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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
6:45 pm
[stormsandcalm]


Tuesday 2nd August 2011

LEMURIA (Buffalo, New York)
Power pop post-punk indie rock trio from New York State make
a long-awaited return to European shores fresh on the heels of
their second LP, Pebble. Subtle and hypnotic, catchy and
rocking - pop sensibilities and all out sing your heart out
awesomeness rolled into one. Records released on Art Of The
Underground, Asian Man Records and more recently Bridge 9.
http://www.lemuriapop.com/
http://www.myspace.com/lemuria
http://www.bridge9.com/lemuria


CHEAP GIRLS (Lansing, Michigan)
Taking the baton that 90s heroes such as the Smoking Popes and
the Lemonheads tore into our hearts with, and positively freakin'
running with it, Cheap Girls also make a warmwelcomed return to
Manchester.
http://www.myspace.com/cheapgirls
http://www.paperandplastick.com/artistdetail.php?id=13


CRASH OF RHINOS (Derby)
Former key components of the consistently amazing The Little Explorer
and The Jesus Years make even more incredible and mesmerising noise.
Bordering on beyond words, dual guitars, dual bass and group harmonies
make for the most fantastic of experiences. Like every band you've ever
loved but you'd be wrong to compare them to. Unmissable.
http://soundcloud.com/crash-of-rhinos/sets/distal-trx/

at the Star & Garter
Fairfield Street (behind Picc. Station)
Manchester, United Kingdom

£6adv
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/119771

Please turn up on time/early to avoid disappointment at either missing
Crash of Rhinos, or the eventuality that this may get very, very busy.
Buying tickets is advised, they're almost half gone already.


8pm Doors
8.20pm Crash of Rhinos
9.05pm Cheap Girls
10pm Lemuria
11pm Curfew
(all times are strict, turn up on time!)

Please invite/tell your friends/spread the word!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157212607666789

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/119771
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/119771
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/119771
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/119771
Monday, June 21st, 2010
3:34 pm
[stormsandcalm]


Sunday 11th July 2010
FREE MATINÉE SHOW with..

THE BOANN TRIO
Red Sparrowes/Grails-influenced epic jazz-doom trio.
http://www.myspace.com/boanthrope

HAMMERS
Intense thrashin' & riffin' hardcore, bit like His Hero Is Gone/Early Baroness
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625

NASDAQ
Post-metal rock power trio, ex-Freezing Fog, current-Plank!/FTSE 100
http://www.myspace.com/nasdaqshitkicker

at Fuel Café
448 Wilmslow Rd
Withington, Manchester

2pm 'til 5pm
FREEFREEFREEFREE!


Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123049004388124
Friday, April 30th, 2010
12:27 am
[stormsandcalm]
NARROWS, HAMMERS, ROT IN HELL
Tues 4th May @ Star & Garter
£8adv/£9otd




NARROWS (USA, UK. Deathwish Records)
Spread out across both the United States and two continents, Narrows exists despite geographical inconveniences for the sole purpose of creating devastating noise. Featuring members of bands including These Arms Are Snakes, Botch and Some Girls, Narrows' sound is anchored by a minimalist punk framework and elaborated by squalls of angular guitar noise. Helmed by Dave Verellen's signature roar, the resulting compositions owe as much to the early hardcore pioneers as to New York and London's post-punk founders. Terminally bleak, counter-intuitive to the standard rock paradigm, and at odds with everyone, Narrow's debut is an angry slab of nihilistic abandon.
http://www.myspace.com/narrows

HAMMERS (Manchester. React With Protest, Alerta Antifascista, Hit Time Records)
First Manchester gig in nearly SEVEN MONTHS. Heavy, dark hardcore with thrash abandon. A bit like maybe if Artimus Pyle played the songs
from the first Baroness record. Playing songs old, some from their current 12" LP 'Orogeny' and a few new songs from upcoming split records with Dolcim (USA) and The Infarto Schiesse (Italy). Ex-The Secret (Southern Lord recs)
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625

ROT IN HELL (Manchester. Deathwish Records, Thirty Days Of Night)
Holy Terror hardcore from Manchester. Brutal and harsh deliver in a geniuine misanthropic rage.
Split with Integrity out pretty soon (or maybe even out now?) on TDON.
http://www.myspace.com/rotinhellband


The Star & Garter is on Fairfield St, behind Picc. Station.
City of Manchester.
Doors 8pm.

http://www.myspace.com/lambandwolf
Thursday, December 17th, 2009
3:25 pm
[stormsandcalm]
SUPER FUN CHRISTMAS PARTY INDIE/POP/PUNK GIG IN MANCHESTER!


