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< < Archive News Stories on Manchester Music For December, 2010

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MM2010: ALBUMS OF THE YEAR PART ONE
30 December 2010
Cath Aubergine, David Edwards and Jon Ashley take an indepth look back at the 15 albums we collectively consider most worthy of your Christmas vouchers, if you don't already own them.

MM2010: ALBUMS OF THE YEAR PART TWO
30 December 2010
You want more? Cath, David and Jon fight the cause for the albums which didn't quite make their respective top fives but are rather good anyway...

MM2010: GIGS OF THE YEAR - DAVID'S SELECTIONS
30 December 2010
David Edwards wrote his first live review for MM at the start of 2010 and we said "More, please!" This is why. Here are ten gigs you may not have been at, but by the time you've read it you'll wish you had been...

MM2010: GIGS OF THE YEAR - CATH'S SELECTIONS
30 December 2010
Steve Lamacq once boasted of having gone to 200 gigs in a year. Once. Last time Cath Aubergine didn't make 200 gigs was 2004; in 2010 she made 263 so choosing 10 was something of a challenge...

MM2010: GIGS OF THE YEAR - JON'S SELECTIONS
30 December 2010
Jon doesn't go out quite as much as Cath and David do, but still managed to catch a few local classics...

MAHON'S MERRY XMAS SONGBOOK
17 December 2010
Danny Mahon
Whilst finalising his anticipated debut album, to mark the festive period Danny has recorded two special tracks which will be available on a free download...

ortoPilot's ADVENT TREAT
17 December 2010
Manchester Based artist ortoPilot, releases free video advent calendar and downloads

MONSTER FREE FINALE AT FUEL (Weds 22/12)
17 December 2010
Monster Island
Monster Island are presenting their own free gig + 3 other acts next Wednesday at Fuel in Withington

RUBY LOUNGE: 2011 STARTS HERE
10 December 2010
The Coral
Ruby Lounge is winding down for a refit, but there's a couple of gigs to go before Christmas and a NYE party with Revolver before The Coral launch the 2011 schedule with a two night stint. Still tickets left for the second night (16th Jan).

COME OUT TO GULLIVERS ON SUNDAY
09 December 2010
We Came Out Like Tigers
Liverpool's wildest and noisiest live band We Came Out Like Tigers are back in Manchester this weekend, playing the Grey Lantern night at Gullivers (Sun 12th, 3) with support from Kasa and the amazingly named Super Intense Corpse Muncher.

GATHERING WINTER FUEL
07 December 2010
Young British Artists
This Friday (10th) sees Cloud Sounds and Red Deer Club join forces for a festive 8 band party at Fuel: Young British Artists, Onions and Jane Weaver appear alongside hotly tipped newcomers Y Niwl, The Louche FC and more. 6 adv.

SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT WEEK OF MUSIC
07 December 2010
Wooden Shjips
There's five days of musical wonder starting tomorrow in Salford as Sounds From The Other City teams up with other independent promoters to present Wooden Shjips, Trumans Water, Rangda, Easter and more.

THE BEST NEW BAND IN MANCHESTER 2010: SINGLE RELEASE NEWS
03 December 2010
Patterns
Pull Yourself Together are starting a record label, with the first release on 13th December. And even better, it's the debut EP from Patterns, one of Manchester's most exciting new bands of 2010. Here's all the details...

FESTIVALS 2011 - FRIENDS OF MINE
02 December 2010
The Charlatans
The Charlatans, The Phantom Band, A Certain Ratio and Wild Palms are among the first line-up announcements from a new festival taking place in May a few miles outside of Manchester in the Cheshire countryside, courtesy of the Friends Of Mine team.

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