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

Bringing you all the News stories from deep in the archives

NoWayBack - ON THE LOOSE TONIGHT
31 May 2006
Moco
Wednesday May 31st sees some very special bands for NoWayBack at the Night & Day in Manchester including the release of Moco's superb mini-album

JA-BEZ!
30 May 2006
Domino Bones
With a new single due soon and a string of well-received festival appearances behind him, Bez proves he's more than just a swivel-eyed bloke with a comedy percussion collection with a gig at the Jabez Clegg on Monday 5th June.

MOJAVE DREAMS
30 May 2006
Mojave 3
Ex-Slowdive members Mojave 3 bring their folky dream-pop to the Jabez Clegg on Thursday 8th June.

REAL FRESH BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
27 May 2006
The Star Fighter Pilot
Of course after you've been to ManchesterMusic's Free "Quiet" gig on the Sunday (!!), the following day sees Real Fresh TV present The Bank Holiday Monday Mash Up at the Roadhouse with Starfighter Pilot, Lead Balloons and Shmatte Kid and Jenny McCormick

THE AUTOMATIC IN STORE AT FOPPS
27 May 2006
THE AUTOMATIC - currently storming the telly and charts with their awesome "monster" are set TO PLAY FOPP IN-STORES, including Manchester and Sheffield

LATITUDE ATTITUDE - SMART FEST DETAILS ANNOUNCED
27 May 2006
No Glasto ? - Tickets all gone for Reading / Leeds - touts getting on your t*ts - Ebay making you angry ? How about some crucial bands, arts, theatre and literature alongside the latest up and coming alt.indie acts ? (opens 14th July)

*STOP PRESS * LOW VOLTAGE !! - ACADEMY 2+3 GIGS CANCELLED TONIGHT
26 May 2006
News just in is that due to a power failure in the Manchester University Students Union Building. gigs at both the Academy 2 (MDH) and 3 (Hop & Grape) are cancelled , which affects ticket holders for Fat Freddy’s Drop and The Brian Jonestown Massacre

IMMACULATELY DRESSED LAYABOUTS
24 May 2006
YSN
Leeds dandy-fops YSN bring a touch of much-needed glamour and glorious New Romanticism to Dry Bar next Thursday (1st June).

MANCHESTER UNPLUGGED
24 May 2006
Is quiet the new loud? Manchestermusic invites you to come along and sample the very best in acoustic, folk, singer-songwriter and generally non-shouty music at the Roadhouse this Sunday (28th), with over 10 live acts playing and free entry all night.

SNOWFIGHT AT TEATIME
24 May 2006
Snowfight In The City Centre
Snowfight In The City Centre (formerly Lisa Brown) give you an excuse to go out nice and early on Sunday (28th) with a 5.30pm show at the Bierkeller. Also appearing are one of Manchester's most talked-about new bands of 2006 The Answering Machine.

KINGS OF THE CASTLE
24 May 2006
The Children
Arguably one of the most popular unsigned bands in Manchester right now, The Children bring their lively psychedelic blues to Oldham Castle this Friday (26th) with support from Liam Fray and Karma, and warn us "come early, it'll be a busy one"

LAST MINUTE MOVES
24 May 2006
Movement
Movement play the Jabez Clegg tomorrow (Thursday 25th) along with the intriguingly named Swedish band The Horror The Horror. It's an early start with Movement due on at 8.15.

VOLTAGE SCHEDULE
23 May 2006
High Voltage Sounds unveil their latest release news and live dates

WIGAN STILL IN PREMIERSHIP
23 May 2006
Moco
Moco have a Mini-Album scheduled for release "Twice Bitten, Once Shy" on the 12th June - details...

RAIN MEN
23 May 2006
Rain or Shine has another eclectic event slated into the calendar and presents John Stammers' single launch ‘The Fridge’ on Thursday June 1st

GOSH RETURNS HOME THIS THURSDAY
21 May 2006
On Thursday 25 May, for one night only, talented multi-instrumentalist Arun Ghosh returns to the Octagon Theatre

'CHARIDY BEGINS AT OLDHAM STREET
21 May 2006
On Wednesday the 31st May 2006 at Dry bar, Oldham St, Manchester there's a 'jig to raise money for Christies Hospital

SCUBAR DIVING BEATS
21 May 2006
Acid Trip + DJ Rothko play Scubar 1 on Wednesday 31st May - no, we don't know who they are either..

SUMMER BLOWOUT
21 May 2006
BLOWOUT presents their upcoming calendar for May / Jun - As ever it's a zinger !

THE BIG I AM THIS FRIDAY
21 May 2006
My Architects
"THE BIG I AM" opens up at the Pyramid,Warrington on Friday May 26th, with My Architects, Morgan 4, Idiotique and Ugly Radio and it's just £5

BLONDE BOMBSHELLS IN BOLTON
21 May 2006
From Thursday 8 June to Saturday 1 July, Bolton’s award-winning Octagon Theatre presents Alan Plater’s sparkling musical wartime comedy, Blonde Bombshells Of 1943

BANG BANG TONIGHT AT JOSH'S
17 May 2006
Gideon Conn
Don't forget that the rather brilliant Bang Bang Rock & Roll is on tonight with David Dondero,Gideon Conn and Pierre Hall + The Lead Balloons

YOU SAY PARTY, WE SAY HIGH VOLTAGE!
17 May 2006
You Say Party! We Say Die! headline next week's High Voltage (Thu 25th, Music Box); this week they've got The Rifles (Thu 18th, Roadhouse) and there are returns for HV faves The Whip and Help She Can't Swim in June. Plus a new Saturday venture...

