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.
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.
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.
at KRO Bar,
Oxford Rd, opposite Manchester Uni
Students Union/Academy buildings.
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
THE DAUNTLESS ELITE (Leeds)
COP OUT (Sheffield)
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.
at Retro Bar
8pm - £5, please.
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