REAL COLLECTIVE CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Monday 21st December 2009
HOT CLUB DE PARIS (Liverpool, UK)
From the bone-shivering days of gigs in the Phoenix, these three Liverpudlian boys have captivated with their lovable Kinsella-fueled jangly triple harmonies and irresistably catchy pop songs. Now signed to Moshi Moshi Records and with album number 3 on the way, they return to play one of the smallest venues they'll have played in quite some time. Bring. The. Party!
http://www.myspace.com/hotclubdeparis

THE GATEWAY DISTRICT
(Minneapolis, USA)
Former and current members of Soviettes, Off With Their Heads, Salteens, Banner Pilot and Dear Landlord to name but a few. Quality you'd expect from such an all-star team, but imagine rather than a poor imitation of their other bands, the perfect blend of every influence forged into one seamless, rocking amalgamation of country punk, melodic pop and punk rock.
http://www.myspace.com/thegatewaydistrict

TOWN BIKE
(Liverpool, UK)
Josie and the Pussycats incarnate! Super twee and sweet pop like Unlovables, the Donnas or maybe even Bis. Currently rocking their new and debut record 'Go Fight Win!', this is pretty much going to be the best party ever.
http://www.myspace.com/townbike


GET SERIOUS
(Manchester, UK)
Reppin' the Real Collective at their Christmas Party. Party punk like Descendents, Mika Miko and/or X-Ray Spex and the Ting Tings. Whatever. Fun times presented in an easy to follow and shuffle format. Former members of The Cost Of Living, Postcards From Wakanda and Hammers.
http://www.myspace.com/gettingprettyserious

at Retro Bar,
78 Sackville St
Manchester
7pm / £5 please

7pm doors
8pm-8.25 GET SERIOUS
8.40-9.05 TOWN BIKE
9.20-10pm GATEWAY DISTRICT
10.15+ HOT CLUB DE PARIS
11pm booooooze/go home.

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective

http://www.tinyurl.com/realcollectivefacebook
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
9:40 pm
[stormsandcalm]


The Real Collective presents;

EARLY DAY MINERS (Bloomington, USA)
Dreamy lullabies bridging the gap between luscious 90's indie rock
(think the quieter moments of Elliot, SDRE..) and the haunting sadness
of slower, more contemplative folk/indie (think Low, Ida, Nick Cave..)
Finally on their first ever tour of the United Kingdom, for the release of
their SEVENTH studio album, 'The Treatment', they visit Manchester as
their only North/Midlands show of a short, selective tour. Records released
on Secretly Canadian records (Damien Jurado, Antony and the Johnsons, Dirty
Projectors etc) and sure to be a delight.
http://www.myspace.com/earlydayminersband

EMPHEMETRY (Derby)
Biff from The Little Explorer and Crash Of Rhinos plays the most beautiful and gently
hushed songs. It's been four years since he's last played in Manchester (at the Phoenix
with Molia Falls, no less) and here he'll be again. Listen to songs at;
http://www.myspace.com/timetravelopps

ABOVE THEM (Pontefract)
Beautiful and incredibly anthemic indie rock from t'other side of the Pennines. Full on
what the hell amazing. New record 'Blueprint For a Better Time' out now on LP at this gig!
http://www.myspace.com/abovethem

THE FTSE 100 (Manchester)
Financial funk from former and current members of Burnst, Germany and the Freezing
Fog. Full on awesome and genuinely jaw-droppingly great instrumental rock akin to lazy
descriptions like Don Caballero and Faraquet.
http://www.myspace.com/financialfunk



at Retro Bar
78 Sackville Street
Manchester

Doors at 7.30pm
8pm THE FTSE 100
8.45pm ABOVE THEM
9.30pm EMPHEMETRY
10.15pm EARLY DAY MINERS
Curfew 11pm

£6 please.


http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective
http://www.tinyurl.com/realcollectivefacebook

Facebook event for this gig;
http://www.facebook.com/#/event.php?eid=152303281679&index=1

Thanks!
Saturday, September 26th, 2009
8:55 pm
[stormsandcalm]
DIY PUNK/INDIE/HARDCORE GIGS IN MANCHESTER, UK!

