Friday, July 01, 2011


Summer’s here and gigs thin out as festival season approaches but there’s still plenty to choose from. Tonight alone there are four gigs all worth catching on featured on this month’s mixtape: Julie Baenziger aka Sea of Bees makes her (I reckon) fourth Manchester appearance this year already, this time headlining at the Deaf Institute; at Dulcimer in Chorlton, Wooden Wand is playing (latest album "Death Seat" on Young God Records ); there’s a new band night at Night & Day including Deadwall from Leeds (subject of yesterday’s post) and in Fuel in Withington Mcr Scenewipe are hosting their monthly FREE gig night with four bands including another welcome Yorkshire visitor Just Handshakes (We’re British).

Also this month is Manchester International Festival with its Björk residency and separate strand of gigs including some local bands getting (hopefully) a bigger stage including Plank!, Air Cav, Golden Glow and Young British Artists. Plus Wu Lyf in a tunnel; more exciting is that support for this is Dirty Beaches.

As ever a mixtape [58 mins / 64 MB] of bands playing Manchester this July to help inform your gig-going decision-making - link in the post below this one.

Monster Island The Anchor Age [3.31] (2 July Kings Arms BUY TICKETS)
Let’s Wrestle Dear John [5.25] (25 July Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Race Horses Grangetown 02920 [7.07] (7 July The Castle BUY TICKETS)
Sea of Bees Marmalade [11.09] (1 July Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Just Handshakes (We’re British) Tenfoots [13.40] (1 July Fuel BUY TICKETS)
Vivian Girls I Heard You Say [16.30] (17 July Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Math & Physics Club Darling Please Come Home [19.40] (26 July The Castle BUY TICKETS)
Moustache of Insanity What’s The Point [22.57] (26 July The Castle BUY TICKETS)
Driver Drive Faster Gravel Dents [27.50] (19 July Band on the Wall BUY TICKETS)
Paris Suit Yourself Craig Machinsky [32.26] (11 July Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Yacht Dystopia [36.25] (25 July Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Memory Tapes Wait In The Dark [40.34] (7 July Deaf Institute BUY TICKETS)
Marques Toliver White Sail (demo) [44.19] (5 July Band on the Wall BUY TICKETS)
The Suns Interstella Love [49.24] (14 July The Castle BUY TICKETS)
Deadwall The Wakefield Questionnaire [52.25] (1 July Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Wooden Wand The DNR Waltz [55.57] (1 July Dulcimer BUY TICKETS)

And not forgetting:
1 July Letters to Fiesta + Foreign Hands Fuel / 2 July Ghost Outfit Kings Arms / 4 July S.C.U.M. Ruby Lounge / 4 July The Kill Van Kulls The Castle / 4 July Death Cab For Cutie + The Head and the Heart Academy 1 / 5 July Vetiver Band on the Wall / 6 July Tame Impala Sound Control / 9 July Karima Francis Deaf Institute / 9 July New Hips + Cowtown + Victories At Sea Gullivers / 14-16 July Amadou & Mariam New Century Hall / 14 July Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Manchester Cathedral / 14 July Bright Eyes Academy 1 / 14 July Folk Apocalypse Night & Day / 14 July JP Cooper Deaf Institute / 16 July Trojan Horse Ruby Lounge / 16 July The Violet May Night & Day / 16 July The Suzukis Roadhouse / 19 July The Miserable Rich + Walton Hesse Band on the Wall / 19 July Electrelane Academy 3 / 22 July Two Gallants Night & Day / 26 July Caitlin Rose Academy / 28 July George Borowski Deaf Institute / 29 July Dignan Porch Fuel

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