Friday, May 01, 2009


Oh me oh my. A month packed full of gigs and music festivals in Manchester. Overwhelmed by choice and limited of time and resource, you may like me have to make some difficult decisions about what to miss.

Here's the usual to help inform decisions: a 52 minute music compilation of some highlights of live shows this coming month: download link in post below this one. Could have easily made another 50 minute compilation there's so much on offer.

Bishop Allen Oklahoma (6 May Cafe Saki BUY TICKETS)
A C Newman There Are Maybe 10 or 12 (20 May Retro Bar BUY TICKETS)
Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus (25 May supporting The Soft Pack Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
The Broken Family Band Salivating (8 May Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Jason Lytle Yours Truly, The Commuter (26 May Academy 3 BUY TICKETS)
Mi Ami The Man In Your House (2 May Retro Bar BUY TICKETS)
Deerhunter Nothing Ever Happened (19 May Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart Young Adult Friction (22 May Chorlton Irish Club BUY TICKETS)
The Acorn Crooked Legs (3 May Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Viking Moses Little Emma's Smile (4 May supporting The Pictish Trail Kings Arms BUY TICKETS)
Great Lake Swimmers Palmistry (19 May Dulcimer BUY TICKETS)
Alasdair Roberts Hazel Forks (24 May Dulcimer BUY TICKETS)
Vivian Girls Damaged (20 May Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Phosphorescent Not A Heel (30 May Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)

And not forgetting:
5 May Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard Club Academy 3 / 7 May M83 Deaf Institute / 10 May Holy Fuck, It Hugs Back Academy 3 / 11 May Experimental Dental School Retro Bar / 12 May Dan Auerbach Club Academy / 12 May Retribution Gospel Choir Deaf Institute / 13 May Andrew Bird Academy 3 / 13 May Melt Banana Satan's Hollow / 14 May The Mae Shi, Abe Vigoda Deaf Institute / 19 May Handsome Family, Liz Green Ruby Lounge / 23 May Akron/Family Ruby Lounge / 24 May Black Lips Academy 3 / 26 May The Aliens Deaf Institute / 29 May Pagan Wanderer Lu Fuel

And then there's the festivals:

Sounds From The Other City 3 May
including SoPhIeS pIgEoNS, Sweet Baboo, The Invisible, Banjo or Freakout and Young British Artists.
Line Up / Tickets

MAPS Festival 1 - 4 May
including Alessi's Ark, Spokes, The Brute Chorus, iLiKETRAiNS and Liam Frost.
Line Up / Tickets

Futuresonic 13 - 16 May
including Philip Glass solo, Murcof, Johan Johansson, Ariel Pink and Crystal Antlers.
Line Up / Tickets

Hungry Pigeon 22 - 25 May
including Karima Francis, Misty's Big Adventure, Nine Black Alps, Ten Bears and The Travelling Band
Line Up / Tickets

Looking forward to a quiet one in June ...

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