I told you it’d get regular and here it is again already. It’s been a quietish time in Manchester after October’s rock extravagances but treat some of this week’s with a callous disregard and you will be sure to hold your head in your hands and weep. A couple of Rock Monsters take the stage this week, as well as some evil impostors but, fear not as I will duly point them out.
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Gigs for the 'week' … Thursday November 21st … Wednesday November 27th
T h u r s d a y - N o v 2 1
@ MEN Arena ... DAVID GRAY ... he’s a warbling crooner and he wiggles his head and he clearly he didn’t sell millions of records by accident
F r i d a y - N o v 2 2
@ Manchester Uni ... A & GOLDFINGER … it’s an inner city ramraid tour or something that has seen the Suffolkshire punky metal rockers expand their fanbase and take some mental SoCal punkers on the road with em
@ Roadhouse ... 20 MILES ... got bits and pieces of JSBX in it and that can never be a bad thing
S a t u r d a y - N o v 2 3
@ MEN Arena ... MOBY ... baldy returns with loads of cars on stage as inspiration. No? probably not but expect a bustling dancy bust up on the dancefloor
@ Apollo ... RYAN ADAMS ... he’s not Bryan but at first I thought he was and then I discovered they sounded nothing alike cos our Ryan – not Bryan – rocks like a badger with a skipping rope. And a guitar
@ Manchester Uni ... THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD ... well they sound like Pink Floyd except theyre not and they’re from Oz and they’re a tribute band. Great name!
S u n d a y - N o v 2 4
You said you needed an early night, didn’t you?
M o n d a y - N o v 2 5
@ Manchester Uni ... ROADRUNNER ROADRAGE TOUR … wooargh! Metal! These are some of the real rock monsters I was telling you about!! Killswitch Engage & Five Pointe 0 & 36 Crazyfists are the triumvirate
@ Roadhouse … 80s MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER … it’s Mötorhead meets Iggy meets Brighton meets Manchester meets me meets you meets my gran meets a lot of youngsters.
T u e s d a y - N o v 2 6
@ Manchester Uni ... SNAPCASE ... hardcore goodness in the palm of your hand
W e d n e s d a y - N o v 2 7
***GIG OF THE WEEK*** @ Roadhouse
… Funeral for a Friend … technically not the top of the bill tonight, but clearly will be soon, cos I said so here
… Juliana Theory … major label emerging emo / punk / post-hardcore / rock band that are most certainly worth checking out
… Dawn Parade … rock n roll from Oxford – pretty much says it all
@ Manchester Uni … SPARKLEHORSE … Mark Linkous returns with his cronies to gallop and glitter their way across the stage in what should be a wonderful night for those who prefer quieter music to my above recommendation
Well it seems like you have a fair choice this week and so I shall leave you to mull over your choices and find out if you have to go see that life affirming show all on your own or whether you can take a gigging buddy. Just pick up one of the tramps from Oxford Road.
See you soon
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