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Upcoming shows: The Rural Alberta Advantage... Half Waif... Andy Shauf... Elisa... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... The Handsome Family... Rainbrother... Man & The Echo... Meilyr Jones... Mark Eitzel... King Salami & The Cumberland Three... Hurray for the Riff Raff... Alexis Taylor... Sinkane... Itasca... Francois and The Atlas Mountains... Haley Bonar... Jens Lekman... Pictish Trail... Jesca Hoop... Funke and the Two Tone Baby... Weyes Blood... Laetitia Sadier... The Unthanks... Happyness... Skinny Lister... Joan Shelley... C Duncan... Lowly... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen... Nikki Lane...

When: 7.30pm on Friday 24 June 2016
Where: St Michael’s, George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG

We’re delighted to be bringing Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb to St Michael’s!


As singer-songwriter, acclaimed producer, musician and mastermind of Giant Sand, Howe Gelb has been making music since 1980, responsible for indefinable and influential recordings ranging from punk and roots-rock to psych, jazz, gospel and even traditional Spanish music. Since his early lo-fi groundbreaking recordings Gelb has remained one of the most inventive and unique American musicians of the last 3 decades.

‘The scruffy master of alt-country eclecticism’ – NPR

‘His work has never acknowledged any borders that might theoretically exist between mariachi waltzes, psychedelic guitar rock, uptown piano jazz, or dusty improvised C&W’ – Pitchfork

Tour support comes from Erika Wennerstrom, founder of Austin’s Heartless Bastards.

This will be one of the first public concerts in St Michael’s since its recent re-opening, having been closed since 2004. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1859 and became the heart of the Little Italy Community in Ancoats.

AGE RESTRICTION: This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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