29 Sep 2005
Young Offenders Institute @ The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham tonight 
A rather last minute gig update from youngoffendersinstitute.com:

If you can get to Birmingham tonight, come and see Young Offenders Institute at the Actress & Bishop, Ludgate Hill in the Jewelry Quarter. Doors at 8pm, gig ends "110.30pm", venue open until 2am, and it's only 4.00 GBP on the door with Neon Twang and Destroy Cowboy supporting.

Also, final call for 2.00 GBP guestlist for either of our gigs in Manchester this Sunday:

4.30pm, Stylish Riots at M2

midnight, Drybar

for guestlist, email names to info@nuxx.com

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