). Plus a round up of other fortcoming NW stuff.

THE RETURN OF PURESSENCE
09 March 2011
Puressence
Puressence release their fifth studio album "Solid State Recital" on 21st April with a launch gig at the Ritz the same night, where Exit Calm will support. And you can pre-order a signed copy of the album plus gig ticket together for £20 here.

MORE OF EVERYTHING
09 March 2011
Everything Everything
Everything Everything release a new single on 4th April, followed by a mini tour in May including a Manchester date at Academy 2 on the 10th.

FESTIVALS 2011: BEACONS
08 March 2011
Mr Scruff, Andy Votel, D/R/U/G/S, Dutch Uncles, The Phantom Band, The Twilight Sad, Islet, That Fucking Tank, I Like Trains... sounds like a good festival line-up? We think so. Beacons takes place near Skipton, Yorkshire, on 11th - 14th August.

FESTIVALS 2011: PARKLIFE
08 March 2011
The line-up's out for this year's Parklife (Platt Fields) with Doom, Modeselektor and Jamie xx among the Saturday highlights (11th June) and Mystery Jets, Grandmaster Flash and D/R/U/G/S on Sunday (12th). Day / weekend tickets available now.

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM DEBT RECORDS
08 March 2011
Eight great musical acts and a poet for six quid, and all for charity - is there a better way to spend Sunday evening? Debt Records take over Band On The Wall this Sunday (13th March) in a special event in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.

UNDERACHIEVERS INDIE PUB CRAWL (SORT OF)
08 March 2011
Shark Teeth (formerly Blood Oranges)
This Saturday's Underachievers (12th March) will be a two-parter, with the bands (Mitchell Museum and Blood Oranges) playing at Centro before the club night at Gullivers from 11pm. Normal service resumes on the 26th with Tender Trap and more.

SPACE ROCK
07 March 2011
The Flaming Lips
Flaming Lips and British Sea Power head up the bill for a very special gig this summer (Saturday 2nd July) on an outdoor stage at Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope, the first in a series courtesy of the people behind Warehouse Project and Kendal Calling.

WOTGODFORGOT'S SPRING COLLECTION **STARTS TONIGHT **
04 March 2011
Last call for tonight's Wotgodforgot where The Oscillation bring their "expansive psychedelic freakouts" to Islington Mill - plus WGF listings til May including Crippled Black Phoenix, Gonjasufi and the legendary Earth.

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY 2011 - LATEST EVENT & BAND INFO
04 March 2011
Yes - it's MM's favourite urban festival and as ever it's on the first Sunday in May and can be found in Salford - here's the latest update including news of promoters, venues and bands ...

HORSES FOR COURSES
03 March 2011
Trojan Horse
Want a unique and personalised copy of Trojan Horse's excellent debut album? You'll have to go along to the launch this Saturday (5th March) at Kraak, then. Here's what you need to know...

RUBY LOUNGE MARCH LISTINGS
03 March 2011
Known for their short sharp shock punk sets, FLATS play Ruby Lounge tonight - and there's loads of good stuff lined up for the rest of March including The Boxer Rebellion (6th), O Children (15th) and Crystal Stilts (26th).

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