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From 18 – 20 October the big music convention is back titled ‘Everything Else Is Just Noise’

Published on October 7th 2009.


It’s back again, Manchester’s very own musically mad convention.

In the City, the event created by Yvette Livesey and the late Tony Wilson, will be rampaging through city venues from 18-20 October.

There’s a whole roster of live acts to feast upon as well as a series of high profile record label, radio station and magazine showcases together with all the usual debate and discussion.

All the mysterious shenanigans of the music world will be open to the non-industry Joe as well. This year there are 2000 special public access wristbands on sale at £20. These are available from the official In The City website at www.inthecity.co.uk.

The event will be very like the Conservative Party conference except different in every way. Actually there is one thing in common with the two events. In a mere fifteen October days of 2009 the poor old Midland Hotel, will have been having sleepless nights over first the Tories and then the rock’n’rollers. Isn’t life interesting?

Here’s a listing of the live music events at In the City.

SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER

Band On The Wall, Swan Street
Kirsty Almeida, Riognach Connolly, Zoe Chiotis

Bar 38, Peter Street
ITC Unsigned…Gallops, Olfar, Liberty Vessels, Lost Knives

The Bay Horse, Thomas Street
The Country Club presents… Darren Clinton, Eleanor Lou, Andy Needham & Band, Kathryn Edwards, Sam Gray, Sara Schiralli, Feldspar, Butler-Williams, The Kiaraelles, Maria Jordan & Band, Cheap Cuts, The Black Knights

Cellar Vie, Lloyd Street
SWN Festival presents…Unicorn Kid, Sweet Baboo, Envy, Islet, Cate Le Bon, Bright Light Bright Light

Chicago Rock Café, Peter Street
ITC Unsigned…Milk White White Teeth, Dutch Uncles, Save Your Breath, Language, Dry The River

The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor Street
High Voltage presents…Kong + more TBC

Electric Boogaloo, Peter Street
Sentric Music presents…Dirty Goods, Jamie Ley, Gallops, The Federals

Hatters Hostel, Newton Street
Big Scary Monsters & The Art Of Agency presents…Wonderswan, The Moi Non Plus, Copy Haho, Talons, Shapes, Shoes And Shoes Off

Moho Live (Main Room), Tib Street
Love Music Hate Racism presents…line-up TBC

Moho Live (2nd Room), Tib Street
Rock Sound Magazine presents…All Forgotten, Wounds, Cars On Fire, Tek-One

Nexus Art Café, Dale Street
Same Teens & Artrocker present…Wu Lyf, LR Rockets, Wild Palms, My Tiger My Timing, Televised Crimewave, Hatcham Social

Night & Day, Oldham Street
NME & Gold Dust presents…Visitor, The Cordelier Club, Sound Of Arrows, Egyptian Hip Hop, plus more TBC

No. 1 Club, Central Street
TARGO presents…line-up TBC

Roadhouse, Newton Street
Front Magazine presents…Wall St. Riots, Twin Atlantic, Attack! Attack!, The New 1920

The Ruby Lounge, High Street
SJM Concerts presents…line-up TBC

Space, New Wakefield Street
Friends of Mine presents… The Jessie Rose Trip, Rook & the Ravens, Orphan Boy, Stagecoach, Dry the River, The Momeraths, My First Tooth, Ragz, Fox Force Five, Christopher Eatough

Studio, Peter Street
Asakusa Jinta, The Tatianas, Cosmo Jarvis, Yves Klein Blue, Seerauber Jenny

Walkabout, Quay Street
Filter Magazine presents…Amanda N.G, Girl Peculiar, Esther O’Conor, Like A Thief, 1914s, Outside Royalty, Kids Love Lies, Evi Vine, Dirty Harry, Arrows Of Love

MONDAY 19th OCTOBER

Bar 38, Peter Street
ITC Unsigned…MAY68, Unicorn Kid, Onlookers, The Crookes, I Am Blackbird

Chicago Rock Café, Peter Street
ITC Unsigned…Woodenbox, Life In Film, The Hugs, She Is Danger, Crystal Fighters, Copy Haho

`The Bay Horse, Thomas Street
The Country Club presents… Dan Melrose, Hey Negrita, Danny Mahon, Palace Ballet, The Ray Summers, Janice Graham, Frazer King

Cellar Vie, Lloyd Street
Fierce Panda presents…The Sport, The Neat, Capital, Taxi! Taxi!, The Molotovs, Goldheart Assembly

