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UNDERACHIEVERS MARCH AND APRIL
28 March 2012
The ABC Club
Underachievers regulars The ABC Club return to headline the Roadhouse clubnight this Friday (30th) alongside Sheffield band Blessa, whilst The Louche and PINS are lined up for their 4th birthday night on Saturday 14th April.

DOT TO DOT 2012 - NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS (AND SOME VERY GOOD ONES!)
27 March 2012
A load of new additions have been made to the Dot To Dot line-up today: Islet, Patterns, Lulu James and Shinies are among our favourites. The multi-venue all-dayer hits Manchester on 4th June and tickets cost £20.

YOU, ME AND THE ALARM CLOCK
26 March 2012
I Am Kloot
John Bramwell reissues his rare "You, Me And The Alarm Clock" album - originally released as Johnny Dangerously in 1989 - on CD for the first time on 23rd April.

THERE'S A BLONDE IN MY SOUP !
26 March 2012
Soup Kitchen line up Blondes and Die Hexen courtesy of the Mcr branch of DiS ...

NEW LABEL CO-OP FEATURES NW BANDS
26 March 2012
India Mill
Five new bands from across the UK are releasing singles together, co-op style, including acts from Manchester and Darwen (Lancs)

WANTED: 800 DRUMMERS
21 March 2012
On Sunday 15th July, hundreds of drummers will try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest full drum kit ensemble. The event takes place at EventCity next to the Trafford Centre in aid of the MS Society. Here's how you can take part.

FESTIVALS 2012: TRUCK
21 March 2012
British Sea Power, 65daysofstatic, Mystery Jets,Three Trapped Tigers, Little Comets and The Low Anthem are among the early confirmations for this year's Truck festival (Oxfordshire, 20-21 July) - plus details of how bands can apply to join them.

MANCHESTER GETS THE HEEBIE JEEBIES
21 March 2012
Palmstruck
Heebie Jeebies Promotions are putting on the first of their rather intriguing and unique 1920's themed gig nights featuring Palmstruck...

PARKLIFE 2012 - LATEST LINE UPS AND NEWS
21 March 2012
The Flaming Lips
The Parklife Weekender confirms line ups and that 2012 will be its last year at Platt Fields Park....

GULLIVERS SONS
20 March 2012
Stranger Son
The magnificent Stranger Son hit Gullivers this Thursday (22/3) plus sneak video for their new single

DRIVER DRIVING HOME FOR THE WEEKEND
19 March 2012
Driver Drive Faster
Listen to the new Driver Drive Faster single ahead of their headline show for Hey! Manchester at the Deaf Institute on Friday (23rd) where they'll be supported by Golden Fable (ex-Tim & Sam Band).

LAND AHOY!
19 March 2012
Daniel Land And The Modern Painters
New album and limited white vinyl single on the way, plus a free download track to get you in the mood

FESTIVALS 2012: WILD BEASTS ANNOUNCED AS BEACONS HEADLINER
19 March 2012
Wild Beasts
Wild Beasts have been confirmed as Saturday night headliners at Beacons Festival (17-19 August, Skipton) - their only northern English date of the summer. There are just a few earlybird tickets left.

SFTOC 2012 : SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY - UPDATES & VOLUNTEER CALL
16 March 2012
MM has a live running preview of SFTOC now up and our friends at SFTOC HQ are also recruiting for volunteers...

BLOWOUT'S BACK!
15 March 2012
Good news for anyone who enjoys live music and drinking on a Friday night: Blowout is back. The legendary clubnight has found a new city centre home at Gullivers and relaunches there on Friday 30th March with BrouHaHa and Secretaire.

WALTER'S TRANSATLANTIC RECORD
14 March 2012
Songs For Walter
Laurie Hulme (also of Beat The Radar) is the creative mind behind Songs For Walter - news here of a new 6 track EP / album on the mighty Red Deer stable (and Bleeding Gold in the US...)

LAST HARBOURS LIVE PORT OF CALL
14 March 2012
Last Harbour
Last Harbour are on tour this month including a special hometown headlining show at Band on the Wall on 26th March

BAND ON THE WALL APRIL LISTINGS
12 March 2012
Air Cav
The Band On The Wall continue their excellent 2012 programme throughout April, with amongst the many, many highlights, Air Cav, Mr Scruff, The Monochrome Set, Mad Professor and Royal Baths..

CALIMOCHO ON TOUR
12 March 2012
The Calimocho Club
Calimocho Club’s upcoming UK Tour, runs from the 3rd to 15th April - catch them in Mcr on the 3rd

BAD UNCLES SPRING SUNRISE
07 March 2012
NASDAQ
Bad Uncle's spring schedule helps light up 2012 via underground champs such as NASDAQ, Gnod, New Hips and Wode

FRANKFEST FUNDRAISER
05 March 2012
Frank Sidebottom
The Fall, Badly Drawn Boy and Lovely Eggs plus loads of other bands, DJs and performance acts will be on the bill for Frankfest 2012 (Jabez Clegg, 31st March) raising money towards a statue commemorating the legendary Frank Sidebottom.

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