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

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GRIME AND PUNISHMENT
29 April 2005
Kano
At a mere 19 years of age, Kane ‘Kano’ Robinson is set for Dizzee Rascal-size levels of crossover success. Kano comes to The Music Box on Monday 2nd May.

PECULIAR SINGLE RELEASE
29 April 2005
Vinny Peculiar
Manchester’s other punk poet and glam-pop maestro Vinny Peculiar releases his new single 'Two Fat Lovers' on Shadrack and Duxbury Records on Monday 16th May. There's also a tour planned with Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke as his band.

WHERE THE MUSIC WENT NEXT
28 April 2005
Riders of Rebus
Morango Records return to the Star and Garter with a couple of fantastic line-ups including Laymar and Riders Of Rebus on 6th May, and Bandyleg and Right Hand Left on 26th July.

WORTH A LISTEN
28 April 2005
Days Of Worth
Described by Metal Hammer as "the future of British rock" no less, Days Of Worth bring their noisy stuff to Night & Day on 1st June.

TSUNAMI CHARITY BASH
28 April 2005
Dogs
The Musicians Tsunami Appeal presents a whole afternoon and evening of live music including live sets from Dogs, Aziz, For Tomorrows and many others .

FOPP UNSIGNED AWARDS
28 April 2005
Award winning independent music retailer FOPP is giving emerging bands in the North of England an amazing opportunity to record, mix, master, press and release their record in Fopp stores across the UK.

PERMISSION TO LAND
28 April 2005
Permissive Society
Fiction Non Fiction returns on Sunday 1st May at Tiger Lounge, Slice Bar with live music from TVH-3, Black Fiction, Lazy Bones and The Permissive Society. And thankfully nothing at all to do with The Darkness...

PINCH OF SALT
28 April 2005
Local electronic label My First Moth launches itself at The Pinch, a new series of live electronica nights at The Green Room this Saturday 30th April. Sets from Schmoo and Moth HiFi.

FANTASTIC PLASTIC
28 April 2005
Plastic Surgery open its door this Saturday 30th April at the Late Room. It’s a new weekly club night for those in demand of more new wave, indie, hip hop, 60s etc.

MR SCRUFF COMP ! + ALBUM RE-RELEASE INFO
26 April 2005
Mr Scruff
“Mrs Cruff” is released on the 9th May, and the album brings together the best of the first Mr Scruff 12"s previously released on Pleasure Records - Win a copy plus special Signed 12" Vinyl

SUNDAYS SOUNDS FROM ANOTHER CITY
26 April 2005
Mega Line Ups for the Sunday Bank Holiday Weekend festival just over the City's river - 3pm - sees a mass of upcoming Mancunian underground talent plus underground collectives and independent promoters showing whats happening before it 'happens'

DEATH RATTLE
26 April 2005
Seven Years Dead
'An Audience With...' presents a veritable feast of metal and hardcore at Satan's Hollow on Sunday May 8th with live sets from Verm, Skin The Pig, Akoga, Tommy Gorilla, SevenYearsDead, Sanity Lost and Acrid Fear. Raahhhh!!!

THREE LADIES DRUMMING
25 April 2005
Ill Ease
Multi instrumentalist Elizabeth Sharp brings her unique slippery vocal style and cityscape sound collages to the Star & Garter on 8th May, along with dark cynical guitar pop from Lost Weekends and scuzzy blues from The Snakes.

I HAD A PINK THING
24 April 2005
I Had An Inkling
This month’s Shocking Pink sees live performances from two of Manchester’s finest purveyor’s of angular post punk / rock noise namely I Had An Inkling and Land Ahoy! Friday 29th April, Fuel Cafe, Withington.

CLOR BLIMEY!
23 April 2005
Clor
They've played with bands as diverse as Maximo Park, Prodigy and Tom Vek. They sound like a wonderful mixture of things that shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence. With a new single and debut album imminent, CLOR come to the Jabez on 5th May.

TIDES TURNING THE LEVER - CLUB CHAMELEON MAY LISTINGS
23 April 2005
The Tides
Following their packed out gig at Life Café Late Room last month, Club Chameleon has a couple of new Tides dates and other delights in store in Manchester and Ashton including No Arm, The Whyers, Barfly and Amsterdam.

FOUR REASONS NOT TO STAY IN WATCHING TELLY THIS WEEK
21 April 2005
Tom Vek
Those lovely people at Night & Day have pulled out all the stops to ensure the rest of your April is full of live musical entertainment with Tom Vek, Weird War, Immortal Lee County Killers and Tsuji Giri all appearing in the next few days.

