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Well straddle my filthy chops and call me Sandra. Your favourite (or hopefully soon-to-be favourite) student mag is back and we’re feeling sexier than ever! For those of you that don’t know it, every page of Wireless Magazine is written and designed by students all over the UK - make sure you get in on the action too (just go to This issue is a bloody humdinger, featuring exclusive interviews with the fat thumbed comedy genius Russell Howard, the far-tooclever director Rian Johnson, the terrifyingly hard Ben Drew (Plan B to you and me), the laptop genius Dan Le Sac, super catchy Fun. and Uni tips from the rather lovely Fresh Meat actress Charlotte Ritchie. Oh and you’ll get to learn what ketchup sex is too. Hot diggity. Enjoy... x

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Freshers Edition 2012

In this issue.... Page 08: Local bands you need to see

Page 14: 8 People You’ll Meet In Halls

Page 16: Russell Howard

t Page 20: Joe and the Gian Burger

words: Ben Gibson

Page 24: Rian Johnson

Page 36: Ben Drew

Page 42: Dan Le Sac


Also in this

Page 32: Fresh Meat’s Charlotte Ritchie

Page 30: Fun.

Page 44: Get The Look

Page 34: The Mass Debate.

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In Manchester heritage - from the 80’s anthems Everyone knows Manchester has a historically huge musical from those two Gallaghers. And from the Stone Roses and The Smiths to the Britpop classics moment, so you can say “Yeah, I saw erm, Simply Red…Here is the pick of our favourites at the em first, I was down at the front, man...” This devastatingly young all-female rock group are so good that it’s bound to depress some of their older peers. Equal parts War Paint and PJ Harvey, PINS have are capable of great depth but also have an excellent ear for simpler punk tunes.

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PINS TWB are terrifying punk rock dinosaurs riding surfboards and providing a fine mix of old school punk and west coast garage. Picture the Ramones goosing the Shadows in a Bronx alleyway while Clifford Richard looks on in horror.

Two Wounded Birds BB are a two piece garage band playing refreshingly simple and sickeningly filthy rock songs. You can’t ever hear any of the vocals which is a good thing because they’re probably about snails and bugs and stuff.

Beautiful and touching shoegaze with sweet vocals and all wrapped in a thick layer of synth. For the intellectual class among you who love nothing more but to brood and dwell in their rock and roll. greatwaves

Brown Brogues Money In the early months of Money’s conception their continuous name changes and disregard for social media made PR men swoon at the genius of such a successful anti-marketing campaign. In reality the band are simply a rare example of an act becoming popular on the strength of their touching live performances.

The Deadbeat Echoes play a heavy sort of rock which is perhaps better described as alternative than indie. The heavy Manchester accent present on the vocals might put you in mind of a band like Kasabian, but the syncopated rhythms and heavy guitar work put them somewhere between The Stone Roses and Zeppelin.

The Deadbeat Echoes

What do you get when you cross a South Manchester council estate with white dub reggae, the best parts of indie, punk, rap and ska? The Janice Graham Band have taken that Northern swagger most commonly associated with (dare I say it) Oasis, but they apply it to a sound with genuine originality.

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Ace singer-songwriter JP Cooper brings only peace and joy to the world with his truly soul-stirring voice.

Synth heavy indie pop which combines intelligent guitar melodies, mathematical drum beats and falsetto vocals that would give Thom Yorke’s balls a run for their money. Look forward to a new album in ugust and their new single Cough Cough now! soon, At first glance Josephine Oniyama may simply seem like a lone singer-songwriter proRock, pop, indie, rap, RnB; Kid Britducing old school soul much in ish come under the genre of ‘Everythe same vain as Michael Kithing’. A band with the energy of a wanuka (whom she has played guitar group as well as the soul of with in the past). Listen to an urban outfit are certainly worth her new material however, and the ticket price but it must be a you’ll find a far larger range nightmare to find them in HMV. of musical styles including indie pop, flamenco and church organ ballads.


