If you're looking for NYE party ideas, then we've a special guide on the way, but in the mean time, there's still a wealth of fantastic festive gigs and club nights prior to Turkey day. Here's just a selection (box) of choices.
Willis Earl Beal - Night and Day, Wednesday 2nd DecemberChicago based Soul from breakthrough lo-fi solo singer-songwriter, Willis Earl Beal.
Peaches - Islington Mill, Thursday 3rdProvocative electro goddess Peaches returns to Manchester after too long with her playful and subversive live show, playing material from her recent, long-awaited sixth album, Rub, alongside her back catalogue of filthy minded classics.
Guy Garvey - Albert Hall, Friday 4thManchester’s troubadour, the nicest man in indie rock, and so on and so forth, the lead singer of beloved group Elbow goes solo with no problem at all, with a quietly anthemic showcase of his spin-off material at the Albert Hall.
New Order - Warehouse Project, Saturday 5thMaking a triumphant return to a hometown hero’s welcome, pioneering electronic group and untouchable pop band Joy Division return for one of two nights at The Warehouse Project, with Factory Floor in tow, and DJs Erol Alkan, Horse Meat Disco and Will Tramp.
Chow Down w/ MSSINGNO - Soup Kitchen, Saturday 5thExperimental bass movements from MSSINGNO, and grime and rave classics from the crew at Chow Down.
Django Django - Albert Hall, Sunday 6thFollowing the runaway success of their debut LP, experimental leaning art pop band Django Django visi