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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For December, 2007

Bringing you all the News stories from deep in the archives

NIGHT & DAY NEW YEAR
19 December 2007
In the frame of mind for sorting out your gig schedule for January ? - you should be, as you'll need to get in quick for some of the N&D shows slated in for January

VOODOO CHRISTMAS
19 December 2007
The Medicine Bow
If it's the last Friday of every month then it must be Club Voodoo at Retro Bar - news of their seasonal special on the 28/12

YGG - IRISH FESTIVAL BAND COMPETITION IS BACK !
19 December 2007
The Young Gifted and Green Unsigned 2008 competition is looking for guitar driven bands with Irish roots to enter Manchester's longest running Bands competition

AFTERSHOW XMAS SPESH WITH I AM KLOOT AND THE LAB LABEL LAUNCH
19 December 2007
I Am Kloot
Get set for something special at the Aftershow this week.I AM KLOOT for starters...

ELBOW ALBUM AND APRIL TOUR
19 December 2007
Elbow
Elbow are back. Following a two year hiatus since their last UK tour in February 2006, the band return to the live circuit with a comprehensive set of dates in April 2008

FRETWELL SINGLE, TOUR AND NIGHT & DAY DATES
19 December 2007
Stephen Fretwell
Single Now, a melancholic beauty with a sky-scraping melody, is released on 14th January 2008 followed by dates in the UK and Ireland - special dates at Night & Day are now on sale..

JOHN SMITH'S XMAS IN MATLOCK
19 December 2007
John Smith
John Smith, fresh from his recent tour plays at The Fishpond (Matlock) alongside Sam Genders (Tunng) and Ben Ottewell (Gomez) on the 29th December 2007

ROADHOUSE ALREADY PRIMED TO KICK OFF 2008
17 December 2007
Firm MM favourite venue, The Roadhouse Manchester has just announced its early calendar for 2008, so get those diaries filled in over the festive break.

PAPER SCISSORS GLUE'S NEW YEAR BLURT!
17 December 2007
On 18th January, Cafe Saki plays host to Blurt - Paper Scissors Glue (one of Manchester's more discerning alt.events) has them down as 'one of the most unique and underated bands of our times'

ELECTRIC CHAIR READY FOR BIG SWITCH OFF - LAST CHANCE TO CELEBRATE A DANCE INSTITUTION
17 December 2007
Elektrons
After 13 years of benchmark clubbing the ELECTRIC CHAIR will be calling time on its legendary party sessions - celebrate the legacy on the 29th December at Music Box

CASTLE'S BIG NIGHT IN - MONDAY CHARITY GIG WITH FRETWELL AND BONE-BOX
17 December 2007
Stephen Fretwell
A remarkable year of events are rounded off with a rather special and rather noble charity drive at the Castle Hotel Manchester - enjoy aBone-box 3 man set featuring Jay Taylor, Alex Balch & Peter Marshall alongside friends Stephen Fretwell & Lazybones

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MAJESTIC GLACIAL SOUNDSCAPES... * recommended *
12 December 2007
Sketches For Albinos
Monday (17th) sees the last Wotgodforgot session of 2007 with music from the ends of the earth c/o Sketches For Albinos, puzzle-like compositions from Escalade, canada/iceland inspired rock music from Spokes and post-hardcore noise from Drebin. Retro, 5

EXPECT DELAYS AT AFTERSHOW THIS THURSDAY !
12 December 2007
This Is Seb Clarke
This week THE AFTERSHOW hosts the official Bloc Party Aftershow, plus DELAYS, This Is Seb Clarke and Bye Bye Johnny..

WINTER WARMER!
11 December 2007
The Courteeners
Xfms annual Winter Wonderland gig has become a highlight on the local musical calendar - it takes place on Tuesday the 11th December...

NO BEAR JUST MAUS
10 December 2007
Those great folks at Pineapple Folk have another special event on at Kro 1 (the one opposite the Academy) this Wednesday (12/12) in the form of Minnesota's John Maus (Panda Bear)..

WINELIGHT XMAS BASH - BURY FOLK ACOUSTICA
09 December 2007
Garron Frith
For fans of THE MURPHY'S the news is that their latest offering "Working Mom" is currently riding high at No 3 in the UK Country Music Charts. You can see them plus the great Garren Frith on Tuesday the 11th December at the Winelight Club Bury.

RUBY LOUNGE : DECEMBER IS GO !
06 December 2007
Fast becoming (if not already there) one of the key venues on the circuit, The Ruby Lounge complement their rather cool facilities with a great December line up

NIGHT & DAY DECEMBER STUFF - FROM THE FESTIVE TO THE BEYOND
06 December 2007
Fear Of Music
December and beyond at Night & Day - you know it makes sense !

WINTER FUEL ALLOWANCE
04 December 2007
Tim And Sam's Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam
Tim And Sam and their long name are having a Christmas party at FUEL in Withington on Saturday 15th December with support from Luke Leighfield and Sam Isaac. Free in, and there will be mince pies too...

LAUNCH THE FEAR!
04 December 2007
Fear Of Music
Fear Of Music take over Night & Day this Friday (7th) for their album launch party with special guests Air Cav and The Nightjars.

NORTHERN QUARTER CHRISTMAS
04 December 2007
Politburo
There's an early Christmas party at The Castle (Oldham St, Manchester) this Saturday (8th) with live sets from Politburo, The Nouvelles, The Moods, the Score and The Sleeves. Free entry, and a raucous time guaranteed...

ANTISCENESTER(ISM)
04 December 2007
Band(ism)
Thursday (6th) sees the return of The Anti-Scene to Dry Bar, featuring masked-up scariness from Band(ism), the acoustic sounds of Bleeding Hands, atmospheric sounds from Tyneside's Fall Short! Conform! and a stripped-down Blacklands.

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