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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For May, 2008

Bringing you all the News stories from deep in the archives

SIBERIAN NIGHTS
30 May 2008
On the 1st July, the Siberia bar in Bury will host the debut of hopefully a series of gigs for upcoming alt.acts

NIGHT & DAY - JUNE plus HIDE & SEEK THIS WEEKEND
30 May 2008
June listings for a very busy Night & Day plus what's happening there for this weekends Hide & Seek Festival

NO TV TONIGHT
24 May 2008
The Television Personalities
Bad news from Jamboree Manchester - The Television Personalities will not be able to play the gig tonight at Islington Mill. The gig will go ahead at a reduced price of £4 - with Amida, Hotpants Romance, Container Drivers & possibly one surprise band...

* STOP PRESS * PURESSENCE ADDED TO TONIGHT'S VERSUS CANCER BILL
23 May 2008
Puressence
We've just heard from Puressence HQ that the Failsworth band, who released their latest single "Don't Know Any Better" this week, are a last-minute addition to tonight's Versus Cancer gig at the Ritz. And there are still tickets left...

BEST TV YOU'LL SEE THIS WEEKEND
22 May 2008
The Television Personalities
Saturday (24th) sees Islington Mill play host to some bona fide indie legends - Television Personalities. With an excellent support line-up of Container Drivers, Amida and Hotpants Romance, and all for just £8.

EXTRA NOISE!
19 May 2008
Keith
Wotgodforgot have been busy, squeezing not one but two extra gigs into May. Wednesday (21st) it's a transpennine double header at Ruby Lounge with Vessels and Keith (plus supports); next week Monotonix come all the way from Israel to Cafe Saki (Tue 27th).

BANDS WITH SILLY NAMES ALERT
19 May 2008
Vincent Vincent And The Villains
It's no ordinary FictionNonFiction tomorrow (20th) as the Tiger Lounge club night plays host to the sharply dressed Vincent Vincent And The Villains. There are three supports and it's £7 (with discounts for FNF Comrades); advance tickets are advised...

GHOSH IN TOWN
16 May 2008
Aron Ghosh's 'homecoming' album launch is at 8pm in Space One at Contact Theatre, Manchester on Saturday 17th May 2008.

FREE TICKETS FOR N&D THIS SATURDAY (17/5)
16 May 2008
Kid British
If you're looking for something to do this Saturday and are weighing up the cash options, why not enter this spiffing competition courtesy of Night & Day.

PLOT YOUR COURSE THROUGH MAPS FESTIVAL
15 May 2008
Next weekend (23-26 May) sees the Northern Quarter packed with hundreds of live bands plus art, poetry and DJ sessions. Here's the full music listings, plus a few pointers if you're a bit spoilt for choice...

APOCALYPTIC THRILLS
15 May 2008
The Vipers
One of MM's especially favourite bands THE VIPERS will be playing their club night, Disco Apocalypso, at the Ruby Lounge on Friday the 16th of May - plus new album news

BAD UNCLE'S BIRTHDAY
15 May 2008
Arficeden
Bad Uncle is One ! Join the celebrations at Tiger Lounge on the 21st May

WIN A DATE WITH ESTELLE !
15 May 2008
Well it's not an actual date with ESTELLE but it is a chance to win a pair of tickets to see her on the 8th June at the Ritz, Manchester.

GET YOUR HANDS ON A HERO
15 May 2008
Nada Surf
MM has an exclusive competition that gives you the chance to win a copy of the HEROES Original Soundtrack

BURY WINELIGHT FEAT: GLASS, DUNKLEY AND THAT GIRL SUE
12 May 2008
Jason Dunkley
Hot news (fitting given the weather) is that Andrea Glass (Nashville Recording Star and the young lady everyone is talking about) will be appearing at the Winelight Club this Tuesday (13th May).

