Monday, July 20, 2009


Unpredictable weather getting to you? Feeling damp just hearing the stories from a rained-upon Latitude? Why not listen to some music INDOORS? And how about in an impressive Georgian church in Salford - with a bar? Because tonight Mark Kozelek plays St Philip's Church.

This is a Hey Manchester promotion; here's what they say:

We’re delighted to welcome songwriting legend Mark Kozelek for what is only his second solo appearance in Manchester during an illustrious 20-years recording career. His debut here was a sold-out performance at the Dancehouse Theatre. Originally a lynchpin of the sadcore movement in alternative rock with Red House Painters, Kozelek’s harrowing autobiographical lyrics gave unflinchingly detailed accounts of pain, despair and loss while the lengthy accompanying music was slow, intense, dissonant and bleak. As time has passed, his music has become more acoustic and folk-inflected, while his lyrics now seem obsessed with memory, geography and those who died before their natural time.

Brilliant! Can you think of a finer way to spend a rainy Monday evening? Tickets from here and here.

Mark Kozelek
Lost Verses Live [BUY]

Sun Kil Moon
Tiny Cities [BUY]

Red House Painters
Red House Painters [BUY]

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