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All back to Whalley Range!

February 16th, 2009 — 3:05pm

For this show on Thursday 19 February:

Alan Courtis/Aaron Moore + Helhesten + Infinite Light + Beach Fuzz

Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore are touring as a duo in support of their new album on No=Fi. The latter plays with Volcano The Bear, who the Wire proclaim as being responsible for ‘producing some of the finest, wildest British music of the last 10 years on record and on stage’.

Helhesten are a three-piece from Deptford/Essex who employ clarinet, beat-up guitar, effected-voice and a variety of percussion to craft an aching flux of soaring and swamped-out sounds.

Infinite Light is the solo moniker of Warrington guitar improviser Barry Dean who has played with the likes of Stuckometer, Axis Mundi, Horse Hair and Beach Fuzz over the past few years.

Beach Fuzz is the stripped-down duo of Tom Settle and Nick Mitchell, playing bowed, scraped and intuitively picked lap steel, wailing, echo drenched fuzz synth, percussion and spontaneously composed vocals.

It’s happening from 7pm in Bernie’s garage at 76 Demesne Road, Whalley Range. There’s a £5 suggested donation. Visit Golden Lab Records’ Myspace for more information.

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Jack Lewis in a garage in Whalley Range

February 5th, 2009 — 3:07pm

I missed one gig off this week’s round-up – because I didn’t know about it at the time. Now I do though, and you should too…

Jack ‘brother of Jeffrey’ Lewis and two others are Fishermen Three, a garage band from Portland, Oregon – so it’s highly appropriate that tomorrow, Friday 6 February, they’re performing in a garage. Also on the bill for this ‘very Informal gathering’ are Nick Ainsworth of Former Bullies and someone called Calum Plowright.

The garage in question is somewhere in Whalley Range, though its address won’t be published. For directions, you need to email organisers Comfortable on a Tightrope or text 07724 827 738. Be nice and prompt about it too – there’s obviously only room for a few dozen people.

Though he sounds less rocky with his current band, here’s Jack sounding pretty Pavement-y with the Cutoffs in 2006:

And if you can’t wait to see Fishermen Three, they’re opening for the Cribs tonight and tomorrow at the Ritz. The Sub Pop-signed Thermals also play.

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