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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For February, 2005

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INKLING LIVE DATES
27 February 2005
I Had An Inkling
Avant-rockers I Had An Inkling have a series of show lined up in the coming months including a support slot to Apple in Stereo Hilarie Schneider's new band, The High Water Marks.

BOOGIE WONDERLAND
26 February 2005
Revolution presents "Boogie Down" a bi-weekly night of house, deep funk, soul, hip hop and chilled party classics at the all new Revolution bar, Parsonage Gardens starting on Monday 7th March.

KARMA FARMER
26 February 2005
Karma
Two City Records presents live sets from New Jack Swing, Karma, The Citizen Band and Penfold at Jabez Clegg on Tuesday 1st March.

WEEKEND IN THE PRESENCE OF BEAUTY
25 February 2005
Narcissus
Northern Ambition presents a night with Narcissus and special guests at Tmesis on Monday 7th March in conjunction with the release of their new EP.

WHIP CRACK HO
25 February 2005
The Coachwhips
The Coachwhips come to Wigan Tavern on Saturday 5th of March. They're received excellent press in Mojo, Kerrang, Q and The Independent and they sound more than a bit deranged as does this article.

WHO'S WHO OF BLUES
25 February 2005
Albert Lee
Blues guitar legend Albert Lee comes to The Late Room on Sunday 6th March with his band Hogan's Heroes. Lee has frequently shared a stage with everyome form B.B. King to Paul McCartney and Clapton. Support comes from Tiny Tin Lady.

UNDERDOG VICTORIOUS
25 February 2005
Jill Sobule
Reknowned subversive pop songstress Jill Sobule makes a rare appearance at the Retro Bar on Monday 7th March. She's had an accidental MTV hit and served Madonna and Sandra Bernhardt toghether as a waitress. Support from The Goodbye Plot

(NO COCK PUNS)
25 February 2005
Thad Cockrell
Tampa, FL Americana veteran Thad Cockrell comes to the Britons Protection on Wednesday 2nd March with support from Danny George Wilson and Simon Alpin (Willard Grant Conspiracy).

FRITH GOES FORTH
25 February 2005
Garron Frith
Soloist Garron Frith has a couple of dates lined up in March including support to Chris Difford March 7th at the Comedy Store and to The Mick Jones band at The Britons Protection on 11th March.

MR. PHARMACIST
21 February 2005
Ted Leo/Pharmacists
Veteran punk Ted Leo and his band Pharmacists comes to the Star and Garter on Wednesday 2nd March with support from Forward Russia and Nick Ainsworth and the Former Bullies.

NOT ABOUT MONEY BUT ZEE TUNES
21 February 2005
Danny Mahon
Whitworth Park Halls of Residence on Oxford Road will be putting on a series of live music events on Saturday Nights and entry will be absolutely free. On Saturday 5th March there's Danny Mahon, The Children, Gecko and The Grain.

KB SINGLE AND TOUR
21 February 2005
The KBC
Preston funk-punksters The KBC release their debut single on High Voltage Sounds on March 7th and also have a tour to coincide.

EX-QUEENS OF STONE AGE COMPETITION
21 February 2005
The Dwarves
Ex-Queens of the Stone Age bassist/nut case Nick Oliveri will be appearing with his old band The Dwarves at The Academy 3 on Wednesday March 23rd and we have pair of tickets to give away.

ICE POP
19 February 2005
Laura Veirs
Ace folkster/geologist Laura Veirs makes a much anticipated return to Manchester at The Roadhouse on Saturday 5th March with support from Gina Villalobos and Danny Saul

TOO MANY DJs? NO, ACTUALLY.
18 February 2005
Manchester main hip hop and funk shindig The Beat Route returns The Attic on Friday 25th February with sets from Dieseler, DJ Milkboy, DJ Kudos, DJ Omas and DJ Enzy.

REQUIRED FOR WIRED
18 February 2005
Buzz band night Wired is now online and they're after some new artists to fill a few hot slots...ooh er, missus!

TWO CURRENT BUNS
17 February 2005
Kill Kenada
High Voltage has a couple of snap crackin' events for you in the coming weeks. Monday 21st February sees The Fallout Trust, Dukes of Portland, Jeepster and The Gods of Good Living and Monday 28th sees Kill Kenada, Kubichek, 1st Half 2nd & Yena Veldt.

GIRI DEBUT LP, LAUNCH NIGHT AND TOUR
17 February 2005
Tsuji Giri
Ace noise rockers Tsuji Giri release their debut Steve Albini produced album on Monday 7th March and there's a launch night and tour to coincide.

PROPOGANDA AND PORN
17 February 2005
Black Fiction
Grunge/punk rockers Black Fiction play Dry Bar on Tuesday 22nd February with support from The Evils, Brody and The Fountain.

UNITY RADIO BENEFIT
17 February 2005
Manchester run independent station Unity Radio is in the middle of it's license bid and they want you to come and show support from them at Po Na Na on Thursday 24th February. Plenty of funky souly groovy type tunes to be spun, apparently.

INDIGO NEEDS YOU
17 February 2005
Images of Kitchener pointing a compelling finger spring to mind. Now in its fifth year top indie disco and live night is on the look out for some new acts to fill its stage previously occupied by the likes of Nine Black Alps, The Open, Jack Cooper...