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Mon 10th September

Mon 17th September

Sat 22nd September

Manchester Arena: Marillion O2 Apollo: The Cult & The Mission & Killing Joke HMV Ritz: The Script

Bolton: Railway Avenue: ODS Isis Hotel: Joe Longthorne

Tue 11th September

The Castle: Crybaby The Deaf Institute: Macklemore + Ryan Lewis Palace Theatre: Alan Davies

Bolton: Albert Halls: Big Girls Don’t Cry Sound Control: The Young Knives Moho Live: Hawthorne Heights HMV Ritz: GoGo The Deaf Institute: We Are The Ocean Salford: The Hope: Salford Music Festival Apollo: Frankie Boyle

Manchester Arena: Lady Gaga & The Darkness & Lady Starlight

Wed 12th September Bridgewater Hall: Nigel Kennedy Moho Live: Angelspit Sound Control: Iwrestledabearonce

Thurs 13th September Sacred Trinity Artmagic Moho Live: Torche


Fri 14th September Bolton: Moses Gate Hotel: Status Quo The Ruby Lounge: Fu Manchu Moho Live: Firewind & Leaves Eyes Band On The Wall: The Necks Manchester Arena: The Cult & The Mission & Killing Joke

Sat 15th September Bridgewater Hall: Planet Earth In Concert Moho Live: Pineapple Thief HMV Ritz: GoGo Sankeys Soap: Hypercolour

Tue 18th September

Wed 19th September The Ruby Lounge: Jens Lekman Moho Live: Ensiferum The Roadhouse: Malefice + Skies Turn Black + Silent Screams HMV Ritz: B.O.B

Moho Live: Pierce The Veil + Crown The Empire Manchester Academy: Kid Ink Etihad Stadium: Manchester City vs Arsenal

Thurs 20th September The Roadhouse: Anneke Van Giersbergen Sound Control: Joe Brooks + Tyrone Wells Apollo: Frankie Boyle

Fri 21st September Manchester Arena: George Michael The Ruby Lounge: Tom Hingley & Rory McKee & The Brightsparks Bridgewater Hall: Dexys Mint Lounge: Pop Till You Drop Sound Control: Goose Star & Garter: Man Overboard Apollo: Frankie Boyle Salford: The Hope: Salford Music Festival

Mon 24th September Manchester Academy 2: Halestorm + Zico Chain Manchester Academy: Dappy

Tue 25th September Band On The Wall: Pierre Bensusan Soup Kitchen: Telepath Manchester Academy: Maverick Sabre Sound Control: Venetian Snares Etihad Stadium: Manchester City vs Aston Villa

Wed 26th September Matt & Phred's Jazz Club: Rae Morris Night & Day Café: Thomas Nicholas Band Manchester Academy: Richard Hawley Old Trafford: Manchester United vs Newcastle United

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Thurs 27th September

Wed 3rd October

Sun 7th October

The Castle: Jail Manchester Arena: John Bishop Band On The Wall: Large Professor Deaf Institute: Omar Rodriguez Lopez

HMV Ritz: We Are Augustines Manchester Academy 3: Axewound Manchester Academy: Soulfly Etihad Stadium: Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund

Sound Control: Vince Kidd Warrington: True Blues Club: Cassie Taylor Manchester Academy: fun. & Lower Than Atlantis

Thurs 4th October

Mon 8th October

Manchester Arena: Nickleback Bridgewater Hall: Chris Isaak HMV Ritz: The Smiths Indeed Manchester Academy: Tonight Alive

O2 Apollo: Slash Manchester Academy: Serj Tankian

Fri 5th October

Manchester Arena: George Michael HMV Ritz: Ren Hervieu

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Sat 29th September The Warehouse Project: Day & Night Manchester Arena: John Bishop HMV Ritz: Yeasayer Old Trafford: Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Bolton: Reebok Stadium: Bolton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace

HMV Ritz: Propaganda Manchester Academy: Cockney Rejects & Dragonforce

Sat 6th October Manchester Arena: Radiohead The Castle: Von Haze Manchester Academy: Marina & The Diamonds Etihad Stadium: Manchester City vs Sunderland