UNKNOWN PICTURES
21 April 2005
Joy Division
Previously unpublished photographs of Joy Division playing live at Bowdon Vale Youth Club in 1979 are to be exhibited at Hale Library, Altrincham from May 3-7th. A must for any Joy Division obsessive.

ALWRIGHT ON THE NIGHT
19 April 2005
Martha Wainwright
In the wake of her hugely successful debut LP acclaimed songstress Martha Wainwright returns to Manchester Academy 3 on Sunday May 8th.

STANDING ROOM ONLY
18 April 2005
The Stands
Psychedelic Scouse space cadets The Stands bring their intimate 'FIVE NIGHT STANDS' tour to Manchester on 6th May with a date at Cuba Café.

LOCKE OUT
18 April 2005
Mentalist
Long time MM favourites Mentalist tell us they are calling it a day – but there’s one last chance to see them this Friday (22nd April) at the Roadhouse.

SONIC'S PERFECT PRESCRIPTION FOR ELECTRIC BLUES
18 April 2005
The Second Floor
Electric Blues, a monthly clubnight alternating between Manchester and London, announces its debut night on Saturday 7th May with a rare DJ appearance in Manchester from legendary Spacemen 3 founder Sonic Boom.

WIRED ISN'T TIRED
18 April 2005
TVH-3
More Wired for you folks this Thursday 21st at the Star and Garter with live tune-age from TVH-3, Laymar, The Fountain and The Permissive Society.

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY
15 April 2005
Julian Donkey-Boy
Sunday May 1st promises to be a feast of live music delights courtesy of Sounds From The Other City. Four venues on Chapel St in Salford play host to four different line-ups including No Hope In New Jersey, TVH-3, The KBC, I Had An Inkling and many more.

OW! YOU HIT ME IN THE EAR!
14 April 2005
Polythene
Fight Club returns to the Retro Bar this Friday 15th with a much welcome return of noise-core merchants Polythene. There's also live music from The International Karate Plus and Airforce Amy and also DJs spinning NME-hype free tunes.

STRANGE DAYS
14 April 2005
Thee Unstrung
Manchester's finest purveyors of weirdy Fall informed noise Stranger Son of WB play support to Thee Unstrung at the Bierkeller on Monday 18th April. Tunes also from Si Connelly.

OLÉ!
14 April 2005
Working For A Nuclear Free City
Fancy seeing a 12-piece Brazilian Samba Band at midnight this Friday 15th April. Well Blowout have got one together with live sets from Working For A Nuclear Free City, The Harrisons and Make Good Your Escape.

ELECTRIC STATIC THURS 14/4
13 April 2005
65 Days Of Static
The Electric Circus plays host to the rising and critically acclaimed post-rock/electronic denizens 65 Days of Static come to the Academy 3 on Thursday 14th April

MATH ROCKS
12 April 2005
Cul De Sac
The near legendary, perhaps mythical, math rock band Cul de Sac come to the Star and Garter on Wednesday 27th April with support from Fuzz Against Junk and Our Ridiculous Beautiful Plan.

ONLY WHEN YOU SLEEP
12 April 2005
Lyca Sleep
Ethereal and lavish rock ensemble Lyca Sleep headline Dry Bar on Friday 29th April. Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs are the good folk at MM are all fans. Support from Hannah, Thai Bride, The Other Side of Sound and A Boy Called Doris.

RAPID UK MOVEMENT - COMPETITION TIME
12 April 2005
R.E.M.
You may have heard of them...One of the biggest bands in the world, R.E.M., have announced a full UK tour including an unmissable date at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Friday 17 June. We have a pair of tickets to give away...ooh jah!

FEATURE PRESENTATION
09 April 2005
The Features
The Features are from Tennessee, are touring and personal buddies with Kings of Leon. They play Night and Day on Tuesday 19th April from Exist, The Greats and geordie disco hardcore from Kubichek!

VAMOS - POPART DOUBLE HEADLINER
09 April 2005
José González
Due to his being asked to record a session for Radio 1's Zane Lowe programme, José González will now be combining forces with the Chris Brokaw at The Bowling Green on Saturday 23rd April.

POP ARTS AND NO TARTS
09 April 2005
Manchester's premier promoters of all thinks folk/americana and scintillating avant-garde have a whole set of essential line-ups for you in the coming months including sets from Cul De Sac, Jose Gonzalez, Ill Ease, Hermane Dune and many more.

