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DO IT FOR YOUR MUM
31 August 2011
Louderthanwar presents a unique evening of words and music at The Briton's Protection, with Roy Wilkinson reading from his book Do It For Your Mum (a story of family, music and British Sea Power) plus John Robb and an acoustic Frazer King set.

GARAGE CARPETS
31 August 2011
Inspiral Carpets
2011 sees Inspiral Carpets re-group with their original singer Stephen Holt taking over lead vocal duties. Rediscovering their garage band roots, Inspirals will be recording their first material in 15 years coupled with worldwide live concerts.

TEN REASONS WHY BESTIVAL KICKS THE BACKSIDES OF THE OTHER BIG FESTIVALS IN 2010
28 August 2011
For some people festivals are purely about the music, but if you're a fan of the other stuff - the fancy dress and tents full of oddness - then Bestival is the place to be. And with The Cure, Bjork and Brian Wilson, the music's pretty ace too.

WAREHOUSE PROJECT UPDATE
24 August 2011
The Kills
The Kills have been added to The Horrors' Warehouse Project line-up on Saturday 15th October, joining an already strong bill also featuring Factory Floor and XXXY. Tickets still available.

PARTY LIKE IT'S.... 2005?
22 August 2011
Fear Of Music
Much loved mid-00s Manchester band Fear Of Music are back for one night only, playing Ruby Lounge this Sunday (28th August).

MAGAZINE'S LATEST EDITION
17 August 2011
Magazine
Magazine release their first album of new material since 1981 this November, and they're off on tour to coincide with it. The Manchester date is at the Academy on Friday 4th and tickets are on sale this week.

SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC BONANZA AT SOUND CONTROL
16 August 2011
The Sunshine Underground
The Sunshine Underground headline an all-dayer at Sound Control this Sunday (21st): also featuring No Tokyo, the Suns, The Hidden Revolution, at least 15 more bands, and the one and only Howard Marks all for £10.

JARVIS AND OTHERS COMPILE SPECIAL MIX CDS TO HELP RIOT-DAMAGED LABEL
16 August 2011
Jarvis Cocker
Manchester-founded labels Twisted Nerve and Finders Keepers lost most of their stock in the PIAS warehouse fire. To try and get back on their feet they're releasing a series of bespoke mix CDs - the first, compiled by Jarvis Cocker, is available now

ORPHAN BOY LEAVE HOME FOR GOOD
15 August 2011
Orphan Boy
Orphan Boy quit on a high with final homecoming gig and new single...

OXJAM AT MATT & PHREDS THIS TUESDAY (16/8)
15 August 2011
Alex Hulme
Oxjam Greater Manchester is inviting everyone to GET ON UP, a fund raising night of live entertainment at Matt & Phreds on Tuesday (16/8)

RAMSBOTTOM FESTIVAL - INDIE EVENT HITS THE MID SEPT CALENDAR
15 August 2011
Badly Drawn Boy
There's a new festival north of Bury taking place mid-September - hello to the Ramsbottom Festival ...

Q&A and UNPLUGGED SESSION FOR WHIP AND DUTCH UNCLES AT THE BOTW
15 August 2011
The Whip
Manchester Electro-indy trio the Whip and five-some Dutch Uncles are set to perform an intimate, acoustic performance of songs at Manchesterís famous Band On The Wall on Friday

INDUSTRY SETS UP FREE LOAN FUND FOR INDIE LABELS AFFECTED BY RIOT FIRE
11 August 2011
PIAS] and AIM have created a fund to help support labels that have been adversely affected by the Sony DADC fire.

FESTIVALS 2011 - BEACONS PUT OUT BY SHITTY BRITISH WEATHER
11 August 2011
It has been announced today that this weekend's Beacons Festival has been cancelled due to massive flooding at the festival site. The river running past the site has burst its banks after heavy rain.

FESTIVALS 2011: JUST A FEW DAYS NOW TIL BEACONS
07 August 2011
With a week to go before Beacons Festival, we have a look at the listings and try and pick some highlights from what looks like the best bill for up-and-coming talent of the whole summer season. Tickets still available.

FAT WEEKEND IN SALFORD
03 August 2011
GNOD, Samuel Sharp, Trojan Horse, Polka Tulkk, Divorce, NASDAQ and many more: this weekend Fat Out Til You Pass Out host two full days of the noisy, progressive, spiky, droney, minimal, brutal and wonderful at Islington Mill - all for £20.

SHORT STRETCH - LOADS OF FREE MUSIC IN WITHINGTON THIS SATURDAY
03 August 2011
Manchester Bands Union, Manchester Radio Online, Toast Recordings and Hairy Wolf Records join forced this Saturday (6th) to fill Withington with free live music: Mount Fabric, Hayley Faye and Twin Planets are among the 30 artists taking part.

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