Sunday, November 30, 2008

Manchester Gigs in Music: December 2008 Part One

'Tis the season of blatant consumerism and over-consumption with a nod to a dying and irrelevant religion. Bring back paganism I say.

If you read some of the coverage, music in December is all about reformed 80s and 90s acts hitting the arenas (Pogues, James, New Kids etc) or Rat-Pack-at-Christmas evenings. But if you look a little deeper you will find some more interesting gigs across town - but be quick they start to dry up by the third week of December. Bah Humbug - and roll on January.

'Allo Darling Emily (8 Dec Fuel BUY TICKETS)
The Voluntary Butler Scheme Tabasco Sole (19 Dec Klondyke Bowls Club BUY TICKETS)
Abe Vigoda Dead City/Waste Wilderness (3 Dec The Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Stereolab Daisy Click Clack (17 Dec Academy 2 BUY TICKETS)
A Place To Bury Strangers I'll Know I'll See You (4 Dec Roadhouse BUY TICKETS)
Herman Dune My Home is Nowhere Without You (13 Dec The Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Vivian Girls Where Do You Run? (10 Dec The Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Last Harbour The Bookseller Song (19 Dec The Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Jolie Holland Mexico City (2 Dec Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Sophie's Pigeons Say Play Sway (19 Dec Klondyke Bowls Club BUY TICKETS)
Ben Kweller The Rules (4 Dec Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
The Hold Steady Slapped Actress (10 Dec Academy BUY TICKETS)
The Wedding Present Shatner (6 Dec Academy BUY TICKETS)

Download link in Part Two below

Not forgetting these:
2 Dec Nouvelle Vague Academy / 3 Dec Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & The True Loves - Ruby Lounge / 3 Dec RTX Star & Garter / 4 Dec Zach Hill - Sacred Trinity Church / 5 Dec The Beep Seals - Ruby Lounge / 5 Dec At Swim Two Birds Royal Exchange Theatre / 8 Dec The Bees - Roadhouse / 11 Dec Edgar 'Jones' Jones - Academy / 12 Dec Alabama 3 - Academy / 13 Dec iLiKE TRAiNS - Ruby Lounge / 14 Dec Joan As Policewoman - Academy 2

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