The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor Street
Drowned in Sound presents…Esben and the Witch, Munch Munch, Clues, Frightened Rabbit

Electric Boogaloo, Peter Street
ITC Unsigned…Ed Sheeran, Nadine Shah, Sweet Baboo, Sophie Madeliene, Jesca Hoop

Hatters Hostel, Newton Street
Club Cog and XOX present…The Law, Graphic, Underground Heroes, The Brute Chorus

Moho Live (Main Room), Tib Street
BBC Introducing presents…line-up TBC

Moho Live (2nd Room), Tib Street
Rock Sound Magazine presents…Ship To Shore, Invasion, Brides, Outcry Collective, The Plight

No. 1 Club, Central Street
Brighton Institute of Modern Music presents…line-up TBC

Roadhouse, Newton Street
Front Magazine presents…Spycatcher, Telegraphs, Sharks, plus more TBC

The Ruby Lounge, High Street
SJM Concerts presents…Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Bear Drive, Bicycle Thieves, 3 Seeds In Paris

Space, New Wakefield Street
Friends of Mine presents… Blind Atlas, Frazer King, The Kings, Beat The Radar, Electric Circus Band, Milly Blue

Studio, Peter Street
Culture Reject, Young Rival, Hook and the Twin, Rose Elinor Dougall

Walkabout, Quay Street
Filter Magazine presents…Mike Dignam, The Hidden Revolution, KOF, Greg McDonald, Minus IQ, Killaflaw

TUESDAY 20th OCTOBER

Cellar Vie, Lloyd Street
Future Sounds presents…Minnaars, NewIslands, White Sunday, Tigers That Talked, Tripwires, plus more TBC

Chicago Rock Café, Peter Street
ITC Unsigned…Silver Gospel Runners, Engine Earz Experiment, Paul Thomas Saunders, Egyptian Hip Hop, Mount Kimbie

The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor Street
Friends vs. Records presents…Rogues, The Northwestern, Apples, Citadels, Dirty Goods

Electric Boogaloo, Peter Street
Simon Lynge, Beatbox Fozzy, Morton Valence, Taxi! Taxi!

Hatters Hostel, Newton Street
XOX presents…The Ray Summers, Bo Ningen, Asakusa Jinta, Ezra Bang & Hot Machine

Moho Live (Main Room), Tib Street
BBC Introducing presents…The Jessie Rose Trip, Envy, The Real Dolls, Shmoo, The Mouse Outfit

Moho Live (2nd Room), Tib Street
Rock Sound Magazine presents…The Tides, Swound!, Deaf Havana, Flood Of Red, Twin Atlantic

Night & Day, Oldham Street
Now Wave presents…The Drums, MAY68, Lion Club, Young British Artists, Crystal Fighters

No. 1 Club, Central Street
Access To Music presents…line-up TBC

Roadhouse, Newton Street
Front Magazine presents…Me vs Hero, Futures, Young Guns, Saving Aimee

The Ruby Lounge, High Street
SJM Concerts presents…line-up TBC

Space, New Wakefield Street
Friends of Mine presents… Koko Von Napoo, Jo Rose, Amida, The Cavalcade, The Senasations, Eleanor Lou

Studio, Peter Street
Pocketknife, Immaculate Machine, Shaair + Func, Japanese Voyeurs, Hounds

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8 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousOctober 7th 2009.

Wow, that Sophie Madeliene event's going to be packed out!

the gigguyOctober 7th 2009.

Well once again will be going to as many of the gigs as is humanly possible and seeing the band(s) that will be massive . PLACEBO, COLDPLAY,SNOW PATROL, KULA SHAKER all played ITC in the smaller venues. Like to think i'm carrying on from the late TONY WILSON who met several times over the years +we would exchange comments on bands seen.....

MarkMurrayOctober 7th 2009.

Chameleons Vox (Mark Burgess), Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) & George Borowski (The Legendary) headline undoubtably THE Biggest FREE 'Official Fringe Event' of the 2009 In The City Festival @ The Moon Under Water, Deansgate. Broadcast live on http://www.manchesterradioonline.com - It would be a crime to miss it! ;-)

DescartesOctober 7th 2009.

Loads of great events as ever, can't wait to hear about the seminars and other bits. Hope there's plenty of digital discussions going on.

