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IT CAN'T BE TRUE.....CAN IT ?!...NO IT ISN'T...
26 April 2012
The web is now abuzz today with socially networked rumours that Manchester's 'biggest band' The Smiths may be about to reform

NOW BOOKING
26 April 2012
Katy B
After a few years of promoting live music in libraries across the country, Get It Loud In Libraries comes to Oldham with Katy B set to perform among the books on 4th June.

RAMSBOTTOM FESTIVAL 2012 - LATEST
24 April 2012
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Ramsbottom Festival and judging from last years debut event, this is a shebang well worth nailing in your diary..

SFTOC12 : SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY 2012 - LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS
24 April 2012
Sounds From The Other City grows ever nearer with the festival on Sunday the 6th May heading towards a sell out. There's still time to get hands on tickets ...

SUMMER SONIC
20 April 2012
Yeti Lane
Following their excellent Early Years gig in January, Sonic Cathedral and Grey Lantern team up again to bring Yeti Lane a Manchester headline gig at last with support from Hookworms. Kraak, 20th June, 5.

FESTIVALS 2012: BEACONS ADDS LOADS OF NEW BANDS
20 April 2012
Blacklisters, Willis Earl Beal and Andrew Weatherall join the already announced likes of Factory Floor, Ghostpoet, Patrick Wolf and Wild Beasts at Beacons Festival (17th-19th August, near Skipton).

NARROWING IT DOWN
19 April 2012
The Narrows
The Narrows release their first album "The Eve Of Invasion" on 4th June and they will be launching it with a live show at Soup Kitchen that Friday (the 8th) with support from Mount Fabric and Vei.

GREAT ESCAPE - LATEST NEWS & LINE UPS
19 April 2012
42 new escapees today announced their plans to join the other outlaws already flocking to THE GREAT ESCAPE 2012. The 42 new acts will be perpetrating a veritable crimewave of shows in 30 venues across the city of Brighton

FESTIVALS 2012: LIVE AT LEEDS - THE TIMETABLE
19 April 2012
The Saturday (5th May) timetable has been published for Live At Leeds, officially our favourite away trip all-dayer. There are an awful lot of bands on...

CAREFULLY PLANNED RETURNS THIS WEEKEND
19 April 2012
Glass Ankle
Glass Ankle, Ninetails, Vei and Standard Fare are among the ten acts you can see for just a fiver at the Castle this Saturday (21st) at the Carefully Planned All-Dayer, which kicks off at 2.30pm.

RECORD STORE DAY 2012
17 April 2012
It's Record Store Day on Saturday (21st) and there's lots going on, with an all day gig at Soup Kitchen; O Genesis label showcase at Kraak, hundreds of exclusive releases on sale at Piccadilly Records, and more.

GO WILD THIS SATURDAY
11 April 2012
Wild Birds
Wild Birds provide the live sounds for The Castle's new Saturday night session (14th April) which also promises "Global Glam, Failed Pop & Digestible Rhythms".

MORRISSEY'S FIRST 2012 UK GIG TO BE IN HOMETOWN
11 April 2012
Morrissey
Morrissey announces only 2012 UK gig and a 'revised' re-release of Viva Hate...

PALMSTRUCK'S CHANGE OF HEART MARKS NEW CHAPTER
10 April 2012
Palmstruck
Manchester crossover rock / electro legends Palmstruck return after an extraordinary chapter in their career...

DEADBEAT'S SURGE OF YOUTH IS LOUDER THAN WAR
10 April 2012
Music website Louder Than War have decided to start releasing some of the best emerging talent - John Robb, legendary music writer, musician Membranes/Goldblade) and talent spotter is at the helm with a release from Deadbeat Echoes.

FESTIVALS 2012: GREAT ESCAPE MANCUNIAN INVASION
05 April 2012
The Longcut
Melodic, Sways and Akoustik Anarkhy have teamed up to present a little taste of Manchester at Brighton's Great Escape Festival (10-12 May) with The Longcut, the Louche, PLANK! and more. Meanwhile another 100+ bands have been added to the full line-up.

RADIOHEAD DELETE BACK-CATALOGUE
01 April 2012
Radiohead
In an escalating row between Radiohead and their former label Parlaphone, the band have announced that all of their back catalogue is to be deleted - (MM's 2012 April Fool item)

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