This weekend in Manchester there is music biz shindig In The City with associated live showcases plus a whole raft of other gigs going on in every possible venue. Plus James Yorkston and Magic Arm at Contact on Saturday (tickets here); LCD Soundsystem at the Academy on Sunday (tickets here); and The Boredoms plus Michael Gira also at the University (tickets here).
Shame I'm in Amsterdam all weekend then.
And what live music does Amsterdam have to offer? As far as I can see Amy Winehouse, Just Jack and Suzanne Vega. Hmmmmmm. Sure I'll find something else to do.
And is it just me or do certain LCD Soundsystem songs sound a bit like Heaven 17 circa 1984? Time for a revival?
SOUND OF SILVER
Sound of Silver [BUY]
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How Men Are [BUY]