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FRIENDS OF MANCHESTER FESTIVAL - TIMETABLE
26 January 2011
Here's the full line-ups and stage times for Friends Of Manchester Festival (this Saturday 29/1, Jabez Clegg & Kro) in a nice printable timetable. Wish you were going? Get a ticket now, there's still a few left.

THE NEW WAVE OF NOW WAVE
25 January 2011
Get your diary out, it's the Now Wave schedule for early 2011! Twin Shadow plays Deaf Institute tomorrow (Wed 26th) with Spectrals, Darkstar, Gruff Rhys, Glasser, Jamie Woon and much more over the next few weeks.

BAND ON THE WALL JAN-FEB LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS
24 January 2011
Band On The Wall has an ever eclectic schedule for the coming weeks: acid-jazz veterans Drizabone; post-punk legends Julian Cope and Mark Burgess; a polyphonic vocal choir from Marseille, and Lamb bassist Jon Thorne's Charlie Mingus tribute.

P.Y.T. DO IT AGAIN!
20 January 2011
Christopher Eatough
Following the success of the Patterns EP, Pull Yourself Together present their second signing Christopher Eatough. His album's out on Valentine's Day but you can listen to a track here and download the single free from this coming Monday.

2011 KICKS OFF AT RUBY LOUNGE
20 January 2011
Ruby Lounge is reopened and refurbished with Dean Wareham (playing the songs of Galaxie 500), Smoke Fairies, Kirsty Almeida, Honeyfeet, Flats, Former Ghosts, The Boxer Rebellion, The Bravery and more on the early 2011 schedule.

RETURNING FRIENDS
18 January 2011
Air Cav
How many bands can you see in one day for just £7? Absolutely loads if you go to Friends of Manchester Festival, which returns to Jabez Clegg & Kro on 29th January - including Air Cav's first live performance in over a year.

NEW ALBUM & FREE DOWNLOAD TRACK
13 January 2011
Amplifier
Amplifier to release third album ‘The Octopus’ on January 31st

FREE GIGS THIS WEEK!
05 January 2011
It's January and we're all skint, but fear not; some generous independent local promoters are here to help. Tonight you can see Colorama and Walton Hesse, Thursday AAAK and The Blimp, and Friday Patterns and Beat The Radar - all for nought pence entry.

MM2010: SO THAT WAS 2010
02 January 2011
MM's review of the year, with editorial musings from Cath and Jon plus all the bits that didn't fit into any of the other articles

MM2010: TOP 10 "DAVID GOES OFF ON ONE" MOMENTS OF THE YEAR
02 January 2011
Having your skull repeatedly bashed between two bricks is bad, but someone attempting to scoop out your brains with a particularly rusty blender is good. Apparently. See if you can work out what live reviewer David Edwards is on about...

MM2010: DISAPPOINTMENTS OF THE YEAR
02 January 2011
In which we take a little break from being nice about things and have a bit of a moan about stuff we didn't like, which mostly seems to be American bands who used to be good...

MM2010: TRACKS OF THE YEAR
02 January 2011
In which the MM team each try and pick ten individual pieces of music which have defined their 2010 - some more successfully than others...

MM2010: NOT QUITE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT QUITE ALBUMS
01 January 2011
What are they then? Mini albums? EPs? Cath ends up dedicating a whole section to things comprising four to eight tracks, for the simple reason that some of the most exciting recorded sounds of 2010 arrived on them.

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