Friday, April 30, 2010


As if there weren’t enough good gigs in May already, someone decided to go and plonk several music festivals in the month too. To be fair, some of the festivals did come first. So this month not one but two mixtapes.

The first [56 mins/66 MB] is non-festival gigs during May; the second [63 mins/73 MB] is from bands appearing at the festivals: Sounds From The Other City, MAPS, Big Noise Festival, Future Everything, Hungry Pigeon and Dot-to-Dot. Dates, details and links for gigs and festivals after each tracklisting. And the links for the mixtapes are in the post below.

It’s going to be a long month – see you on the other side.

Manchester Gigs in Music Mixtape: May 2010
The Fresh and Onlys Peacock and Wing (4 May Club Academy BUY TICKETS)
Deerhunter Disappearing Ink (4 May Club Academy BUY TICKETS)
Wax Fang Cannibal Island (25 May Sound Control BUY TICKETS)
Tim & Sam’s Tim & The Sam Band Summer Solstice (9 May King’s Arms BUY TICKETS)
Woodpigeon My Denial in Argyle (3 May Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Titus Andronicus Richard II (24 May Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Laura Gibson Funeral Song (3 May Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Nina Nastasia Oblivion (26 May St Margarets Church BUY TICKETS)
The Books Enjoy Your Worries (12 May Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow Evil, With Evil, Against Evil (14 May Islington Mill BUY TICKETS)
The Acorn Flood Pt 1 (28 May St Clements BUY TICKETS)
Trembling Bells The Ends The Beginning Born Knowing (18 May Band on the Wall BUY TICKETS)
Frontier Ruckus Mona and Emmy (17 May Dulcimer BUY TICKETS)
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions Wild Roses (23 May Club Academy BUY TICKETS)
Slow Club Boys On Their Birthdays (28 May FAC251 BUY TICKETS)

Not forgetting:
1 May Gloria Cycles Ruby Lounge / 1 May Electricity in our Homes An Outlet / 3 May
Paul Curreri Band on the Wall / 4 May Foals + Jonquil The Ritz / 4 May Wintersleep Ruby Lounge / 5 May Rose Elinor Dougall Ruby Lounge / 5 May The Young Knives MoHo Live / 5 May Rokia Traore + Sweet Billy Pilgrim Bridgewater Hall / 6 May Lightspeed Champion Deaf Institute / 7 May CocoRosie Manchester Cathedral / 7 May Misty's Big Adventure Academy 3 / 7 May Best Coast Deaf Institute / 8 May Surfer Blood Ruby Lounge / 10 May Cold Cave Deaf Institute / 12 May Faust Ruby Lounge / 12 May Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed Academy 3 / 12 May Stornoway Club Academy / 13 May Grails Ruby Lounge / 13 May Konono No1 Club Academy / 14 May Dum Dum Girls Sound Control / 14 May Nord Rute feat Plaid Victoria Baths / 15 May White Rabbits Night and Day / 15 May Hauschka + James Blackshaw + Nancy Elizabeth Band on the Wall / 17 May The Brian Jonestown Massacre Academy 3 / 17 May The Bundles Deaf Institute / 17 May Real Estate Sacred Trinity Church / 18 May Holy Fuck Deaf Institute / 18 May Midas Fall Ruby Lounge / 19 May Johnny Flynn Academy 3 / 19 May Neon Indian The Corner / 20 May Tim Hecker Sacred Trinity Church / 20 May The Antlers St Philips Church / 21 May Wolf Parade Club Academy / 21 May Airship Deaf Institute / 23 May A Place To Bury Strangers Deaf Institute / 23 May Jaguar Love Night and Day / 24 May Ganglians Deaf Institute / 24 May Jesca Hoop Band On The Wall / 24 May The Fall FAC251 / 25 May Villagers Deaf Institute / 26 May Heavy Trash Academy 3 / 26 May Goldheart Assembly Deaf Institute / 27 May Teenage Fanclub Academy 2 / 27 May Quasi Deaf Institute / 27 May Dead Meadow Academy 3 / 28 May Slow Club FAC251 / 30 May Neal Casal Ruby Lounge / 30 May Liam Frost Band on the Wall