BuzzpOctober 7th 2009.

if your In MCR for ITC join biggest free fringe party sun 18th Oct Kings Arms, DJ dave Haslam & Kevin Cummins +7 live bands

Handsome DevilOctober 7th 2009.

I love her already. And I think she may love me although she's not met me and I'd be too shy to ask to talk to her. I'll just have to put it down to another ship that passed in the night. Still better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

IITC Fringe event of 2009 Live ReviewOctober 7th 2009.

ITC Fringe Event Review, Sunday 18th October,Shouting from the SidelinesKings Arms Bloom Street Salford..The Cougars, The Harks, AREA, ....China.... White, The Shills, The Suzuki Method & Special Guests. Kevin Cummins and Dave HaslamOn the edge of the city, in the shadow cast by Granada TV studios and the music legacy of Tony Wilson, stands the Kings Arms Salford, a hidden gem of a music venue. We stepped out Sunday evening to sample one of the many free fringe gigs that stand shoulder to shoulder with the glitzy official events and music magazine showcases that make up In the City. As we enter the venue an urchin pop beat, delivered with attitude and humour is served up by ....Cambridge.... indie combo “The Cougars”, raw, ramshackle catchy tunes, songs of life, love and living it up in the city. This band would drink you under the table then steal your kebab. Infectious, unpretentious music that makes you smile. The small stage is bathed in a green glow, lights go up and the Harks launch into their first song; urgent, tight beats, fenders scratch and grind. The singer tall slim, has urchin charm. Highlight of the set a song called crime scène, fast, melodic, pop with an indie twist. The buzzcocks meet the Arctic monkeys played by 21st century boys.Up next is the rabble rousing, indie rock sound of ..Doncaster.. boys AREA. The Yorkshire vocal twang penetrates the crowd, these guys can play and deliver a pure energy filled blistering set; solid drums, twin guitars and granite bass slam dynamically out of the PA. A rollercoaster ride with harmony and power, it ends too soon and you are left wanting some more.Just when we thought we would overdose on fenders, bass and drums, a mesmerising, driving, electro driven rap dance beat fills the venue. The place is rammed and its shaking and grooving to a northern electro indie dance vibe. China White are faces from the estate, rap beats, congas, and synths. Add madchester attitude and a cocksure pose, these boys make you dance like never before. From under the domed roof of this exquisite venue comes a twisting, quirky harmonious beat. The Shills, resplendent in black overcoats, mad starring eyes, nervous twist, flailing arms the singer is a man possessed. A tremolo voice with staccato pitch, it’s moody, melodic, dark but strangely alluring, a frenzy of flailing mike stands and crashing guitar posing, “delightfully deranged music”.The Suzuki Method, ..Salford.. lads who recently signed to factory music spin off label factory foundation. On home turf they deliver a blinding set featuring; Summner harmonies, Hook like driving bass mixed with a Ryder, Mondays indie pop dance vibe topped with a stunning vocal mix. The impish charm of the singer warms a cold night. In between songs he remarks, “You know you’re in ..Salford.. when an audience member threatens to give you a slap”. A cocktail of ..Salford.. influences shaken and well stirred. However, Suzuki Method appear too smart to choke on the past. In fact they could be the future of urban pop music and with an ounce of luck could infect the nation.And so to the eagerly awaited finale of the night the second public outing of Kevin Cummins Film, Looking for the Light through the pouring rain. The venue plunges into darkness, the lone silhouette of Morrissey beams from the screens. A sound track composed by Graham Massey booms from the speakers. The music, cradles and frames the breathtaking images as the film segues through some of the defining music moments of the last 30 years. Kevin Cummins is a genius photographer, a quiet unassuming man who has partied with and befriended icons of the music scene from, Morrissey, to McLaren, Joy Division to New Order, and Happy Mondays to Oasis. The film draws to a close, Tony Wilsons face beams down. The tall figure of Hacienda legend Dave Haslam is poised, classic Joy Division is first off his decks; the room is hushed, as the music resonates and echoes the past spirit of ....Manchester..... The perfect twists at the end of an ITC night of new music. We celebrate the past, remember it fondly, but, its time to move on. “As the past is past and has no need of us”, the crowd drift away to look for next new musical adventure. “Without new artists shouting from the sidelines the music scene would cease to exist”.Buzz live Music http://Reviewswww.myspace.com/buzzlivemusic

HaloOctober 7th 2009.

Defo will be checking out Outside Royalty, Brute Chorus and Molotovs! Proper bands! ;-)

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