KOR BLIMEY!
07 April 2005
Danny Saul
Tsuji Giri guitarist and super soloist Danny Saul will play a short set in support of West Virginia bluegrass star Korby Lenker at Jabez Clegg on Monday 18th April.

PAPERCUT - NEW FANZINE OUT + LIVE NIGHT
07 April 2005
No Hope In New Jersey
Papercut 5 will be out in all usual outlets from the end of April with features on Mount Pleasant, Fat Northerner, and Finka amongst others and 19-Trk CD. There's also a preview party at Big Hands with tunes form No Hope in New Jersey and others...

LA LA LA ELECTRICTY
07 April 2005
Julian Donkey-Boy
Wired holds host to some of the best new bands in Manchester next Thursday at the Star and Garter, including the hotly tipped Stickboy, alongside The Children, Kni9hts, and Julian Donkey Boy.

MAIN OFFENDER
06 April 2005
The Young Offenders Institute
The Young Offenders Institute come to Jabez Clegg on Thursday April 21st with support from Gideon Conn, Star Fighter Pilot, Dirty Circus and The Citizen Band. Working class saviours or sub-Oasis hype? Come and decide.

CHICKS WITH PICKS
06 April 2005
Purgatory State
The Void presents "Chicks with Picks" an evening of girl-fronted punk/rock and alternative noise with live sets from Mary Jane, Purgatory State, Dirt Blonde and The Emetics. Thursday 21st April, Retro Bar.

VMAN LISTINGS MAYHEM : APRIL UPDATE
05 April 2005
Officially supported by ManchesterMusic.Co.Uk VMAN events brings you one of the busiest independent live calenders, brimming with up and coming and darn right interesting bands.

BLOW SHOW
05 April 2005
Working For A Nuclear Free City
There's another helping of Blowout at the Bierkeller on Friday 15th April with sets from Bronze-Age Fox, Working For a Nuclear Free City, The VCs and Harrisons.

SPACE ODDITY
05 April 2005
Sirconical
See Things From Space is back for a third installment of eclectic dance/electro/rock/folk with two seperate rooms. Live sets include Viva Stereo, Anna Kashfi and Sirconical and DJ sets from Jim Noir and others. Legends, Friday 15th April.

GIRI RETURN - *MM RECOMMENDS*
05 April 2005
Tsuji Giri
Yeah. They're promoting an album recorded by Steve Albini. You knew that. But they're home to roost on Friday April 29th at the Night and Day with stunning support from Bristol's Big Joan and Ivory Springer and Preston's Inside The Black Square.

BEATS GO POTTSY
04 April 2005
Beats For Beginners
Faith and Hope electro rockers Beats for Beginners unplug their synths and sequencers for some live acoustic fun with Ram's Dave Potts. There are two free live dates and you can expect tunes from BFB, Ram and Dolly Parton!

OCTAGON THEATRE IN SEARCH FOR A SITAR
03 April 2005
Octagon Theatre, Bolton in search for a sitar - seriously ! - Instrument required for June Production - Can You Help ?

OCTAGON PRODUCTION CROSSES PHOENIX NIGHTS WITH FAME ACADEMY
03 April 2005
Following the smash-hit production of Rat Pack Confidential in 2002 (City Life Production of the Year), the Octagon Theatre so produces an entertaining evening of musical theatre - Phoenix Nights meets Fame Academy

MAX ARE BACK
02 April 2005
Maximo Park
After a hazardously packed gig at Dry Bar in February top Geordie popsters and Warp Record signings Maximo Park play Jabez Clegg on Sunday May 1st. Support from the Blood Arm and Field Music. We also have an interview coming up with MP's Paul Smith.

PLUCKING 'ELL: THE RETURN
02 April 2005
Curtis Eller
How many banjo players yodel and swear in the same breath. Not too many. New Yorker Curtis Eller does and he's appearing at the 12-Bar in Preston on Sunday 17th April.

FICTION NON-FICTION
02 April 2005
TVH-3
If you like your new wave nice and dark then you'd do well to get your black-cladded ass down to the Roadhouse on Tuesday April 5th. There are live sets from TVH-3, The First Half Second, The Whyers, The Ending Of and ex-Medicine Bow man Stu Gibson.

ZU2
01 April 2005
Zu
Italian experimental 3-piece Zu play Satan's Hollow on Tuesday 5th April. Support comes from That Fucking Tank and Stray Dog Cafe.

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