Our last ever gig…of 2017

Another December has come around, another year finished off and we’ve got one final gig to see the year out.

The year started with a sold out show for Radiator Hospital and Martha in January, then a busy February period followed by getting my knee broken playing football that interrupted things somewhat. In April we were had Manchester Punk Festival, and then a flurry of incredible line-ups in the following months.

Three shows in 5 days in November has brought up to MN#110 and we’ve got a great mix of old and new on the line-up at a great venue.

Apologies, I Have None are taking out Kamikaze Girls on a run around the UK to finish off the year, two of the best bands in the country. One that have been going forever in various line-ups with a back catalogue of incredible songs, one that’s a little more recent that are a pleasure to watch!

Continuing the old and new theme, we’ve got The Sour Taste on a line-up for the first time. They emailed me and it said FFO: The Menzingers, The Flatliners so they had me sussed. They’re up from Salisbury, make sure you check them out. And with the old (no offence chaps) we’ve got the pop-punk stalwarts of Don Blake, if you’re into The Copyrights/The Ergs then you’ll have a great time with these lot.

Last thing to shout about is the venue! We’re happy to be returning to Partisan after a sold out show with ONSIND last weekend. Partisan is a new DIY space in Manchester that’s got so much potential to give this city what it needs, a decent size venue, not ran by idiots, not being sold an turned into luxury flats. Please come to the gig, please spend your money at the bar, also please google how to find the venue too…

So that’s it. Another year down, we’ve done over 100 gigs now, thanks if you’ve come to any of them! See you on Wednesday 13th December at Partisan.


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ONSIND album release show!


One of our all-time favourite combination of humans have announced their third album and a Manchester based release show to go along with it! Durham’s dynamic duo ONSIND are back with “We Wilt, We Bloom” out on 17th November through Specialist Subject Records and we’ll be throwing a celebration at Partisan in Manchester on Friday 24th November.

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Upcoming shows…


It was nice having a little break over the Summer, then ending that with a brilliant gig with Slaughter Beach, Dog at the start of September. There’s lots more on their way now! Continue reading

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As the venue for the Slaughter Beach, Dog is a new one – here’s some information!

Partisan is a space for independent, community led, DIY and cultural based projects in Manchester. It’s located at 19 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester, M4 4FY, just next to the Snooker Centre and the entrance to the gig room (basement) is on Park Street.

Partisan has great potential for Manchester and we encourage everyone to sign up as members as it’s important we support the few music venues we have left after seeing a lot close in the last couple of years.


Obviously, like all venues – you can’t bring in your own booze. So here are the drinks prices!

    Beers £3
    Wine £3 / £3.5 / £4
    Spirit/Mixers £3 / £4 (dbl)
    Soft drinks £1
    Tea £1
    Coffee £2


We can’t wait to host the first gig ever at Partisan and it’s set to be a bloody lovely evening with Slaughter Beach, Dog / Nervus / Parker Lee. Tickets will be available on the door for £12, £10 advance until Saturday from HERE.

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Moving North 100th Gig


The first Moving North gig happened on 21st March 2010 at Kro Bar – fast forward seven years and we’re quickly approaching #100!

Apologies, I Have None are a band that got me into this little punk rock bubble, meeting them outside The Gaslight Anthem’s first ever UK show at ULU in London where Dan gave me a copy of their first EP ‘Done‘, which was probably the 5th or 6th copy I would own. Since then they’ve gone from a two-piece to a full band and they released their first album ‘London‘ which – i think it’s fair to say – is close to legendary status for a UK band to release songs like that. Then undergoing another line-up change when Dan left and releasing ‘Black Everything‘ which I bloody loved and most recently ‘Pharmacie‘ which is an incredible work of music – so far above tonnes of other bands making records at the moment. Apologies, I Have None have always been head and shoulders lyrically above most others, I think Josh is my favourite songwriter around.

They’ve not played Manchester since supporting The Front Bottoms in December, and not headlined since September so to have them back is long overdue, and to have them headlining the 100th Moving North gig is pretty awesome on a personal level, and even better on a broader level because they’re fucking great and you all get to watch them too.

They’re playing Gullivers on Saturday 10th June as part of Manchfester 4.5 which is also Moving North’s 100th Gig! Also on the line-up are Sam Russo (FULL BAND), Hot Mass, Kamikaze Girls, Broadbay, Throwing Stuff, Happy Accidents, Pale Kids, Crystal Piss and Aerial Salad. More info on all these siiiiick bands on the way shortly. Get your tickets.

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