The Real Collective is Ruth and Daniel, and has been doing gigs/shows
or over five years in Manchester (formerly manchestershows.cjb.net)
We have a veritable feast of upcoming gigs for music lovers of most persuasions..

Here are our upcoming gigs, please feel free to repost/share/invite your friends..

04/10 - GLASSES (germany, ex-Perth Express) / NOVEMBER 13th (germany) / HAMMERS / ALL WE HAVE - Retro Bar 1pm/£4
05/10 - ALGERNON CADWALLADER (usa) / TEENAGE COOL KIDS (usa) / GET SERIOUS / CRASH OF RHINOS - KRO Bar 7pm/£6
19/10 - BURNING LOVE (canada, ex-Cursed) / THE HORROR / WAR COMA - Retro Bar 8pm/£5
22/10 - NORTH LINCOLN (usa) / GULLICH / ABOVE THEM / CARRAWAY / GET SERIOUS - Retro Bar 7pm/£5
28/11 - COP OUT / OK PILOT / HOLY STATE / GET SERIOUS - Retro Bar 6-9pm/£4
21/12 - THE GATEWAY DISTRICT (usa, ex-Soviettes!) / TOWN BIKE +2 - Retro Bar 8pm/£5
23/02 - NOTHINGTON (usa) + 2 - Retro Bar 8pm/£6

You can listen and be linked to all the bands playing gigs/shows and find
other information about tours/other things we like at;

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective
http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective
http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective
http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective
http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective

and..

http://www.tinyurl.com/realcollectivefacebook
http://www.tinyurl.com/realcollectivefacebook
http://www.tinyurl.com/realcollectivefacebook
http://www.tinyurl.com/realcollectivefacebook
http://www.tinyurl.com/realcollectivefacebook






Thanks!
Monday, June 15th, 2009
9:55 am
[stormsandcalm]
TOMORROW IN MANCHESTER! LOVELY INDIE/POP/PUNK GIG!
 TOMORROW! TUESDAY 16TH JUNE 2009!



The Real Collective presents;

LEMURIA (east coast, usa)
The return of the lovely power-pop trio return to Manchester,
almost two years after they first stole everyone's hearts and
made everyone fall in love with their cute, downright adorable
blend of punk and slick indie power pop. Now releasing records
on Asian Man (including their most recent LP, 'Get Better'). Just,
seriously the sweetest loveliest people making the most perfect
music. Excited? You fucking bet. No venue changes, this is at
Retro Bar. You got it.
http://www.myspace.com/lemuria

SURRENDER (west coast, usa)
Awesome catchy and message-carrying pop/punk from San 
Francisco. Taking cues from old peace punk like Crass and
Chumbawamba and modernising it into an even more accessible
and meaningful manner. If we're giving more contemporary clues,
imagine if Fifth Hour Hero were making records towards the more-
political-than-twee side of Plan-It-X. Ex-Crimpshrine and current-
Onion Flavoured Rings, on Thrillhouse Records.
http://www.lastwhiteflag.org

BEAR BONES (hull)
New band from t'other side of the Pennines, playing great melodic
punk rock with the time-tested and proven win-fest that is intertwining
boy/girl vocals. Lazy comparison would be This Is My Fist maybe? But it
certainly wouldn't be anywhere near a bad thing if that was how they
actually sounded.
http://www.myspace.com/bearbonespunkrock

GET SERIOUS (manchester)
Mika Miko meets the Descendents, maybe? Shouty vocals, dancetastic
riff after riff, flitting between anthemic melodic punk and short, jerky jangly
not-disco disco beats. Ex-Postcards From Wakanda.
http://www.myspace.com/gettingprettyserious

HOT WASPS (manchester)
The continuation of local scrappy pop heroes Lion perhaps, but with drawn influences from
a little bit o'thrash, a tough of prog noodlin' and a penchant for all things pop and punk.
http://www.myspace.com/hotwasps

at Retro Bar,
Sackville St
Manchester.

