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CHORUS OF THE LOST
24 June 2009
The Reegs
After The Chameleons split, guitarists Dave Fielding and Reg Smithies formed The Reegs with singer Gary Lavery. This week their two long-deleted and sought-after albums are reissued with B-sides and extras to form the definitive Reegs collection.

ALL NEW AIRSTRIKES
23 June 2009
Day For Airstrikes
Whoever said summer was slow for music news? Yet another of MM's favourite bands has suddenly resurfaced: Day For Airstrikes, who'll be presenting an exclusive preview of their forthcoming album "Into The Comet" this Saturday (27th) at The Green Room.

MAPS AND HANDCLAPS
23 June 2009
Maps
Maps play their only confirmed headline date of the summer at the Deaf Institute on 9th July, ahead of a new album which is due in September. It's a Drowned In Sound night, with support from "eye-popping" Brooklynite octet The Phenomenal Handclap Band.

SECOND COMING
22 June 2009
The Second Floor
They pre-dated the space-rock/shoegaze revival by a good couple of years, they opened Manchester's first ever Sonic Cathedral gig, and they split just as the world caught up. Now The Second Floor are back with new material and gigs on 4th and 10th July...

SPECIAL EVENTS
19 June 2009
The Travelling Band
"With Special Guests" is the new acoustic session from TJ Events, which takes place at Trof NQ on Tuesdays from 7th July. Expect candlelight, a few surprises - and on the opening night, The Travelling Band.

BAND ON THE WALL READY FOR BIG RELAUNCH THIS AUTUMN
19 June 2009
For those music lovers out there who are a little longer in the tooth, the absence of a major venue like the Band On The Wall, has been a sorely lost cultural asset - it's back in action this September >>

SUMMER SOLSTICE
14 June 2009
Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam
The summer solstice - not just for hippies! Celebrate the longest day (Sun 21st) under the biggest glitterball in Manchester when Tim and Sam's Tim and the Sam Band launch their new EP at The Deaf Institute with supports Spokes, Denis Jones and Liz Green.

WOTGODFORGOT - THE OTHER SIDE OF SUMMER
14 June 2009
While some promoters take a summer break, Wotgodforgot has gone into overdrive to ensure these warm nights are stuffed with the sound of the weird and wonderful - including A Hawk and A Hacksaw, Jackie-O Motherfucker and Kong.

SHORTCUT TO THE LONGCUT ***STOP PRESS!!***
08 June 2009
The Longcut
The Longcut have surprised pretty much everyone by releasing their long-awaited second album for download today, four months ahead of its physical release. Here's where to get it...

TWISTED WHEEL'S FREE ENTERTAINMENT
08 June 2009
Twisted Wheel
Free Wheel / Weller download plus more dates and new band website...

HERRING'S NEW ALBUM LANDS AT BLUEPRINT
08 June 2009
John Herring
John Herring launches new album ‘Tales From a Northern City’

FUCKED UP ALL DAYER - COMING SOON ! (28/6)
04 June 2009
There's an all day gig taking place at Dry Bar in Manchester on Sunday 28th June promoted by Beat Promotions.

LONGCUT LIVE DATES PLUS HINT AT NEW RECORD
04 June 2009
The Longcut
The Longcut, by all reports have nicely settled into a deal with a fine local label - for now here's some gig dates !

MANCHESTER BUSKER BACK ON THE STREETS
04 June 2009
Chris Coupe brings back his famous show "The Manchester Busker", to its spiritual home, The Green Room where it all started 21 years ago -it's on Friday the 12th June

IT'S MILL TIME BROTHERS
03 June 2009
It's June again and the Islington Mill courtyard is begging for barbecues and skimpy tops so what excuses can you get to go down and lounge around in the evening sunshine?

NIGHTJARS DEBUT ALBUM
03 June 2009
The Nightjars
Nightjars follow up 2008's Mini-Album with a self titled debut LP

UN-CONVENTION - IT ALL KICKS OFF THIS THURSDAY
03 June 2009
Don't forget that Un-convention 2009 starts THIS Thursday (4/6) - so have you all got your tickets?

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