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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For June, 2005

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ALL WIRED UP FOR SUMMER
30 June 2005
The Harrisons
The Harrisons and The Exports, fresh from sessions on Radio 1, get ready to storm Manchester with support from the excellent Whyers at the Star and Garter next Friday.

BLOWOUT'S SUMMER / AUTUMN SEASON
30 June 2005
Blimey - after a Glasto Blowout -literally apparently - the crew are now back on home turf . This Fridays Blowout at the Bierkeller Manchester has Poptones band Thee Unstrung, Fear of Music & Kill The Young .

BRIAN'S YOUR UNCLE
21 June 2005
Uncle Brian
British punk pop trio sporting some highly entertaining facial hair bring their chirpy, Blink-182 style singalongs to the Academy 3 on 26th June. Don't forget your hoodie and key-chain!

LET'S TALK ABOUT POST-ROCK
21 June 2005
The Conversation
Experimental rock that's drawn comparisons to Yo La Tengo and Tortoise and caught the attention of Can legend Damo Suzuki comes to the Academy 3 on Wednesday 29th June.

WAXING THE CARROT TO WIMBLEDON
21 June 2005
Thai Bride
With the tennis season now in full swing, Thai Bride take a little time off from fervently enjoying the ladies' matches to play the Roadhouse this Friday, 24th June.

COUNTRY COMES TO TOWN
21 June 2005
Anders Parker
Alt-country / Americana from the former frontman of Varnaline, Friday 24th June.

TOMORROW BEGINS NEXT WEEK
21 June 2005
For Tomorrows
Zumbar plays host to The Inspiration showcase once more on June 28th with indie legends in the making such as International One, epic rockers For Tomorrows, Jegar and Reemer and Spacemen 3-o-philes The Second Floor.

BULLY OFF
21 June 2005
The Former Bullies
Lo-fi duo The Former Bullies release their debut EP "The World Ended" on Monday 27th June and to celebrate they play a launch party at Zumebar the same day. Support comes from indie popsters Nursing Home and rumour has it, Mr Sam Forrest.

THE SOUNDS OF ARCHITECTURE
18 June 2005
BoneBox
Local label Fat Northerner release "Super City" on Monday 1st August based around the designers of architect Will Alsop. Tracks from Rebbeca, The Casual Saints, Earl, Bone-Box, Slims and Grand Volume and others. There's also a tour to coincide.

BIG BEACH BAMBOOZLE
18 June 2005
Frank Sidebottom
USA kings of surf guitar Phantom Surfers take on hammond-fuelled beat-combo The Stags refereed by non other than papier mache headed comedian Frank Sidebottom at The Tudor Hotel in Wigan on Wednesday 29th June.

NEUTRAL MILK ROUND
18 June 2005
A Hawk & A Hacksaw
Best known as a member of the Elephant 6 psychedelic pioneers Neutral Milk Hotel, Jeremy Barnes is the main man behind A Hawk & A Hacksaw. He comes to the Bowling Green on Tuesday 5th July. Support from The Former Bullies and The Abrahams.

NURSING COME HOME TWICE
18 June 2005
Nursing Home
Top indie pop combo Nursing Home have a couple of shows coming up next week with acoustic ace James Younger at Zumbar Monday 20th June and Trof, Fallowfield on Thursday 23rd June. Nine Black Alps' Sam Forrest is a fan apparently.

A PECULIAR NIGHT AT BLOWOUT
13 June 2005
Vinny Peculiar brings his tales of sperm donation and replica footy shirts to Blowout this Friday (17th June), with a brace of former Smiths in his backing band. Additional live sets from The Forest, The Fountain and Casual Saints.

TURN THE VOLTAGE UP HIGH AGAIN!
13 June 2005
As well as a packed live calendar (go down a couple of items for full details) High Voltage present rather tasty limited seven inch singles from Redcarsgofaster and the Former Bullies...

CLUB INDIGO VS KISS MY HAC
12 June 2005
Loose Canon
Combining forces to take over both floors of the Star & Garter on Fri 17th June, Club Indigo and Kiss My Haç present live music from Liam Frost, The Harrisons and Loose Canon and DJs playing everything from shiny pop to bootybass, whatever that is.

CHICKS WITH PICKS
12 June 2005
Suspicious Stains
An evening of gleefully unladylike behaviour comes to Retro Bar on Thursday 16th June with female-fronted noisy punk / alternative mayhem from Suspicious Stains and more...

HIGH VOLTAGE - SAVIOURS OF SUMMER!
12 June 2005
Feeling a little bereft of live music whilst all your fave bands are off playing in muddy fields? Thank your lucky stars for High Voltage, bringing the likes of The Departure, Keith and Forward Russia to your doorstep over the next few weeks.

SAVE YOURSELF TONIGHT
10 June 2005
Manchester newest alt.club starts up this Friday the 10th June

XFM WIN MANCHESTER FM LICENCE
10 June 2005
GCap Media's Xfm has fought off 18 other competitors to be awarded a highly-prized new FM licence for Manchester.

HAIFA HI-FI
08 June 2005
Useless I.D.
Israeli punkers Useless I.D. come to The Academy 3 on Tuesday 14th June. When the words "punk" and "Israel" are mentioned in the same sentence, people think one of two things: either it's a joke, or they could be the most political band since Anti-Flag...

NO TRACKS IN THE SNOW
08 June 2005
Degrassi
Well, we've waited for this for some time, not least because they cancelled their last three Manchester dates but finally (we hope) ace Scot art-punkers Degrassi will be coming to Retro Bar on Wednesday 15th June.

EIGHT MILES HIGH - A STAGE VERSION OF DEEPLY VALE ?
05 June 2005
With all of this talk of Deeply Vale making a comeback imagine Boltons Octagons production of 8 Miles High - It’s the late 1960s - somewhere in a muddy field in the North-West, Lancashire’s answer to Woodstock is about to take place....

HAVE YOU A HURDY GURDY ?
05 June 2005
Bolton’s award-winning Octagon Theatre is in need of a Hurdy Gurdy for its forthcoming production of Jim Cartwright’s musical extravaganza

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