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Music News: Grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself announce London & Manchester shows.

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Keeping Control : Independent Manchester Music Scene 1977-81 Remembered

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Lancaster’s finest The Lovely Eggs brought their ‘Eggsistentialism’ tour to Birmingham on Bank Holiday Monday for an evening of punk, spoken word poetry and sing-a-long fun. Up first were Manchester 4 all female four piece ‘Loose Articles’ Taking to the stage surrounded by a blow up doll dressed in their merchandise and oozing with confidence …

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On 18 May, independent Manchester promoters Sour Grapes Records once again host Meltchester, an one day festival of all things psych, garage-rock and punk. As with the previous editions it will be hosted by Projekts Skatepark, a unique venue for a unique day. BSM will be there and you should be too! The event offers …

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If you’re into frenetic 90 miles an hour garage punk rock with hooks at every turn, then I can’t think of a better pairing than newcomers Bad Nerves and Swedish indie punk icons, The Hives. Opening the show are rising Essex punks Bad Nerves, who deliver an intense set of power pop melodies above a …

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Manchester’s long-standing independent promoters Now Wave have announced a new annual happening BAD DREAMS at New Century set to take place across the late May bank holiday weekend.  Launching on Friday 24th May the opening day of Bad Dreams will see dreamy-neo-soul-psych outfit Crumb headline alongside the hazy surf-psych-rock sounds of Australia’s Babe Rainbow and Tonronto’s jangly-indie-pop duo Ducks LTD. Bank holiday Monday 27th May will …

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Tonight was an evening of a more traditional two band bill, a straight up, out and out blast of Extreme Metal. First to hit the stage were Defects, a fast-emerging powerhouse of energy and barbaric intent. From the moment they hit the stage, they demonstrated that they were here with one target in mind and …

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On the opening night of a 20-date European Tour, The Pineapple Thief delivered a mesmerising performance at Manchester’s O2 Ritz. With the incomparable Gavin Harrison on drums, the band’s energy was palpable from the moment they stepped on stage. The setlist, comprising of 15 songs plus a two-song encore, showcased the band’s versatility and depth. …

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PWEI have announced to major shows for later in the year, one in London and one in Manchester. Support for both shows will be old mate Gary Clail Soundsystem. With members hailing from Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country, Pop Will Eat Itself formed in 1986 in Stourbridge. Initially known as a Grebo act, they …

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Damnation Festival have announced their first batch of bands for their 2024 edition including full album sets, uk debuts and exclusive uk shows US Metalcore legends BLEEDING THROUGH and Power Violence juggernaut NAILS will perform exclusive UK shows at Damnation 2024. To celebrate their long-awaited return to British shores, Bleeding Through will play their iconic …

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On Saturday night, Francis Dunnery and his band It Bites performed at Manchester Academy, delivering a night of musical brilliance and nostalgia that left the venue buzzing with excitement. The sold-out show took the audience through decades of an impressive career, starting with the classic “Black December” from second album, “Once Around The World”. With …

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What better way to spend some time in our beloved intimate basement surroundings of the Manchester Club Academy than with an evening of brutal Death Metal, and with my head, body and soul still reeling from catching this tour as an ordinary ‘punter’ four days earlier in the even more cramped and imposing Key Club …

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