And as if that wasn't enough on its own - the festivals:

Sounds From The Other City, 2 May, various venues, Chapel St, Salford
Salford’s new music festival with 8 promoters putting on gigs across six intimate venues. The pick of the bunch I’d say. Highlights: Damon and Naomi, Windmill, Chrome Hoof, Bo Ningen, Islet, Liz Green, Hotpants Romance, Wu Lyf
Info / Line-up / Buy Tickets

MAPS Festival, 30 April – 3 May, various venues, Northern Quarter
Or Music. Art. Poetry. Stuff. To give it its full name. A creative arts festival in the Northern Quarter. A few weeks before the other one. Highlights: Jo Rose, Sophie's Pigeons, Doll and The Kicks, Caulbearers
Info / Line-up / Buy Tickets

The Big Noise Festival, 9 May, Sound Control
Fundraiser for Big Issue in the North headlined by Kid British with Clint Boon and Gareth Brookes DJing. Featuring The Jessie Rose Trip , Jim Noir, Danny Mahon, The Switch, 1913 and Run Toto Run.
Info / Line-up / Buy Tickets

Future Everything 14 – 16 May, various venues, Manchester city centre
World premieres of artworks, a citywide music programme, visionary thinkers from around the world, and awards for innovation. Cerebral and global. Highlights: Konono No1, Omar Souleyman, King Midas Sound, Demdike Stare, Plaid.
Info / Line-up / Buy Tickets

Hungry Pigeon, 28 - 30 May, various venues, Northern Quarter
The other one. Music and arts festival in the Northern Quarter - but mainly music and includes outdoor stage in Piccadilly Gardens. Day passes or three day festival pass available. Highlights: The Longcut, Misty's Big Adventure, Liam Frost, Athlete.
Info / Line-up / Buy Tickets

Eurocultured 30 -31 May, various venues, Manchester city centre
Two day festival celebrating the diversity of European culture with visual art, performance and DJs and live music from across Europe. No discounts for UKIP members??
Info / Line-up / Buy Tickets

Dot to Dot, 31 May, various venues, Academies 1 & 2, Deaf Institute, FAC251
Single-dayer coming to Manchester for first time alongside Bristol and Nottingham. Comes across as NME tour but with indie-cred weight through leftfield additions. Highlights: Los Campesinos, White Hinterland, Dan Sartain, Beach House, Liars, Fionn Regan.
Info / Line-up / Buy Tickets

Manchester Festivals in Music Mixtape: May 2010
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Ballad of the RAA @ SFTOC [BUY TICKETS]
Field Music Effortlessly @ SFTOC [BUY TICKETS]
Fujiya + Miyagi Uh @ SFTOC [BUY TICKETS]
Los Campesinos This is a Flag. There is no Wind @ Dot-to-Dot [BUY TICKETS]
Bo Ningen Koroshitai Kimochi @ SFTOC [BUY TICKETS]
Run Toto Run Hater (Dance Toto Dance mix) @ Big Noise [BUY TICKETS]
Omar Souleyman Leh Jani @ Future Everything [BUY TICKETS]
The Ruby Suns Dusty Fruit @ Dot-to-Dot [BUY TICKETS]
Damon and Naomi ETA @ SFTOC [BUY TICKETS]
Jo Rose Lastbreath, California @ MAPS [BUY TICKETS]
Windmill Ellen Save Our Energy @ SFTOC [BUY TICKETS]
Liars No Barrier Fun @ Dot-to-Dot [BUY TICKETS]
Dan Sartain Gun Vs Knife @ Dot-to-Dot [BUY TICKETS]
Sophie’s Pigeons Say Play Sway @ MAPS [BUY TICKETS]
Misty’s Big Adventure Smart Guys Wear Ties @ Hungry Pigeon [BUY TICKETS]
White Hinterland Lindberghs and Metal Birds @ Dot-to-Dot [BUY TICKETS]
Alexander Tucker Another World @ SFTOC [BUY TICKETS]
Konono No1 Paradiso @ Future Everything [BUY TICKETS]

Links for the mixtape in the post below.

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