7pm - £6 please (two US bands to pay, sorry!)
14+

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
12:34 pm
[obcom]
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
12:39 pm
[stormsandcalm]
 

The Real Collective presents;

Monday 18th May 2009

HUMANFLY (Leeds)
From the ashes of Canvas came a rock machine so fierce.. gradually
evolving into the riffing, epic and crushing monster that is Humanfly.
Equal parts progressive, epic metal.. and relentless atmospheric sludge.
Holy yes. Long time since I've put these gentlemen on in Manchester.
http://www.myspace.com/humanfly

TUNGUSKA (Dublin/Poland)
People from Ireland and Poland who have done or still do bands such as
Easpa Measa, Silence, Crowd Control, Antichrist and Mongolia.. playing dark
and heavy crust-hardcore just how it should be done. Split 7" with Karaktermoord
out now. Last show of their UK/European tour!
http://www.myspace.com/tunguskapunk

HAMMERS (Manchester/Switzerland)
Bit of d-beat, bit of thrash, lot of rock. Hard-workin' punks playing Dark, bleak 
hardcore. Split 7" with Jesus Of Spazzareth should be out for this gig!
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625

LIE CYCLE (All over the North West..)
Folks who have been or still are in bands such as Burn All Flags, The Autonomads,
Dreams Are Free Motherfucker!, War Coma, Anxiety Attack etc, etc.. playing rad
hardcore punk packed with thrash, rock and melody aplenty.
http://www.myspace.com/cycleoflies 

at the Retro Bar
Sackville St, Manchester

8-11pm - £3 please

8.15-8.30 LIE CYCLE
8.50-9.15 HAMMERS
9.35-10pm TUNGUSKA
10.15+ HUMANFLY
 
http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective  
12:25 pm
[stormsandcalm]
  
The Real Collective presents;

Saturday 16th May 2009

CHEAP GIRLS (Michigan, USA)
Mixing Buffalo Tom, the Replacements, Husker Du and well, pretty much
any influential indie rock or country punk peers and coming out clean the 
other side with a record full of catch, lovable and memorable tunes that
any of the aforementioned would be proud of, recently released on Paper &
Plastick records (Shook Ones, Landmines et al) Just lovely.
http://www.myspace.com/cheapgirls

CHILLERTON (Portsmouth, Isle Of Wight & Cambridge)
A band in which to practice, one of them needs to take a boat, and another needs
to drive for several hours. UK heroes playing with their influences firmly on display -
heartfelt and singalong gruffy punk. Ex-Jets Vs Sharks and many others.
http://www.myspace.com/baileygregandjack

ABOVE THEM (Pontefract)
Too bloody good. I'm not even describing these anymore.
http://www.myspace.com/abovethem

GET SERIOUS! (Manchester)
First gig for a band that hasn't even practiced yet. Party punk a la Descendents, X,
Bikini Kill.. rowdy times. People you will recognise, getting drunk. Mostly.
http://www.letuspracticefirst.co.uk/notyet

at KRO Bar
Oxford Rd, opp. Manc Uni Students Union.
Manchester.

8pm doors
8.20-8.40 GET SERIOUS
8.55-9.20 ABOVE THEM
9.35-10    CHILLERTON
10.15+      CHEAP GIRLS
11pm       CURFEW

£5 please.

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective 
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
4:18 pm
[stormsandcalm]
SHOOK ONES IN MANCHESTER! 29th APRIL!
This is the only Shook Ones gig between Newcastle and London. 5 UK dates only.



Wednesday 29th April 2009

SHOOK ONES (Seattle, USA)
Somehow managing to take the Kid Dynamite template for amazing pop-hooked
filled hardcore and run with it so fast and so far that it becomes even poppier, yet
just as hard-hitting and awesome.. ladies and gents, you know 'em, you love 'em,
yes. Shook Ones in Manchester. Records out on Revelation records and Paper & Plastick,
including two incredible full lengths, and a bunch of killer splits, these guys will bring the
rock action if you bring the partyparty.
http://www.myspace.com/shookones

DOWN AND OUTS (Liverpool)
Super melodic and ace anthemic power pop street punk from th'Pool on Dead & Gone records.
http://www.myspace.com/downandouts

RED TAPE PARADE (Germany)
Energetic upbeat pop-core from das Deutschland, have released a split with End Of A Year
and just play good honest punk rock, perhaps a little Saves The Day-y, perhaps a little Fat Wreck-y,
certainly a lot o' fun.
http://www.myspace.com/redtapeparadeband

HAMMERS (Manchester/Switzerland)
Crust for clean people. 7" out now!
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625

at Retro Bar,
Sackville St
Manchester.

8pm doors, first band shortly after.
£6 in, please.

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective

4:09 pm
[stormsandcalm]
Gigs in Manchester in the next two weeks..


