Thursday, October 15, 2009

In The City - 18th-20th October

OK, peeps, so here we go. Manchester's world famous music conference In The City returns this weekend on Sunday, for a 3 day extravaganza of new music, debate, and record deals for those luck enough to impress the labels. Originally started by Tony Wilson and his wife Yvette Lyvsey in 1992, it has been dubbed the world's greatest unsigned event, and helped in the process of getting deals for the likes of Oasis, Coldplay, The Chemical Brothers and Arctic Monkeys.

This year, the highlights will include a debate between reknowned journalist and broadcaster John Harris, and formerly ubiquitous trombone merchant Mark Ronson and MD of his label Columbia Records, Mike Smith. There are some incredibly exciting bands on including my personal recommendations Blondie-soundalikes Music Go Music, Scotlands' Frightened Rabbit and 80s London synth pop dude Wolf Gang. To be honest, I've only just managed to scrape the surface of a long list, and have found these 3 to be excellent, but I am sure there are many more great bands on the long list of bands to be featured on the event.

I am going to be posting some reviews of the acts for God Is In The TV Zine, and will most likely post some blog news from / during the event.

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