October is bank-balance-bashing glut of good gigs. Alongside the individual gigs below a couple of events to mention: In The City 18-20 October and John Peel Night the week before on 10 October at Night & Day.
ITC is the music industry shindig with accompanying showcases and gigs. Tomorrow (2 Oct) is the last day to buy wrist-bands at an early bird price: £20 for access to all shows over the three days. The full ITC schedule is not announced in advance (or maybe it is and I never find out in time??) but two highlights: Frightened Rabbit headline Drowned In Sound's 9th Birthday party at the Deaf Institute on 19 October and Swn Festival brings Cate Le Bon, Islets and Sweet Baboo to town on 18 October.
The Peel Day event is a Pull Yourself Together presentation: headliner Malcolm Middleton alone would make this an essential event but in addition there is Sweet Baboo again (excellent second album ‘Hello Wave’ out now), Sky Larkin, Dutch Uncles and The Loves. All for a tenner with profits going to Diabetes UK and the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
Some shows below appear to be sold out including The XX, Jonathan Richman and Los Campesinos! If looking for tickets, avoid the touts and Ebay chancers, and try Scarlet Mist the ethical ticket re-sale site.
Download the compilation below [45mins/52MB] here.
Telekinesis! Tokyo [2.53] (5 Oct Dulcimer BUY TICKETS)
Crocodiles I Wanna Kill [7.29] (21 Oct Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
The Miserable Rich The Time That's Mine [9.16] (18 Oct Sacred Trinty Church Salford BUY TICKETS)
The XX Crystalised [12.33] (4 Oct Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
The Mountain Goats Romans 10:9 [15.08] (11 Oct Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Los Campesinos! We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed [19.02] (26 Oct Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Kill It Kid Heaven Never Seemed So Close [22.24] (4 Oct Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Slow Club Apples and Pairs [26.08] (6 Oct MoHo Live BUY TICKETS)
Fiery Furnaces I'm Going Away [28.34] (6 Oct Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Girls Lust For Life [30.56] (11 Oct Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Bombay Bicycle Club Ghost [34.53] (1 Oct Academy BUY TICKETS)
James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players Low Down In The Broom [37.47] (24 Oct Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Cate Le Bon Hollow Trees House Hounds [41.18] (18 Oct Cellar Vie BUY TICKETS)
Sweet Baboo Darlin' If You Think My Songs Are Funny, Then Darlin' You Are Wrong [44.42](10 Oct Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
And not forgetting:
1 Oct Joan as Policewoman Deaf Institute / 2 Oct My Tiger My Timing Chortlon Irish Club / 2 Oct Emperor Machine Deaf Institute / 2 Oct Richard Hawley Bridgewater Hall / 3 Oct Zu & Kong Islington Mill /3 Oct Julie Fowlis RNCM / 5 & 6 Oct Jazzanova Band On The Wall / 6 Oct Wave Machines Deaf Institute / 7 Oct Health Deaf Institute / 7 Oct Trespassers William Sacred Trinity Church Salford / 7 Oct Panda Su Art of Tea Didsbury/ 8 Oct Micachu & The Shapes Deaf Institute / 8 Oct J Tillman Night & Day / 9 Oct Dan Michelson & The Coastguards Ruby Lounge / 9 Oct Wild Beasts Academy 3 / 10 Oct Rook and the Ravens Academy 3 /11 Oct Jonathan Richman Deaf Institute / 12 Oct The Slits Deaf Institute / 12 Oct The Longcut Academy 3 / 13 Oct Johnny Foreigner Deaf Institute / 13 Oct Devon Sproule Band On The Wall / 14 Oct Bat For Lashes Academy 1 / 14 Oct Casiokids Deaf Institute / 15 Oct iLiKETRAiNS Deaf Institute / 15 Oct St Etienne Ritz / 15 Oct Starless & Bibleblack Dulcimer / 16 Oct Super Furry Animals Ritz / 17 Oct Everything Everything Night & Day / 19 Oct Soap & Skin RNCM / 19 Oct Brendan Benson Academy / 19 Oct Frightened Rabbit Deaf Institute / 19 Oct & 20 The Unthanks Band On The Wall / 20 Oct Felice Brothers Academy 2 / 21 Oct The Twilight Sad Ruby Lounge / 21 Oct No Age Deaf Institute / 22 Oct Alaska in Winter Nexus Art Café / 23 Oct Tinariwen Academy 2 / 23 Oct Mico & worriedaboutsatan Kings Arms Salford / 23 Oct Les Savy Fav Deaf Institute / 24 Oct Passion Pit Academy 2 / 25 Oct Johnny Flynn Deaf Institute / 27 Oct Edwyn Collins Deaf Insitute / 28 Oct Portugal The Man Roadhouse / 29 Oct Dananananaykroyd Academy 3 / 29 Oct The Young Republic Dulcimer / 31 Oct Efterklang Deaf Institute