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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For August, 2007

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SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND
30 August 2007
SAY (Say Jansfield)
Partly inspired by the growing community of independently minded musical sorts on MM's own message board, The Anti Scene Rises is a new monthly night at Dry Bar. The opening night (Thu 6th) features Say, Islands Lost at Sea, Blacklands and The Fountain.

AN URBAN FOLK FESTIVAL FOR URBAN FOLK
30 August 2007
New Islington Festival describes itself as an urban festival for the folk of Manchester; the free event this Saturday (1st) just north of Gt Ancoats St features Carlis Star, Say, Cohesion, The Beep Seals, Denis Jones, poetry, films and... nu-rave sheep??

ELECTRIC DONKEY BOY
28 August 2007
Julian Donkey-Boy
Maudite Dance have had to pull out of this week's Electric Circus (Oldham Castle, Fri 31st) as they are lacking a guitarist. But we've still got Julian Donkey-Boy and Onions playing. And if you play guitar, read on...

AIRSTRIKES ON SOUTH MANCHESTER
28 August 2007
Day For Airstrikes
Day For Airstrikes headline this week's Mind On Fire event at Chorlton Royal Oak (Thursday 30th) with support from To Sophia, GNOD and Go Lebanon - doors are at 7.30 and it's just three quid in.

COURT IN THE ACT
28 August 2007
The Courteeners
The Courteeners' October Academy 2 show on 11th October has sold out, but they've just confirmed they'll be supporting The Coral next door at Academy 1 the very next night and across the nation. Plus details of a Liam Fray solo show...

TIM AND SAM GO TO THE LAKES
28 August 2007
Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam
The longest named band in Manchester are heading out for some dates to accompany their single "Join The Dots", released on 16th September. They play in Ambleside this Saturday with anti-folk nutters the Witch And The Robot, then Night & Day on Monday 10th

LOADS OF FICTION
27 August 2007
Bookstore
FictionNonFiction are busy this week, with Bookstore heading up Tuesday's regular Tiger Lounge session along with Granby Row and Kid Voodoo, then a double dose of fine electronic pop from The Star Fighter Pilot and Modernaire at the Bay Horse on Thursday.

A QUIET EVENING OUT
26 August 2007
Didn't make it to any festivals? Stuck for somewhere to go tonight? Come down to the Roadhouse and watch the best in local acoustic and semi-acoustic artists including Alexis McLean, Danny Saul & Greg Haines and My Side Of The Mountain. Sunday 26th, free.

TAPES AND CODES
24 August 2007
Laymar
Wotgodforgot is back in the Star & Garter next week (Wednesday 29th) with Swedish ambient electronica types Library Tapes, instrumental post-rock from Codes In The Clouds, and atmospheric bleakness from Laymar.

TWISTED DECADE
24 August 2007
Voice Of The Seven Woods
Twisted Nerve Records is ten years old this year, and to celebrate they're returning to their roots with a typically eclectic compilation album featuring Voice Of The Seven Woods, Samandtheplants and Toolshed, available now from the label shop.

NIGHTS OUT FOR SEPTEMBER
21 August 2007
The summer's nearly over, but the good news is the live scene's picking up again. Kubichek!, The Answering Machine, Fortune Drive and Foals are just a few of the highlights on Night & Day's September calendar...

STARS ON 45
21 August 2007
The Star Fighter Pilot
The Star Fighter Pilot has a seven inch single coming out on 24th September featuring live favourites "Another Penny" and "Drunk With You". It's a split EP with The Colt .45s who also provide two tracks, and available for pre-order now.

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE
21 August 2007
Juno Ashes
A double header of atmospheric guitar pop from The Tides and Juno Ashes this Friday (24th) at Academy 3.

BEATY SPACE ROCK, BAD-TASTE SPAZZCORE... AND A 4AM BAR!
15 August 2007
Youthmovies
Unfortunately Kong have had to pull out of Friday's UBIKnight at Cafe Saki due to some members' Oceansize touring commitments. But they have been replaced by Tigers, who sound even more insane - and Youthmovies are still playing too.

YOUR BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND SORTED!
15 August 2007
Following the success of July's Castle Rocks Cancer, Castle promoter Damien's at it again - KATH BASH, in honour of his late mother who was the pub's landlady and a fervent supporter of new music, sees four nights of music over the Bank Holiday weekend

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
15 August 2007
Puressence
Puressence have announced a very special competition to accompany their "Drop Down To Earth" single release - everyone pre-ordering the single will be entered into a draw for a personally dedicated acoustic recording of the track.