Tue 9th October

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Sun 30th September Palace Theatre: Ultravox Salford: The Lowry: Marc Almond Warrington: Pyramid & Parr Hall: Richard Street Manchester Academy: Aiden Grimshaw

Mon 1st October The Deaf Institute: Man Like Me Band On The Wall: Dub Collosus Bridgewater Hall: Ray Davies

Tues 2nd October The Ruby Lounge: Shonen Knife & The Lovely Eggs Bolton: Reebok Stadium: Bolton Wanderers vs Leeds United

Radiohead - 6th October @ Manchester a Because at this point they could releAren an album full of fart sounds and charge aase gran and they’d still be worth going to see live d . The Young Knives – 22nd September @ Soun d Control, Manchester – The Young Kniv e’s popularity has teetered as of late but they still play decent indie with lyrics anchored to small town Britain. Status Quo – 14th September @ The Moses Gate Hotel, Bolton – In a couple of hundred year s no one will remember punk, heavy metal or ge but there will still be fake rock musigrun c fans and there will still be ‘The Quo.’ Lady Gaga & The Darkness – 11th Septembe Manchester Arena, Manchester – In one of r @ the strangest line-ups of the decade, Just in Hawkins’ 70s rock novelty act plays alon e Stefani Germanotta’s 80s pop novelty gsid act. Sounds crap.


Thurs 11th October

Thurs 18th October

Thurs 25th October

Band On The Wall: The Blackbyrds O2 Apollo: Deacon Blue HMV Ritz: Lianne La Havas

Manchester Academy: Dan Le Sac Manchester Apollo: The Gaslight Anthem HMV Ritz: Ian Hunter

Fri 12th October

Fri 19th October

Manchester Academy: Mindless Self Indulgence Manchester Academy: Modulate Warrington: Parr Hall: Gaga – Tribute to Queen

Bolton: Albert Halls: Swingin’ With The Big Band The Kings Arms: Salford City Radio Music Night Manchester Arena: Kelly Clarkson HMV Ritz: Flux Pavilion Moho Live: Of Mice And Men

Sat 13th October Bolton: Railway Avenue: Nighon Maiden Manchester Arena: Cheryl Warehouse Project: Sub Focus (live) & Nero (DJ set) HMV Ritz: Young Guns & We Are The In Crowd & Your Demise & Marmozets

Sun 14th October Bridgewater Hall: Katie Melua HMV Ritz: Reverend And The Makers Manchester Academy: Nada Surf

Bolton: Henighans Bottom Bull: Electro 80s The Deaf Institute: Kid British Manchester Academy: Down

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The Ruby Lounge: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart HMV Ritz: Trivium & As I Lay Dying & Upon A Burning Body

Manchester Arena: Nicki Minaj

Tue 16th October

Tues 23rd October

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02 Apollo: The Cribs Manchester Academy: Lacuna Coil Manchester Arena: Michael McIntyre

Sat 27th October Deaf Institute: Rolo Tomassi HMV Ritz: Terrorvision Bolton: Railway Venue: Alike Cooper; Alice Cooper Tribute Etihad Stadium: Manchester City vs Swansea

Sun 28th October Salford: The Lowry: Greg Davies Bridgewater Hall: Van Morrison Salford: The Lowry: Wishbone Ash

Mon 29th October

Mon 15th October

HMV Ritz: Little Comets

Fri 26th October

Mon 22nd October

Manchester Arena: Jennifer Lopez 02 Apollo: Tenacious D Old Trafford: Manchester United vs Braga

Wed 24th October Moho Live: Animals As Leaders Salford: The Lowry: Hairy Bikers Manchester Arena: Michael McIntyre

02 Apollo: Shinedown Manchester Arena: Michael McIntyre Salford : The Lowry: Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Tues 30th October Salford: The Lowry: Kevin Bridges Manchester Academy 3: Owl City HMV Ritz: The Walkmen

Wed 31st October Salford: The Lowry: Kevin Bridges Manchester Academy: Two Gallants + Every Time I Die

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