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When: 7.30pm on Monday 20 July 2009
Where: St Philip with St Stephen Church, Encombe Place, Salford, M3 6FJ‎

We’re delighted to welcome songwriting legend Mark Kozelek for what is only his second solo appearance in Manchester during an illustrious 20-years recording career. His debut here was a sold-out performance at the Dancehouse Theatre – and this time we’ve picked out another very special venue: St Phil’s Church in Salford.

Originally a lynchpin of the sadcore movement in alternative rock with Red House Painters, Kozelek’s harrowing autobiographical lyrics gave unflinchingly detailed accounts of pain, despair and loss while the lengthy accompanying music was slow, intense, dissonant and bleak.

As time has passed, his music has become more acoustic and folk-inflected, while his lyrics now seem obsessed with memory, geography and those who died before their natural time, arguably best demonstrated on Sun Kil Moon‘s Ghosts of the Great Highway.

St Philip with St Stephen is one of Greater Manchester’s finest Georgian buildings, situated just seconds from Chapel Street and less than a mile from Deansgate. And it has a bar you’ll be glad to hear!

This all-ages show is a co-promotion with Pineapple Folk.

Tickets from WeGotTickets.com, Ticketline.co.uk, SeeTickets.com, Piccadilly Records on Oldham Street, Ticketline Box Office in St John’s Centre, Liverpool, and on 0161 832 1111.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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