TV HERO
17 May 2006
Tom Verlaine
There's a rare chance to see a living legend in somewhat intimate surroundings when Tom Verlaine visits Manchester for a solo show at Night & Day on Monday 31st July. Tickets on sale now.

PIG SURPRISE
15 May 2006
Bobbie Peru
FictionNonFiction continue their quest to make Tuesday the new Saturday... this week there's a return for the tuneful if slightly bonkers Bobbie Peru and "Pagan-Prog-Punk-Psych-Folk Action" from Rapid Pig. Tue 16th, Tiger Lounge, 9pm, free entry all night

CHARABANC'S SUMMER CAMPAIGN
15 May 2006
Charabanc reveal details of Junes scheduled HMV/Kerrang!Radio Showcases featuring plenty of up and coming bands from Manchester and around the UK, highlights inclide The Amilies, Bobbie Peru, The Mekkits and The Ending Of..

SATURDAY SEQUENCE
15 May 2006
There's more electronic dabbling and wizardry courtesy of Computer Controlled who roll up with another session of SEQUENCE: CC26 this Saturday

SMITH'S HISTORY SHOW
15 May 2006
Aidan Smith
Aidan’s next gig (support by Keyboard Rebel) in the Mammal Gallery at Manchester Museum this Friday (19th):

CLASSIC CAMERA
08 May 2006
Camera Obscura
There's a double dose of classic indie-pop at Dry Bar on Friday 9th June, when Glasgow's Camera Obscura are supported by local jangly tunesmiths Amida.

JOIN THE REVOLUTION
08 May 2006
Tom Kerswill
This week's Acoustic Revolution (Dry Bar, Tuesday 9th May) features up-and-coming singer-songwriter talent in the form of Paper Wives, Tom Kerswill and Sophie Nelson - and there's an open mic session first.

SKULL MEDICINE
08 May 2006
Viking Skull
Missing the Devil's own date of 6/6/6 by just one day, sleazy bluesy metallers Viking Skull play the Roadhouse on 7th June - but it is £6.66 to get in. Support comes from GU Medicine who describe themselves as "collision rock". Might be loud, then.

MEET YOUR MAKERS
08 May 2006
Reverend And The Makers
The latest Sheffield export Reverend And The Makers combine the kitchen sink lyrics of their Monkey neighbours with beats that are more Happy Mondays influenced. Catch them at the Jabez on 1st June with The Pedestrians and 4 other bands for just a fiver.

NO WAY BACK SHOW FORWARD PATH
04 May 2006
Moco
No Way Back unleash their summer schedules

SOLO STAND
04 May 2006
Howie Payne
Formerly of The Stands, Howie Payne brings his solo acoustic set to The Vault (basement of Dry Bar) this Saturday (6th May) with support from Petty Thief and Emily Cooke.

MOVE YOURSELF!
04 May 2006
Movement
Movement play this Friday (5th May) at Club Save Yourself (The Waldorf, Gore St) with Winter Kids and the much anticipated return of TVH-3. It's just a fiver on the door, from 8pm.

BANK HOLIDAY BONUS
04 May 2006
Club Chameleon hosts an all-dayer at Life Cafe on the next Bank Holiday Sunday, 28th May with 14 bands including Gabrielle's Wish, Behind Green Lights, Kni9hts and an acoustic set from one-time Chameleons collaborators Weaveworld - and all for a fiver!

AN EVENING OUT WITH THECHILDREN
03 May 2006
No Tokyo
Fancy an evening out in the hills? Glossop's Globe pub is proving to be a regular outpost for Manchester bands and this Saturday (6th May) they play host to a couple of bands who are always great to watch live, No Tokyo and The Children.

NO OFFENCE
03 May 2006
The Young Offenders Institute
Hold onto your valuables, The Young Offenders Institute are back! They play Academy 3 next Tuesday (9th May) with support from The Tides, The Children and Virtuoso.

KNIVES OUT
03 May 2006
Penknife Love Life
V-Man Events bring another "aural assault" to Retro Bar on Sunday 21st May, headed up by Leeds prog-punk-metallers Penknife Love Life and, as ever, a full supporting cast...

BRAIN BATTERING
03 May 2006
Fony
There's a top value bill of noisy stuff at Retro Bar on Wednesday 10th May, headed up by Kerrang faves Fony and Left Side Brain as well as Censa Faye, Dear Superstar and Car Crash Radio. All that for just a fiver, but bring your own earplugs...

ADEQUATELY LOUD
03 May 2006
Adequate Seven
Described by Kerrang as the perfect festival band, Cardiff's rock-hard punk funkers Adequate 7 come to Manchester on 23rd June.

CABARET AT CHARLIES
03 May 2006
Robin Nature-Bold & Band(ism)
White-clad punk-funk oddballs Robin Nature Bold & Band(ism) will be appearing in rare acoustic form at a new "cabaret, performance and dancing girls" club night at Charlies (Harter St) this Friday (5th May). Sounds interesting...

THIS IS HOW IT FEELS TO BE BACK!
03 May 2006
Inspiral Carpets
Inspiral Carpets return for their first live gig since the 2003 reunion tour with a special performance at Oldham's Tokyo Project Club on Friday 23rd June.

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