Last week was a week in which very little happened but what did happen was of the very highest quality. The 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster anyone? They’re nuts. He’s nuts. I almost ran away. I had one of those close encounters in the toilets at that show. Oh dear! Various members of top Manchester bands Tsuji Giri (playing a London DiS show in a fortnight) and The Obsession (you’ll see them later!) were wandering around. With wise words and just general rockstar-ness they are among the ones to look out for in the coming months and don’t you forget it!
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Gigs for the 'week' … Friday November 29th … Thursday December 5th
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@ Roadhouse … CHAIRSMISSING 19 … Manchestermusic.co.uk’s clubnight takes it’s 19th outing showcasing the best talent in Manchester. It was here that Kinesis, Oceansize & Tsuji Giri were found.
@ MEN Arena … TOTP AWARDS … eat some top rack cheese
@ Manchester Uni … THE VANDALS … get yer punk ass down to the pit
@ Apollo … BADLY DRAWN BOY … he’ll be singing and songing in a tea cosy and an acoustic guitar
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@ Manchester Uni … GROOVE ARMADA … 1st of 2 nights here which will definitely be worth pillaging a ticket for
@ Manchester Uni … THE D4 … Kiwis garage, no, let’s call them village rockers who are fairly lame but it fits a trend or something (?)
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@ Band on the Wall … THE OBSESSION … oooooh make the hairs on the back of your neck go wild and see this electrifying act. It’s pure decadent rock n roll in leather jackets
@ MEN Arena … NICKELBACK … “This is how you remind me” why MOR is so bad. Get back to Canadia
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**GIG OF THE WEEK** @ Manchester Uni
The Darkness … fluffy trews, 3 hour guitar solos, a 32-octave vocal range and possibly the greatest live show you will experience at the moment
Disturbed … well these guys are headlining and despite their delivery of sub-standard nu-metal will rock your socks off because at the end of the day, a great frontman will never rely on the music
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@ MEN Arena … ELTON JOHN … classic, and Blue might come onstage with him - the excitement
@ Apollo … STATUS QUO … I didn’t realise they were still alive,let alone still rocking, but not to complain, eh?
@ Life Café … HMV SHOWCASE … you won’t have heard of any of the bands here which might be the incentive you need to go see them
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@ Manchester Uni … THE STREETS … this is Ukgarage. Right? I don’t get it. But everyone says it’s good. So maybe I’m just missing something.
@ Night & Day … HARRY … she ain’t dirty any more, alas, but you can still dream
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@ Manchester Uni … SHED 7 … anthems never go out of fashion
That, I do believe, is another crazy week of jigging in the Capital of the North. It’s December and it’s about to get chilly. Wrap up.
See you soon
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