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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For January, 2012

Bringing you all the News stories from deep in the archives

IN MEMORIAM: DAVID PAUL (LAYMAR)
31 January 2012
News has reached us today that David Paul, drummer with Laymar, has died at his home in Openshaw, Manchester on Saturday 28th January 2012. Our sympathy and thoughts are with his friends and family.

FESTIVALS 2012: LIVE AT LEEDS
30 January 2012
Looks like we'll be doing another trans-Pennine day trip this year as Live At Leeds announce the first few of the 100 bands who will appear across 9 venues on Saturday 5th May.

HAPPY MONDAYS MAY ARENA DATES
30 January 2012
In what is now looking like a wholesale revival of the summer of love, the full original Monday's line up is back for a tour with the Mk1 version of the Inspirals...

SHINY HAPPY BROGUES
27 January 2012
Brown Brogues
Wigan duo Brown Brogues return with their next single 'Anyone But You', on label Italian Beach Babes - plus news of US and domestic dates...

KRAAK EXCHANGE
27 January 2012
The Electronic Exchange
Manchester co-ordinated web project The Electronic Exchange are now officially available in the analogue - They will be touring as a band in early February with a Manchester date at Kraak on Friday 10th Feb.

BAD UNCLE PROMISE EASTER IN JANUARY
25 January 2012
Easter
Legendary underground promoters Bad Uncle are back for 2012 in the intimate surroundings of Withington's Fuel with the legendary EASTER, Tribal Fighters and Edinburgh's Black International - this Friday (27/1)

BAND ON THE WALL - FEBRUARY 2012
25 January 2012
The Unthanks
The Band On The Wall has another month packed with eclectic bookings

AIR CAV LIVE (SAT 28/1)
25 January 2012
Air Cav
This Saturday (28/1), Air Cav will be playing their first show since the release of their long-awaited debut album with special guests The Lightshines

FESTIVALS 2012: STRUMMERCAMP
22 January 2012
The Jim Jones Revue
New Model Army, Jim Jones Revue, Goldblade and The Lovely Eggs are among the first bands announced for Strummercamp 2012 which takes place in Cheadle Hulme on 1st-3rd June.

FESTIVALS 2012: FUTUREEVERYTHING
22 January 2012
The dates have been announced for FutureEverything 2012 (16-19 May) along with a couple of the flagship performances. Earlybird wristbands allowing access to all music events are on sale now at £55.

DOUBLE DUTCH
16 January 2012
Minny Pops
Great lost Factory band Minny Pops - the first Dutch group to record a Peel session - play their first UK gigs in 30 years this week with hotly tipped Rotterdam band Rats On Rafts supporting; Womb also play the Manchester date (Sat 21st).

RUBY LOUNGE - STUFF TO DO WHILE YOU WAIT FOR SPRING TO COME
16 January 2012
Ease the January gloom by feasting your eyes over the Ruby Lounge schedule. From Lithuanian hip-hop to Balkan flamenco; the modern pop of Grouplove to PiL legends Wobble and Levene reunited, there's something for everyone here.

PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ WITH JANICE
14 January 2012
The Janice Graham Band
The Janice Graham Band launch their debut album at The Ritz on Friday 3rd February with support from The Narrows. Last few cheap tickets going fast, grab them here. Plus details of the rest of the Ritz's "Next Big Things" shows.

EARLY SONIC ADVANCES
13 January 2012
The Early Years
We haven't seen Sonic Cathedral nor The Early Years in Manchester for about four years but all that will change on 31st January when band and clubnight visit Kraak in association with local promoters Grey Lantern. Advances In Mathematics support.

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY 2012 DATE CONFIRMED
13 January 2012
Sounds From The Other City will be returning to Chapel Street and the surrounding area on Sunday 6th May (as ever, it's the day before bank holiday Monday for those who get them) - tickets on sale soon.

MM2011: A GREAT YEAR FOR MANCHESTER
02 January 2012
In which we reveal our Album Of The Year and five worthy runners-up, and have a bit of a ramble about other stuff that happened.

MM2011 TAKE 6 : JON ASHLEY
02 January 2012
Jon hasn't been able to get out to as many gigs as usual this year but still managed to unearth some great local releases that slipped under most other radars...

MM2011 TAKE 5: DAVID EDWARDS
02 January 2012
Probably the only place on earth where you will find Wild Beasts, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga and Tom Waits grouped together in any context whatsoever: no, not a fantasy Come Dine With Me, just David's eclectic take on the year.

MM2011 TAKE 4: CATH AUBERGINE
02 January 2012
In which MM's admin editor visits London, Glasgow, Barcelona, Düsseldorf and a village hall in Sussex in pursuit of live music. It's a wonder anything ever gets published here, really. Also features the worst band T-shirt ever...

MM2011 TAKE 3: ADAM WHEELDON
02 January 2012
Puressence, Amplifier, The Horrors and DJ Shadow are among the highlights of Adam's year.

MM2011 TAKE 2: AARON GOW
02 January 2012
Ten of the hottest tracks of the year and a rather surreal experience at one of our favourite club nights...

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