TONIGHT (Saturday, November 27th)

Tony's Empress Ballroom, Blackburn: THE HARD WAY, three roots sound systems, £5, 9pm to 2am

Wharf at Eanam, Blackburn: AMBER STORM, female vocalist

Empress Ballroom, Blackpool: CHEMICAL BROTHERS

Manchester Roadhouse: MELYS, plus support, £3/£4, 8pm

Manchester Apollo: Smash Hits tour, featuring FIVE, WESTLIFE, A1, ADAM RICKITT, ATOMIC KITTEN, 7.30pm

Manchester Arena: EURYTHMICS, JOI

Hawthorns Nightclub, Bolton: DUST BYTE, post-grunge pop, £1 to £3, 9.30pm

The Witchwood, Ashton-under-Lyne: THE WINCHESTERS, MR VINCENT, £4, 9pm

Utopia Discotheque, Blackburn: SEDUCTION, chart and party tunes, 9pm to 3am

Liverpool Royal Court: THE SAW DOCTORS


Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre: HOLLY AT CHRISTMAS, Buddy Holly tribute, £8.50/£7.50, 7.30pm


Blakey's Cafe Bar, Blackburn: ALLAN VACHE BIG FOUR, jazz, 8.15pm Manchester Apollo: CHEMICAL BROTHERS

Manchester Academy: COAL CHAMBER, TYPE O NEGATIVE, £12


Band On The Wall, Manchester: EARL plus other unsigned bands, £3.50, 8pm


Adelphi, Preston: DR ROBERT, ex-Blow Monkeys, £6

Band On The Wall, Manchester: ARK OCEAN SIZE, £3/£4, 8.30pm

Cafe De Ream, Blackburn: PRE-WASH, '70s sounds Utopia Discotheque, Blackburn: BUS STOP, '70s sounds, 10pm to 2am


Colne Municipal Hall: PETER GREEN, legendary guitarist, ex-Fleetwood Mac, £12.50, 8pm


Colne Municipal Hall: STARS FROM THE COMMITMENTS, £10/£12, 8pm

Manchester Academy: LIGHTNING SEEDS, £13.50

Cellar Bar, Blackburn: DUBTERRANEA, dub and roots DJs, free Manchester Roadhouse: SCAPEGOAT, £3

Liverpool Royal Court: THUNDER, £11.50

Wharf at Eanam, Blackburn: WHAMMY

Jazzy Kex, Blackburn: OUTASIGHT, funky DJ sounds till 3am

Utopia Discotheque, Blackburn: LUST, 9pm to 3am

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