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SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY 2010 - FULL LISTINGS, TIMES AND OUR RECOMMENDATIONS
27 April 2010
Divorce or Dinner Party? Nope, not a new reality show - just two of the musical choices on offer at this Sunday's Sounds From The Other City. Here's a list of everything you can see, and some things we think you should.

DARKNESS AT THE MILL
24 April 2010
Wolves In The Throne Room


Fat Out Til You Pass Out's next event takes place at Islington Mill on Sunday 23rd May, with ambient black metal from Wolves In The Throne Room, Sunderland-based paganism from Wodensthrone and epic industrial post-metal from Cloaca.

BEST OF BRITISH / MOHO A-GO-GO
24 April 2010
British Sea Power


There are still a few tickets left for British Sea Power's first Manchester headline gig in two years, at Moho this Monday (26th) where they'll be previewing tracks from their forthcoming fifth album. Plus all Moho listings for May.

RUBY LOUNGE - LOADS OF STUFF TO DO IN MAY
24 April 2010
Wotgodforgot presents another evening of high quality post-rock at Ruby Lounge on Wednesday (28th) whilst May sees the venue host Wintersleep, Rose Elinor Dougall, Grails, Janice Graham Band, Little Comets, Neil Casal and more. Full listings here.

MORE DOTS!
23 April 2010
Dot To Dot have announced a few more line-up additions including Team Ghost, The Crookes and The Chapman Family. The Manchester event is on 31st May and there are still tickets available.

INSECTS AND MAMMALS AT SAKI
22 April 2010
Insect Guide


Hot on the heels of their successful 2nd birthday bash Underachievers Please Try Harder returns to Saki this Saturday (24th) with Insect Guide, Mammal Club, With That Knife and Elmo Logic. Get there early and it's just £3 in.

AIRSHIP LANDS IN MAY
22 April 2010
Airship


Airship release their debut EP on May 10th through Love & Disaster Records, and they're launching it with a gig at the Deaf Institute on May 21st with Young British Artists and Books supporting.

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY: MORE STUFF!
21 April 2010
With Sounds From The Other City now less than two weeks away, they're still adding stuff to the bill. Ever fancied a one-to-one with Andrew WK in a phone box? It could be your lucky day...

STILL MISSED
16 April 2010
Bryan Glancy


This Monday The Castle (Manchester) hosts a celebration of Bryan Glancy's life and music on what would have been his birthday.

SFTOC 2010: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
16 April 2010
SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY seeks volunteers to help with wristband checking, putting up posters, artist liaison, venue preparation etc. It's hard work but you get fed and get to enjoy the bands when you're not on shift. Details here.

SUNDAY'S HELPING OF WEIRD
16 April 2010
Stretch your mind and musical boundaries with Fat Out Til You Pass Out's latest line-up of noise, improvisation and jazz-metal at Islington Mill on Sunday (18th) with Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Bill Horist and The Boann Quartet.

ELECTRONICALLY FREE
16 April 2010
Non-profit live promoters "music IS free" have an electronica night on at The Oxford next Thursday (22nd) featuring Vile Electrodes, Autohype and Spiders Eat Vinyl. And yes, it's free in. Obviously.

GLOWING DEBUT
15 April 2010
Golden Glow


Local indiepop kid Pierre Hall's new band Golden Glow play their debut gig on 29th April supporting The Drums, whose Jacob Graham is a huge fan. That's in London, but Golden Glow's first Manchester gig is at Ruby Lounge the following night.

TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME
13 April 2010
Northside


Factory "Madchester" legends Northside are back and with just one UK gig booked - at FAC251 on 1st October - tickets are certain to sell out quickly. On sale now.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE - RECORD STORE DAY !
13 April 2010
This weekend, independent record shops all over the world celebrate International Record Store Day - Piccadilly Records will once again be the focus of the City's celebrations

FREE WHEEL PLUS DOT TO DOT APPEARANCE
13 April 2010
Twisted Wheel


Twisted Wheel have just announced a free download of a track they recording during their last album studio session, plus live dates that include the Manchester leg of the prestigious Dot To Dot Festival

RE-ENABLED
13 April 2010
AAAK [As Able As Kane]


They were the Manchester band a world apart from the happy baggy vibes of the late 80s, and with nostalgia for Madchester sweeping the city once more AAAK have returned to wreak industrial darkness. They play Sacred Trinity Church on 24th June.