Friday 24th April 2009

BRIDGE AND TUNNEL (New York and thereabouts, USofA)
Spectacular, powerful, crazily intricate yet totally and utterly
balls-out rocking indie punk on No Idea records. Released one of
the records of the year in 2008 with their debut full length 'East/West'
and pretty much stunned everyone who saw them at Fest with how
downright devastatingly mindblowing they were. Easily one of the
best bands you will see in 2009, even if you saw every other band
in existence ever. Not to be missed. A lot of people say that, but I'm
not kidding, ask anyone. Not to be missed.
http://www.myspace.com/bridgeandtunnelmusic

OK PILOT
(Exeter, UK)
One of the best bands in the country, hailing from the darkest corners
of the South West, which conveniently doubles as a hot bed for some of
the UK's finest and most honed musicians/bands. Equal parts Bluetip/
Dischord-drenched post hardcore, and Gainesville-trademark-gruff-crunch,
these boys not only rocked our own country last year, but made a distinctly
awesome impression on the USA, playing No Idea's Fest 7 in Florida and
releasing a record on Florida label Fail Safe Records. Loveliest dudes
playing the rockingest of tunes.
http://www.myspace.com/okpilot

CARRAWAY
(Manchester, UK)
No myspace. No mp3s. No demo.

BREAK THE HABIT
(Brighton, UK)
Radtastic melodic punk like Shermer, Latterman et al.. songs to sing the
heck along to once you know the words.. and trust, one day soon you will and
you will. More sweet Southern dudes playing the sweetest of jams.
http://www.myspace.com/wearebreakthehabit

at KRO Bar,
Oxford Rd, opposite Manchester Uni
Students Union/Academy b
uildings.
8pm - £5 please.

---



Tuesday 28th April 2009

SHOT BAKER (Chicago, USA)
Just bloody ace punk n'roll from the US, combining great punk rock with a
proper rock'n'roll swagger. "No 'post' this or that, no pretense, nothing arty,
no sappy emo, no indie-rock, no hybrid anything. It's an honest formula: 
music that rocks + punk aggressiveness." Records on Underground
Communique records (J Robbins' Channels, the Methadones, Capital and 
others..)
http://www.myspace.com/shotbaker

THE DAUNTLESS ELITE (Leeds)
Yep.
http://www.thedauntlesselite.com


COP OUT (Sheffield)
Oh yes.
http://www.myspace.com/thecwms

DELAYED PROMISE (Manchester)
Super-lovely power pop indie rock with innocent and intertwining female/male vocals.
Reminds me a lot of late-90s US college rock, meets the good kind of Deep Elm indie-mo. 
Just really nice.
http://www.myspace.com/delayedpromise

at Retro Bar
Sackville St
Manchester

8pm - £5, please.

---

For details of all upcoming gigs and happenings, including info/links/music etc
please visit/befriend;

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
7:49 pm
[stormsandcalm]


Gigs in the next couple of weeks;

30/03/09 - Manchester, Satans Hollow w/ Cross Stitched Eyes, Cash For Your Stories - 8pm £5
31/03/09 - Leeds, Packhorse w/ Cross Stitched Eyes, Mob Rules - 8pm £5
07/04/09 - Manchester, Retro Bar w/ Chickenhawk, Mafafi, Trojan horse - 8pm £4
08/04/09 - Birmingham, GO Club w/ Mafafi, Jesus Of Spazzareth, Paradox - 8pm £4
29/04/09 - Manchester, Star & Garter w/ Shook Ones, Down & Outs - 8pm £6

http://www.myspace.com/hammers625
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
2:09 pm
[stormsandcalm]
 HAMMERS        - 7" & full length cassette out now!



HAMMERS are a band from Manchester, UK (via Switzerland) playing heavy dark hardcore,
influenced by crust/hardcore/rock bands like Cursed, The Holy Mountain, His Hero Is Gone,
Tragedy and the like.

We've just self-released our first 7" which contains six songs, with a handmade recycled paper/
parchment sleeve, screenprinted with each of our beautiful faces. And have also released a full
length cassette tape on Hit Time Records. Both can be obtained from ourselves at gigs, or the
7" can be bought from us for mail order. The cassette is only available mailorder from Hit Time
Records at http://www.myspace.com/hittimerecords . We also have a few t-shirt designs, all of
which are available for very cheap.

