A 42 minute music compilation of some highlights of live shows this coming month in Manchester: download link in post below this one.
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Optimist Vs The Silent Alarm (20 April Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Jenny Lewis The Big Guns (24 April Academy 3 BUY TICKETS)
PJ Harvey & John Parish Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen (24 April The Ritz BUY TICKETS)
Dirty Projectors Knotty Pine (with David Byrne) (1 April Mint Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career (22 April Club Academy BUY TICKETS)
Loney, Dear I Was Only Going Out (15 April Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele 26 Miles (1 April Trof NQ BUY TICKETS)
The Wave Pictures We Dress Up Like Snowmen (10 April Roadhouse BUY TICKETS)
Brakes What's In It For Me? (13 April Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Art Brut Sound of Summer (27 April Academy 3 BUY TICKETS)
My Latest Novel The Reputation of Ross Francis (9 April Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
The Sons of Noel & Adrian Violent Violet (24 April Klondyke Bowls Club BUY TICKETS)
My First Tooth Typewriters (11 April Kro Bar BUY TICKETS)
The Zombies Maybe After He's Gone (24 April Bridgewater Hall BUY TICKETS)
And after compiling this it appears the Jenny Lewis gig is not happening. Shame.
And not forgetting:
2 April A Place To Bury Strangers Ruby Lounge / 3 April Marble Valley Chorlton Irish Club / 6 April Wildbirds & Peacedrums Dulcimer / 7 April Bat For Lashes The Ritz / 10 April The Leisure Society Ruby Lounge / 10 April The Loves, the Bobby McGees Black Lion / 10 April Fujiya & Miyagi Deaf Institute / 12 April Keith Ruby Lounge / 16 April Trembling Bells Deaf Institute / 17 April Sparkwood + 21 Carlton Club / 18 April Earth Islington Mill / 19 April The Whitest Boy Alive Ruby Lounge / 21 April The Veils Ruby Lounge / 22 April Health Deaf Institute / 23 April 65 Days of Static Deaf Institute / 24 April Bridge & Tunnel Kro Bar / 27 April The Von Bondies Ruby Lounge / 27 April The Nightingales Night & Day / 29 April The Juan Maclean Deaf Institute / 30 April Richard Swift Night & Day
And for something different this Friday - art or music? Or both?