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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For April, 2006

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SFTOC06 - SALFORD SELL OUT
28 April 2006
Latest news from Sounds From The Other City is that tickets for this Sundays event are selling out - MM has the latest news on how to get hold of the final tickets.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TONIGHT?
25 April 2006
Julian Donkey-Boy
Manchester's greatest free-to-get-in live showcase returns to its regular TigerLounge tonight with Julian Donkey-Boy, The Vipers, the Cancellations and this week's must-see-just-because-of-their-name contender Sick Eating Pigeon. Starts about 9ish.

SFOTC 06 - DEAD DIGITAL ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL BANDS FOR THIS WEEKEND
24 April 2006
As the region seems almost to be waiting in anticipation for this weekends annual instalment of SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY, Dead Digital have confirmed additional line up details

OCTAGON : BOLTONS UNHOLY TRINITY
24 April 2006
On Wednesday 17 May, three Manchester-based poets and performers present an evening of vibrant poetry, music and song at the award-winning Octagon Theatre, Bolton

TURNING UP THE VOLTAGE
19 April 2006
High Voltage have a great selection of bands on over the next few weeks including iLiKETRAiNS (Thurs 20th April) then This Et Al, The Rifles and Kubichek! over the coming weeks. Full listings here, including a top Sounds From The Other City line-up.

BLOWOUT'S SUMMER SEASON STARTS HERE
19 April 2006
This week The Spinto Band return to Blowout (Friday 21st April, Bierkeller) with support from electropoppers Lorraine and more. Full listings for all confirmed spring and summer events are here, including a stellar line-up for Sounds From The Other City.

ONIONS MERGE WITH SLEAZY LIGHTS
18 April 2006
Behind Green Lights
This week's Club Wired (Friday 21st April, Rampant Lion, Anson Rd) sees melodic pop from Onions and spiky darkness from Behind Green Lights, as well as The Sleaze, The Merge and the usual DJ sets til late.

BRAKING BACK SUNDAY * NOTE, EARLIER TIME *
18 April 2006
Brakes
Brakes continue their relentless drive to play more gigs than there are days in the year, with a free instore performance at Fopp Records (Brown St) this Sunday afternoon (23rd April, 2pm) prior to their evening gig at Academy 3.

FICTION IN EXILE!
17 April 2006
Duty Now
For one week only FictionNonFiction take their free to get in music fest to Fab Cafe (Tuesday 18th April). Why? "BBC forces" are "occupying" TigerLounge, apparently. Right. Duty Now, The Drainpipes and Little Volcanoes provide the music...

ALL HUMAN EMOTIONS IN HEATON MOOR
17 April 2006
Thai Bride
"Manchester's finest kitchen sink poets" and stars of our recent March On Stage spectacular Thai Bride have a last minute gig tomorrow night (Tuesday 18th April) at Heaton Moor's Blue Cat Cafe.

CRUCI-FICTION
15 April 2006
doublejoHngrey
FictionNonFiction celebrate Easter with an extra session this Sunday (16th) at regular haunt TigerLounge, featuring Bobbie Peru, Laymar and Doublejo(h)grey. Free entry for anyone dressed as a bunny or nailed to a cross - and, thankfully, everyone else.

PASSION PLAYS OUT IN MANCHESTER
14 April 2006
Whilst most live city centre footage is largely viewed in the safety of CCTV monitoring suites, the BBC boldly and innovativly pick Manchester for the retelling of the Easter tale.. BBC3 Tonight (fri)

DAFT BAND NAME ALERT
12 April 2006
Air Cav
This week we are intrigued by the name Cats+Cats+Cats. Find out what they sound like at the Star & Garter on Bank Holiday Monday (17th April), along with post-rock stuff from Tired Irie and epic things with violins and effects from Air Cav.

PERU AND TOKYO NUCLEAR FREE!
11 April 2006
Working For A Nuclear Free City
This Saturday (15th) sees the third instalment of the monthly Pure clubnight at The Witchwood (Ashton), featuring live sets from Bobbie Peru, Working For A Nuclear Free City and No*Tokyo. It's a fiver on the door from 8pm.

FALLING INTO A NEW CENTURY
11 April 2006
The Fall
The Fall will be performing at once legendary Manchester venue The New Century Hall on Saturday 10th June. Billed as a 30th Anniversary Special gig, it's likely to sell out pretty quickly...

TOMORROW REMEMBER YESTERDAY
10 April 2006
The Chameleons
"Ascension", a double DVD set featuring The Chameleons on their 2002 US tour, is now set for release in May 2006. Limited to 1000 copies it's sure to be rather popular and will be available for pre-order very soon...

KNOW YOUR ONIONS
10 April 2006
The only good thing about Monday is that it's almost Tuesday, which as you should know by now is FictionNonFiction night. This week (11th April) our fave Space(men)rock types The Second Floor appear along with The Answering Machine, Onions and Bookstore.

ESSENCE OF SUMMER
05 April 2006
Puressence
Failsworth legends Puressence have announced a brace of summer live dates including Manchester Academy 2 on Saturday 1st July.

WISH FOR THIS
04 April 2006
Gabrielle's Wish
With their new album Reformer (our album of the week - see the Releases page) now in the shops, Manchester stalwarts Gabrielle's Wish head out on tour with Manchester dates at The Beerhouse (Sat 20th and 21st May) and Late Room (Sun 28th May).

APRIL BLOWOUT
04 April 2006
Blowout and Club NME have a fantastic schedule over the coming weeks, featuring Smiths-ish Canadian indie-pop from The Organ (Wed 5th April, Star & Garter) as well as Ghostly man, the Second Floor, Good Books, Alterkicks and a return for The Spinto Band.

BURSTING INTO RETROBAR
04 April 2006
Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames
Hotly tipped Leeds band Shut Your Eyes And You'll Burst Into Flames have a single out on Monday on Dance To The Radio, and visit Retro Bar on Wednesday (12th April). It's a co-headliner with Kill Kenada, with support from Faded Youth and The Bedheads.

CASTLE ROCK
04 April 2006
Omerta
There's a fine double bill on at The Castle (Union St, Oldham) this Friday (7th April) featuring Manchestermusic favourites Omerta with support from bright young sparks No Tokyo. 2 on the door from 8pm. Omerta also have a gig in London on Wednesday 12th.

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY 2006 - IT'S BACK, IT'S BIGGER
03 April 2006
It's back - and after a riotous 2005, MM is supporting this years Sounds from the Other City, presented by the ever impressive Dead Digital at various Salford venues on Sunday the 30th April.

SLEAZY FICTION
03 April 2006
What do we do on Tuesdays? We go to Fiction Non Fiction. Why? Because it's free to get in and it's always good. This week's entertainment (4th April, Tiger Lounge) consists of The Sleaze, Samuel Sharp, Dirtblonde and The Genralissimos.

THE LONG CUT IS THE DEEPEST
02 April 2006
The Longcut
Anticipation mounts for The Longcuts debut album, as details of a full UK tour for May are revealed

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