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MM2011 TAKE 1: GED CAMERA
29 December 2011
One MM contributer has been in and out of the city's venues with an alarming regularity as photo document and eye witness - here's Ged Camera's review of the year...

INTO 2012 WITH WYTHENSHAWE'S FINEST
16 December 2011
Frazer King
Uninspired by the idea of spending NYE at a house party of someone you don't know/like, or paying £££ to be in the same room as a famous name putting records on? Want to watch live music and get change from a tenner for your ticket? Read on...

HEAVY POP ON THE ROAD
16 December 2011
WU LYF
Wu Lyf have announced a spring tour, including a Manchester date at the Ritz on Thursday 15th March and two dates at London's Heaven the following week. Tickets are on sale now.

FIRST WAVE OF 2012
15 December 2011
Everything Everything
After an astonishing 2011, Now Wave kick off their 2012 schedule with a special intimate performance from Everything Everything at Islington Mill on Thursday 2nd February. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Fri 16/12) at 9am.

MANCHESTER'S GREATEST UNDERACHIEVERS
13 December 2011
The Longcut
Underachievers have announced their first few 2012 dates with The Longcut (also touring! Dates here!) Daniel Land & the Modern Painters, and Brown Brogues all booked for Roadhouse gigs plus an indiepop special at Deaf Institute.

BOXING BAND
13 December 2011
The Travelling Band
Live Boxing Day madness from The Travelling Band

TWO NIGHT STAND
13 December 2011
Puressence
Manchester rock legends Puressence take up a 2 day residency at Sound Control with sterling support

HMV RITZ - THEIR BUSY DEBUT CONTINUES - DEC 11 LISTINGS / JAN HIGHLIGHTS
12 December 2011
The Rain Band
The Ritz has been recently refurbished and relaunched (under the new ownership of HMV) and in addition to its heady list of club nights, there's an exciting calendar of live events - here are December listings and Jan' Highlights

CLOUDSOUNDS XMAS BASH THIS SATURDAY (10/12)
09 December 2011
Y Niwl
The excellent Cloudsounds curate another fine night of music this Saturday with Y Niwl leading the charge at the Castle (Mcr)

OFF WITH THE DEER'S HEAD - JOINT XMAS SHINDGIG AT'MILL
09 December 2011
Songs For Walter
Off with Their Heads join with one of Manchester’s finest labels, and curators of magical, folk-tinged nights, Red Deer Club Records for a magical Saturday at t'mill (10th Dec)

WOTGODFORGOT's ICEAGE AT KRAAK
07 December 2011
Iceage
Down at Kraak this week (8/12) are Copenhagen's ICEAGE and Wigan's lo-fi garage urchins Brown Brogues courtesy of Wotgodforgot

CELEBRATING THE CRACKED ACTOR
06 December 2011
'Where’s Bowie?' - a night of film, live music and DJs aims to celebrate the life and music of David Bowie, whilst raising money for MIND this Saturday (10/12) at Night & Day

NEW YEAR PHOTO EXHIBITION - KEVIN CUMMINS AND JOY DIVISION
05 December 2011
Joy Division
Kevin Cummins exhibition ‘Exemplar: Joy Division’ at the Manchester Photographic Gallery January 6th - February 26th 2012

TWISTED BOXING DAY
03 December 2011
Twisted Wheel
Twisted Wheel have announced an intimate Christmas party gig at Ruby Lounge on Monday December 26th.

LOST & FOUND HOST SLOW CLUB AT ST PHILIPS (15/12)
02 December 2011
Slow Club
Lost & Found have a rather special pre-Christmas event at St Philips Church, Salford on Thursday 15th December, when they host Slow Club.

STARTING THE FESTIVE SEASON IN DEBT
01 December 2011
Louis Barabbas And The Bedlam Six
Debt Records take over Antwerp Mansion this weekend for "a massive Winter Weekend filled with delights for all your senses" - live music from most of the label's acts, DJs, films and food: £5/day or £8 Sat/Sun 3rd-4th).

NEVER MIND THE...
01 December 2011
Buzzcocks
Manchester's pioneering original punk band Buzzcocks will be reuniting with original singer Howard Devoto for two gigs in May - tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday 3rd) at 9am.

AMPLIFIER TOUR & RECORD NEWS
01 December 2011
Amplifier
Manchester's most influential rock band announce a Manchester date this side of Xmas plus new tracks...

EARLY BIRD TICKET OFFER FOR RAMFEST 2012
01 December 2011
Ramsbottom Festival 2012 - limited early bird tickets now on sale

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