Thursday, April 01, 2010


Forget Spring, easter eggs and gambolling lambs: April means Record Store Day and plenty of gigs. So here's the usual monthly mixtape to help plan your month - link to mixtape in following post [ 51 mins / 59 MB]. April is also the seventh birthday of High Voltage - more at end of post. Welcome to Spring!

Monthly Mixtape:
Gil Scott-Heron Where Did The Night Go? [1.08] (25 Apr Opera House BUY TICKETS)
Rain Machine Give Blood [4.32] (13 Apr Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Bear In Heaven Wholehearted Mess [7.35] (22 Apr Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Crystal Antlers Little Sister [11.30] (27 Apr Sound Control BUY TICKETS)
Kong Leather Penny [16.08] (2 Apr Sound Control BUY TICKETS)
Mount Eerie My Heart Is Not At Peace [19.23] (5 Apr Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Sons of Noel & Adrian The Wreck Is Not A Boat [24.11] (6 Apr Band on the Wall BUY TICKETS)
The Strange Boys I See [27.14] (17 Apr Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Standard Fare Standard Fare [31.02] (15 Apr Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
British Sea Power Down On The Ground [34.59] (26 Apr MoHo Live BUY TICKETS)
Sam Amidon How Come That Blood [38.26] (26 Apr Club Academy BUY TICKETS)
Last Harbour Bookseller Song [41.06] (6 Apr Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Robyn Hitchcock Belly Full Of Arms And Legs [44.16] (11 Apr Club Academy BUY TICKETS)
Fool’s Gold Fool's Gold [51.05] (30 Apr Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)

And not forgetting:
3 Apr Kirsty McGee's Hobopop Trio Bury Met / 4 Apr High Voltage 7th Birthday Islington Mill / 6 Apr And So I Watch You From Afar Ruby Lounge / 7 Apr Run Toto Run Night & Day / 7 Apr Royal Bangs Deaf Insitute / 11 Apr Russian Circles Islington Mill / 11 Apr Bridget St John Dulcimer / 12 Apr Laura Marling + Alessi’s Ark The Lowry / 12 Apr Rolo Tomossi Roadhouse / 19 Apr Caribou Deaf Institute / 20 Apr Black Rebel Motorcyle Club The Ritz / 20 Apr The Primitives MoHo Live / 21 Apr Angus and Julia Stone Ruby Lounge / 22 Apr Fuck Buttons Club Academy / 22 Apr Chris Cunningham Opera House / 23 Apr The Gothenburg Address Retro Bar / 24 Apr The Duke & The King Club Academy / 24 Apr The Travelling Band Academy 3 / 25 Apr Mark Lanegan Academy 3 / 25 Apr Three Trapped Tigers Deaf Institute / 25 Apr Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Band on the Wall / 27 Apr Basia Bulat Night & Day / 28 Apr Good Shoes Deaf Institute / 28 Apr Crippled Black Phoenix 30 Apr John Smith Band on the Wall

HIGH VOLTAGE 7TH BIRTHDAY - Islington Mill, Salford. 5pm-2am.
"We’re throwing a big ol’ party to celebrate High Voltage turning 7. That’s SEVEN! HV started in a halls of residence bar in 2003, launched a fanzine in September 2004 released a debut record in Nov 2004, moved out of halls of residence bar when they renovated it, put on Arctic Monkeys at Night & Day and Mystery Jets at Roadhouse in early 2005, relocated to Music Box in June 05, kept on releasing records and fanzines, put on shows by Simian Mobile Disco, !!! and The Maccabees, took a sabbatical between 2007-2008, and hosted an awesome In The City Showcase in 2009… But forget all that. Let’s look forward to more of the same. But better".
Features The Heartbreaks, Young British Artists, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Sophie's Pigeon, Milk Maid, Crooked Rooks, Josephine, Christopher Eatough, Daniel J Nixon + more. All for just a fiver.

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