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SPUNKY MONKEYS
31 May 2005
Arctic Monkeys
One of the year's most talked-about bands The Arctic Monkeys release their highly anticipated debut single this week, and next Thursday (9th June) they're coming to the Jabez Clegg. We recommend you get there early...

MISTY IN RUBBER
31 May 2005
Misty's Big Adventure
There are eight of them, they fuse every genre known to man with several that aren't, and one of them is called Erotic Volvo and wears rubber gloves. You really need to see Misty's Big Adventure, and you can on 10th June at Dry Bar.

CHILDREN THAT SHOULD BE SEEN AND HEARD
29 May 2005
Neil’s Children
A mishmash of Clockwork Orange, post-punk, funk and British 60s psychedelia, Neil’s Children play Dry Bar on Tuesday 7th June in support of their new single ‘Always the Same’ which is released the day before.

ORANGE SUNSHINE
27 May 2005
The Children
A spontaneous underground for the avant-garde springs to life on Saturday 4th June with lights, music, dancing and general hipness. Live sets from Urban Folk Collective, Orange County Three and The Children.

CANADIAN BANK HOLIDAY
26 May 2005
The Three Blind Mice tour, featuring three Canadian singer-songwriters stripped of their bands, will be at the Star & Garter on 29th June. Are we spoilt for choice in this fair citadel? Yup.

VOLTAGE ALL DAYER
26 May 2005
The V.C S
High Voltage have a Sunday Bank Holiday treat lined up for you at The Night and Day on May 29th with live sets from The VCs, Omerta, The Alpha Western, This Et Al, The Former Bullies, Kni9hts, Liam Frost and The Slowdown Family.

DRY ALL DAY
26 May 2005
Pollen
Dry Bar plays host to a veritable indie fest this Sunday 29th with live sets from Pollen, The Pedestrians, Hanky Park, The Randoms and many more.

MAGNOLIA AMERICANA
23 May 2005
Magnolia Electric Co.
Former Songs:Ohia man Jason Molina returns with a new band. Check out a songwriter who's been compared to the likes of Tom Petty, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen at the Roadhouse on Wednesday 1st June.

MOZ'S MATE BOZ LIVE AND ROCKIN'
23 May 2005
The Deltas
Underground rockabilly heroes The Deltas, featuring Morrissey's guitarist and songwriting partner Boz Boorer bring some high velocity rock'n'roll to Night & Day on Thursday 2nd June

ELECTRIC CIRCUS - SAT 21ST - 3 BANDS £2 - TOMORROWS BANDS NOW !
21 May 2005
Politburo
The Electric Circus hits Oldham again - 3 bands for £2 with a line up that'd pack out a weekend city centre gaff - have you got what it takes ?

OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE WILD SIDE
20 May 2005
Eccentric themed night The Beechwood Hotel returns to Mint Lounge on Friday 27th May.

ADDICTIVE AND SEXY
20 May 2005
Autokat
Stars of Akoustik Anarkhy, Autokat will be playing Wired on Tuesday 24th alongside pop starlets The Greats, The Second Floor, and Sheffield’s finest Rotary Ten.

MATH ROCKPLOSION
20 May 2005
Mugstar
Pop Art vs. Industry presents a wholesome night of mighty noise at Retro Bar on Sunday 29th May featuring Manchester's I Had An Inkling, Liverpool's Mugstar and Leeds' Lords and Cowtown.

HOUSE OF ELLIOTT
19 May 2005
Matt Elliott
Matt Elliott was/is The Third Eye Foundation with a string of albums, singles, remix projects on the legendary Planet Records and Lindas Strange Vacation but mostly Domino. He plays The Star and Garter on Tuesday 31st May. Support from Manyfingers & more.

NEW HOPE IN NIGHT (AND DAY)
19 May 2005
No Hope In New Jersey
Atlantic signed young things No Hope In New Jersey come to the Night and Day on Friday 27th May as part of Club Fandango. Support from Hooker, Lookin and Yena Veldt.

FOPP STOP
19 May 2005
The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers, will be making an in-store appearance at Fopp Manchester this May. The 23rd of May will see them playing an acoustic set at the Fopp store on Brown St at 4pm.

ORANGE CLIMAX
19 May 2005
The Futureheads
Bank Holiday Monday 30th May sees Orange Evolution 2005 reach its climax when the Quaysides of Newcastle & Gateshead will be transformed into a free music festival spread over three sites. Sets from Dizzee Rascal, Futureheads, Super Furries and more...

CARDINALS GIG AND ALBUM PREVIEW WEDS 18/5
17 May 2005
The Cardinals
Garner a sneak preview of the forthcoming debut album by The Cardinals Weds 18/5 at the Hop & Grape

ICY STABS
17 May 2005
Omerta
Dashing indie rockers Omerta play Blowout this Friday 20th May with sets from blues-rock things The Loungs, The Alpha Western and The Cuckold

METAL FEST D-RAIL'D
17 May 2005
D-Rail
Not to be confused with the lame similarly named boyband, Leeds hardcore four piece D-Rail headline Retro Bar's all day metal fest this Sunday. Sets also from Byzantine, Indica, Last Chance to Dance, Forgotten Hopefuls, InSilence,Tommy Guerilla and more.

