DESIGNER MAGAZINE 2011

MONTHLY UPDATES

DECEMBER

* Best Of 2011 roundup - Feature

NOVEMBER
* Arctic Monkeys / The Vaccines
- Manchester MEN Arena - Live Review

* Doyle & The Fourfathers
- Dry Bar Manchester - Live Review

* The Gentrymen / The Royals
- Club Academy Manchester - Live Review

* Givers
- Manchester Academy - Live Review

* Incubus
- Manchester Apollo - Live Review

* Mcfly -
Battle Of The Bands - No Substitute for hard work - Read Article

* The Versions
- The Girl Next Door by The Mandigans - Cover Version Video

OCTOBER
* Johnny Marr & The Healers
- Live review in Manchester - Read here

* Little Comets
- Live Review in Manchester - Read here

* One Direction
- What Makes You Beautiful (Decades cover)

SEPT
* The Version plus guests -
Live Review in Manchester - read here

AUGUST
* ATP Summer Tour
- Boy Jumps Ship / Mimi Soya / Cuba Cuba / Hope Break Legend / Leopards - Live Review

* Better Left Alone
- plus Kiss Corona / Tainted Memories / FYI / Lights Out Action - Live Review

* Kiss Corona
- Doctor Doctor live in Manchester (video)

* The Union Choir
- Eleanor live in Manchester (video)

JULY
* Athlete
- acoustic set in Manchester (Salford) goes down a storm - Live Review

* Malokia
- plus special guests Pigeons in Motion, The Goddamn Electric / Forever August / Lights Out Action - Live Review

* The Sticks -
plus guests impress in a post Glastonbury landspace - Live Review

MAY
* Martin Rossiter
- Gene frontman impresses on his debut solo tour - Live Review

* Ocean Colour Scene -
Simon & Oscar acoustic at Bar Bliss - Live Review

* Panic! At The Disco
- Can they survive without Ryan Ross? - Live Review

* Pete Doherty
- Solo and Acoustic at Manchester Academy - Live Review

* Ra Ra Riot / Airship - The band that should be massive - Live Review

* Scumbag Philosopher
- Find out more about the band behind God Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead - Interview

APRIL
* Airborne Toxic Event -
Manchester Academy 2 - Live Review

* Carl Barat -
Back to the solo job after the Libertines reformations - Live Review

* The Heartbreaks
- Morcambe boys on a mission - Live Review

* The Royals
- They weren't Alive In The 80s but they wish they were - Live Review

MARCH

* Cats Eyes -
Faris Badwan's new project hit Manchester - Live Review

* Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards -
Manchester Castle Review here

* Mcfly -
Dougie's back girls and they hit the right mark in Manchester - Live Review

* One Direction
- a zillion photos of the boys in Manchester - Gallery here

* Shaun William Ryder -
Happy Mondays and now King Of the Jungle hits Manchester - Review

FEBRUARY
* All Time Low
- Massive photogallery from their initmate Academy show - view here

* The Bravery -
Audio interview with Sam Endicott - Listen here

* Darwin Deez -
Hipsters of the world, Unite and take over - Manchester review here

* Detroit Social Club - Newcastle band head out in Manchester in support of new single I Am The Revolution - Live Review

* The Duke Spirit -
An alternative valentines day in Manchester - Live Review

* Florrie - Xenomania drummer goes solo at Manchester's Ruby Loung - Live Review

* Hurts - Manchester Academy homecoming show is epic - Live Review here

* James Blunt -
We tipped him before even his UK record label had heard of it - We revisit in this review in Manchester - here

* Kid British
- Northern Stories EP reviewed here

* Little Comets / Big Sleep - Not so elusive any more as they hit Manchester - Live Review here


* Zapzapzap - Hot tips from Macclesfield headline Club Academy in Manchester - Live Review

JANUARY
* Buzzin - New Bands Featured Every Day - This month including Swedish Anti-Biebers, Suede sideprojects, Sheffields new answer to The Clash, Political danceable pop about Wikileaks - Read Here

* Funeral Party - could they be the next big thing? We find out here

* The Heartbreaks - massive indepth interview with the band about playing fashion shows for Bono, recording with Edwyn Collins and Morcambe - Read Here

* Metronomy - preview new album The English Riviera in Manchester - Read Here

* Napa Live - The Charlatans, Courteeners, Twisted Wheel and The Twang head up the next big foreign festival - Read our preview here

* New Bands for 2011: Brother, The Heartbreaks, Big Sleep, Heights and many more to look out for - Read our selections here

* Sleigh Bells - big noisy pop from Sleigh Bells in Manchester - Read here


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