Tuesday, December 01, 2009

MANCHESTER GIGS IN MUSIC: December 2009 pt.1

With the Christmas shut-down of the live music scene hitting home about the third week of December, it means that this month there are plenty of clashes over the next few weeks. As usual a monthly mix-tape of a selection of bands playing Manchester to help you choose wisely - download link in the post following [57 mins/65MB]

Lightning Dust I Knew [2.30] (4 Dec Roadhouse BUY TICKETS)
Young British Artists Bring The Sun [6.25] (11 Dec Islington Mill BUY TICKETS )
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart Young Adult Fiction [10.27] (4 Dec Academy 2 BUY TICKETS) Schwervon! Dinner [13.46] (8 Dec Café Saki BUY TICKETS)
Fruitbats Primitive Band [17.08] (17 Dec Roadhouse BUY TICKETS)
Kurt Vile Heart Attack [20.18] (14 Dec Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Battles Atlas [27.16] (7 Dec Academy 2 BUY TICKETS)
Broadcast The Be Colony [31.49] (8 Dec Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Deer Tick Easy [35.38] (3 Dec Dulcimer BUY TICKETS)
Horse Feathers Working Poor [38.47] (9 Dec Dulcimer BUY TICKETS)
Six Organs of Admittance Hazy SF [42.07] (3 Dec Islington Mill BUY TICKETS)
Early Day Miners In The Fire [46.31] (2 Dec Retro Bar BUY TICKETS)
Air Cav Alliance [51.25] (19 Dec Cross St Chapel BUY TICKETS)
Dutch Uncles Takeover [54.25] (4 Dec Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Misty’s Big Adventure Smart Guys Wear Ties [57.19] (17 Dec Club Academy BUY TICKETS)

And a couple of Christmas-themed events worth extra special consideration: the Red Deer Animal Masked Christmas Ball at Islington Mill ("wearing an animal mask is essential") and Air Cav's Christmas Congregation at Cross St Chapel with festive refreshments. Click the links above for tickets for both.

And not forgetting:
1 Dec Thea Gilmore Band On The Wall / 2 Dec Cass McCombs Roadhouse / 2 Dec Josh T Pearson Ruby Lounge / 2 Dec Everything Everything MoHo Live / 3 Dec Sam Isaac Ruby Lounge / 4 Dec Good Shoes Ruby Lounge / 6 Dec Athlete Ritz / 7 Dec High Llamas Band On The Wall / 7 Dec J Mascis & The Fog MoHo Live / 8 Dec Sun O)))) Islington Mill / 8 Dec Sleepy Sun Retro Bar / 9 Dec Lightning Bolt Islington Mill / 9 Dec Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti Deaf Institute / 10 Dec Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / 12 Dec Brown Orange Blue Retro Bar /13 Dec Modest Mouse Ritz / 14 Dec The Raveonettes Ruby Lounge / 14 Dec Spiritualized Apollo / 17 Dec Gnod The Corner / 17 Dec Beak Deaf Institute / 20 Dec Grammatics Deaf Institute