Friday, June 01, 2012


So a jubilee bank holiday weekend brings either an overdose of bunting and flag-waving for an out-dated institution or an excuse for a series of all-day gigs. Joining the returning Dot To Dot, Eurocultured and Parklife festivals in Manchester this June, there are one-offs this long weekend at Soup Kitchen (God Save The Queen daytime line-up featuring Wild Birds, The Louche, Champion Lover, Laser Dream Eyes and more), at Kraak (Jubilee Band Love-in featuring Sacred Paws, Butchers, Temple Songs, Sex Hands, Waiters and more) and Night & Day (British Wildlife Goes West featuring Wooderson, Bearfoot Beware, Cowtown, Klaus Kinski, Well Wisher, Sex Hands and more). The first cost £3, the last one £5 – bargains both.

This month also sees debut album launches for two Manchester-based bands both featured on the mixtape below: grizzled country-rock Americana from Blind Atlas and noisy alt-rock pop-hooks from Crumpsall pipe-dreamers Easter. And starting it all off tonight is the excellent three band bill at Fuel courtesy of Manchester Scenewipe: Emperor Zero, Embers and – see below – Uranium Lake. Even more of a bargain – that’s free of charge.

As ever a mixtape [63 mins / 74 MB] of bands playing Manchester this month to help inform your gig-going decision-making - link in the post below this one.

Mcr Gigs in Music Mixtape: June 2012 [63 mins / 74 MB] - download here

The See See Three More Days [2.36]
(9 June The Castle BUY TICKETS)
Easter Damp Patch [6.13] (22 June Kraak BUY TICKETS)
David Thomas Broughton Ain’t Got No Sole [8.38] (7 June Kraak BUY TICKETS)
Jack ‘Lesser’ Lewis's Awkward Energy Whitey [12.18] (16 June The Castle BUY TICKETS)
Vinny Peculiar A Vision [14.55] (21 June The Castle BUY TICKETS)
Joyce The Librarian When The Wood Comes Down [18.18] (25 June The Castle BUY TICKETS)
Liars Scissor [21.55] (15 June Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Temple Songs Someone Get Her Outta Here [24.49] (29 June Roadhouse BUY TICKETS)
La Sera Please Be My Third Eye [27.12] (11 June Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Cory Branan Prettiest Waitress In Memphis [30.19] (7 June Tiger Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Wooden Wand Motel Stationery [37.26] (27 June Night & Day BUY TICKETS)
Anais Mitchell Dyin’ Day (Daytrotter Session) [40.32] (2 June Ruby Lounge BUY TICKETS)
Blind Atlas Pouring Rain [43.53] (20 June Kings Arms BUY TICKETS)
Uranium Lake Farley Granger [45.56] (1 June Fuel BUY TICKETS)
Sex Hands Rembrandts [48.45] (14 June Bay Horse BUY TICKETS)
Yeti Lane Analog Wheel [56.36] (20 June Kraak BUY TICKETS)
XXL Disco Chrome [59.27] (24 June Soup Kitchen BUY TICKETS)
Julia Holter Goddess Eyes [62.53] (3 June Anthony Burgess Foundation BUY TICKETS)

And not forgetting:
1 June The Liftmen + Sam and the Plants Band on the Wall / 1 June Emperor Zero + Embers Fuel / 2 June God Save The Queen Soup Kitchen /3 June British Wilderlife all dayer Night & Day /3 -4 June Eurocultured various venues / 4 June Dot To Dot various venues / 4 June Cursive Ruby Lounge / 4 June Fawn Spots Night & Day / 4 June Theesatisfaction / 5 June Nightingales Night & Day / 6 June R Stevie Moore Night & Day / 6 June Austra Soup Kitchen / 7 June Towns The Castle / 7 June Gabriel Minnikin + Dreaming Spires Night & Day / 8 June Narrows Soup Kitchen / 8 June Tom Williams & The Boat Deaf Institute / 9 June Future Of The Left Deaf Institute / 9 – 10 June Parklife / 10 June John Stammers + TG Elias + Jo Rose The Castle / 10 June Jim White The Lowry / 11 June Sunn O))) The Ritz / 12 June Lucy Wainwright Roche Ruby Lounge / 12 June Gnod Night & Day / 14 June Paws + Dolfinz + Waiters Bay Horse / 15 June Jess Bryant Art of Tea /15 June Citizens! Deaf Institute / 16 June Justin Townes Earle Academy / 17 June Best Coast The Ritz / 18 June The Miserable Rich Cornerhouse / 21 June Air Cav Sacred Trinity / 24 June Shels Ruby Lounge / 25 June Emily & The Woods The Castle / 26 June Warm Widow + Secretaire Night & Day / 29 June Mount Fabric + Glass Ankle + Vei Kings Arms / 29 June Milk Maid Roadhouse / 29 June Chew Lips Soup Kitchen / 29 June Zaimph St Margaret’s Church / 30 June Jesca Hoop Academy / 30 June Lydia Lunch’s Big Sexy Noise Ruby Lounge

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