For any information/record-buying/to hear some tracks from the records, please visit;

http://www.myspace.com/hammers625
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625

Upcoming gigs for March;
07/03/09 - Portsmouth, Fawcett Inn w/ Plague Sermon, Hot Damn, Colt Seavers
08/03/09 - Cambridge, Portland Arms w/ Off With Their Heads, Cop Out
09/03/09 - Manchester, Retro Bar w/ Une, Red Stars Parade,
14/03/09 - tbc. Brixton, Windmill w/ Off With Their Heads, Cop Out 
20/03/09 - Leamington Spa, w/ Jesus Of Spazzareth
31/03/09 - Leeds, Packhorse w/ Cross Stitched Eyes, Mob Rules

Thanks!
Friday, January 9th, 2009
4:20 pm
[slashxyouxup]
Gig anyone?
TELEGRAPHS will be playing at the Manchester Roadhouse along with SideShow Lost, Urban Ant Collective and Merchant Four on the 15th of this month. £4 on the door and if you wanna drink bring your ID. Be there for 8pm aprox. It'll be a night to remember!

TELEGRAPHS will also be bringing some new merch, so bring your pocket money!


See HERE for music from the awesome TELEGRAPHS.
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
10:45 pm
[slashxyouxup]


all bands found on myspace
Saturday, December 27th, 2008
4:04 am
[stormsandcalm]
GREAT PUNK/INDIE GIG IN MANCHESTER. 4th JANUARY!
the real collective presents;



Sunday 4th January 2009

THE STEAL (south)
The long awaited return of the South's kings of pop
hardcore, on tour with their new full length 'Bright Grey'.
Super awesome punk like Kid Dynamite.
http://www.myspace.com/thesteal


THE SHITTY LIMITS (south)
Finally! Southern dudes playing high-energy garage
punk rock. 60s garage, 70s punk, 80s hardcore!
Actual brilliance.
http://www.myspace.com/theshittylimits


THE SCEPTRES (south)
Super lovely infectious pop hits feat. half of the
Limits, and an ex-Mock Heroic. New 7" out now, and
it's the best. Like X/Wipers.
http://www.myspace.com/thesceptresthesceptres


OUR TIME DOWN HERE (south)
Tour support for the Steal, pretty brutalz moshy
singalong hardcore, on Banquet/Nothing To Prove records.
http://www.myspace.com/ourtimedownhereuk


HOT DAMN (south)
More tour support, this time feat. Mr
Richard Phoenix of the Steal. Lovely jangly indie post
rock, a bit like American Analog Set but without vocals.
http://www.myspace.com/hotdamnband

THE COST OF LIVING (manchester)
Good ol' Florida-style melodic punk like Bitchin'/Soviettes,
still doin' their own thing on their own terms and loving it.
http://www.myspace.com/whatsthecostofliving

at the
Retro Bar,
Sackville St,
Manchester
£5 please
6pm doors

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
6:15 pm
[stormsandcalm]
Punk gigs in Manchester this week..!
Two great punk gigs in Manchester this week..

___


Wednesday 10th December

DEATH IS NOT GLAMOROUS (norway)
Pretty fucking amazing jump-about melodic-and-then-some
hardcore pop from Norway on Dead & Gone records. Falling
somewhere between Jerseys Best Dancers and the s/t Lifetime
records, mixed with the tiniest inklings of incredibly awesome driving 90's
indie/emo rock. In fact, I'm g'na go as far as saying 95% Lifetime, 5%
Cross My Heart-ish. Mostly like Lifetime, though.
http://www.myspace.com/deathisnotglamorous

DOWN AND OUTS (liverpool)
Are you losing touch? Get a grip, son.
Street punk power pop, songs about birds, mates
and tha' on Dead & Gone Records.
http://www.myspace.com/downandouts

OFFSHORE RADIO (leeds/sunderland)
We've all got a cross to bare these days..
Clash-inspired three piece singalong punk,
ex-Mercury League, and current Dauntless Elite.
http://www.virb.com/offshoreradio

HAIL BRETHREN (manchester)
Emo stadium rock. Cursive meets Small Brown Bike
meets End Of A Year / Rites Of Spring. Debut 12"
LP out now.
http://www.myspace.com/hailbrethren


HAMMERS (switzerland/manchester)
Crushing heavy hardcore/d-beat like Catharsis or
His Hero Is Gone.
http://www.myspace.com/hammers625


at Retro Bar,
Sackville St, Manchester.
7pm doors, first band 7.30pm sharp.
£5 in please.

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective

____

EARLY SHOW! 6.30pm DOORS! EARLY SHOW!

