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SIT DOWN... AND WATCH JAMES PLAY WITH SOME CLASSICAL TYPES
28 June 2011
James
Local indie veterans James have announced an autumn tour where they will perform in classical venues with an orchestra and choir. The Manchester dates are 31st October and 1st November at the Bridgewater Hall - tickets onsale Friday (1/7).

NO IN THE CITY FOR 2011
28 June 2011
In The City supremo Yvette Livesey has confirmed there will not be an event in 2011, but claims it will return in 2012.

BUTTER BRIDGE IS HAPPENING, WHATEVER THAT MEANS...
27 June 2011
Politburo
Saturday 9th July sees a day-long indoor festival of alternative musicians, comedians and artists at Kraak: "Butter Bridge Is Happening" will draw inspiration from surrealism and the ‘happenings’ of the late 60s.

FESTIVALS 2011: SWN
26 June 2011
The first wave of bands has been announced for Cardiff's Swn Festival (20-23 Oct), one of our favourite wristband walkabouts: The Fall and The Joy Formidable headline with Patterns, Eagulls and Echo Lake among other confirmations.

GET YOUR DIRTY PAMPHLET TOMORROW!
24 June 2011
The Narrows
A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that The Narrows had something lined up for Saturday 25th June - they have issued us with further instructions, only one of which involves going to... Harrods??

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!
23 June 2011
With Manchester International Festival just a few days away there are still tickets left for many music events, from rising locals such as WU LYF, D/R/U/G/S, Air Cav and Golden Glow to established stars like Bjork and Paul Heaton. Details here...

FESTIVALS 2011: LATITUDE
23 June 2011
There are still tickets available for Latitude 2011 (15-17 July) with a brilliant line-up including Suede, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Walkmen, British Sea Power, I Am Kloot, Dutch Uncles, Caribou, Deerhunter, Everything Everything and much more.

PEFRECT DAY
22 June 2011
George Borowski, Rowetta, Supajamma and The Jessie Rose Trip are among the musical performers appearing at Future Perfect, a family-oriented all-dayer in Castlefield this Saturday (25th) in aid of The Christie Hospital.

FESTIVALS 2011: COUNTDOWN TO KENDAL CALLING
21 June 2011
With still five weeks to go before we all descend on Lowther Deer Park for Kendal Calling 2011, the event is already an unqualified success - here's what to look out for...

WE LIKE TEA
21 June 2011
I Like Trains
I Like Trains have a new single out on 1st July on ten inch vinyl and it's got a really disturbing video, watch it here. The launch gig is at Leeds Brudenell on the same day. And they've got their own brand tea...

FESTIVALS 2011: SONISPHERE
21 June 2011
Would you like a bit of metal with your metal? David Edwards previews the rock festival that doesn't dilute its solid metal with things like indie and emo - although you might spot a bit of goth lurking in the shadows...

INSTANT WHIP
21 June 2011
The Whip
The Whip have announced that their new album will be released in September and you can listen to five tracks right now, or download them immediately if you pre-order the album.

MAGAZINE TURNING OVER A NEW PAGE
21 June 2011
Magazine
Reformed Manchester post-punk legends Magazine will be showcasing new material in a special intimate show in Wolverhampton next Thursday (30th June) and tickets are still available...

CONSTELLATIONS: SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN WINTER
20 June 2011
Wild Beasts
Wild Beasts, Yuck and The Antlers are the first confirmed names for Constellations, a one-day indoor festival held in various venues at Leeds University on 12th November.

OCTAGON'S CUTTING EDGE MUSICAL : SWEENEY TODD
17 June 2011
Octagon Theatre Bolton presents Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd from the 9th June - 2nd July 2011

IN FOR THE KILL
16 June 2011
The Kill Van Kulls
The Kill Van Kulls support Alex Metric and May68 this Saturday (18th) at Joshua Brooks, and you can listen to their remix of May68 right here. They then headline the Castle on Monday 4th July.

DRIVETIME SHOW
16 June 2011
Driver Drive Faster
Driver Drive Faster will be celebrating the launch of their debut album "Open House" by playing it in full tomorrow night (Friday 17th) at Kraak, with PLANK! and Paddy Steer supporting. 9pm-4am, £5 on the door.

PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER ONE LAST TIME (WELL, TWO, ACTUALLY)
15 June 2011
Darren Hayman
Sad news for Manchester's indiepop community: Pull Yourself Together are leaving town. But they've got two last gigs for us before they go: Darren Hayman on 29th June and a four band bill headed by Math And Physics Club on 26th July.

OFFICIALLY MANCHESTER'S BEST SMALL VENUE...
15 June 2011
Congratulations to Band On The Wall who came out on top in the Regional Final of NME's Best Small Venue award - here's what they've got coming up over the next month or two...

RUBY LOUNGE SUMMER NIGHTS
10 June 2011
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis bring their wild live show to Ruby Lounge tonight (Friday 10th) whilst on Sunday get grooming that face fuzz for the second instalment of Beard Rock. All the June and July listings here...

THE DIRTY PAMPHLET
08 June 2011
The Narrows
Most of the time bands send us press releases that tell us specifically about a forthcoming gig or release. It's very useful but a bit boring.And then we get this...

LAST OF THE SUMMER UNDERACHIEVERS
07 June 2011
Underachievers have got just a couple of sessions left at Gullivers before their summer break - this Saturday featuring Zoey van Goey, Gintis and Bugs In Ember then on 9th July with New Hips, Cowtown and Victories at Sea.

THE KILL VAN KULLS - DIGITAL SINGLE RELEASE
01 June 2011
The Kill Van Kulls
Kill Van Kulls announce details of their next single "Lost & Found", out on the 4th July...

BARNEY'S JOY DIVISION / NEW ORDER SIGNINGS
01 June 2011
Legendary New Order front-man and Joy Division co- founder, Bernard Sumner meets fans at HMV Manchester on the 8th June

ROADHOUSE LISTINGS JUNE 2011
01 June 2011
The venerable Roadhouse, Manchester's BEST rock and samll club venue (so say we all) reveals its June calendar

BATTLES ON TOUR AND ALBUM NEWS
01 June 2011
Battles return with a new album and short UK tour, hitting Manchester with Caribou on Saturday the 4th June

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