Jake Fletcher | Night People & The Twisted Wheel Club | Mon 23 Dec | 7pm | £6

Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-talented artist, Jake Fletcher celebrates the launch of his debut album on Christmas Eve eve! The former co-frontman of popular Manchester bands Gramotones and Cupids – Jake is back from touring and working with the likes of The Specials and PP Arnold – and going it alone on his own record. Come celebrate Christmas early with a familiar local face at this special show. Support comes from The Hiding Magpies and Kirk McElhinney.

105 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD, Tel: 0161 236 9266
Boxing Day Special | Aatma | Thu 26 Dec | 9pm | £5

Mic Check Media showcase the best of Manchester’s vocalists and rappers with a Boxing Day Special at Aatma. Celebrating the last year of achievements in the local music scene – artists on the bill include; Prima, Gilly MCR, D Wayne, Sarah Angel and loads more!

1st Floor, 14-16 Faraday Street, Manchester, M1 1BE
Currently Nothing | The Castle Hotel | Fri 27 Dec | 7pm | £8

Hailing from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire – Currently Nothing headline The Castle this week. The indie/alt-rock four-piece, who take influence from Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters, bring their catchy songs and cool riffs to make this a memorable show. Support comes from Red Shakes, Maritimes, and Cosmic Mother.

66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, Tel: 0161 237 9485
Mike Joyce DJ Set | YES | Fri 27 Dec | 5pm | Free

Local legend Mike Joyce brings his vast record collection down to YES this week. The former-Smiths drummer will be DJ-ing the main bar for four hours of favourites – from classics, underground gems and the weird and wonderful – entry is completely free! If you find yourself at a loss in that weird bit between Christmas and New Year – get down to YES!

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Shotty Horroh | Rebellion | Sat 28 Dec | 7pm | £10

For one night only – Shotty Horroh returns to Manchester for a special show at Rebellion before the New Year! A known and respected rapper – the Manchester native has been making music for 12 years with a back-catalogue of over 2,000 tracks. Performing fan favourites such as Winners Anthem and Zombie – Shotty will be joined on stage by a number of friends – be sure to get down there for an electric performance.

2B Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5WZ, Tel: 0161 236 9732
Inner City Waves Showcase | Band on the Wall | Sat 28 Dec | 7.30pm | Free

Band on the Wall host a free-entry showcase of some of the most talented and emerging local urban acts. The bill includes writer/performance artist/producer Keisha Thompson aka SheBeKeke, 21 year old singer Acemi Fox, North London-born/Manc-based rapper Chris Armor and Jane Loca.

27-29 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Mon 23 Dec - Sun 29 Dec
Cat Allan
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Fri 20 Dec 2019