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Thursday 23 Nov 2017

[@]Sound Control

Sound Control

This legendary venue on New Wakefield Street is steeped in musical folklore, and has earned its reputation as one of Manchester’s most popular music homes.

In 1984 the drummer Mani of a little-known band read an advert placed in A1 Music, as the venue was known then, and suggested they play there.

He persuaded the rest of The Stone Roses to gig there and the rest, as they say, is history. A1 sold guitars and other musical instruments, with its clientele including the likes of Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher.

Since then it has transformed into a three-floor venue, featuring a 500-capacity live music room, with a bar and dressing room.

Not just a venue for well-established artists, Sound Control is a fantastic place for unsigned acts to get their name out there as The Stone Roses discovered. This place is a must-go for people who know and love their music.

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