Thursday, January 01, 2009

Manchester Gigs in Music: January 2009 Pt. 1

Thank God that's over. An orgy of indulgence that now lacks all purpose culminating in an evening of forced celebration a.k.a the 'biggest' party night of the year. It used to be the only thing to look forward to at the start of the New Year was the January Sales. But they now happen in December. So what DO we have to look forward to this month?

Well, fairly sparse on the gig front but take your pick from US psychedelicists (Animal Collective, Of Montreal), various shades of folk (David Thomas Broughton through to Richard Thompson), dependable old punks (Buzzcocks, Half Man Half Biscuit), garage-country noir (The Brute Chorus, The Bookhouse Boys), French chanson (Francoiz Breut) and indie-tropicalia (Little Joy). For such a quiet month that's quite a spread.

Casiokids Togens Rule (29 Jan Club Academy w/ Of Montreal BUY TICKETS)
The Miserable Rich The Knife-Thrower's Hand (8 Jan Dulcimer BUY TICKETS)
Animal Collective Peacebone (14 Jan Club Academy BUY TICKETS)
Little Joy The Next Time Around (20 Jan Academy 3 BUY TICKETS)
The Brute Chorus The Cuckoo & The Stolen Heart (20 Jan Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Francoiz Breut Si Tu Disais (21 Jan Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Of Montreal An Eluardian Instance (29 Jan Club Academy BUY TICKETS)
Zombie Zombie What's Happening In The City? (26 Jan Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
The Bookhouse Boys Dead (19 Jan Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Half Man Half Biscuit Totnes Bickering Fair (30 Jan Academy 1 BUY TICKETS)
David Thomas Broughton One Day (24 Jan St Margaret's Church BUY TICKETS)

Link in post below this one.

And not forgetting:
16 Jan Buzzcocks Academy / 18 Jan Richard Thompson The Lowry / 23 Jan Seasick Steve Apollo / 24 Jan The Only Ones Academy 3 / 24 Jan Grace Jones Apollo / 27 Jan Sky Larkin Night & Day / 30 Jan Allez Allez Naive Melody @ Charlies

And Allez Allez have a Xmas mix available here if you are still feeling festive.

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