VERSUS CANCER AT THE RITZ
09 May 2008
Badly Drawn Boy
Versus Cancerís Andy Rourke and Nova Rehman have got a very special night on Friday 23rd May at the Ritz - confirmed live acts include Badly Drawn Boy, The Sun And The Moon, Frazer King and Jah Wobble and much more. Read more and buy tickets here.

FRIDAY BLOWOUT
08 May 2008
Sirconical
Blowout has shifted to The Royal Oak for one week only (Friday 9th) with The Real Dolls, Jennifer Gentle and Sirconical. They're back in the Irish Club the following week - details here of the Beep Seals album launch (Trof, 5th June) too.

ACOUSTIC SATURDAY
08 May 2008
Jon Gomm
Jon Gomm headlines an impressive bill of mostly acoustic things at Kro Bar (Oxford Rd) this Saturday (10th), with local guitarslingers Tom Kerswill and Bleeding Hands also appearing as well as Norwegian singer Ragenhilde. And all for just £3.

AIR CAV'S BIG WEEKEND
07 May 2008
Air Cav
Air Cav have got two Manchester gigs this weekend; Friday at Charlies off Princess St and Saturday at Night & Day. The Night & Day one's being filmed by Channel M and features some rather special guests too.

ABSOLUTE GENIUS
07 May 2008
The Star Fighter Pilot
Want to hear the tunes of Prince reinterpreted by the likes of The Star Fighter Pilot, Sloganeer, Aristocrash and Shirokuma? You need Evil Genius, a Sunday session at Ruby Lounge (11th May, 5pm).

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY 2008 - LINE UPS & TIMES
03 May 2008
Exclusive to MM here's the very latest line ups and stage times for all of Sunday's events - expect the odd teak, but plan your day with this handy guide..

SFTOC08 : BRENDA KNOWS BEST
02 May 2008
Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam
Last year, Brendaís golden stage at SFTOC saw its headliners, The Ting Tings propelled into a land far beyond the rainbow and this yearís headliner, Magic Arm is set for similar dizzy heights.

SFTOC08 : THE MANGION LINE
02 May 2008
The Winter Journey are playing at Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel Street, Salford this coming Sunday (4th May) as part of the Red Deer Club celebrations at Salford's happening festival Sounds From The Other City

HANG ON !
02 May 2008
The Men They Couldnít Hang 25 years and still going strong appear at Bury's Met this Saturday (3rd May)

RISKY BUSINESS
02 May 2008
Interested in youth arts and youth culture and how to see if you have the skills to design, fund, manage and market an appropriate arts project? This is mainly aimed at businesses but if you're embarking on something like this, give 'em a call at least

FUTURESONIC 2008 - FRI @ RNCM
02 May 2008
Catch caro snatch live with a-bun-dance of special guests; Peterloo Massacre live; Diana Simpson from Splice Girls live; DJ Paizan - Part of Futuresonic 08

NIGHT & DAY IN MAY
02 May 2008
More listings for May - this is the Night & Day menu and it's packed with tasty stuff from Wild Beasts (Sat 3rd) to Hot Club De Paris launching their new single (Mon 26th). And loads more.

MUSICAL LUCKY DIP
01 May 2008
Want to go to a gig? Fancy seeing Flowzart, My Albatross or Mantric Hatters? No, we're not making these up - it's the colossal-as-ever monthly V-Man Events listings...

TOP ONE
01 May 2008
The Woodentops
Loved by indie kids and early ravers alike, seminal 80s band the Woodentops return to Manchester after almost two decades on 31st May. They play Moho Live with support from Geekgirl, Shmoo and O and DJ sets from fellow legends Dave Haslam and Mike Joyce.

DON'T FORGET THIS * recommended *
01 May 2008
Laymar
First Wednesday of the month means Wotgodforgot, and this week's session at Retro Bar features a quality line-up of post-rock and experimental things, with Iye, Starla, to Sophia and Laymar. 7th May, £4, 8.30pm.

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY SELLING OUT!!
01 May 2008
For those thinking of leaving things until the last minute for Sunday's Festival - BOOK NOW !

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