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FALLING HOOK, LINE AND SINKER AT THE FISHPOND
28 December 2007 / The Fishpond / Matlock
:: John Smith :: Sam Genders :: Ben Ottewell ::
Manchester Music goes on tour for acoustic festivities in Derbyshire
27 December 2007 / Pyramid Arts Centre / Warrington
:: Garron Frith :: DILE :: Pyro :: Get Beddoe :: Damien Morgan & Mike Doyle, ::
Thank heavens then for DILE, a band who know how to have a party. The Witchwood is heaving; you won't find DILE mentioned much in any mainstream press but on word-of-mouth (and the good old internet) tonight's gig is a sell-out
18 December 2007 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: Exit Calm :: i:Candy ::
The critics might salivate over Girls Aloud in some desperate attempt to show their pop credentials in these "uncool is the new cool" times, but this is the real thing
17 December 2007 / Retro Bar / Manchester
:: The Drebin :: Sketches For Albinos :: Escalade :: Spokes ::
One of the most exciting newcomers to the Manchester live circuit in 2007 has been Wotgodforgot
19 December 2007 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: The Honeymoon Suite :: This Town Needs Guns :: Dartz! ::
The band delight in telling us that our grub is great and that the highlight of Middlesbrough’s seasonal food range is the McDonald’s Festive Wrap
11 December 2007 / The Met / Bury (mcr)
:: Garron Frith :: Warren Gaskell :: The Murphys :: Graham Robins ::
It’s another home run for Winelight and Automatic and as a local resident it’s pretty gratifying to find this all going on , on the doorstep
12 December 2007 / Academy 3 / Manchester
:: Múm :: Seabear ::
Múm on current form is more of a shimmering parallel universe you can dream your way into for a while.
13 December 2007 / Night & Day / Manchester
:: These Eyes Are Cameras :: George Borowski :: Sloganeer ::
"All my songs are about the 53 bus route" he claims - and it's true
SYNTHESIZERS ON THE LINE
13 December 2007 / Sankey's / Manchester
:: This Is Seb Clarke :: Delays :: New Adventures ::
The Aftershow hosts another night of new musical discovery, and Manchester Music ponder a new career sideline.
HAMMER HOUSE MONKEYS
12 December 2007 / Manchester Central / Manchester
:: Arctic Monkeys :: The Horrors ::
Satsifying kitchen sink rock and roll but but the kids get confused by something that's not from Sheffield..
HECKLES & CURSES
05 December 2007 / Club Academy (Academy 4) / Manchester
:: Warm Widow :: Future Of The Left :: Kong ::
They leave me both paranoid and grinning...
ANTI-SCENE SEEN & HEARD
06 December 2007 / Dry Bar / Manchester
:: Band(ism) :: Blacklands :: Fall Short! Conform! :: Bleeding Hands ::
What is the Anti-Scene? You may well ask
MIDDLESBROUGH OF THE ROAD
05 December 2007 / The Roadhouse / Manchester
:: The Warlocks :: The Chapman Family :: Headway ::
“The Chapman family is not a cult”....Well I think it read 'cult'
HALLOWED BE THY ACOUSTIC GUITAR
06 December 2007 / Sacred Trinity Church / Salford
:: Nancy Elizabeth :: Sara Lowes :: John Smith ::
ManchesterMusic joins the congregation for a trinity of songwriting talent.
BURNING OFF THE RAIN
02 December 2007 / M19 Bar (Levenshulme) / Manchester
:: Ernies Rhythm Section :: Will Tang :: Tom O’Connor ::
Excerpts from the Manchester Blues Festival...
CITY CENTRE SOCIALITES
01 December 2007 / Urbis / Manchester
:: Stateless :: Nine Black Alps :: Frank Sidebottom :: Johnny Bramwell :: Surreal Knowledge ::
Which is best, a bee or a wasp?