Thursday 11th December 2008

CHIEF (liverpool)
Ace political hardcore pop on Household
Name records.
Q: Whoa oh?
A: Whoa ohh ohhh ohhhhh!
http://www.myspace.com/chiefuk

SOUNDS OF SWAMI (keighley)
Power post-hardcore, both progressive and
pop in one fell swoop.
http://www.myspace.com/soundsofswami

BRITO (groningen, netherlands)
People who used to be in Office Killer (pre-
Shikari), and Los Asesinos De La Superficialidad
making incredible groove-driven old-school emo
like Hoover/Shotmaker/Unwound.
http://www.myspace.com/britoband


THE COST OF LIVING (manchester)
Honest power pop in the style of Soviettes/
Bitchin'/a bit of Fifth Hour Hero.
http://www.myspace.com/whatsthecostofliving

at Satans Hollow.
Silver St, Manchester.
Doors at 6.30pm, first band 7pm.
Please be on time!

4 bands = £4.
This also includes entry to the Bomb Ibiza clubnight
happening afterwards 10pm 'til late!

http://www.myspace.com/amplifirepromo
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
12:34 pm
[stormsandcalm]
HAMMERS


Crushing d-beat/crust/hardcore from Manchester (and a little bit Switzerland),
a bit like His Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Now Denial or Catharsis. Equal parts
riff, d-beat and epic defiant noise. Brought to you by people who are in, or
were in, Hail Brethren, Run Like Hell, Get Stuffed, Funeral Diner (US),
Blackened Heart Syndrome and The Secret (Italy) to name but a few.

'Hammers - Year One' cassette out soon on Hit Time Records
(http://www.myspace.com/hittimerecords), with a Hammers 7" and
Hammers/War Coma split 7" to follow in the coming months.

Next gigs-
24/11/08 - Tiger Lounge, Manchester w/ Big Dig
10/12/08 - Retro Bar, Manchester w/ Death Is Not Glamorous

http://www.myspace.com/hammers625
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Monday, November 10th, 2008
3:33 am
[stormsandcalm]
The Real Collective is addicted to gigs, presents;



Friday 14th November 2008

CLOAK/DAGGER (usa)
"You guys were really good,
my dad says you sound like Minor Threat
but I think you sound like Avail."

- 12 year old, 2006

Furiously awesome hardcore punk from Richmond, VA.
People who used to be in American Nightmare and other
killer bands, play energetic dancable punk like a modern
day Black Flag or like one of those abundances of Portland
bands currently rockin' the 80's sound. Totally amazing, and
on none other than Jade Tree records.
http://www.myspace.com/wearecloakdagger

DOWN AND OUTS (liverpool)
Totally 'mazing street pop punk from Liverpool, on Dead & Gone
records amongst others. Songs about birds and tha'.
http://www.myspace.com/downandouts

THE COMPUTERS (exeter)
Fun time punk'n'roll from Exeter, mixin' punk hardcore with
blues and rock and roll. Think maybe Minor Threat mixed with
The Germs/Nerve Agents. Good times!
http://www.myspace.com/thecomputersfromexeter

COP OUT (sheffield)
Our favourite Sheffield boys come back to Manchester to get
a bit drunk (and by 'a bit', I mean very.) and play fricken' incredible
melodic punk, pretty much exactly like Lifetime. When they can
remember their songs, that is.
http://www.myspace.com/thecwms

CUTTING CLASS (leeds)
Harsh but ultra-melodic punx, you've seen them before, you've
bought their exquisitely packaged CD, and now.. you'll see them
tear it up again.
http://www.myspace.com/wearecuttingclass

THE COST OF LIVING (manchester)
Ruining the scene, one gig at a time. Melodic honest poppish
punk, like Fifth Hour Hero/Soviettes, kinda.
http://www.myspace.com/whatsthecostofliving

at The Retro Bar,
Sackville St, Manchester.

7pm doors, £6 please (sorry but costs are high :( )

http://www.myspace.com/therealcollective

ALSO SOON:
27/11/08 - SMALLTOWN (sweden, deranged records) / DAUNTLESS + 5 at retro bar
30/11/08 - GORDON GANO'S ARMY (uk, art of the underground recs) roadkill records instore
10/12/08 - DEATH IS NOT GLAMOROUS + 4 at retro bar
04/01/09 - THE STEAL / THE SHITTY LIMITS at retro bar
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