RESPECT FUNDRAISER
17 February 2005
A fundraiser for anti-war group Respect and The Human Relief Foundation Falluja Appeal takes place at The Attic on Sunday 27th February with sets from Luke Unabomber (Electric Chair), Me and Three Others, Keyboard Rebel and poetry from Chloe Poems.

EXPERIENCE SMIRNOFF
17 February 2005
The Beta Band
Smirnoff Experience returns to New Century House in Manchester on 25 February 2005 with huge quantities of music including a DJ set from The Beat Band plus live electro and urban performances. Entry is also free via the website.

ENDRICK BROTHERS IN ARMS
17 February 2005
Pop Art vs. Industry presents a double bill of top-notch and criminally low-profile British Americana acts with live sets from Stirling's Endrick Brothers and London's Redlands Palomino Co. All occurs at the Retro Bar on Monday 28th February.

VIVA ERM...SWEDEN
17 February 2005
Don't let the name confuse you, José González is the hottest new thing out of Sweden! Obvious comparisons to be made with Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Tim Buckley and Will Oldham with a marked slice of the exotic. Britons Protection, Thursday 24th Feb.

NEED NEW BODY MANC LIVE DEBUT
17 February 2005
Land Ahoy!
Philadelphia live dance/rock combo and touring partners of Deerhoof, Lightning Bolt and Joan of Arc, NEED NEW BODY hit the Star and Garter on Wednesday 23rd February with support from the most bodacious Land Ahoy! and Zukanican.

SEX AND JESUS
13 February 2005
The Broken Family Band
The Broken Family Band was initially formed in Cambridge for fun in June 2001; all the songs were to be about Jesus, sex and booze. So far they have brazenly failed to break this promise. They play The Star and Garter on Sunday 20th February.

BEECHWOOD BURLESQUE
13 February 2005
The Beechwood Hotel presents ‘A Cracked Crystal Ball’ on Friday 18th February at Mint Lounge, Oldham St. which is apparently a louche evening of vagaries and merriment with a soundtrack from the roaring twenties to modern musical mayhem.

VOLTS WAGON
10 February 2005
The Beat Up
There be some High Voltage fer all yee hip sound animals this Saturday 12th February at the Night and Day with live sets from The Beat Up, Arctic Monkeys and The KBC.

SHOCKING PINK
10 February 2005
The First Half Second
For all your fashionable retro new wave needs comes "Shocking Pink", a club night at Fuel, Withington this Friday 11th February with a live set from The First Half Second and disco of similar such music. Entry costs less than a penny sweet.

A DISGUISE A DAY FOR A MONTH
09 February 2005
For Tomorrows
The Great White Chocolate Debate comes home to Jabez Clegg on Thursday 17th February with live sets from 28 Costumes, For Tomorrows, The Shmatte Kid, The Wandering Step and Gideon Conn.

BONE MARROW
08 February 2005
BoneBox
Local slash n trash, yee-har, swamp blues, rock n roll combo Bonebox hit Stockport Blue Cat on Thursday 17th February. There's also a set at Po Na Na, an ALL FM interview and details of a new record.

ACOUSTIC GARDENS
08 February 2005
Jack Cooper
Akoustik Anarkhy returns to its old stomping ground of The Gardens Hotel, Piccadilly on Saturday 12th February with live sets from Jack Cooper, Sam & Me and Nick Ainsworth and The Former Bullies.

VIVA LA REPUBLICA
07 February 2005
The Fountain
Club Republic returns to The Retro Bar on Thursday 17th February with live sets from The Fountain, Kni9hts, Purgatory State and special guests tbc.

GOLD DUST - MM RECOMMENDS
05 February 2005
Giant Sand
Alt. country legends Giant Sand come to the Roadhouse on Wednesday 16th February with support from emotive folk starlets Anna Kashfi and lo fi dons Nick Ainsworth and The Former Bullies.

DRY BAR ROLL CALL
04 February 2005
The Dry Bar on Oldham Road, Manchester are looking for bands to fill gig availabilities on Tuesday and Thursday nights. If you're an artist/band and interested read on...

STRUNG UP
04 February 2005
Deadstring Brothers
Detroit American duo The Deadstring Brothers come to the Star and Garter on Thursday 17th February.

PARK YO ASS
04 February 2005
Maximo Park
Ace indie popsters and Warp Records signings Maximo Park come to Dry Bar on Friday 25th February. Support from Free Mojo, The Pinkertons and The Jakpot.

DRUM MUSIC THE RETURN
04 February 2005
Drum Music does indeed return this time at Scubar playing all manner of dub, reggae, hip hop and breaks. Sets from residents Rufmouth and OB and guest Sine. Friday 18th February.

FIGHT NIGHT
04 February 2005
The V.C S
Fight Club gears up for more rock action on Friday 11th February at The Retro Bar with awesome live sets from The VCs, Big Joan and Nursing Home.

BLOWOUT! FEB CARNAGE
02 February 2005
Blowout! Announce details of this Fridays gig plus news that Heavenly Records band The Magic Numbers will now be appearing on Friday Feb 18th

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