TRAVELLING MAPS
15 August 2007
Maps
Wildcard nominees for this year's Mercury Music Prize Maps head out on a major national tour in October, calling at Manchester Roadhouse on Monday 8th.

SOUND OF THE SUBURBS
15 August 2007
The Longcut
The Longcut play a one-off gig this Saturday (18th August) at The Bakery in Heaton Moor, with support from rising stars Bluebird Kid Clark.

MADCHESTER RAVES AGAIN
15 August 2007
808 State
Peter Hook, Justin Robertson and 808 State are among the Hacienda alumni lining up to DJ at a special reunion, celebrating 25 years since the club's opening, at Sankey's Soap this Bank Holiday Sunday.

THIS WEEK'S MAILSHOT FROM THE OUTER EDGES
14 August 2007
The Fountain
It's another noisy five-way pile-up at this week's FictionNonFiction (Tuesday 14th) with Warm Widow, iDresden, The Fountain, The Systematics and Capeman. Tiger Lounge, free entry from 9ish til whenever.

WINELIGHT TUESDAY
13 August 2007
Patrick Briscoe
The next Winelight Club evening in Bury is on Tuesday 14th August with Patrick Briscoe,Fallen Leaves,Rachael Wright,Tom Kerswill,winelight

MANCHESTERMUSIC METAL MADNESS - A SEASON OF HEAVY ROCK TICKET COMPS !
13 August 2007
Reuben
Throughout the Autumn of 2007 we’ll be running a series of metal ticket competitions courtesy of Live Nation, featuring the very best of acts from the pages of the likes of Kerrang! and Metal Hammer.

DATE WITH DEVOTCHKA PLUS TICKET & ALBUM COMPETITIONS
13 August 2007
Devotchka
Devotchka release "How It Ends" and play Manchester Academy on the 22nd August - we have a pair of tickets plus a couple of albums to give away - join our mailing list to be eligible

MANCHESTER MUSIC SCENE LOSES ITS GREATEST CHAMPION
10 August 2007
Tony Wilson, Manchester's legendary and enthusiastic musical pioneer and innovator has sadly passed away

TIMBRELAND KEY RELEASES AND GIGS THIS SUMMER
10 August 2007
Nancy Elizabeth
News on Timbreland artists Nancy Elizabeth, Starless & Bible Black plus more

AUGUST DATE FOR THE MEADOW
10 August 2007
Dead Meadow
After the superb Electrelane show in May Reverence are living up to their maxim : 'To Thine Own Self Be True' - therefore the mesmerising Dead Meadow show up in August ....

STEPHENS SCAR MAY BE HIS BEST YET
10 August 2007
Stephen Fretwell
Stephen Fretwell lines up new single and album at the end of the Summer - info and video clip links

GET GIRL KILL BADDIES A*N*D SAVE THE PLANET THIS WEEKEND !
09 August 2007
The Real Dolls
Get Girl announce another fantastic day of top music running through Sunday (12/8) afternoon and until the late hours for all you hardcore weekend warriors.

TWISTED AND NAUGHTY ON A SATURDAY NIGHT
06 August 2007
Twisted Wheel
Beat Promotions present The Big Saturday Bash this, well, Saturday (11th), you'll be pleased to know - two floors of live music for a fiver featuring Twisted Wheel, the Naughtys and more with DJs til 2am.

MORE OF WOT GOD FORGOT
06 August 2007
The Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra
Following their journey to the outer edges of music last week, Wotgodforgot are back, and this week they promise deer rutting with nuclear weapons and spasmodic chromatic paraphernalia coutesy of Veee Deee, Toxic Pijin and The Levenshume Bicycle Orchestra

GENERAL EVENING FICTION
06 August 2007
The Generalissimos
FictionNonFiction, your one stop shop for free live music every Tuesday, this week (7th) brings you the Generalissimos, The Evening Society, Seven Sisters, The Marder and The Albany Throws. And some nonsense about Muskehounds and Allardyce. Of course.

D:PERCUSSION TIMESHEET
03 August 2007
The weather forecast's looking good, so here's where you need to be and when...

LODESTAR FESTIVAL CANCELLED
01 August 2007
Manchester's late summer holiday to Cambridgeshire is off. With a line-up including Badly Drawn Boy, Polytechnic, The Whip, The Answering Machine and (We Are) Performance, Lodestar Festival looked like a home from home - until the weather stepped in.

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