DAN DARE
17 May 2005
3rd DAN
In support of their debut EP 'Guess I Wanted More' Manchester's 3RD DAN are embarking on a nationwide tour, kicking off with a show at London's Metro on Tuesday May 24th.

MAINE EVENT
15 May 2005
Eden Maine
Esteemed hardcore quintet Eden Maine come to Jabez Clegg on Wednesday 25th May. Support from Lack, Sparks Lights and Flames, The Theory Explained and Last Chance To Dance.

PAINT IT BLACK (OR INDIGO)
13 May 2005
Miss Black America
Indigo's back at the Retro Bar, oh yes, on Friday 20th May with live tunes from Miss Black America and My Hi-fi Sister. Plus all the usual Indigo fun stuff.

PLEASURE JAM
13 May 2005
If you're a musician and like a damn good jam (goddamn) then get your ass and instrument down to Pleasure Lounge in Withington on a Monday.

SOFT NAME, HARD BAND
13 May 2005
Reuben
Feted by Kerrang!, Rock Sound, NME and MTV2, Reuben follow up last years breakthrough success by calling in at Manchester on a tour to promote new single 'A Kick In The Mouth' ahead of the release of second album 'Very Fast Very Dangerous'.

INKLING TOURING
13 May 2005
I Had An Inkling
I Had An Inkling tour to promote their upcoming single release "Pantone Deference" b/w "Charlie's Laptop". Support doesn't come much better either in the form of Mugstar, Wolf Eyes and Fuck Off Machete.

FRAPP-TASTIC
13 May 2005
Goldfrapp
The UK’s finest electronic pop alchemists Goldfrapp release a new single ‘Ooh La La’ on 8th August 2005 to preceed their new album of the same name released on 22nd August 2005. Goldfrapp hit Manchester Academy on October 8th and tickets are now on sale.

SUMMER ELECTRIC
13 May 2005
Komakino
High Voltage has a several big events lined up this spring and summer including sets from Komakino, Performance, Forward Russia, Former Bullies. Omerta, Field Music and many more.

SUIT YOU SIR!
13 May 2005
Bearsuit
Stop-start boy-girl rock-cutie-killer six-piece Bearsuit come to Jabez Clegg on Tuesday 17th May. Support from anti-folk eccentrics Misterlee and dissonant avant-rock sprogs Land Ahoy!

WIRED WEDNESDAY
08 May 2005
Behind Green Lights
Wired holds host to The Whiskey Cats, Behind Green Lights, The Harrisons, and Freemojo this Wednesday 11th May at the Night and Day.

MORE MUSIC THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT
05 May 2005
Buen Chico
In another more-bands-for-your-fiver extravaganza, V-Man presents Buen Chico, Fleeing New York, Pollen, The Jakpot and Dirty Circus at Dry Bar on Tuesday 10th May.

UNFINISHED MONKEY BUSINESS
05 May 2005
Arctic Monkeys
Yet to release a proper single and with all band members still in their teens, Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys already possess the acclaim and following of bands with years more experience. Find out why at the Jabez Clegg on Thursday 9th June.

FUCK CENSORSHIP - SELFISH CUNT ARE THE DOGS BOLLOCKS
05 May 2005
Selfish Cunt
Lock children and pets safely indoors, stand well back and wear something splatterproof - yes, the nation's favourite sweary horse-poo flingers Selfish Cunt are back in town, playing the Jabez Clegg on 19th May and Wigan Fever on the 18th.

BANDS IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO GOOGLE HIT THE ACADEMY 3
05 May 2005
Instruction
New York's new Nirvana? You decide. Instruction support A at the Academy 3 on 10th May.

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE LOUD!
05 May 2005
Three Children Of Fortune
Young, hotly tipped and noisy, Three Children Of Fortune bring their Pixies meets Pavement meets Foo Fighters rock to Dry Bar on Tuesday 17th May.

F*CK ART LETS DANCE
04 May 2005
Urbis Plays Host to Punk Celebration And Exhibition

NO TOKYO - JUST ASHTON, MANCHESTER AND OLDHAM
03 May 2005
No Tokyo
With just a handful of gigs to their name, No Tokyo are already raising interest around town. See them before everyone else at various local venues in the very near future...

THE SMARTEST SINGER-SONGWRITER IN ALBUQUERQUE
03 May 2005
Nels Andrews
Pop Art Vs Industry bring you an evening of folky Americana from Nels Andrews & The Elpaso Eyepatch this Thursday (5th May)...

MORE INDIGO AT RETRO
03 May 2005
Miss Black America
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