MOTORPSYCHEDELIA
12 April 2010
Roy And The Devil's Motorcycle


This Thursday (15th) there's a double helping of rock'n'roll garage psychedelia at The Salutation in Hulme with the "ethereal kingsnake swagger" of Roy and the Devil's Motorcycle plus original Spacemen 3 member Pete Bassman's band The Urgz.

POP ART
12 April 2010
Amida


BabyBoom Records and Free For Arts Festival return again after two successful gigs to bring an evening of trans-Northwestern indie-pop to The Bay Horse (Thomas St). Live sets from Amida, Puzzle and The Graveyard Shift.

HIGH VOLTAGE THREE PIN PLUG
12 April 2010
Three Trapped Tigers


Next week is a busy one for High Voltage with Kings Of Leon proteges THE FEATURES on Thu 22nd, "psych-inflected pastoral whimsy" from KING CHARLES on Fri 23rd and progressive electronics from THREE TRAPPED TIGERS on Sun 25th.

MM ON FACEBOOK: KNOW EVERYTHING AS SOON AS WE DO!
09 April 2010
Want the latest local music news, reviews and gig recommendations beamed straight into your brain? Unfortunately technology's not quite got there yet but we can do the next best thing - if you're a Facebook user, check out MM's page.

SUNDAY SCENEWIPE
09 April 2010
Deaf To Van Gogh's Ear


Online music video channel MCR Scenewipe present their first live event this Sunday (11th) with Mutiny On The Bounty, Shapes, Deaf To Van Gogh's Ear and Yves all playing at Saki. 8pm, £5.

ON THE RADAR ** updated **
08 April 2010
Everything Everything


NME's Radar Tour has a Mancunian flavour this year with Everything Everything and Hurts heading up the bill which travels the country in April and May, hitting Preston 53Degrees on 27th April and Manchester Academy 3 the night after.

BANK HOLIDAY DOWN THE PIT
08 April 2010
Constant Friction takes over Jacksons Pit (off George St, Oldham) this Mayday weekend with three nights of music including live sets from Spokes, With That Knife, Butcher and Bolt, Pressure Drop and a DJ set from The Whip.

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY BASH WITH BANDS
07 April 2010
Quality indie night Underachievers Please Try Harder celebrates its second birthday at Saki on Saturday (10th) with live music from Dignan Porch, Of Mice and Mental Arithmetic, Boy or Bison and a special midnight set from a secret headliner.

LIFE STREAM LAUNCHES
07 April 2010
Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam


With their excellent debut album hitting shops soon, Tim and Samís Tim and the Sam Band with Tim and Sam are having a launch party at the King's Arms on Sun 9th May with DJs, party food and games.

FRESH MEAT
07 April 2010
From The Kites Of San Quentin


4Q Magazine's Fresh Meat night (Sat 10th, Night & Day) isn't just a mildly amusing name, it's a line-up of local electronic-based artists from across the musical spectrum: Audio Supply, From The Kites Of San Quentin, Shmoo and Suzuki Method. £6.

FOLK AT THE 8TH DAY ON THE 8TH DAY
07 April 2010
For Folks Sakes take over the downstairs cafe at Eighth Day tomorrow (8/4) with Irish fiddle sounds from Emma Sweeney, Northern Irish singer-songwriter Stephen MacCartney, Celtic-inspired melodies from Lindsay Sugden and poetry from Claire Jones. £4.

IN THE CITY 2010 DATES ANNOUNCED
06 April 2010
This year's In The City will run from Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th October and will be based around the Piccadilly area, with HQ moving from the Midland to the Malmaison and official live music events around the Northern Quarter.

EASTER WEEKEND LIVE MUSIC ROUND-UP
02 April 2010
Looks like the weather's going to be rubbish this Easter, so why not spend it watching music? There's 11 acts for £5 at Islington Mill on Sunday courtesy of High Voltage - plus Kong, Wotgodforgot, Sara Lowes, Egyptian Hip Hop and more across town.

FAT OUT AT FUEL
01 April 2010
Late news incoming about a great sounding gig in Withington tonight (Thu 1st). Fat Out Til You Pass Out is at Fuel (free but donations appreciated) with New York's Ala Muerte, The Death of Her Money ("ferocious post-metal sludge from Newport") and more.

FAC ME, IT'S A CAT-ALOGUE EXCLUSIVE
01 April 2010
It's the ultimate must-have accessory for the Factory completist who has everything: you too can own your own Hacienda cat. Cloned from DNA extracted from the original animal, known as FAC 191, the limited run of 20 kittens will be available soon.

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