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Erase Errata - Live - Go - See
28 September 2002
Events
Do you really need this spelling out again? Current MM faves set the Retro Bar alight on October 2nd, plus you get Valerie on the same bill absolutely free. You cannot possibly need any more convincing. Info, and links to cool stuff including MP3's here.

RAM EP Out October 1st
28 September 2002
RAM
So there. Dave Himelfield has some of the details, although he's sulking because apparently Pottsy had better things to do than reply to his investigative email. Ohhhw...

Retro Bar Gets Dirty
26 September 2002
Events
Had your fill of the current wave of sordid garage punk currently mudsliding its way across the Atlantic. No? Federation X and The Grips at the Retro Bar this Friday for you, then...

Go Prey On Mantis
26 September 2002
Mantis
Not the Norwegian, black metal playing, cave dwelling, half-man, half-troll but epic indie rock from Bury, coming to a venue near you soon, warns Alex Ringsell. Be careful not to get confused. Full tour details here.

1000 Watt Competition And Launch News
23 September 2002
Events
The launch of the 1000WATT label, an offshoot of the successful rock night, celebrates with a live launch this Saturday. We're adding to the festivities by giving away a load of cool stuff to one lucky winner - check here for details...

Badly Drawn Boy Faces Imminent Deletion
23 September 2002
Badly Drawn Boy
Badly Drawn Boy's new single - "You were right" - comes out on October 21st. By October 22nd it will have been deleted. Want to know why, and if it's worth anything more than collector's item status? Sov Towers are already plugged in...

CHAMELEONS HIT U.S. VIA MCR
23 September 2002
The Chameleons
The Chameleons make a welcome return to Manchester and the North with a couple of gigs prior to their US tour (witchwood tues 24th / rockworld weds 25th)

Oceansize Release Relapse EP
21 September 2002
Oceansize
Oceansize, hailed as one of manchesterís most important acts of recent times, release their debut major label EP on October 21st. A national tour coincides and we have full details, plus links to a range of Oceansize-type stuff, here.

Valentine At The Heart Of The City
13 September 2002
Valentine Records
Valentine Records are bringing their entire roster to the party for this year's ITC - we've been getting the details and checking out the cosmetic surgery on their website. Click here for more...

Chairsmissing: Better Value Than Kwik Save (And That's A Promise)
12 September 2002
Not that we're prone to bragging of course, but OBVIOUSLY the best highs, the finest kicks and the coolest beer at this year's ITC are all to be had at MM's own events. Better value than Kwik Save, apparently. A blatant plug? Us? Here's the skinny...

Acoustrickery Heads For ITC
12 September 2002
Events
Acoustic sounds from across the Pennines are on their way to charm us at this year's In The City. We've got the listings, plus some idea of what to expect, right here...

Chips With Everything
11 September 2002
Events
Yes, fans of alternative music and potatoes across Manchester can now unite for the electropunk festivities provided by up-and-coming indie label, Chips Records. Alex Ringsell has the details...

Hoggboy: It's A Pig Jump Forward
11 September 2002
Hoggboy
Singles, albums, live performances - Hoggboy continue to go from strength to strength. The good news is they've even graduated from Emmerdale to MTV. Rob Allen has the story

The Right Profile
11 September 2002
Fanzine
We look into the new edition of the local music fanzine, The Profile

Moco - Wigan/USA Empire Develops
11 September 2002
Moco
With a forthcoming single release available in major stores, rumours of new management and US label interest to boot, Moco are, yes, still excited about being in the Wigan Evening News. Jon Ashley speculates as to their chances of making TOTP...

Kinesis On The Move
07 September 2002
Kinesis
Kinesis' conquest of the nation is surely accrescent on the horizon - with three sellout shows on their current tour. We've got all the dates, plus details of a free gig at In The City

Anarchy In The City
07 September 2002
Events
To coincide with In The City, serial spelling-B dropouts Akoustik Anarkhy present an extensive showcase of all things acoustic and slightly disobedient at the Bridge St. Tavern, Manchester on September 14th. Dave Himelfield has the details.

Countdown To Ignition
03 September 2002
Events
If indie music died a death many a moon ago then nobody told local promoters IGNITION. With a string of 3 showcases starting on September 5th, IGNITION justifiably intend to prove that indie is very much alive, relevant and rocking

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