The Lovely Eggs & Hotpants Romance

Upstairs in this tiny venue, sees the opening night of a six day UK tour. In these six days there shall be no fewer than nine shows, which will include appearances in bars, charity shops and even one on a beach.

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Little Boots

At the tail end of last year, 130 of the UK’s leading music critics and broadcasters came together to compile the BBC’s Sound of 2009. The final list included many acts that you will have heard day after day over the airwaves, such as La Roux, White Lies and Lady GaGa.

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The Nightingales & Ted Chippington

I am betting there are not many occasions when the P.A. system at the Night and Day Café has had church organ music piped through it. But tonight this is the case, as Reverend Ted Chippington graces the stage with his presence. 

It is almost two decades ago that Ted first started doing stand-up under the guise of Eddie Chippington. He is highly regarded in the comedy world and has inspired many of today’s big names, Stewart Lee and Richard Herring being just two of a long list. 

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The Days

Slightly later than originally advertised (seven weeks and one day to be precise), the boys from Devon finally make it to Manchester on their 13-date UK headlining tour.

Fresh from completing 25 shows with Scouting For Girls and releasing a single on Atlantic Records back in January of this year, it is now time to take the reins for themselves. Unfortunately the venue tonight is rather sparsely populated.

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The Leisure Society

Tonight is one of those nights when there are two gigs on at two different venues that you don’t want to miss. Fortunately for me, the first band I wanted to see is due to play at eight fifteen and the second at nine thirty. So I am glad to say that after a hurried walk from one end of town to the other, I am in plenty of time to get to my second intended destination, meet up with a couple of friends, purchase myself a drink and get a decent vantage point before the band take up their positions.

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Kid Carpet

Looking around the upstairs room at tonight’s venue, I am sad to say, the numbers are very low. I find this all the more shocking, as I have had the joy of seeing Kid Carpet on two other previous occasions, both of which were packed out. The first two bands on had brought their own contingency with them, but by now, had either left or retired to the downstairs bar, seemingly not knowing or caring who they were sharing tonight’s bill with.

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I Bike Manchester Opening Party

After a windswept mass bike ride around the city centre, it is a short detour at the end of the route to converge at Islington Mill in Salford for the “I Bike MCR 2009 Festival” grand opening party

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