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All pages from January to March 2008

March

31/03/2008

That's Not Skanking

A night of ska-punk is topped by a party-fuelled Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man at Joshua Brooks.

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March

28/03/2008

Be Your Own Pet

For a fun, fast and fierce tangle in teenage anxiety, Be Your Own Pet can't be beaten at Academy 3.

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March

27/03/2008

Joys Of Spring

John Fairhurst delivers an instrumental opus of "enormous subtlety and fascinating obliqueness."

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March

26/03/2008

Send Me Your Champion

Grand Volume's exhilarating debut "might just be the best debut album to exit this city all year".

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March

18/03/2008

Velvet Revolver

Slash and his mates pull out every rock pose and a fair few raucous tunes at the Apollo.

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March

18/03/2008

Say, Scientist

The Maple State's mini debut is a collection that is "both epic and effervescent".

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March

17/03/2008

The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow's newie is full of "superior, soulful Mancunian lullabies" and "brilliant business as usual".

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March

17/03/2008

Inspiral Carpets

It might have been nostalgic, but Inspiral Carpets still prodcued something vital at Academy 1.

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March

17/03/2008

Neil Young

Still as gruff and glorious as ever, the legendary Neil Young is fantastic at the Apollo.

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March

17/03/2008

The Enemy

With able support from Twisted Wheel and Lowline, The Enemy rock a jam-packed Night and Day.

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March

17/03/2008

Yeasayer

Yeasayer’s "timeless, pan-ethnic style" fires up the Night and Day in "a ritualistic blaze".

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March

17/03/2008

Kate Nash

The mockney stylings of Kate Nash aren't enough to spoil her fine show at the Apollo.

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March

17/03/2008

Editors

The glowering glory of Editors thrills the Apollo, despite an odd performance from front man Tom.

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March

03/03/2008

Siouxsie

Down at Academy 2, the "ice queen" of punk, Siouxsie, turns out to be "more convincing than ever".

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February

27/02/2008

Greatest Hits

Morrissey's chooses his latest compilation with an arch-pedantry only he could get away with.

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February

27/02/2008

The Hold Steady

They may be "backdated and occasionally irritating" but The Hold Steady still thrill the Academy 2.

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February

26/02/2008

The Futureheads

The Sunderland post-punks fill the Night and Day with their fine tunes and love of Manchester.

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February

26/02/2008

Duffy

The Welsh songbird is heard but not really seen for a packed show at the Ruby Lounge.

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February

22/02/2008

Gallows

The riotous arrival of Gallows brings some fine tunes and much moshing at the Academy 2.

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February

20/02/2008

Dizzee Rascal

The Academy 1 gets a lesson in Maths + English from the one and only Dizzee Rascal.

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February

19/02/2008

Genius: Arthur Lee

The second showcase brings a host of acts together to celebrate the Love frontman at the Ruby Lounge

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February

18/02/2008

Hot Chip

It’s half live band, half DJ set and all fun as the electronic wonders of Hot Chip hit Academy 1.

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February

18/02/2008

Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan's ego overbears the performance and destroys the show at the Arena.

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February

14/02/2008

These New Puritans

It may be "nervous indie electro" but These New Puritans' sound is infectious at Night and Day.

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February

12/02/2008

30

Buzzcocks celebrate 30 years in music with a 28 track live album that takes in their whole career.

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February

08/02/2008

Simian Mobile Disco + The Whip

The twin powers of Simian Mobile Disco and The Whip get the crowd moving at a sold out Academy 3.

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February

07/02/2008

The Rifles

With "a dash of The Clash and a pinch of The Jam", The Rifles entertain the Night and Day.

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February

07/02/2008

Alison Moyet

With "a voice could melt glass", Alison Moyet shows how fantastic she is at the Bridgewater Hall.

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February

06/02/2008

Stephen Fretwell

Night and Day shimmers to the beauty and brilliance of Stephen Fretwell.

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February

06/02/2008

NME Tour

Only The Ting Tings shine out of the muddy mass of middling bands brought together at Academy 1.

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February

05/02/2008

Laura Veirs

The American singer-songwriter takes a solo turn at Night and Day, with varying degrees of success.

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February

04/02/2008

Stars

The Canadian indie rockers make a break for the big time with a killer show at Academy 3.

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January

31/01/2008

Nine Black Alps

Rock, sweat and feedback are the order of the day for a triumphant Nine Black Alps at Academy 3.

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January

31/01/2008

Henry Rollins

"Constantly funny, totally honest and utterly thought-provoking", Henry Rollins entertains Academy 1

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January

30/01/2008

Paramore

The fiery pop rockers bear their teeth and come of age with a blistering show at the Apollo.

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January

30/01/2008

Glasvegas

The much-vaunted Glaswegian drone rockers are sturdy, rather than special, at Night and Day.

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January

29/01/2008

We are the Physics

The Glaswegian new-wavers are saved by their insane support, The Bottomfeeders, at Night and Day.

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January

29/01/2008

Steve Earle

The snarling country rocker delivers a "blistering and rousing" show at the Bridgewater Hall.

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January

28/01/2008

Slow Club

With "subtlety and nuance", Slow Club's Charles and Becky make things magical at the Night and Day.

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January

28/01/2008

Twisted Wheel

Things get riotous for the arrival of Manchester's next big things, Twisted Wheel, at Moho Live.

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January

25/01/2008

International One

"A poor man's Northern Uproar" or a brave beginning? International One fail to ignite Night and Day.

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January

23/01/2008

A Boy Called Doris

Glock'n'roll and enticing tunes are the order of the day for A Boy Called Doris at the Roadhouse.

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January

23/01/2008

Hundred Reasons

Hundred Reasons show it's time for them to hang up their guitars with a lacklustre show at Academy 2

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January

21/01/2008

The Almighty

With a suitably full-on show, "no-holds-barred power-rockers" The Almighty return at Academy 3.

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January

21/01/2008

Stone Gods

Former Darkness axeman Dan Hawkins finds a willing audience for new band Stone Gods at Academy 3.

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January

18/01/2008

Dead Fluffy Duck + The Ruby Groove

Tarantino-style grooves and lick-lashed electronica go head to head at the Roadhouse.

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January

17/01/2008

Stephen Fretwell

Stephen Fretwell returns to his spiritual home on Oldham St, bringing a couple of Elbow with him.

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January

15/01/2008

James Blunt

Hero worship abounds as it's all cheers and no jeers for James Blunt at the Apollo.

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January

11/01/2008

Grand Volume and friends

Grand Volume, Bone-Box, RYNA + Ian Britt strip things down for an acoustic evening at the Roadhouse.

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January

09/01/2008

Exit Calm

Exit Calm bring their epic songs and massive potential over the Pennines for a show at Night and Day

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